Surprising Discovery

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Ernie, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    It has been a good week for conversations about LR shooting, even if it has involved "rifles:D" from time to time. Had a friend who is seriously interested in 1K BR (using a rifle) and he was asking how big the targets are. I had folded up the ones Erik and I used @ Missoula and put them in the garage. I grabbed the closest one unfolded it (it happened to be from my HG relay) and then showed him how the guys working the pits, plot your group on a 8.5x11 piece of paper so you will know the order and placement of your shots. As I looked at the sheet noticed how close my first five shots were, so I went back to the actual target and they looked pretty good. I grabbed a tape measure that was handy and my first 5-shots out of ten grouped below 6.5 inches (my first two shots were an inch apart horizontally), then the other 3 began to progessively string upward. I had actually reached one of my goals that I made for myself back in 2004 and didn't realize it until almost a week and half later.
    I was so surprised, I didn't know what to do but grin from ear to ear. This XP is my 17" 1-8 twist Krieger barrel, rear-grip 6.5-284 (McMillan BR stock), shooting 140 grain A-Max's. Before the match I was wondering to myself if the barrel was getting close to retirement-I Don't Think So!
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    That's quite an achievement. Your next one will be to hit 1K posts on this forum.
     

  3. Ernie

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    It has been a goal for me, since 04 when I went to my first IBS match in Pella, IA. I really appreciate Tim North (Broughton Barrels) and Rich Macholz (Sierra Bullets) for encouraging me to go. I was only able to go two times but it was a great time, being with great people.

    Hopefully, I will make 1,000 posts before I achieve my other LR specialty handgun goals:D
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    You made it and are now on your way to 2K....