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stevesummit
04-07-2013, 02:15 PM
good day folks

Well Killerkane and Df1ye and myself went out to an area by Edson and found a spot that we could stretch our rifles out to some good distance! We started off at 300yds to get solid zeros, then moved back to 600yds and after everyone was zeroed and was confident we decided it was time to go for the gusto and we moved back to as far as we could which the gps showed to be 2100 yds. We started walking our shots in.Killerkane with his new custom 284win made it out to 1500 yds , Df1ye was shooting my 6.5x284 and was doing very good with it . I Had my 338 lapua AI and took some shots at the steel we had set up and could see the hits in the dirt in front of the target, but lost the splash as it got closer!! the dirt was damp and was just soaking up the splash!

Altogether we sent about thirty rounds out to 2100 and just couldn't connect with the plate! So when we went out to pack the target up we got to looking around and found hits all over the general area the target was in along with 5 hits on the target frame ! But no marks on the 16x16" ar 500 target .

Here is a couple pics of the only jacket we found past the 2100yd target . The bullet was a 300gr berger hybrid. Over all with not being able to see the splash and just walking shots around trying to see them it was a great day out shooting. When it dries up a little we plan on heading back and see if we can connect with the target and actually take some paint off of it .

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j394/stevesummit1/photo.jpg
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j394/stevesummit1/338bullet.jpg

Dmay
04-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Hey cool Steve. Sounds like a good day shootin'! Hopefully next trip you'll be bringing the 408?

stevesummit
04-08-2013, 07:42 AM
the chassis should be here mid may so i can hope its close now. And the 338 snipe tac reamer showed up so that will be hitting the lathe soon also . This is shaping up to be a powder burning summer for sure lol

JustBen
04-08-2013, 08:03 AM
2100 yards? Holy smokes! That's awesome. How much drop and wind do you have to adjust for?

stevesummit
04-08-2013, 08:14 AM
The drop equals about 1600". Or 75 moa. I had close to 3 min of wind dialled in as it was pretty calm and sheltered .

DOA
04-08-2013, 10:17 AM
Awesome! I hope to work up my skill and one day join you on a shoot like this.

stevesummit
04-08-2013, 10:36 AM
Awesome! I hope to work up my skill and one day join you on a shoot like this.

ill let you know when we are heading out next and you can just come along no better place to learn then actually doing it

Grain
04-08-2013, 11:48 AM
The drop equals about 1600". Or 75 moa. I had close to 3 min of wind dialled in as it was pretty calm and sheltered .

Wow! Good stuff. Are you still in your scopes field of view with that much drop?

stevesummit
04-08-2013, 11:52 AM
Yup I was holding centred in the scope and still had one more full turn on the mk4 turrets

Canuck
04-08-2013, 11:54 AM
I am curious as to what you use as a spotting scope at that distance?

stevesummit
04-08-2013, 12:01 PM
Killer Kane had his out there but I am unsure what it was . I used my scope when spotting for the others

tigrr
04-08-2013, 02:24 PM
Sounds like I need a bigger gun!!
maybe get a contract signing bonus for a new rifle!

stevesummit
04-08-2013, 02:42 PM
Sounds like I need a bigger gun!!

Yeah I am not sure the 6.5 has enough jam to make the extra distance

killer kane
04-08-2013, 07:56 PM
I was using my 12-40x60 leopold spotting scope with FFP TMR reticle. It was lots of fun, as any shooting day is.

Garetsu
04-09-2013, 03:10 PM
Wow! 2100 yards is pretty intense. The air time on those rounds must have been crazy.

Sounds like that was a ton of fun!

tigrr
04-09-2013, 04:33 PM
Since no camera can transmit that far maybe we can set up a microphone to report hits back at the line. Something to look into.

Strewth
04-09-2013, 04:42 PM
^What about video chat with two cell phones? I have no idea what I'm talking about, just the bacon fueled ideas here.

Dmay
04-10-2013, 05:49 AM
Since no camera can transmit that far maybe we can set up a microphone to report hits back at the line. Something to look into.

Mine will Hugh...at least its done 1900 with no problem, and was designed to do 1.5 miles. Pain to set up tho....

tigrr
04-10-2013, 09:51 AM
Mine will Hugh...at least its done 1900 with no problem, and was designed to do 1.5 miles. Pain to set up tho....

Cool I was thinking of buying 2 pawnshop cb's and setting them up to listen for gongs ringing. I don't need to see it but I would like to hear it. My hunting radios are good for 5 miles. hmmm

I'm still looking for a half section!!

sdeviation
04-10-2013, 11:21 AM
Very kewl guys ,,,

Dmay
04-11-2013, 09:09 AM
Cool I was thinking of buying 2 pawnshop cb's and setting them up to listen for gongs ringing. I don't need to see it but I would like to hear it. My hunting radios are good for 5 miles. hmmm

I'm still looking for a half section!!

Thats actually a pretty good idea (not that I'm surprised) Remember how we expected to hear hits on that 700 yd buffalo, and were surprised when we checked it? Those hunting radios could work, but a CB, or anything else 12 volt, could be powered by one of those "booster boxes", and would likely have a much longer working time than a radio keyed on steady with AAA batteries....

sdeviation
04-11-2013, 10:35 AM
transmitters have a working time on the output transistors
they over heat and fry themelves,,there actually made to be on and off..
i kinda remember that from my old CB days 10-4...

Laramie Longhorn
04-11-2013, 10:49 AM
transmitters have a working time on the output transistors
they over heat and fry themelves,,there actually made to be on and off..
i kinda remember that from my old CB days 10-4...

