I need help/suggestions!

freddiej

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So this week will be my first time shooting 1mile -2k yards. Any tips to consider? I am shooting a 28" 300wsm with 208gr eld. I just want hits not concerned about total accuracy.
Without knowing your history I will go over the staples of what i have learned while shooting with the 50 BMG, 300 win mag, and all the other 1K+ shooters.
Breathe slow, relax, read the wind with your flags/ribbons, your spotter should have a slightly out of focus scope so he can tell the wind deflection and watch the bullet in flight. beware of heat mirage. it is a wicked thing.
Breathe.. breathe more. settle your nerves/heart, look through the scope and remember, "it's not that far." believe it is not that far, you shoot 1,600 yard comps then this is only a couple of hundred yards more. it is not something to be nervous about. confidence helps settle nerves and heart beat.. also quiets adrenaline. you shoot 1K through 1,600, then 1,760 should be the same except a bit more elevation. 338 Lapua either 250 or 300 grain slugs drop on average 24 feet at 1 Mile (going from memory here so no hate if my numbers are not exact). the last time I went out to 1,500 I hit a coyote. that was a thrill and an accomplishment since I have not shot over 600 yards in more than 18 years.
 

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FnSpr1akid ,

Did you make your trip to TripleC Range , at Cresson , Texas , today Sunday 07/12/20 ?

I have shot there several times , and generally the berms behind the steel targets , on the 700-2000 yard range have had grass growing on them , making it difficult to spot misses , no dirt splash .
The location that I have always shot from , Ranges A & B , has multiple rows of steel targets , beginning at 700 yards and ranging out to 1700 yards , at 100 yard intervals ( 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700 ) , and arranged in parallel configuration with the rows of targets spaced approximately 10-15 yards apart . Looking at the rows of targets , from the shooting locations , the row on the farthest left side ( I call it Row 1 ) is made up of 1 MOA sized targets ( 1000 yards = 10" and 1500 yards=15" ). Row 2 is made with 2 MOA sized targets ( 1000 yards =20" and 1500 yards=30" ) . The odd numbered rows , ( 1, 3, 5, ) are 1 MOA targets , while the even numbered rows ( 2, 4, 6 ) are 2 MOA targets .
There are a couple of 1 Mile ( 1760 yards ) targets that are 2 MOA , in the rows of targets .
And 1 target at 2000 yards , 2 MOA , on the horizon , farther to the left of all the rows of steel targets in the shooting lanes .
All of the targets are equipped with strobe lights that flash when the targets are hit .
You are shooting across a shallow valley with the 700 yard targets slightly lower than your shooting position , and the farther targets progressing slightly uphill at 100 yard intervals , on outward to the maximum range of 1700 yards that is maybe somewhat higher in elevation than your shooting position , maybe 2 degree inclination .
The wind will be predominately from the right to left through the valley , even when the wind is directly from behind your shooting position .
If the wind happens to be in your face at the shooting position , then the wind-flow through the valley will usually be from left to right .
YOU REALLY NEED SOMEONE WHO IS A GOOD SPOTTER , as it is very difficult to spot misses , and my group of shooters has found it to be nearly impossible to watch the bullet-traces after the shot is fired .

Have Fun .

DMP25-06
I'm going tommorow. Had to wait on some gun parts today.
 

FnSpr1akid

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new2mud ,

Look them up on internet - triplecrange.com for full information .
If you go there , be certain to not exceed the posted speed limit of 15 MPH on the ranch roads .
If you are caught over the speed limit , you will be told to leave , and banned from returning . And I have seen a ranch employee using a radar gun on 2 different visits there .

DMP25-06
Is the road smooth enough to take my cobra down them?
 

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...338 Lapua either 250 or 300 grain slugs drop on average 24 feet at 1 Mile (going from memory here so no hate if my numbers are not exact)...
300 gr A-Tip (BC 0.863) at 2800 fps, with a 200 yd zero would impact about 90 feet below the shooter. But if you mean the maximum ordinate (peak of flight above the ground) when zeroed at 1 mile, that's in the neighborhood of 30 feet. The OP's 208, assuming 2900 fps, will be about 35 feet.

To the OP, this is not just semantic math either. The wind 3 stories above the ground can be very different from what the mirage, grass, flags, etc are showing. The bullet will be over 10 feet above the ground, from about 200 yds, all the way out to about 1650 yds.
 

FnSpr1akid

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I believe you 100% on your math. I was running the numbers on flight plath the other night trying to sort that along with the rolling terrain to shoot across.
 

FnSpr1akid

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Alright. So hits were consistent at 1400/1500 yards. The mile was laughable. The heat peaked and mirage got insane. My spotter could confirm my bullet hit the ground near and around the target lol. I really liked the range and all the target options. Great warm up range out to 1k before going over to the longer targets. The shorter steel ranges let me use my 30-06 Palma rifle out to 1k easily. The wind was super tricky cutting across the valley for the longer ranges. The range with all the props looked awesome but I am still bouncing back from mobility issues. The bullet track looked like a stone was dropped from the ISS at a mile.
 

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Can you provide more details on the wind patterns and if your experience corroborated the prior gentleman’s experience regarding 90 turns vs. what you felt at the bench?
 

FnSpr1akid

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Can you provide more details on the wind patterns and if your experience corroborated the prior gentleman’s experience regarding 90 turns vs. what you felt at the bench?
The wind rocked over 180 degrees through out the day. The wind pattern was very different from firing line to targets. It would shift 90 degrees in a single breeze. The socks are great because I had a 10mph-12mph up top with a dead sock in the valley at times. The wind seemed to run left to right in the morning and right to left in the evening even if felt from behind or on your face. The mile target is on a military crest position to the left of the firing line and has a sock on it. It would behave different as well. Also mustangs have ground clearance for the roads.
 

FnSpr1akid

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I would say pull the trigger and go out there to shoot. It's gods country if nothing else.
 

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