Some long range .243 shoot'in...1000 yards

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BigBamBoo, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. BigBamBoo

    BigBamBoo Well-Known Member

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    I love long range shooting...it is one of my passions. Here is a short video of some 1000 yard shooting using my Surgeon Scalpel in .243.

    I just made up a 14" x 23" steel target and plan on shooting this rifle out to 1200-1400 very soon.....just working on some faster loads.

    Take care,Stan

    YouTube - Shooting the Surgeon Scalpel .243 at 1000 yards...PING!
     
  2. tnshooter111

    tnshooter111 Well-Known Member

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    good shooting. what twist is that barrel.
     

  3. BigBamBoo

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    Thank you. It is a 1:8 twist Krieger and is 25" long. With my current load (40.3 gr. of H4350) I get right at 3000 fps with the 107 SMK's.

    I am currently working on loads using RL-17. So far 42.0 gr. looks good and is giving me just under 3200 fps. with no pressure signs. I plan to hit the range and finish load work...just play'in with seating depth for the final stage.

    If I can get this load dialed in it should supersonic to 1450 yards according to JBM.

    Take care,Stan
     
  4. Good

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    Yeah, good shooting! What glass are you using on that 243?
     
  5. BigBamBoo

    BigBamBoo Well-Known Member

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    That is a NightForce NXS.

    Take care,Stan
     
  6. muleyman

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    Nice, hey if you don't mind me asking, where are you shooting at/from. The area looks a lot like my country. Just curious.........
     
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    Very good sir, thanks. A friend shoots NightForce and loves it. Good shooting.

    Tim.
     
  8. BigBamBoo

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    That is the TSA range outside of the Red Bluff. More info here: Tehama Shooters Association, Red Bluff, CA

    Take care,Stan
     
  9. muleyman

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    Ah ha, I figured it had to be somewhere around here. I'm just over the hill in the Grass Valley area. Nice looking area to shoot though......Thanks.
     
  10. B23

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    Stan

    Are you migrating over from the hide or just visiting. :)
     
  11. BigBamBoo

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    Someone from the Hide invited me over here.....so I am just check'in it out.

    Take care,Stan
     
  12. Good

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    I like it here. :D
     
  13. Broz

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    Glad to see ya here Stan. If your are ever in the area give a shout and we can go bust some "Killer Rocks" or yotes.

    Jeff
     
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    Well Stan, pull up a chair and stick around awhile. Enjoy your stay and I'll be surprised if you don't stick around awhile. Welcome aboard