First try with my LR hunting bullet!!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by matt_3479, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    I leave on Wednesday for my first Montana elk hunt. I didn't had time or the money at 18 for a custom rifle, so I am using my browning a-bolt 300. Wsm which has always shot under moa at 100 yards! I picked up a 4-16x50mm PST MOA/MOA scope and began looking for bullets, I ended up choosing 180 grain nosler accubonds around 2811fps. Now at 100 yards it was an easy 3/4" group and for a hunting rifle it was great!! Now for long range I was hoping a little better. I immediately stepped back to 407 yards, dialed up 6.75 moa in some incredibly strong wind which I forgot to account for. My first 2 shots were 5"'s high and about and inch apart. The third shot the wind died and it landed 5"'s high and right above center.

    Next 3 shots same thing happened, I dropped down to 6.5 moa and first two were about 1.5" apart and third shot wind picked up and I was right above center again! Minus the wind I was fairly impressed for a factory hunting rifle!! Minus wind of course. I backed It up too 550 and squeezed off three more shots. This group was about just over 4"'s. I was extremely pleased! I think I have a winning combination here for my hunt Wednesday!!
  2. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Sounds like your ready! Your only a few months older than me, so i know what your going through financially, same problems here :rolleyes: so many nice toys, so little money!

    Don't forget to dial that windage in montana!!

  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    You guys and your money troubles, just wait! Add a wife and kids to a serious LR hunting addiction and you'll redefine broke :D
    Good luck to ya, and we expect some pics of some dead elk gun)
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010

    Yep... and then they go off to college and want to have their own expensive hobbies such as a-bolts and elk hunts!!

    Happy hunting!!!
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    +1 on that!

    See how raising 7 of the little suckers.:D

    5 daughters = 5 custom rifles for each of the weddings. :rolleyes:

    Boys are less expensive.....:cool: