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500 yard shot at an apple W/338 Lapua

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IronMonster, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    That's the game.
     
  3. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    Pretty cool. Gives me something to shoot for.
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    ^^^^
    I see what you did there...



    Pretty darn sweet though. I have a hard enough time doing the broad side of a barn.
     
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  5. Windsor

    Windsor Myrtle Creek OR Active Member

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    C'mon, I can hit an apple at 500 with my Mosin.
    World’s-largest-Apple.jpg
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cool video, but he has an even cooler one. Check out the same guy shooting a .50 cal at an AR500 target. From his camera angle, you can see the bullet's arcing trajectory on each shot - it's something worth watching.
     
  7. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How good do you have to be to hit an apple at 400 yds.

    A large apple is about 4" across.

    If you can hit that, then you can hit a 1" target at 100 yds.

    I am looking at the bottle top from a Coke that is about an inch across.

    Could I hit that at 25 yds? Everytime? 7/10? Unsupported (ie: no bipod, rest, bag)
    I ask that because I am not sure I could see the bottle cap set out at 100.


    Another perspective:

    If you are a hunter, how big is the one-shot kill area on say a Coyote or Deer?

    killzone.jpg

    12 in, 16in. ? 16 at 400 yds = 4 at 100 = 1 at 25.

    Cold shot, in the woods, after hiking, not an improved position, fighting down 'buck fever'
    If you are in a stand, then you might have an improved position / supported rifle - adjust accordingly.

    If you can't, then you need to stalk closer, or wait. Because,
    Every hunter has the ethical responsibility of a clean, one shot, kill.
     
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  8. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Personally I find it a heck of a lot easier to shoot 1" groups at 100 yards than 4" at 400. There are more things in play. (not that I could consistently do either) Ballistic consistencies, wind, not to mention the added difficulty of being able to even pick out a single point to aim at from 400 yards ( in a 10 power scope @400 yards the retical is bigger than the 10 ring on my scope) I honestly am not a super shot. If I can make 8" groups at 400 yards with a 5.56 I feel pretty good about it. I have owned a couple of different 50 BMG rifles and my best long range 5 shot group was 21" at 1200 yards with ball ammo. ( three shots in about a 10" circle with outliers) Does not sound like much but when it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the target it feels good just to have them all on the paper.
     
  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Here ya go. might like to see this as well.

     
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  10. americanredoubt

    americanredoubt Jackson County, Oregon The American Redoubt in Oregon

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    TiborasaurusRex Sniper101 channel on YouTube seems to be the Nutnfancy of long range shooting... Meaning he makes long detailed and very usefully informative educational videos. Thanks for reminding me us his channel.
     
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  11. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    honestly, watching his videos is pushing me into wanting a true long range rig and making the investment in learning to shoot it. the problem is a place to shoot it.
     
  12. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    +1 for TiborasaurusRex. I watched his Sniper 101 vids before a 600 yard clinic. From 100 out to 600 and everything in between I had to make 1 click of adjustment 1 time the whole day.