First time for everything 1000 yard group

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mhiltz, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    This was my first three shots today. The target was placed just in front of the tree line in the background.

    This target is suppose to flip around when you hit it, and reseal. But at 1000 yards shooting the 7mm RUM with the 180gr Berger VLD. I could not see it move at all, the bullets were zipping right through it! I thought I was hitting high and to the right, so I doped my scope 1 MOA down and 1 MOA to the left to hit the dirt somewhere in front of the target and came up with this next picture.

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    When I went to retrieve my target, I was shocked to see I was actually grouping, and when you look at the dirt to the left of the target on the last picture it works out to be right around 10.5 inches or so down and to the left. If I would have been able to see where I was hitting on my first three, I would have doped one click to the right after I shot the first three. Oh well I am pleased with the size of the group any ways.:D

    This is the first time I have had the chance to really put in the effort to go shoot after I purchased the Night force. I like this scope, and the 180gr Berger VLD!
     
  2. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice!!! What was the load recipe?
     

  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    You should probably quit right there. It will take a lot to improve much from that performance HA! gun)

    Nice job.
     
  4. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    NICE Shooting!!

    Jason
     
  5. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments! I am pretty excited about it.

    The load:

    7mmRUM
    180gr Berger VLD
    COL 3.680
    99.0gr US869
    Fed 215 primer.
     
  6. Wlhofer

    Wlhofer Well-Known Member

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    Awesome shooting that's what dreams are made of
     
  7. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting. What is the diameter of your target & what was the group size. Where can I get one of those targets? :)

    joseph
     
  8. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    This target came from Walmart.
     
  9. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thats an awesome group ! Is your rifle factory ?
     
  10. royinidaho

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    Just so I don't feel so bad about my recent attempts I'm gonna send you some SE Idaho snow and mirage.

    That's bobkitty good!

    Your group shows that you set things up quite well. You'll be confident when you get that reticle on fur.:)
     
  11. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliment royinidaho! The rifle is factory, I only use US869 in it, and it has 604 rounds shot through it at this point. I have been trying to shoot it again in the last 5 days, but you really must've sent the weather my way because it has been pretty cold and windy here.:) I hope to shoot again on Thursday at 1200 yds to see if I was just extremely lucky, or if I kinda know what I am doing. I will post the results either way, I would hate to take credit for luck!
     
  12. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Thats just not fair!
    Great shooting!
     
  13. crittrgittr

    crittrgittr Well-Known Member

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    awesome shooting! You must live out west to be able to shoot that far? I live in Wisconsin and am lucky to find a place to shoot out to 500 yds. Wish we could do more long range shooting hear. What kind of rifle you using?
     
  14. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME! I agree, stop there while you have some barrel life!