....I beat my personal best!!

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  1. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Caliber = 6.5WSSM
    Loading = 140 gr. Berger VLD, 44.6 gr. RL17
    Velocity = 3,030 fps

    ...this past April 2nd...my longest confirmed kill on a g'hog was a paced/stepped off 578 paces....this shot was accomplished back in 1992
    with a custom 25-06.

    well today....I just set my personal best record....

    drum roll please........

    617 yards...as lasered with my Leica LRF 1200.

    ..not bad for an Ohio boy!!, eh??

    Here was my shot sequence today:

    1st shot = 234 yards = 1 kill

    2nd shot = 452 yards = 1 miss [shot over]

    3rd shot = same g'hog 450 yards = 1 kill

    4th shot = 274 yards = 1 kill

    5th shot = 617 yards, I held off to the right about 4 inches = 1 kill

    6th shot = 405 yards = 1 kill

    7th shot = 37 yards, Big Old Male...I actually held on his backline = 1 kill

    All shooting was done off a Harris Bipod and my custom back bipod...

    Soon I will be breaking out the portable bench!!

    I did learn my lesson on the 1st miss @452 yards....there is about a 150 feet downward elevation change.....I have a gong I built at work and I will be "ringing" that at extreme ranges just to verify.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2010
  2. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    sounds like a successful day. Good shooting.
  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2001
    Nice shooting! I know how much fun groundhog hunting (shooting) is. I used to thoroughly enjoy myself just spending the day busting whistlepigs. :) JohnnyK.
  4. Very nice shooting. :)

    I'm building a gong next week. Feel free to pass on any tips about what or what doesn't work.
  5. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Great shooting. keep at it and before you know it you'll probably be out at 7-800 yards.