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400 & 500 yards today

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kimber Custom, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Well it's long range Thursday out at DRRC so I packed up my new scope and went out to fling some lead.

    IMAG0351_zpsbeffc40a.jpg

    Not going to win any competitions but had blast and learned 'the ropes' (first time shooting past 100y here). I actually shot better at 500 than 400 :confused:. Stock and eye relief still aren't quite right. Going to have to tweak a little more.

    Happy Independence Day

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/project-appleseed/142159-declaration-independence.html
     
  2. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Rifle? Caliber? Offhand? Bench? Hand Load?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Howa 1500 in .308, Prone using a GI sling (no pod or sand bags) with Privi 147g bulk ammo.

    SWFA SS fixed 10x optic
     
  4. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    You sure spoiled that silhouette's day, and from more than a quarter-mile away, no less!
    I'd be more than pleased if this were my first-ever attempt at anything beyond baseball range.
     
  5. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    sweet.. fun,fun,fun.
     
  6. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Always nice to get a few V's when reaching out those distances. Looks like an awesome time.
    May God bless us all,
    Mike
     
  7. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is so very valuable. A fine rifle with fine results. (Cemented to reality at those ranges). So much of current discussion about long range shooting is very far from reality. Fine shooting at that range, and well done to post it here, as a proud shooter learning.

    Too much hype goes way too far to cultivate unreal expectations. I have the unhappy task of regularly demonstrating to elk hunters with rifles that "will kill a bull cross-canyon", that their guns (along with their undeveloped skill) simply cannot do it reliably.

    Thank you.