Range report 03-04-2010

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by opaww, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Date: 03-04-2010
    Time: 1530
    Temp: 45-50 Deg. F.
    Humidity: 20%
    Barometric Pressure: 29.00 in
    Altitude: 900’ Above Sea Level
    Wind: 5-10 mph. From the N Actual wind: 5 mph
    Range: 100 yards
    Caliber: 308Win.
    Case: Winchester Brass
    Bullet: Sierra 165gr. HPBT Game King
    Powder: RL-15
    Powder weight: 44.2grs
    Primer: CCI 200 (Large Rifle)
    Overall Cartridge Length: 2.796
    Estimated Velocity: 2600fps
    Rifle: Howa 1500
    Barrel length: 24” BBL
    Scope: Sight Mark Tactical 4-16x44 Red/Green Standard MilDot
    Steady Rest: Bipod

    Today’s shoot was colder then a witches t_t, at least to me it was. I got set up at 100 yards with 2 targets, sense I needed to sight this new scope in. After getting it semi sighted in I shot semi fair, but every time I started to squeeze the trigger a cold blast of air would blow right up my back. So I was somewhat off with my shots.

    Though the picture is a little blurry, you can still see my bad marksmanship. I will try and get a better pic when my son gets home and let him take the pic.

    Top Left, was a fair 3 shot group.
    Bottom left, was the best out of them all, 3 shots in one hole, not bad for a cold day.
    Top right, not a great group
    Bottom Right, two shots in the same hole and one stray
    Center, was a rapid fire 4 shot group, very disappointing

    Only thing I can say good about today’s shoot is that I love this new scope.
     

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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    opwaa, I'd take any of those groups and be proud!

    Great report, now get warm!
     

  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Thats good shooting off a bipod. They might all look like the lower left group off some sandbags. Wind maybe contributed a bit as well.
    Great shooting and report. Thanks for posting
     
  4. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    When it gets a little warmer out I will finish sighting it in. Yes the wind did play a part today, it was dam cold going up my back
     
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  5. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Opaww ain't nothing wrong with them groups, your in all the diamonds, and at quarter size. That's great shooting off a bi-pod and nice report, don't be so hard on yourself, brother. :)

    Jack
     
  6. ThorsHammer

    ThorsHammer New Member

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    Holy smokes, opaww! That's some mighty fine shooting! I am very impressed with the complete list of conditions and equipment. I should do that when I go to the range. I need to make up condition code words for the obnoxious teenagers shooting a shotgun in the next lane and for the giant bald LEO in the next lane over shooting his service weapon at paper plates.
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Great detailed range report....great shooting! I would be really happy if those were my targets...and you're disappointed!

    What's the new scope?
     
  8. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    A little blurry but here is the Howa
     

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  9. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Sight Mark Tactical 4-16x44 Red/Green Standard MilDot
     
  10. ThorsHammer

    ThorsHammer New Member

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    That was kind of uncalled for. I actually like the tall, bald LEO in the next lane over. He's a cool dude. No need to get defensive on me.
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Looks like you're dialed in already!
     
  12. ThorsHammer

    ThorsHammer New Member

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    I am truly sorry if my remark about the LEO came out the wrong way. He's a great guy and an awesome shot. I just meant that I needed a code word for his presence at the range. The annoying kids with the shotgun is another matter altogether. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Opaww,you sleeping with that rifle? There's nothing wrong with those groups in my book. By the way,How's your mom doing?
     
  14. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    She is doing much better now that she is home from the rest home but is still very week...Thanks for asking
     
  15. tuck2

    tuck2 New Member

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    Tune Up ??

    Did you do any tune up work on the Howa 1500 rifle like free floating the barrel, glass bedding the action ,lapp the bolt locking lugs, adjusting the trigger, recrown the muzzle ? Or is it a out of the box rifle ? I have two Howa rifles ,they may be the best buy rifles on the market.
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Some nice shooting for an old man.
     
  17. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Opaww if those were my targets I wouldn't complain a bit. Good shooting.
     
  18. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    This is an off the shelf Howa I have not done anything to it yet and with it shooting like it is I may not do anything to it at all.
     
  19. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I am not OLD, Just aged like a fine wine
     
  20. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Excellent report Opaww. That Howa is treating you right. I can't wait to see what you get when you don't have to deal with the cold wind. Good shooting, brother. :D