Gave it a try at 1050 yards today. UPDATE

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  1. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    I decided to give this ELR a try with my Savage 300 win mag. I had to make my setup in the back of my pickup as the grass was too tall to shoot from the ground. I drove down the road and ranged our steel plate till my rangefinder (leica 1600) read 1050 yards consistantly. The wind was varing from 10-14mph. I dialed 26.8 MOA for elevation held 5 MOA for wind and sent three downrange when the wind was down. After the shots I packed up my gear and walked down to the steel. After measuring I had a group size of 3-1/2" horizontal and vertical of 7". My target was a 10" circle on a 4ft X 4ft steel plate. I didn't get a pic of the target but drew a pic of what the group looked like. End result, it was fun to get out a little past 1000 and get humbled by the ballistics and wind that go on.
     

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  2. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Re: Gave it a try at 1050 yards today.

    Sounds like a good day!
     
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    Re: Gave it a try at 1050 yards today.

    You gotta love them Savage rifles ... they simply rocks!
     
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    Re: Gave it a try at 1050 yards today.

    That is some nice shooting, the back of a truck on a windy day probably adds almost 1/2 moa to your group. I shoot from the back of my truck for the same reason you did and it's always worse than off the ground so nice going. Good wind call also.
     
  5. kbaerg

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    Thanks, I may try and get out again if the rain holds off. I also will bring a trimmer and see if I can clear a small window in the grass to allow me to try off the ground, maybe a less windy day also.
     
  6. 300whisper

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    That field is gorgeous! I would really love a savage if it wasn't such an ugly rifle! :D but seriously great shooting! That's some fun and rewarding shooting right there.
     
  7. FEENIX

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    The only thing ugly is the envy! :cool:
     
  8. gohring3006

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    Re: Gave it a try at 1050 yards today.

    Now that's funny.....I don't care who you are...


    To the OP, What bullet are you running?
    My first time was with a 30-06, it took 39moa with a 200 SMK. I recently purchased a 300 Wby mag, and I'm going to run the 208 amax for now.
     
  9. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    I am running the Berger 215 VLD, 73gr. H1000, CCI250 primers. They are seated 50 thou. off the lands Velocity is at 2730fps. I also noticed I mixed my elevation in first post. It should be 28.6 not 26.8.
     
  10. StrutNut

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    Re: Gave it a try at 1050 yards today.

    What rifle did you shoot? Any mods?
     
  11. 300whisper

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    Maybe...just maybe. :D
     
  12. kbaerg

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    Rifle is a plain Savage 110FCP in a HS stock, 24" barrel with yhm 30 cal. titanium suppressor . Trigger is set down to 2.5 (based on my trigger scale several times). Bedded recoil lug and added a Karsten cheek rest :)
     
  13. Mikecr

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    Re: Gave it a try at 1050 yards today.

    Just 3 shots, really?
    That's .64moa precision, how was it for accuracy?
    How does it shoot at half that distance?
     
  14. MMERSS

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    IMO, looks like the OP is going down the right direction toward accuracy. The post reminds me of conducting uncertainty estimates a few years past. Over a period several days, the plotting of hits under estimates with an associated varying range started to develop a pattern. This pattern informed my decision on what caliber(s) (not cartridge) with what I hunt with today. I sure enjoyed those days, just as I’m sure the OP does and will continue to do.