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Old 02-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Had a guy come into work earlier looking for a .308 just to compare saying he was building one, so we got to talking about actions and yada yada onward. Then he said he was wanting a 45-70 in a bolt gun to hunt hog and deer with in brush, okay cool so we started talking since he said it would only be a 100 yard rifle max. Then goes off to say he has some 45-90s and 120s along with a 45-70 that he shoots at 1000 yards with iron sights at a 1ft by 1ft steel target. Is it just me or is that entirely unrealistic to y'all as well?

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Yeah I think he may have gotten the 1000 yards mixed up with 100 yards. I don't doubt the round since that is with it's range, I doubt the 1x1 with Iron Sights.

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Yeah I think he may have gotten the 1000 yards mixed up with 100 yards. I don't doubt the round since that is with it's range, I doubt the 1x1 with Iron Sights.
That's what I was thinking. Also he was saying that the 700 action and the van guard/Howa actions weren't that great. Thought that they were pretty good myself
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That's what I was thinking. Also he was saying that the 700 action and the van guard/Howa actions weren't that great. Thought that they were pretty good myself
Did you ask him what he was smoking? Cause I would like some of that!
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Unless he's Matthew Quigley (unlikely) I'm calling BS. I really like my Howa. I don't like remmys so much, but hard to argue that it ain't a good one. When as many custom gun guys use the 700 action as there are, kinda gotta give it to them.

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Those rounds could reach out to that distance, but not with that kind of accuracy, especially with iron sites. Hitting a 12"x12" target is extremely difficult (if not almost impossible) even with rounds like 7mm mag, 30-06, .338 Lapua, .300 win mag, and the big daddy of them all, the .50 BMG. And that is with a high powered scope! He probably just meant 100 yards.

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I dont know about the 1'x1' target but there are groups out there that regularly shoot the 45-90,120 out to very long ranges. Interesting when you figure the mid range trajectory will be over 50'. Yes that is feet. If you have a known distance, you can lob a big bullet in there with good consistency.
http://longrangebpcr.com/TCMatches.htm
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Unless he's Matthew Quigley (unlikely) I'm calling BS. I really like my Howa. I don't like remmys so much, but hard to argue that it ain't a good one. When as many custom gun guys use the 700 action as there are, kinda gotta give it to them.

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Yeah I'm in love with my Howa and my 700 .308 does just fine for what I need or for right now
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I dont know about the 1'x1' target but there are groups out there that regularly shoot the 45-90,120 out to very long ranges. Interesting when you figure the mid range trajectory will be over 50'. Yes that is feet. If you have a known distance, you can lob a big bullet in there with good consistency.
http://longrangebpcr.com/TCMatches.htm
http://longrangebpcr.com/TCFacts.htm
Agreed I know the distance is possible, but 1x1 from 1000 yards would look like a penny with iron sights. Picture shows a 1000 yard E target which is 40 inches tall with the scope at 14x.
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