pd at 3260yds

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  1. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    Well this year we went for the 2 mile club and as luck would have it we sadly did not make it. The weather for the 1st 2 days was terrible with tornados, and rain running us in the truck many times. The praire was soaked with rain that they have been having for weeks and we couldn't see alot of shots. The weather for the last day was perfect, you could use all your scope, 60 x on the spotter but it still doesn't help if you can't see your shots.

    We finally found some of our shots and they ended up at 3260yds but luck was not on our side this year and the fact that it takes just short of 9 seconds for a bullet to get there we never connected on a dog. We did however learn some vaulble info. for next year and I belive if the weather holds out we will make it next year. I also belive that the weather was the major problem this year as our guns and equipment performed excellent. If we could have spotted more of our shots I think we would have made it.

    If the wind was constant or when it died down we were putting 7 out of 10 shots in a 20" group. Let that wind pick up and you could be as much as 20' off. Twenty inches leaves alot of room for a pd to wander around in. Many shots were mere inches but it mite as well been miles because they are all still alive at that distance.
     
  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    If I ever hit a prairie dog at 3260 yards it will be because I take a shot at a Canada goose flying overhead with my 338 Edge and the PD is unlucky enough to have stepped onto ground zero! I'm impressed that you're even trying, let alone that you might ever hit one at that range.
     
  3. royinidaho

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    Now there's some dedicated shooters!gun)
     
  4. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    well it won't happen if you don't try, so good on you.

    thanks for sharing, and keep us all posted as well.
     
  5. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    What kind of rifle were you using?
     
  6. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, what you need is for someone hide down range close to the animals. Then he could spot the shots for you and radio back the corrections.

    Make sure he is well clear and off to the side of the danger zone. Behind an earth bank or big rock would also ba a good idea!

    P.S. No pot shots at the rock just for fun!:D
     
  7. Bud Martin

    Bud Martin Well-Known Member

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    I have a zeiss 85 t spotting scope we use, it's kind of a good spotting scope I think. but I sure as hell can't see a prairie dog at 2 miles with it or a 24x leupold scope so just what kind of optics are you using?
     
  8. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    Bud
    You would be suprised what you can see with your zies. I have a 80 mm swaro hd with the 20-60x eyepiece and thats what we used. Your 24x leupy isn't going to get it. I have a nightforce 12-42 and my shooting partner has a 10-60x March.


    Topshot
    Thats is exactly what we did till we found some bullets hit the dirt. The guide took the 4 wheeler out to within 100 yds and about 100yds to the side and watched with binos till he seen some bullets hit then radioed back and we made adjustments. Then he was able to come back and spot shots with the spotter.

    Justgoto
    We are both shooting 300wsm with 210 bergers going 2950. They are both rem. actions mine has a broughton bbl. his has a krieger bbl.. Mine has a lee six br stock and his has a mcmillian.The scope mounts my partner desighned and had built and are a slight copy of the Harbor Engineering mount. Ours are more durable with less moving parts.

    If someone wants to post them I haven't been able to post pics here I will send them to your email.
     
  9. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like fun; so it must have looked kinda like this.

    .308 210-GR Match VLD, 2950 ft/sec at muzzle, 100.0 yds zeroed.

    Range (yds) 0.0 100.0 200.0 300.0 400.0 500.0 600.0 700.0 800.0 900.0 1000.0 1100.0 1200.0 1300.0 1400.0 1500.0 1600.0 1700.0 1800.0 1900.0 2000.0 2100.0 2200.0 2300.0 2400.0 2500.0 2600.0 2700.0 2800.0 2900.0 3000.0 3100.0 3200.0
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    Bullet Height (in) -1.50 0.00 -2.95 -10.86 -24.37 -44.03 -70.69 -105.27 -148.79 -202.23 -267.21 -345.17 -437.75 -546.58 -674.67 -823.77 -997.44-1196.89-1423.49-1678.95-1965.67-2282.71-2630.29-3012.89-3430.60-3885.38-4378.23
    -4911.62-5487.71-6108.80-6775.51-7488.74-8251.21



    Wind Drift @10.0 mph 0.00 0.50 2.01 4.63 8.49 13.57 20.04 28.06 37.72 49.08 62.39 77.73 95.20 114.89 137.05 161.51 188.41 217.36 248.22 280.92 315.49 351.46 388.67 427.62 468.05 509.99 553.36 598.23 644.62 692.58 742.00 792.85 845.21

    Wind Drift @15.0 mph 0.00 0.76 3.02 6.95 12.74 20.35 30.06 42.08 56.58 73.62 93.58 116.59 142.80 172.34 205.58 242.27 282.61 326.04 372.33 421.38 473.24 527.18 583.00 641.42 702.07 764.99 830.04 897.34 966.94 1038.87 1113.00 1189.27 1267.82

    Wind Drift @20.0 mph 0.00 1.01 4.02 9.27 16.99 27.13 40.08 56.11 75.44 98.16 124.78 155.46 190.41 229.78 274.10 323.03 376.82 434.72 496.44 561.84 630.98 702.91 777.34 855.23 936.10 1019.99 1106.72 1196.45 1289.25 1385.16 1484.00 1585.69 1690.42

    Note: Wind is at 90° to the bullet path.

    Range(yd) Clicks
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    0 0
    100 0
    200 6
    300 14
    400 23
    500 34
    600 45
    700 57
    800 71
    900 86
    1000 102
    1100 120
    1200 139
    1300 161
    1400 184
    1500 210
    1600 238
    1700 269
    1800 302
    1900 337
    2000 375
    2100 415
    2200 457
    2300 500
    2400 546
    2500 593
    2600 643
    2700 694
    2800 748
    2900 804
    3000 862
    3100 921
    3200 983

    Click chart generated for .308 210-GR Match VLD
    Muzzle Velocity = 2950 ft/sec, BC = 0.631

    436
     
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  10. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Pics of jghoghunter's equipment and shooting area. Man that is some serious scope elevation they got going on!!

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  11. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MachV for posting the pics for me.

    The guy in the pics is my shooting partner and his is the blue and white rifle. Mine is the green one. Thats his daughter who last year we got into the 1000yd club along with my girlfriend.

    The pic with the dot in the middle is showing down along where we were shooting. Just to the right of the dot is a small silver dot that is a grain been at 2 miles.

    The other pic is thru the spotting scope shows the rock pile and mounds around it where we were shooting and it is to the left of the grain bin.

    Thanks again MachV
     
  12. pdog06

    pdog06 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, but what is the cant on that scope base/ring set, and what are you zeroing your scope at?

    I am thinking you're zeroing at like 2000 yards or something, just to have enough come-ups. Or do you use those bases just for shooting out that far, and have it zeroed out closer to that?

    Pretty impressive, and I hope you do it next year.
     
  13. jghoghunter

    jghoghunter Well-Known Member

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    Re: pd at 3260yds PICS ADDED

    My partners mount is able to be zeroed at 100 yds. There is roughly .75" of adjustment in the mount. Mine needs to be milled off a little but now it is zeroed around 1275 yds. My mount was finished just 2 weeks before we left and my barrel was not chambered until 8 days before we left so I did not have time to set it up correctly. It still worked excellent just needs some fine tuning and I only use it for extreme long range. When shooting at 3260 I was .397 off the botton of the mount and I had about 18 moa in the scope.
     
  14. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!!! 3260 yds at a pd is way out of my league. Very impressive and some serious hardware I might add. Good luck on next year.