Shooting at 1825 yards

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Cruizin, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Thought you guys might enjoy this. Filmed with a galaxy s4, Swarovski and a phone scope. Turn up the quality to 1080 and go full screen...

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQyk3GPq7ws"]Shooting out past 1 mile - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. royinidaho

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    Good video quality and pretty good shooting.

    I was doing the same thing yesterday but only to 1215 yards.

    To cause a further discussion:

    Was your POA the center of that rock? Those kind of targets seem to attract shooters.:)

    The first two shots were identical elevation wise and if centered on POA would have been kills on any animal larger than a rabbit.

    Any apparent reason for the third PIO.

    I am handicapped with my equipment as I have no way, on the rife I was shooting yesterday to determine size in either MOA or MILs of the target. I'm working towards remedying that situation.

    What was the size of that rock?

    Lastly, why not use the little white spot, lower left of the rock as a POA? Even at 1825 wouldn't the goal be "but holes"? :D

    Whatcha shootin? Time of flight was pretty quick. Not much time for an animal to change positions between trigger break and impact.

    Again, great rig and good shootin'.gun)
     

  3. JackinSD

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    Nice shooting. I have to ask the same thing, "Whatcha shootin? Time of flight was pretty quick. Not much time for an animal to change positions between trigger break and impact."
     
  4. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! This is a 7mm Dakota in a 26" McGowan barrel shooting the 180 grain berger at 3125 fps, nightforce 5.5-22x50 with moa retical, Alpine Gunworks chassis, Atlas Bipod. Rifle weights 12lbs as you see it.

    That rock is about 3' tall but that's a guess. I should of measured it with the retical.

    The conditions were different on each shot and the bullet is coming in at such a steep angle that you loose the bullet trace at the end of its flight. On the third shot I was holding to the left since I felt there was going to be more wind needed hence the miss. My point of aim was the center/upper part of the rock since I noticed you couldn't see your hits as well if they were placed lower in the shadows.
     
  5. mtnwrunner

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    Awesome. Now, you'll have no excuses next year.........gun):)

    Randy
     
  6. snojnke

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    Criuzin, what load you shooting to get that velocity from your Dakota?
     
  7. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    74.5 grains of H1000. Time of flight according to shooter is 2.7 seconds, velocity is 1321 fps, and KE is 700 foot pounds.
     
  8. snojnke

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    Thanks, I'm shooting 73.5 h-1000. Great shoot in by the way!
     
  9. Cruizin

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    Thanks! You know I was shooting 75 grains but every two firings I had to use the body die to bump the shoulder. I backed off to 74.5 and I bet I'll still have to bump the shoulder after two or maybe 3 more firings but we will see. This lot of brass is on its 8th reload, the necks have been annealed once, and shoulders have been bumped twice. I feel that if you reduce pressure and don't let the barrel get too hot with H1000 being a slow burning powder you can get more life out of your barrel. I will probably drop down to 74 grains if I have to work the brass too much. Even 3100 fps with the 180 grain Berger is plenty fast. At 1K it gets there fast and is pretty flat.
     
  10. snojnke

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    Yeah I end up bumping the shoulders also at a out 3 loadigs. Have you tried any other powders instead of h-1000?
     
  11. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    No, I haven't. I like H1000 and use it in other rifles so I don't have any plans to try anything else. I'll probably reduce the powder charge a little and see how long this barrel lasts. I'm hoping I'll get 1200-1500 out of it but we will see.
     
  12. snojnke

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    Yeah I have 10# of the stuff so won't be trying anything different for a while either.
     
  13. royinidaho

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    Cruzin,

    Yep good thinkin' on your lower chg wt and bbl lift.

    I was a drag racer with the first bbl on one of mine. 99gr US-869, 170 class bullet and 3400+ fps. I went into very deep depression when the bbl went south @ a bit over 900 rounds. I felt worse about that than when I was told I had cancer. :rolleyes: Really.

    However, a new bbl solve the remorse problem and kidney removal solved the cancer thing.

    I'm no down to 94 grain 869 and just over 3200 w/the 170 offering.

    We otta get together some time and synchronize the triggers and do a drag race thing.:D

    Thanks for the explanation of the 3rd shot. Makes sense. The wind is your friend - yeah right.:rolleyes: