My first real long range hits

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by diderr, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Went out today, and tested out my new hand loads. They were grouping into 3 inches at 300 yards, so I figured they would do ok at 1000 plus. I hit the 12x10 inch steel plate 2 times and the stand itself 2 times. The CB shot was only about three feet high and right. It took a few shots to find the correct wind adjustment due to the cannon play. There is enough room at this land to shoot up to a mile.
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  2. Buffalobob

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    That wouldn't happen to be over near Ten sleep and Worland would it? It look just like a place where I did some shooting.
     

  3. Flybuster

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    That looks like a great place to shoot. Good shooting with a good looking rifle too, thats a real neat paint job. What are the specifics on your rifle build? Always interested in reading range report guys.
     
  4. davewilson

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    for shootin that far i'd try something in the 210 range.might work a little better. Berger would be my first choice.

    great post by the way.
     
  5. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    no, it's near Decker Mont.
     
  6. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700 police, long action 300 wsm, Shilen stainless #7 cont. barrel, badger ordinance 20 moa cant rail, Leupold mark 4 rings, Leupold mark 4 6.5x20x50mm, Harris bi-pod, eagle industries stock pack, 1lb. trigger.
     
  7. jay1957

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    I'm new at this so please bear with me if this sounds foolish, but why would you want a heavier bullet?
    Better ballistic coeficent?

    It's hard for me to fathom a better bullet than the 165 gr BT.

    Great shooting, and thanks for putting up with my ignorance in this field.
    Best Wishes, Jay
     
  8. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    the heavier the bullet, the more stable it stays in flight.
     
  9. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    The heavier bullets provide less wind drift and more retained energy to the target. The rifle twist needs to be compatible to stabilize the bullet.