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Shooting A 223 Rifle To A Mile Accurately

  1. ADMIN

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    This is the thread for discussion of the article: Shooting a 223 to a Mile Accurately By Jerry Teo

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  2. royinidaho

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    Really well done and well written. As is said, the proof is in the puddin'

    Questions: F(TR) - whatzat stand for:confused:

    Problem: Couldn't find the Youtube link? I went over to Utube & found it, I think.;)
     
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    Good, very interesting article.

    Thank you,
     
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    Awesome! Great to see what you can do with some straight forward gear. Obviuosly the nut behind the butt has a bit to do with it to.

    Stu.
     
  5. Ernie

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    Enjoyed the article.
    It is amazing what one can do if you are willing to try and at the same time willing to fail.
    There will always be the disbelievers-I'm glad you didn't let their words cause you to not attempt it.
     
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    Great article! Informative and entertaining! Someone direct me to the video?
     
  7. eddybo

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    Roy (f) TR stands for F-class Target Rifle as opposed to (f) open. It is limited to 223 rem and 308 win chamberings, it also has a weight limit of 17lbs I think and must be fired from a bipod. In F-open you can shoot anything so long as it is under 22 lbs and doesnt have a muzzle brake. There are some rest restrictions for f-open.

     
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    I enjoyed the article, a lot. I have been experimenting with a 7 twist 223 and the 90gr bergers and SMKs with limited sucess. I was planning on using it in F-TR but cant get groups better than MOA at 600 even though it shoots bugholes at 100. I think that a little more velocity is called for with these bullets, but am unsure. I am going to try some RL 17 when I find some. Hopefully that will wake it up. I would back down to the 80s but I throated it very long for the 90 gr. bullets. If the Rl 17 doesnt work I guess I will have to set the barrel back a bit.
     
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    The limits are 8.25 kg and 10.0 kg, translating to U.S. lbs as approx. 18.15 lbs (~18lb 3 oz), and 22 lbs. You can use bipod and/or sling for F/TR.
     
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    Jerry,

    Interesting article! Due to scope issues with the 6 Dasher, my wife ended up shooting a .223 Rem @ Chilliwack for the BCRA match. 80gr Bergers over RE-15, worked just fine out to 600m. She stayed home from Portland, but I tested the gun @ 800, 900, & 1000yds - and exercised a new target puller in the process ;) It held elevation well - surprising, as DR is kind of treacherous in that regard, but it did get punted about in the wind a bit more than we expected (being used to normally running B155 VLDs @ 2960-3080 or so).

    I think with a 30" tube and maybe running the Berger or JLK 90gr VLDs stateside it could hold some promise for 1k F/TR. As is... after watching some Canadians running .223 Rem these past two years @ BCRA, I sure wouldn't bet against 'em @ 600m and in!
     
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    Thanks Milanuk, I do not shoot FTR...yet and my gun is more of a sporter weight so I havent had to worry with the weight restriction, but I came pretty close off the top of my head:). I did preface it with "I think" because I couldnt remember.
     
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    Jerry,

    I enjoyed the article very much. Frustrations did not stop you, that alone is a great lesson of perseverance.

    Great writing and shooting!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I expected Jerry to be much older than that; I'm surprised! :confused:

    That's a big smile that I would also have if I was hitting them rocks a mile away with a little 223! :D

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