New 1000 yard F-class Record?

Discussion in 'Long Range Competition' started by Ray, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Ray

    Ray SPONSOR

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    Well here he goes again. Charles Ballard competing in the NSSC Long Range Championship on 06/07/2008 has quite possibly set the new 1000 yard 20 shot F-Class Open record with a 200-13X. This record was set in an amazing 103F temperature, really not a normal temperature in June for NC. Just 2 weeks ago he became the new North Carolina F-Class champion. Yes his rifle shoots well however, Charles as a shooter has the burning desire to do well and be the best. Also, He is willing to put forth the time & effort to do it. All of us that shoot with him recognize this. Congratulations Charles!
     
  2. eddybo

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    Congrats to the shooter that is an amazing score at 1K.

    In fact that beats my 600 yard personal best. What was he shooting? I know some hate equipment lists for f-class, but I am always interested.
     

  3. JeffVN

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    Congratulations!!! That is an incredible score.

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  4. James Jones

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    Since I have never participated in any of these events, please explain to me the scoring methodology so I can fully appreciate this accomplishment.

    I am completely amazed at the accuracy those of you who shoot targets at these distances achieve.

    thanks.
     
  6. eddybo

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    In short, the f-class target is based on 1/2 moa increments. At 1K the x-ring measures 1/2 MOa and counts 10 points, the 10 ring measures 1 MOA or about 10 inches and also counts as 10 points. The sucessifly larger circles count as 9 8 and 7 points out to 5 points. The shooter shot 13 out of 20 shots into a 5 inch circle and the remaining 7 shots were outside the 5 inch x ring but hit inside the 10 inch ten ring. He didnt lose any points as none fell into the 9 8 or 7 point rings on the target.
     
  7. Len Backus

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    Nice going...again!
     
  8. C. Ballard

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    I don't mind sharing my equipment info at all. I was shooting a .284 win built by Precision Rifle & Tool, LLC. BAT MB 1.55 round action left bolt right port, jewel trigger, the finest barrel there is, Broughton 5C 1.250 straight 32 inches long. It is stocked in Precision Rifle & Tool's F-Class with full adjustment.
     
  9. eddybo

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    Thanks. If you ask for an equipment list on some sites you will get a sermon that its the shooter not the equipment. And while I know that it takes more than great equipment I also know that it is hard to be competitive with sub par stuff. Once again great shooting. I do nto get to shoot 1K f-class often, but shoot a good bit of 600yard. My personal best in a match is 200-12x at 600.....so your score at 1K impresses the heck out of me.
     
  10. James Jones

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    A 5" group with that many shots at 1000yds is impressive shot with any gun from the ground , hell that impresses me if it were a 30lb bench gun.

    I like that the smaller sub magnum has done this , just goes to show that you don't need to be burning 90grs of powder to shoot long range.
     
  11. Tyler Kemp

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    Simply amazing shooting!
     
  12. Flybuster

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    Charles, first off congrats on your record.

    I am new to F-Class myself, I was wondering what your shooting style is. Are you a fast shooter chasing the spotter or do you carefully survey the conditions and read the mirage and flags? Hopefully that's not a funny question.

    I have been intrueged by the .284 Win. for a while. Are you necking up Lapua brass from 6.5x284 or sorting through winchester brass?
     
  13. C. Ballard

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    I shoot fast but don't chase the spotter. I will make my wind call while the target is in the pits, if my previous shot goes were I though it would I shoot my next shot as soon as the target stops. If I have switching conditions I will slow down and read flags,the best I can, but I predominantly shoot with mirage. As for the brass I am using 6.5 Lapua necked up. This is only because Winchester brass has a .496 case head and most dies and reamers have a .500 head.
     
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  14. Buffalobob

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    Well, I ain't going down there to compete as humble pie just isn't my favorite flavor.


    13X is just really a lot of Xs.