1000 Yard Day

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by CB11WYO, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Weather was absolutely awesome yesterday afternoon... 45 deg and NO WIND!! (an absolute miracle) So I packed up and headed to the hills to hit some 1000 yd steel.

    I took 2 rifles with me: Savage m12 6x47 and R700 7 RM

    First rifle up was the lil' 6. Biggest problem turned out to be the mirage, believe it or not, as it was sunny and fairly warm. First shot sailed right over the top bar and the next 3 landed as shown in the pics. Made me smile!

    Next came the 7RM. This is the first time I've shot for group past about 600 yards with it. It's had experience on rocks and such past 1000 but I was wondering what a group would look like. First shot hit right edge and second hit 5" lower. 3rd shot was just off the plate to the right, in the dirt. So about a 5-6" average, not bad for the elk-killin' stick. (too bad it wasn't in the center...)

    Felt good to stretch the distance in the nice weather.

    Rifles:
    Savage Model 12 (shown in pictures)
    6x47 Lapua, 30" Lilja, Shrewd Brake
    B&C Tactical Stock, Leupold VXII 6.5-18x40
    95 gr SMK @ 3100 fps

    Remington 700 (not shown)
    7mm Rem Mag, 28" Broughton, Shrewd Brake
    HS Precision Stock, Leupold VXIII 8.5-25x50
    180 gr Berger @ 2900 fps
     

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  2. MONTADO76

    MONTADO76 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifles and groups.
     
  3. 1 mile

    1 mile Well-Known Member

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    I see you live in Wy. I'm at Wapiti are you close. Would like someone to shot with.gun)

    Nice group...
     
  4. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    1 mile,

    Looks as though I'm a good bit south of you, Green River.
    I remember making the drive from Yellowstone over the top and into Cody a few years ago, pretty country. You see many wolves?
     
  5. 1 mile

    1 mile Well-Known Member

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    Only saw one wolf back in the spring. Yep like it up here for sure. So Green Creek is 3 hours from ???
    Would like to have someone to shot with.gun)
     
  6. HunterGreen

    HunterGreen Well-Known Member

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    Would of loved to be in Wyoming, need a change were life passes slow and easy, no hassle or worries
     
  7. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Map I'm lookin' at says i'd be 5+ hours driving. 3 would barely get me to Riverton :)
     
  8. 1 mile

    1 mile Well-Known Member

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    Well....that would be a over nighter for me then. Still would like to make a trip down that way to gun)