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    Posted: 01 July 2017 at 02:32
Been rainy and windy hereabouts.

But wanted to change my sight-in from on at two
hundred to on at 300 yds. So took the lightweight
Kimber 260 Rem to the range yesterday.

Hot humid and wind gusting to 35 mph, mostly cross,
but constantly changing.

Shooting 123gr A-max Hornady.

Got it dead on at 300 yards; with 10 shots vertical
dispersion was in 1.2 inches (.4 MOA). I was
ignoring the wind; only looking at drop. Horizontal
dispersion was 5.5 (1.8 MOA) inches. I was happy, but
will still need some fine tuning.

I only shot the one 10 shot group as my spotting scope
was bouncing wildly in the wind, making 6.5 bullet
holes impossible to see at 300 yards.

hard rain now, no shooting. will start cleaning
rifles!
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That must make you 4.5" high at 175 or so?

How far away was that one you got last year?




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2017 at 08:21
Last years was 332 yards, measured.

Last year I was on at 200 yards. If you remember I
was lucky to have 3 guys with laser rangefinder
measuring for me...Unfortunately,
one said 332,
then someone shouted 140 yd,
then someone shouted 92 yards.

After crying in my scope.... I held dead on, and hit 8
inches low DRT. Bullet hit a rib, angled up thru the
heart and the off side lung, then exited taking out
two ribs and leaving a 2 inch exit hole.The entrance
hole was not even 5 mm after the skin relaxed.

Once I get it perfect on at 300 yards, I'll shoot 100,
200 and interpolate between to make a range chart.

No 400 yard close, so I'll use a ballistics program to
figure 400 and 500 yards.

I'm quite surprised to see how well the pencil thin
barrel shoots out at those distances.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lizard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2017 at 08:36
  Bear,
  That is damn good shooting, especially for 10 shots and a pencil thin barrel.

   Have you ever considered using an adjustable vertical turret etched in yards?  I have 3 rifles with yardage tape made for my specific loads from Custom Turrets.  They cost around $25 each and work very, very well for   my applications.  It's just a matter of range the target, set the turret to that range, then pull the trigger.  It's very fast, and for an old geezer like me, there is less chance for error.

   Oh, BTW, send some of your rain my way.
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I've never done a ten shot group with mine. My whippy little barrel heats
up very quickly. Usually I walk down and check the target between
shots to let it cool down. Nobody was home yesterday to sign for the
FedEx box with mine coming back from being threaded in Texas. I'm
interested to see what hanging that big can on the end will do to the
groups.



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Liz, When I hunt I am usually stocking and don't have
the time to reset the scope.

My 10 shots were with waiting for the barrel to cool
back down to ambient temp. don't know what they would
have done with a hot/heating barrel. The barrel is thin
enough that within 1 second after a shot the barrel is
REAL hot.
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I'd say a 300 yard zero should be about right. It would be
interesting to see what your point blank range would be on
a 9 inch target.

It sounds like you are good to go to me.

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