First time past 1,000 yards

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Creedmoor shooter, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    Finally decided I was ready to go out past 1,000 yards. Shooting my 6.5 creed with a 140 eld-m on too of 41 grains of rl-17 launched at 2828 fps. I took a couple shots at 755 yards to make sure my elevation was good and to figure out my wind. Once I got that I sent a round out to 1348 yards and made a hit first try. Then the wind picked up and I spent 2 more rounds hitting the target but not center. Then i got my wind hold figured out and stacked 2 one on top of the other in the center. Took a break to let the barrel cool and launched a few at 1454 yards. That's when things started to get tricky, but I did land a hit on the 4th or 5th round. Let's just say I'm hooked on elr now! Cant wait to get my bigger 7mm built as that will be more suited for those ranges. 20180709_180412.jpg
     
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  2. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Sounds like you had a good day.
     
  3. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    It was a very good day. To be perfectly honest I thought it was going to be a horror show with that little 6.5 but it suprised me
     
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  4. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome! I just broke 1000 yards last Saturday. Got out to 1079. It's so much fun.
     
  5. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Great shooting lane! Nice mtns. in the background too.
     
  6. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    The powerlines are the only place that I am able to shoot that far here in NH. As far as I know, that's the only place here in my town that is able to for 1 see that far and 2 be able to shoot there. It's a pain in the butt to get there though. Ever seen a guy with a heavy rifle strapped on his back and a range bag across his front on a dirt bike going up a mountain? :)
     
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