My 1,000 yard 2.684" group.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by diderr, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from our shooting spot on state land, and just printed my best 1,000 yard group. It was off a bipod and a rear bag only. It measured 2.684" using OnTarget software. The only variance was in the vertical axis. What do you guys think caused this? The height was 2.660" but the width was only 0.358". gun):D

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  2. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    I sure as hell wouldn't be to worried about it with a group like that. But, I'll entertain, which was the 1st,2nd and 3rd shot?
     

  3. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea. I did a few sighters to the right of the target in a small patch of dirt to ensure I'd hit paper then proceeded to print this group.
     
  4. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    this is an 1,100 yard group from a couple of days ago. I shot more rounds than this on the target, but these were grouped together in their own quadrant of the target. I would like to think I shot these consecutivly, but I'm not sure. the 1,000 target I know they were consecutive because I checked after shooting those three, and those three only.
    2.155" or .187 MOA with the same load and the same gun.
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  5. Southwest Hunter

    Southwest Hunter Well-Known Member

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    TO those of you who shoot this good I salute you!
    Outstanding
     
  6. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    It could just be velocity differences between the shots. I wouldn't worry about it too much though when your basically shooting .25 MOA at a grand.
     
  7. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    Actually I've seen this happen before, but much worse. The problem is that you're shooting at 1000 yards.:rolleyes:

    Great shooting buddy!
     
  8. smallbutfierce

    smallbutfierce Well-Known Member

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    What are the specs on this rifle? That's incredible shooting!

    Dustin
     
  9. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700police LA (base rifle)
    Shilen #7 1in10 cut @ 24"
    HS precision stock (came with rifle) bedded with Brownell's acraglass
    Tubb firing pin
    Badger oversized knob
    Benchrest follower
    Jewell trigger
    Badger 20moa base
    Leupold mark IV rings
    Leupold mark IV 6.5-20x50
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Dider I've seen some incredible long range shooting over the years every one I know would be proud of that.

    At that range the "cause" could be anything from the slightest updraft, slightest change in wind velocity if it is either a head or tail wind, or simply the slightest shift in your point of aim due to the type and thickness of your crosshairs.

    It could also very easily just be caused by ES in your loads.

    When your "error" is sub 1/4 MOA I wouldn't go nuts trying to figure it out.

    Congrats on some absolutely outstanding shooting.
     
  11. bman73

    bman73 Well-Known Member

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    Many people would be happy with that group at 500 yards, I would not want to change a thing with whatever your doing cause it sure looks to me like its working. Fantastic shooting
     
  12. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep practicing. Or get more magnification.

    Most people can shoot this good at 100 yards, so you are doing okay I think.

    Congrats, about the only way to improve is to talk to someone like David Tubb's, he's a freak of nature too.

    God will help too, he's obviously with you.

    A mere mortal named Ed

    Congratulations...
     
  13. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Thank god you're a fellow Wyoming shooter, our brothers to the north keep me envious enough:D Well done sir, any day like that is worth it's weight in gold.

    I was surprised to see you were shooting 185's, hows that hold up on game?
     
  14. Fiftydriver

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    If you guys are worried about vertical stringing that adds up to about .2 moa at 1000 yards, you will never be happy!!! A bit of realistic thinking needs to be applied here. The guy just shot two sup 1/4 moa groups at 1K.......

    Let me say again, the guy just shot two sub 1/4 moa groups at 1K!!!!!

    And we start looking at vertical stringing......

    To the OP, Great shooting and great rifle, I think your load development is pretty much done, get off paper and start doing practical field practice shooting and enjoy your obviously fine rifle.

    Congrats.