Finally got my 1000 yard p-dog.

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Ankeny, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Ankeny

    Ankeny Well-Known Member

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    For the past couple of years I have had a goal of making the VHA 1000 yard club with a run of the mill .22-250 shooting 55 grain bullets. I have been using a reworked Kimber 84M Varmint topped with a 6.5-20 Leupold with target turrets shooting 55 Horn V-Max bullets and a Remington VSSF II topped off with a 5.5-22 Nightforce shooting 55 grain Bergers.

    I teach school in central Wyoming so I have plenty of time to be picky about the weather. Yesterday was calm as can be and I got a 1047 yard kill just after 7:00 am. I don't even want to dicuss the resources that went into shooting a p-dog at that distance with a .22 caliber shooting 55 grainers.

    Now that I made my goal, the barrel is coming off of the Remington in favor of a .260 tube. Anyhow, I did learn a lot of stuff along the way. For instance, I once considered a varmint weight .22-250 a long range rifle. It isn't...
     
  2. chucksniper

    chucksniper Well-Known Member

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    must be nice....

    to have a rifle in your vehical on school grounds.:eek: You can't even come to work with a gun in your car here in, "the socialists republic of New Joisey".
     

  3. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Do you adjust the scope turrets or hold over. How much elevation did it take?
     
  4. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! But where's the pics?:rolleyes:
     
  5. Ankeny

    Ankeny Well-Known Member

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    I dial the turrets. Exbal called for 37.5 MOA but I ended up with 34 MOA. I figure the 3 foot difference is a combination of mirage, not accounting for multiple BCs, slight elevation, and mojo and/or juju.

    Like a dummy I took a couple of pics of the location and my gear with my camera. The pics of the rodent corpse are on my buddy's camera. I'll post as soon as he e-mails them.
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  6. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting! Glad to hear you finally made it. It is one of my goals as well.

    1kstr
     
  7. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!! not much damage at that range!
     
  8. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    "I don't even want to dicuss the resources that went into shooting a p-dog at that distance with a .22 caliber shooting 55 grainers."

    Oh, c'mon. We want to know...! :D
     
  9. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    Re: must be nice....

    Yup, the peoples' republic of NJ. This state is horrible, maybe little CA? I'm gonna move outta here once I'm out of school.

    Congratulations to anyone who made the move.
     
  10. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

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    that is truely quite an accomplishment
    congrats, outstanding
     
  11. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Hey hey now I'm from California ! I've looked at that picture very closely "Its not dead". I saw it move !
     
  12. 264win

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    i ll be making a trip to mo this year in hopes of doing the same but ill be using some 75 gr , pills . excellent job.
     
  13. killahog

    killahog Well-Known Member

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    Well done on the 1k Kill. I am in the VHA and so far I have connected at over 1000 yards with my 25-06AI but the PD crawled into it hole so I cannot count it as a kill I will get there some day. Just some Information for the hunter who said he cannot have a firearm in his vehicle at work. This issue has been through the courts with the help of the NRA and the ruling is that an employer cannot fire or disipline an employee for having a firearm in there locked vehicle on private property. I wish I could remember where the ruling was on this but rite now I can't If I find it I will post the link.
     
  14. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Congrats on the 1K club!
    Different cartridge with a fast twist barrel will make the same distances and further easier.