- Jun 4, 2003
- Hermiston, Oregon
All right guys here is the deal. In my local area we have a fundraiser for kids for somethign or another. I have never participated in this contest. It is a pretty big competition with over 100 shooters and people as far from Alaska attend. It is limited to hunting rifles and cant be like a 50 BMG or anything either. Now what they do is stick 27" tv's out at 1000 yards and you only get 1, I repeat 1 shot to break the glass. You dont even get any sighter shots. This last year, out of the 100 people, only 3 hit it on the 1st shot. They then had to have a shoot off. The guy who finally ended up winning was using a accurized Weatherby Accumark in 30-378 and hit 3-5 shots. The Prize is $100. Since I am getting somewhat of a decent long range gun, (.300 Win in a sendero, while shooting 200g SMK's) do you think I would have a good chance of hitting the tv on the 1st shot at 1000 yards if I practice all through the fall and winter? With my 25/06 I was about 6-7 out of 10 for milk jugs at 600 yards. Even if I dont hit it, I will still have a lot of fun and have a chance to get to know more about the equipment and meet some really nice guys. Is there any kind of special equipment I should have or know about? My scope is the newer Leupold VX2, 6-18 Target. Would this scope have enough MOA and be decent enough out to 1000 yards? Thanks for any help.