Range Report rem 700 .308 1-400 yards

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Hot Sauce NARC, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Hot Sauce NARC

    Hot Sauce NARC New Member

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    Went out with my new to me reminton 700 .308 with a Leupold Vari X III 4.5-14X40, shooting Federal gold medal match 168gr HPBT

    Wind went from a steady 8mph and gusted to about 20mph and was constantly changing direction. Temp was about 50 when i started and got all the way up to about 65 by the end. Not the ideal day to shoot long range for the first time but rarely do we get a nice still day on the flatlands of IL.
    First target is my 100 yard sight in about 2in high for a 200 yard 0
    second target was my 200 yard target (second time ever shooting that far) and wind was playing a factor. Third pic is my first 300 yard target after i clicked in some elevation and some windage. Next pic is my best 300 yard target with a bit more windage dialed in. After that i decided that since wind was very unsteady and unpredictable it would serve me better to shoot some steel so i set up at plate on a fence post at the edge of the property (378 yards) and i spent quite a few rounds banging steel. the last picture was the only reason i came away from the day smiling it was a 4X6 firld flag i had sticking off the top of the fencepost to judge the wind gusts. After i got bored banging the plate i decided that it was possible to hit this flag so i tried a few (12) times and hit it 3 if you look hard you can see the third shot at the very top edge. I was rather proud of myself for hitting a moving target in gusty wind at 378 yards the first time i ever shot longer distances.
     

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  2. jbshoots

    jbshoots New Member

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    for those distances with unpredictable wind gusts i would be happy with those results.

    just think, if you practice a lot on the windy plains and can stay that close to target when you finally get a chance to shoot on a calm day you will be wailing on that bullseye.

    nice shootin and it looks like you had some fun.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That's great shooting considering the wind. :D
     
  4. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    I see NRA F class (TR) looming on your horizon. You obvioulsy have a god given nack for reading wind, especially on your first time out at long range.

    As you go further out these come quite more than handy. http://www.nkhome.com/ww/4500.html
     
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  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Very good shooting,especially with those windy conditions.
     
  6. Hot Sauce NARC

    Hot Sauce NARC New Member

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    thanks guys

    As you go further out these come quite more than handy. Kestrel 4500 Pocket Weather Tracker – Nielsen Kellerman[/QUOTE]

    that looks like a sweet piece of kit and id love to have one i might try to find a used one for cheap on ebay. Until then the weather channel app on my phone works pretty good for now
     
  7. crackshot

    crackshot New Member

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    And that flag will never bother anyone ever again...

    Good shootin'! :D