finaly hit the 300+

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by rifleshooter, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. rifleshooter

    rifleshooter Well-Known Member

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    Now i know this isnt realy long range compared to the ranges shot on here
    I have been thinking about geting a pda & exbal for some time,so i finaly put words into action and bought a palm pda and with help from one of the lads on the site i aquired the exbal program (a big thanx to that man) anyhow it took a while to download it onto the pda as computers are not a thing i am very good with,i shoot some loads over the chrony and enter'd the relivant data onto the pda had a play about for a couple of days to get used to it,then decided to put it into practice yesterday. it was a great day not a breath of wind so this was a help ,got settled down and there were a few rabbits out to 170 and under,then i spoted one with the bins and ranged it at 262 yds enterd the data dialed in the result and aprehensively squezed of the trigger and was rewarded with the satisfying thud of the little 50 gr nosler hiting its target and was i chuffed or what first time i didnt use hold over,another thing that i was a little unsure of was the return to zero i dialed the scope back and ranged a couple of rabbits at the 150 mark and attempted a head shot as one of the lads i work with wanted some rabbits to eat no need to bother down it went, after a while i spotted one or two outside a set ranged one at 361 yds again the exbal gave me the info i dialed in and squezed the shot off and saw the strike just above its head and the little buger didnt move took it one click down fired again and was greatly rewarded with another kill and to say i was buzzing was an understatment so how god knows how you lads feel shooting over 400 , i dont think i stoped shaking for ten mins eventualy steadied the rangefinder on something solid and confirmed the 361 yd shot,the result from using exbal 262,287,361 so thanx to the exbal i got my goal of a 300 plus shot plus on retreiving the rabbit it was only half grown ,shot some more rangeing from 57 to 177 yds, then waited till dark and had a bit of a lamp about a little to much cover about saw three fox's but couldnt get clear shots so no shots fired in anger at the foxs last night,but the day on the rabbits was well worth the traveling
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  2. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. It only gets better with more distance. That is one beautiful rifle you have there. I wish the US was more understanding towards the "quiet" guns.
     

  3. rifleshooter

    rifleshooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanx ,thats one thing i can not understand, you can own semi auto c,f rifles and pistols but not a moderator,where we can but we can not own pistols or semi auto c,f rifles
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    rifleshooter:
    That is one nice looking rig. Give us the specs on it.
     
  5. rifleshooter

    rifleshooter Well-Known Member

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    280 the rifle is a 223 ackley built for me by a very good riflesmith blueprinted remi 700 action,custom bolt,single shot follower(the only down side),kreiger 26" 1 in 14 barrel,Reflex T4 AR moderator,pillar bedded into a Mcmillan A5 stock,the scope is a nightforce 12-42x56 benchrest model, the load i am using is lapua brass,50 gr nosler bullet's,federal benchrest primers,27 gr H4895 giving me 3439 f,p,s
     
  6. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Our politicians have always feared (and with good reason) that some disgruntled constituent, who would hesitate with loud, unsilenced weapon, might possibly be willing to chance a go at one (or more) of them with a suppressed rifle.

    Supressed rifles should not only be legal, but mandatory at some suburban ranges (to save them from closure), and also for the prevention of hearing loss

    That politicians are craven liars, hypocrites, and couldn't care less about the shooting fraternity, should come as no surprise to a citizen of the British Isles.
     
  7. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    More and more the noise seems a reasonable risk though huh?...I bet my name just went on some list:eek:
     
  8. killahog

    killahog Well-Known Member

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    Rifleshooter can you explain how to use the pda and exbal program and How is that system quicker than using come up charts. I have so many varmint rifles that I struggle to remember holdover on most of them so recently I just grab my 223AI. If I had a small PDA that could carry all the Information of all my rifles I might be more Inclined to carry one of my 220 swifts or My 25-06AI more often. Thanks Tony
     
  9. rifleshooter

    rifleshooter Well-Known Member

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    Killahog hope this helps
    once you have downloaded Exbal onto your pda the following is how i used it
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture046.jpg this is the first screen you see,tap the bullet data
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture045.jpg
    then enter all the relevant data,taping enter on each catagory untill you reach the last then tap next
    then enter all the field conditions as previous screen
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture044.jpg
    again tap enter this will take you to target engagment
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture049.jpg
    enter range and wind conditions then tap calculate
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture050.jpg
    this will take you to the following screen then if you tap table it gives you a full table of ranges and calculations
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture051.jpg
    hope this helps
     
  10. killahog

    killahog Well-Known Member

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    Well Thats just Nifty. I am going show this post to my yuppyvarminter friend he has become one with a computer and could probably help me shop for a pda. Thank you for taking the time to post all those pictures Tony
     
  11. rifleshooter

    rifleshooter Well-Known Member

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    No problem only to glad it was of help just orderd the pc version from perry systems, now go get that pda and blast those varmints keep me informed how you get on if thats ok
    should have added this info as well but you probably will get all info with program
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture052.jpg
    in the top left click exbal options
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture053.jpg
    then tap sight adjust options
    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk212/223ackley/Picture054.jpg
    use the click adjustment size to alter the data that represents clicks that are on your scope
     
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