My first bullseye

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by silvertip-co, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    I shot my first cold bore bullseye at 300y today. Army friend shooting with me was amazed. I think my rifle is ready for muley/elk season.

    Was using my Win M70 Black Shadow 7mm Rem Mag 26" with new 3-9x40 Tasco World Class Mildot with HSM Trophy Gold 168VLD ammo. Not cheap but I love the stuff.
     

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  2. kc0pph

    kc0pph Well-Known Member

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    Nice First shot, but that 2nd one is a doozie :p
     

  3. WildRose

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    Watch out. Next you'll be moving out to 600yds and trying that too. Then when you hit there, you'll spend a couple of grand on new scopes and rifles and try for 1000yds... .gun)

    Congrats.
     
  4. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    looks like two dead deer to me . Jim
     
  5. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Are you shooting Squeaky Clean or dirty.

    "Elk be afraid... be very very afread...:D"
     
  6. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Dirty. I never shoot clean. Well maybe once or twice a year. Just wish I could control my third shot which is consistently 6-9" low. I thot it was rifle or hot ammo, but I think it's me. Im gonna have my friend who is an Army SSGT try it, he shoots pretty good groups and is 30 yrs younger.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Check your float/bedding and if possible borrow a better scope and try it.

    If it's consistently your third shot, it's probably not you.

    I'm guessing you are shooting what a .308?
     
  8. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    If you get the same consistent problem at closer ranges I agree with this.

    Also, not being a smarty pants but it says on the target 7mm RM.
     
  9. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Scope is new, aint changing it. I corrected my first post to reflect the fact that I was in fact using a 7mm Rem Mag as the target says.

    My second taget is reverse of the first without the bullseye. Since its reversed I think I'm tipping the rifle in the sandbag on the second shot( studied it for an hour today). Third shot dropping could be me but I think I'll take a look at the bedding screws in the morn. Rifle is all factory and is not a floater bbl. Thanks.
     
  10. WildRose

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    It's ok to be a smarty pants as long as you smile.

    I was just looking at holes, not reading the fine print HA!

    I'm curious to learn if it's consistently off in the same direction and relatively the same distance. If so, it really makes me think it's a bedding/float issue.

    I've also seen a LOT of Tascos that had a loose reticle which would jump around a good bit but in a predictable manner which is why I made the scope suggestion.