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    To those who decided not to go on Sunday....

    What a beautiful day. Very little wind. Gorgeous weather! Hits all over the place from a kilometre to the mile. Only four shooters on the long range all day.

    My seventh trip to the mile this summer....... Jealous? Well then, get off your a$$!

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.
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    ...windy today, huh? With steady winds from right to left of 30kph and gusts to 60kph, the holdovers were enormous. With the .308 155gr Scenars, I was holding between 18 to 20 moa left at 1 kilometre and making hits better than 75% of the time. With the .338LM and 300gr SMK's, the holds weren't as large. But still, out to 1500m I was holding between 12 and 15moa left. Not many hits out that far and none at the mile today. But the boomer was banging away at a kilometre with 5 to 7moa holds.

    I knew it was going to be windy today. So why did I still go? Why not? If you can't shoot in the wind, you shouldn't be shooting long distance. But I really needed a spotter today with the wet conditions. Not much in the way of splashes on the misses. But I had the range to myself from 10am until I left at 1pm, so no joy there.

    The range will be closed mid-week to re-hang all of the steel. It will be nice to increase the targets at each berm. Because as it is now, most of the steel is on the ground behind or next to each berm. Still no steel at 900 or 1400m.

    Summer is fast disappearing. Temperatures today started at 8c and when I left, it was only 16c. For those of you who have been putting off the mile, there won't be many more weekends before the weather will make those slow burning powder calibres safe queens for the winter.

    ...just say'n...

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    Time to resurrect this thread. It's been a long winter and a short spring. I made it out an even dozen times in 2017. I'll be hard pressed to match it this year. Although I've had great successes elsewhere so far this season.

    Anyways, this Sunday I'll be doing the last of some testing and some LR plinking. Anyone else...?

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    WOW.....alone at the range on Sunday for three hours. Just as I was packing up and taking pictures of my hits at 1500m, a pair of shooters showed up. Beautiful having a mile range to yourself for that long. I finished my testing and walked my 6.5x47L out to 1300m. And plinked at 1500m with my .339LM. Learned some more wind doping techniques as well.

    All in all, a great day. Albeit, a little lonesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6MT View Post
    WOW.....alone at the range on Sunday for three hours. Just as I was packing up and taking pictures of my hits at 1500m, a pair of shooters showed up. Beautiful having a mile range to yourself for that long. I finished my testing and walked my 6.5x47L out to 1300m. And plinked at 1500m with my .339LM. Learned some more wind doping techniques as well.

    All in all, a great day. Albeit, a little lonesome.
    Dear God, why do I live in Ontario?
    Remember High River!

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