taking my encore out to 650yds

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  1. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    Going to test it @ 500 , 650. Tomorrow. Can't wait 420yds is the longest. So far ! Wish me luck
     
  2. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to your results!
     

  3. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    Shot 3 inch group@ 420. N a little over a inch @ 280. Last weekend. I just hope I can hit it.
     
  4. MSLRHunter

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    Tell us a little about your encore, what caliber, factory or custom barrel? I have a custom barrel encore in 7mm Rem mag that I have shot out to 500 yards with decent success.
     
  5. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    7mm 24inch factory heavy barrel
    2lbs trigger
    Leupold 4.5x14 x56 vxL varmit reticle. Factory ammo.
    Garage sale bipod
    Deer killin machine
     
  6. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    Cold bore. First 3 shot group .71 moa. No rear Bag! jacket rolled up. Not 2 steady
     
  7. hnts4fun

    hnts4fun Well-Known Member

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    Where are you? Do you have any trouble finding longer range areas to shoot? Which ammo? Even with a heavy barrel you've got a great shooting rifle in a manageable package!

    Matt
     
  8. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    2nd group I had two @.20 apart n one flyer. 1.01 moa. 3rd group made me smile .36 moa ! I love this setup
     
  9. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    cant get pic 2 upload its a good one grrrrrrrrrrrrr ! HELP !!!!!!!!!
     
  10. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    Here are my two groups at 617 yards


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  11. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    I think I will try 800 next weekend
     
  12. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    Matt I'm in florida ! Remington exspress core lokt 150gr the company I work for has a few dirt pits I can shoot out to 1000 +
     
  13. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    zookman,

    I'm not sure what your fingers or the tape measurer are pointing to in the photos.

    Is it the 2 fresh/obvious bullet dents close together in the right hand side of the first image?

    And, the 3 on the right for the second group/second image? (minus the flyer to the left of the black circle)

    thanks,
    richard
     
  14. zookman

    zookman Well-Known Member

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    The fingers and tape were just a reference . First time shooting that far . The one with fingers was my 2nd group had one flyer it was below just out of the pic . With the tape was my 3rd group 3 to the right was that group. The one on the left of pic was one of my first group