Sound Activated Mike. Should take care of this problem.

tigrr
04-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Sound Activated Mike. Should take care of this problem.

Do they make such a thing for cb radios?
I think there is a cb in the last auction box I aquired. Auctions here I come.

jwirecom109
04-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Do they make such a thing for cb radios?
I think there is a cb in the last auction box I aquired. Auctions here I come.

Not any models i know of, but i could be wrong. Those hand held 41 km mikes work great on sound activated mode

Laramie Longhorn
04-11-2013, 03:40 PM
Sorry Tigrr. I thought you meant a GMRS radio, not a CB.

Laramie Longhorn
04-11-2013, 03:46 PM
Found this on Amazon.ca
Ramsey VS1 Voice Activated VOX Switch Kit

http://www.amazon.com/Ramsey-VS1-Voice-Activated-Switch/dp/B0002NRIN2/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1365716653&sr=8-6&keywords=sound+activated+switch+radio

sdeviation
04-11-2013, 08:02 PM
Yes its called vox
Voice operated trasmission
Allu would hear is the mic key-up
U were suppose to say aaahhh or hum thhen
Start to talk when trasmitting
Radio shack sold a amplified vox mike for base
Station... If the bullet is super sonic the boom will key-up
The mic also

tigrr
04-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Buddies got a cobra radio that he uses for hunting and it has the voice activated transmit feature. Hmmm
Problem is he lent the 2nd one out and it never came back!!

TV-PressPass
04-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Steve I have a rangefinder to sell you :D

http://www.scoutbasecamp.com/images/products/cache/vectronix/laser_rangefinder/909207/main-ss/vectronix_909207_laser_rangefinder.jpg

stevesummit
04-12-2013, 03:28 PM
I might be interested

tigrr
05-11-2013, 08:00 AM
bump in hopes of update

SavageLapua
05-13-2013, 02:45 PM
Since no camera can transmit that far maybe we can set up a microphone to report hits back at the line. Something to look into.

You like apples? How about these apples!?

http://www.targetcam.net/Products.html


Standard Compact Target Spotting System Features
Rugged hard case with video receiver and 7" LCD screen
Self-contained 13 lb system with one or two camera options
No additional equipment required!
2,500 yard (line-of-sight) range
User-friendly - power up and see your target immediately
Long-throw lenses keep cameras at a safe distance
Eliminate time-consuming trips to long-range targets

SL

Strewth
05-13-2013, 03:00 PM
^Wowzers, that's excellent...pricy, but reasonable, gotta pay to play...

SavageLapua
05-13-2013, 03:17 PM
I figure it'd be ideal for this kind of shooting... Better than a spotting scope (in this application)

SL

Dmay
05-14-2013, 02:19 PM
I'd be cautious with that "targetcam.net".....Tried to buy one a few years back, and had to lawyer my money back. I see its a new website, may even be different owner, or all may be good......don't want to unfairly dis anybody, just would recommend researching it first.....

stevesummit
05-14-2013, 02:23 PM
I'd be cautious with that "targetcam.net".....Tried to buy one a few years back, and had to lawyer my money back. I see its a new website, may even be different owner, or all may be good......don't want to unfairly dis anybody, just would recommend researching it first.....

Lol that sounds like sharp shooters supply

SavageLapua
05-14-2013, 03:51 PM
I'd be cautious with that "targetcam.net".....Tried to buy one a few years back, and had to lawyer my money back. I see its a new website, may even be different owner, or all may be good......don't want to unfairly dis anybody, just would recommend researching it first.....

Damn... That's too bad...

Good to know, thanks for the info.

SL

Tezcatlipoca
05-14-2013, 08:57 PM
ill let you know when we are heading out next and you can just come along no better place to learn then actually doing it

I wouldn't mind tagging along if you don't mind, that sounds like a good spot to hone some skills.

stevesummit
05-14-2013, 09:15 PM
I wouldn't mind tagging along if you don't mind, that sounds like a good spot to hone some skills.

I am gonna try to arrange the group when I get home from work to head out and take another run at hitting the target this time . Should be about two weeks from now give of take

Dmay
05-15-2013, 07:27 AM
Another thing regarding the target-camera idea. I have one, used it at over a mile. Built it from pieces and advise (I'm electronically challenged) from a fellow off Snipershide. Anyway, Steve, you and the other "regulars" haven't seen it because it a bit of a pain to set up, so I never did at a shoot. However, should you want to use it, feel free. Ya need a little room to haul it, the antenna stands are about 6 ft (+?) long broken down.......
Was designed to work at 1.5 miles, and I'm sure it will, haven't tested that far myself.

stevesummit
05-15-2013, 09:37 AM
Ok this sounds good. I have a small crew of guys that said they would come help set up or what ever was needed . So it's just a matter of setting a date and running with it

TSE JR
05-15-2013, 01:54 PM
I'd be cautious with that "targetcam.net".....Tried to buy one a few years back, and had to lawyer my money back. I see its a new website, may even be different owner, or all may be good......don't want to unfairly dis anybody, just would recommend researching it first.....

We should have our first batch for stock in a week or two which I plan on testing immediately. I'll keep everyone updated.

JR

walperstyle
08-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Just noticed this thread after commenting in the other one. Let me know when you guys have some dates and time setup for the next one, and PM me. Please, thanks!

tigrr
08-04-2013, 08:35 PM
I am just going to buy a 50 moa base for the 6.5-284 and give er a go.