First group with new 338 Lapua

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Tikkamike, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I have an antelope hunt coming up this weekend so Earlier this week I loaded up a bunch of shells with 300 smk at .5 grain incriments and ended up stopping at 93 grains of H-1000 at 2761 fps. Next I loaded up 5 shells with them .015 off the lands and went to go shoot to see if I had an acceptable enough load for a quick antelope hunt. it was 90 degrees yesterday and it was almost too late to shoot so I just shot a 3 shot group with no cool down time instead of my usual 5 with cool down time between each shot. and here is what I got. I know a lot of guys on here have done better but I am very happy with it Makes me feel very good about spending the money I did on having the rifle Built. The group was shot from the hood of my truck at 200 yards. no wind. The group measures .036 center to center.:D
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  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Now thats some darn nice shootin! 200yds off the hood of your pickup? Ya I think its a keeper:D
     

  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I think it'll work for antelope at least!
     
  4. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    If it's not a keeper PM me and we'll see if we can do some trading. Good Job!:D
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Come on now, your just showin' off.:)
    Good shooting.
    Sorry you cant post that group on Snipershide as it is not 5 shots.
     
  6. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    0.036? WOW! :rolleyes:

    Nice shooting.
     
  7. ROBSTER

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    Awsome, nice shooting
    robster
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys I am just glad I spent all that money and it shoots like I wanted it to.!!
     
  9. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    just so I'm clear, the .036 measurement is from center to center of the 2 holes furthest from each other?
     
  10. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Derek,
    I believe he meant to type 0.36". Still a heck of a group at 200 yds and most of that was vertical string!
     
  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Wow yeah I meant. .360 sorry
     
  12. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to know if my eyesight was good. :D

    And yes, that is damn fine shooting. Please do not fail to post pics of trophy when you pop your rifles cherry.
     
  13. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Its already Poped. I used 2 break in shot to kill a couple antelope does.
     
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  14. MrMajestic

    MrMajestic Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I want you on my team!