Long Range shooting.....finally

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by 7mmSendaro, May 24, 2007.

  1. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my 7mm Sendero out for some "long range" (to me) shooting. It's not easy to find a place to shoot past 300 yards here in Ilinois but I did and have a rnage set-up now. At 600 yards I shot a 3 shot group measuring 2.25". At 750 the group was right at 5". I think I could have done a little better at 750 but by then the mirage was pretty bad.

    This is shoting 168 Berger VLDs at 3030fps. 750 yards was exactly one revolution of the turret on my Leupold 6.5-20 X 50 LR.

    1000 yards here I come............... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. bailey1474

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    1000 yards here I come...............

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    It's alot of fun, ain't it!!!!!!!!
     

  3. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    It's a blast!!! My Dad is working on a gong to give us more instant feedback.
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you had fun and learned a little. what load are you using behind the 168 berger? thanks ron
     
  5. ss7mm

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    1000 yards here I come

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    Oh yeah, you're hooked now. Pretty soon we'll see a post with "1500 yards here I come", and then more and more. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Pretty soon you'll be calling the 500 yard shots "chip shots". /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Sounds like you're finding out about all of the variables, mirage etc., that come into play especially at the longer ranges. Have fun.
     
  6. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    66.0 grains of RL19, Federal 215M primers, bullets set .002 off lands.
     
  7. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    you try the Retumbo yet ? I am shooting 71 grains in mine.... I really like it for the temperature changes here in Wyoming /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    And how about pics of the new paint job ??? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  8. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Seat dem bergers into the lands and you will see magic cloverleafs especially w/ the retumbo.
     
  9. BountyHunter

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    go the the Iowa 1k Br matches at Pella just outside DesMoines.

    BH