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Thread: Longer range target

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    Longer range target

    I know this is a stalking site but there are a few of you guys that punch paper also
    On Sunday Im going to stretch my rifles legs a bit and have a day out to 500 yrds
    Anyone got any recommendations? Ive shot gongs out to 300 before but that was summer and not January in a windy valley lol
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    At 500 yards Orange standard clay pigeons are good targets. With the right kit you shouldn't find them too hard to hit.

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    Its an organised range day with butts and not sure of the size of target, I think they are moa vbulls
    Not sure whether to try and dial for windage or hold off
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    for longer ranges I would assume holding off would be much more difficult. dialling would be best if you have a good idea of wind speed and ballistic data
    Last edited by gmorrice96; 02-01-2015 at 22:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk View Post
    Its an organised range day with butts and not sure of the size of target, I think they are moa vbulls
    Not sure whether to try and dial for windage or hold off
    Depends what kit you own? If you have a ballistic app and a wind meter then dialling would be my choice.

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    I left me wind meter at work like an idiot but got Ballistic AE
    Ive heard the wind can swirl quite badly lol
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    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
    Another 7mm08 shooter!

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    500yds is too much to hold over bk, am sure you will have enough elevation in your scope to get you there,better count your clicks up and down,500 will be a doddle if wind is kind on the day, you will surprise yourself how well you can shoot at that range, have fun, atb swaro

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    If the wind is swirling, you might as well just ignore it & guess the average side wind over the bullet flight path, then either dial in a windage obtained from ballistic data or hold off. --- Take your pick & enjoy!
    If it is a gusting wind wait till there is a lull at your firing point to fire so you and your rifle aren't being knocked about. Gusts on you & your rifle make lots of difference to lateral grouping.
    Don't ignore the wind & fight it & don't over think it or over compensate.


    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk View Post
    I left me wind meter at work like an idiot but got Ballistic AE
    Ive heard the wind can swirl quite badly lol
    What do you do for a living to need the wind meter at work? Office laughs after a curry night?

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    you be fine up at Thorpe Dan, given light winds and frost so wont affect you that much and you get two sighting shots so you will know after your first how much to allow or use the windage turret, cya in bottom car park about 7-45 am, Dean

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