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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    A brand new scope out of the box requires bore sighting and then sighting in. After that it's about reading the wind and knowing the ballistics of the cartridge. Most typical hunting cartridges drop like bricks between 300 and 400 as well.
    "...2000yds with a hot rodded 243 Win..." Hold over will be in multiple meters. A 115 DTAC(heaviest bullet you can get) with an MV of 3120 FPS, drops 232.3″(19.4 feet. 5.8 meters.) at 1,000. And that's without any wind.
    So what's your point?

    You think we need you telling us things we already know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6MT View Post
    ummm....so....what's the point?
    go to range, shoot some bullets, win a really nice scope

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    With my 5.5-22X56 NXS NightForce I Coached a guy with a 22-250 out to a mile. I have hit the 1 mile target over 100 times with a 308. Over 50 times with a 6.5-284. I'm not sure if I have hit anything over 1500 yards with my 338 lapua magnum. Yet.

    That would be a cool contest. Except for the guy leaning over adjusting the other guys scope. Black eye anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6MT View Post
    ummm....so....what's the point?
    You've never done anything fun before? you must be a stick in the mud

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    Picture this! A high Burris signature Zee ring on the back of the NightForce scope and a Medium Burris signature Zee ring on the front. I hope there is enough travel on the inserts to achieve this. Target is 3000 yards away on a frozen lake in the middle of nowhere. Gun is a Savage 110 FCP Law enforcement HS precision stock in 338 lapua magnum. Sending 285 gr Hornady Match BTHP. Hoping for enough ice in March. Anything after a mile(1760yds) I can't see the target with the naked eye. 4'X10' bright orange target.
    So at 3000 yards the bullet drops -6691.5 inches or -213.0 MOA 347.7 11.1 814.6 0.743 419.9 7.131

    No 6mt isn't a stick in the mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    I have to say, shooting at 700 yards and even having the wind kick the piss out of you, makes shooting at 100 yards really boring

    Having our local range only go out to 200 yards is quite a bore now. The only reason I even have a membership is due to my restricted firearms.
    If you've only got 200 yds, get a good quality 22 rimfire and use that. It is akin to shooting a 308 out to 1000 yds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    "...2000yds with a hot rodded 243 Win..." Hold over will be in multiple meters. A 115 DTAC(heaviest bullet you can get) with an MV of 3120 FPS, drops 232.3″(19.4 feet. 5.8 meters.) at 1,000. And that's without any wind.
    Yes. Its called challenging one's self. The issue is not the gross hold over but the elevation in MOA. A capable scope is the answer to that problem.

    I used 95gr Scenar bullets to maximize velocity and BC.

    The day we tried it was too windy. I could get the bullet out to the target but the inconsistent wind caused big issues. The other issue was the little 95gr 243 bullets often did not produce a visible splash.



    Quote Originally Posted by tigrr View Post
    With my 5.5-22X56 NXS NightForce I Coached a guy with a 22-250 out to a mile. I have hit the 1 mile target over 100 times with a 308.
    Thats good work with a 308. What bullet did you use that would stay stable across the sound barrier? I've done 1200yds with my 3008 but that rifle is really not suitable for really long range work. The 20" barrel is just too short. I've been playing with 208 AMAX but my velocities suffer a bit. I have some 178gr AMAX to try next. I'd like to get that rifle out to 1400yds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suputin View Post
    If you've only got 200 yds, get a good quality 22 rimfire and use that. It is akin to shooting a 308 out to 1000 yds.
    I just dont go to our range anymore and instead head out towards the ranch when I have the time. I can get out to 500 easily there. Longer than that is a little harder around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    I just dont go to our range anymore and instead head out towards the ranch when I have the time. I can get out to 500 easily there. Longer than that is a little harder around here.
    I'd still set up targets for .22 at 100,150 and 200. Suputin has a great point about shooting a .22 out to 200 yds,it's a great warm up not to mention the economics of getting more practice in.
    Plus if your at the range shooting your restricted bring the .22 along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suputin View Post
    Yes. Its called challenging one's self. The issue is not the gross hold over but the elevation in MOA. A capable scope is the answer to that problem.

    I used 95gr Scenar bullets to maximize velocity and BC.

    The day we tried it was too windy. I could get the bullet out to the target but the inconsistent wind caused big issues. The other issue was the little 95gr 243 bullets often did not produce a visible splash.





    Thats good work with a 308. What bullet did you use that would stay stable across the sound barrier? I've done 1200yds with my 3008 but that rifle is really not suitable for really long range work. The 20" barrel is just too short. I've been playing with 208 AMAX but my velocities suffer a bit. I have some 178gr AMAX to try next. I'd like to get that rifle out to 1400yds.
    I have some 175 gr 30 cal. from a batch made for the US Marines that they were using in the 300 Win Mag. I think they are Sierra and the boat tail is slightly different from other 30 cal. I have not tried them in a reload yet but apparently they are amazing at long range and hope to develop a load over the winter.

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