Took my first long range shot that wasn't at paper and missed!

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by jmason, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I missed twice on a ground hog at 647 yds! I was buy myself and couldn't see the impacts but they were close enough to make it run both times. After the second shot I looked at my windage and realized I dialed 4 moa instead of two for the half value on the shot. Oh well He'll be there tomorrow when I get home. He lives one hill over from my back yard, for now............
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I think we have all been there. My greatest miss was on a woodchuck at 25yrds with my ar shot right over him. Hope that makes you feel better.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    :D:D Lovin' it. If I had 50 bucks for every time I've done that I could afford some kind of a new toy.:rolleyes:
     
  4. jmason

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    Well he was out there again today, and I dialed correctly and killed him on the first shot at 710 yards!!!! To say that I am pumped is an understatement!!!!!!!:D:D I was able to get my sight picture back after breaking the shot and see the last bit of vapor trail going right into him!!
     
  5. royinidaho

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    GO WAMPUM!!!!!

    That really does feel good, doesn't it??
     
  6. winmagman

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    REDEMPTION......you gotta love it when that happens.:D:D:D

    Chris
     
  7. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Great shot!!! What did you shoot him with?
     
  8. canderson

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    Congratulations. I can only imagine how you feel. Keep us posted on further eradications.
     
  9. jmason

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    Thank you all! Now that I got that first long shot out of the way I'll do some video taping this spring and share it.

    I shot it with a 270 win using 57gr of 4831SC and a 140gr nosler BT.
     
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  10. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Have you done anything to your gun like bedding, true he action ect? Also what scope?
    Thanks Zach
     
  11. jmason

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    No major Mods to the gun. It's an older Sendero that has been bedded, re-crowned, lugs lapped, extractor changed, and trigger changed. I had all that done because it came from the factory in somewhat sad condition. I have a Leupold VX-II 6-18AO on it. If your going to spend $500 on a scope get one with side focus.
     
  12. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I hope to get a sendero and a good scope someday.(I'm stuck with the two centerpoints I got for now)
     
  13. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the experience these other guys have, but I think with enough practice using what you have, you can make it work.:)
     
  14. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Oh ive mabe it work:D but the glass leaves a little to be desired!