Load development

Brandon Starkel

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475 is no problem, its when I get back to 871 its hard enough seeing 30 cal holes 6.5 can't do it anymore with my 60 year old eyes.
Well,I know what your saying. I’m just 47, and wear contacts/glasses I hate shooting with glasses on my face. They seem to get in the way and mess things up. The distance is my eye problem. I always tell others that have the same issues, optics’s will let you shoot what you couldn’t see. 😉
 

Brandon Starkel

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In all honesty if I had a 5-6oz trigger 36x power scope nice flat bottom forend and BR style rest it probably would have been better or better shooter but thats not how its going hunting with me.
I like a liter trigger, but 5-6…I don’t know. The rifle here was at 3.3 and I finally settled at 7.5-8oz. I do a 10 pull average. I was shooting and doing load development for my dad on his RMEF 7mm Mag x-bolt. I had to look a couple times to make sure the Saftey was off, seemed like I’d squeezed for 3hrs without a bang. It does break nice and clean at 3.5 lbs…for Dad,and hunting that should be fine. But for me being used to -10 oz it was hard and took a lot of time to hold that sight picture and follow through.
 

ButterBean

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I’m sorry, does my profile say I’m from California or New York? I’ll have to look at that closer myself, I’d hate for people like you to think I have my head stuck up my *** and can’t do my Own load development.
Pay him no mind, he’s too smart for his own good, he’s a great guy I’m sure but likes to over complicate everything, no offense intended
 

xsn10s

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That definitely works also. My target Stand hold 8 sheets of printer paper targets. The frame is built out of 1x3’s I use cardboard for the main back pice, cover that with a fresh strip of butchers wrapping paper, now and then I’ll change out the paper. And I just tape new targets onto it. I built a 2nd one 1/2 the size. It moves a lot less out here in Eastern Montana, really hard to find a day with no wind. I don’t have any problems seeing the targets at 700. And beyond 700 my friend and I shoot his 16” gong at a grand.
Ah wind a common companion out here in the West. It's not as bad out here in Eastern Oregon. When I lived in Central Oregon it made for some interesting training. Through terrain that'll funnel that force or even change directions and it makes for fun times. It can make a 425 yard coldbore shot challenging.
 

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