Question for any long range shooters...

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  1. Rockyja

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    Hello everyone,

    I’m new to the forum, and from the replies, and information I have read, I find myself a novice among experienced shooters. Other then my military experience with my M1, zeroing in my weapon, the last thing on my mind was bullet velocity, and what grain load to use.

    I have three guns, Smith & Wesson 38, Stoeger 12g Couch Gun, and my favorite, my Thompson Contender with 2-12" barrels and 1-14" barrel. I use my 22mag barrel at the range for target practice, mostly because ammo is cheaper, and I have more ammo to shot.

    It’s a small 75’ indoor range, so I always shoot the full distance. I don’t care for the large targets because they don’t challenge me to shoot at the center bull. So I paste a 2" red or black sticker target in the center of the backboard and send it to the 75 foot spot.

    My Contender is a single shoot, with standard front and rear sights, and it’s zeroed at 100 yards. So, if anything…it’s up to me if I get my shots into that 2 inch target. I do miss a few, but most of my 3 shot groupings are very nice and tight.

    I have a 14" barrel I haven’t had a change to fire. It uses a Thompson 375JDJ 220gr and it’s not allowed at the indoor range. Not sure how far it will go accurately.

    Maybe you can tell me. Any information would be appreciated.

    Rocky
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  2. jack404

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    Rocky , I've a mate who runs Big buffalo safari's in the northern territory

    he has one as your and dropped a 1800 lb buff at 400, a clean base of the skull / instant kill shot

    thats a mighty piece of gun ..

    its ruined two scopes , dont get him started on it , he'll bend your ear for a good hour or more
  3. Rockyja

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    Jack,

    When I shoot with my 44mag in my 12" barrel, it does have one hell of a kick. I added a tripod and it tames the kick a bit.

    Nice to meet you, Jack.

    Thank you.

    Rocky
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    Most welcome !!

    i take it you reload the JDJ there or have they become tame too ??
  5. Rockyja

    Rockyja Former Guest

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    I've never reload it. I get mine thru Thompson Center. It's a hard round to find any where else.
  6. sub-moa

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    I'm told that's the official handgun of Jurassic park. :D
  7. deadeyedink63

    deadeyedink63 New Member

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    If you look at the ballistic tables the 7mm mag/ the 270/ the 243/ have almost identical trajectory's with different bullet weights if you want to shoot 500 yds no problem, I have and it took me about 2 weeks of trigger time and some very serious time at the reloading bench but if you can do 6x8 targets out to 500 that should be sufficient the key is not the gun sir it's the shooter first then the bullet but the gun is last. sorry, beware the man with one gun he's going to beat you every time, white feather only used one gun,it was not a 300WM.
  8. sting75ray

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    You need to get you a 16 inch 45/70 barrel for it. It is a handfull.:D
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