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500 yards, 5 shots, 5 hits

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sheepdip, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    went to drrc as a guest today, shot my hunting rifle at a 6 inch target from 300 yds. actually doing pretty well. buddy says lets back up to 500 yds, ok. took 5 shots and got 5 hits on the target. now i know this [group] isnt going to set the match shooting sports on its ear, but i was pretty happy with it. .270 wsm, factory winchester ammo, leupold 3x9x40 scope. no trick nothing, just okie elevation and a prayer. i figured i would be lucky to hit the target once let alone all 5 shots.
     
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  2. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    hey at 500yds thats something to be proud of,all 5 shots are a kill.
     
  3. Rapid1

    Rapid1 Eugene Member

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    Nice shootin bud....
     
  4. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Now that's what I like to see, someone shooting at distances over 50 feet with their rifle. Looks like 5 good shots to me.
    Mike
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's pretty good shootin! 500yds is a looooong way out there.
     
  6. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i used to drive down from Seattle to Eatonville (shadow of Mt Rainier) where they had a
    600+ yr range for us 50 BMG guys. we would chip in and the best score took home the
    pot. this also gave one of the participants time to hone his skill. a year or two later, i
    read that he set a world record for the 1000 yrd with 50bmg by lobbing a 1.95" 5 shot
    group....which, as far as I know, still stands. i learned a lot during that time. long
    distance shooting really tests the zen of the sport.
     
  7. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Certainly makes one appreciate the skills of snipers who can do the same thing at 800-1000 yards consistently. (referring to the OP BTW).
     
  8. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Nice shooting.
    DRRC only has the long range open on Thursday still, right?
    M
     
  9. nubus

    nubus Guest

    That's awesome, especially for a little 3-9x40.
    Now put up the Gopher targets at 500 yds!
     
  10. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Nice. Don't know if I could do that anymore, I just don't get out with my preferred rifle and wring it out like I should. :(
     
  11. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    They have the 600 yard line at the old Camp White range and someday I hope to be able to say I have shot at it. These eyes of mine would need a good scope though.
    Mike
     
  12. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice group! I wouldn't mind giving that a try...
     
  13. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    thursday is long range day at drrc
     
  14. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    That is a target to keep and be proud of. Knowing that you can trust not only your rifle, but your ability is a great and satisfying thing. 500 yards is a long way. I have rifles that I know are completely within my ability to kill man or beast at 300 yards. I haven't taken a 500 yard shot in years. Well done. Kip
     
  15. ericb

    ericb Klamath Falls, OR Active Member

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    That's a dead elk at 500 yards, not bad at all!