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Range Report

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by The_Rifleman, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    Another installment of one shot one kill shooting. This time I shoot a golf ball at 300 yards in a 5-10mph 11-1 o'clock wind. This load has been exceptionally trustworthy; if I wasn't so cheap I would shoot a few extra shots to see how small a group I could get.

    Golf Ball, 300 Yards, Howa 30-06

    Somehow when I was recording the shot, everything was doubled, the balls at the target area looked like crescent moons. Something must have been on the lens and I didn't notice it. I need to remember to bring my magnifying glasses so I can see the screen on the camera more clearly.

    Also, it was around 40ºF colder than the last time I shot the Howa, the IMR 4831 powder seems to be temperature insensitive. I've shot at 82ºF as well as at 32ºF; I think I've found my powder.

    Howa 1500, 30-06
    Nikko Stirling Diamond scope, (came with rifle)
    Burris Signature Zee rings
    Hornady 190gr SPBT
    IMR 4831 powder
    CCI 200 primer
    Winchester case
  2. Lee C.

    Lee C. New Member

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    Nice shooting Rifleman, What kind of groups are you shooting at 300yds with your 30-06 ?
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting there Rifleman.
    Your gonna have to fill me in on your camera expertise!;)
    No, Ive got a Sony digital disc reader that records pretty good, but not that good! It's got the zoom and sound, just not the quality...I actually dont have a cam corder anymore, eneded up selling it a few years back to a friend that needed it more then I did at the time.
    But, great shooting!
  4. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    I've only shot one 3 shot group with these bullets at 300 yards, it measured 1.5 inches. That was with the powder I was using during winter, H414.
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    The_Rifleman New Member

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    I use a little 4x Tasco spotting scope to get it zoomed in closer. Sometimes the camera will focus on a blade of grass or something but I usually catch it before I start recording. This time I don't know what the problem was.

    You can see my set-up under the table in this video. 357 Mag, 200 Yards, 1 Shot

    I use that board to set my spotting scope and camera on to align them with each other. Then I use angled wooden shims under that board to get my camera angle. I was thinking of starting to use my binoculars, they are 7x.

    Thanks to both of you! :D
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Now that is just flat out neat!
    I was maybe over-thinking; How does he do that?
    Ive watched about all your videos, (not all I'm sure) but have seen several of them, and was always wondering how does he do that?
    I do thank you Rifleman for sharing that!
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Rifleman - that is some fine shooting. I can barely see 300 yards anymore. A couple of weeks a go I bought a .223 Weatherby with a 24 inch barrel. I am going to try some shooting further than 100 yds. I will be happy to keep it on paper at 300.;)
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    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    Good grief :eek: A golf ball at 300 yards. To me that is fantastic shooting. I used think I was doing pretty good hitting my golf ball hanging at 75 yards using my 10/22. I will no longer say a thing about shooting at such SHORT distances :D

    I'm with you Moody, I don't think I could see a golf ball that far away and I couldn't afford all the ammo I would have to expend hoping for a lucky shot.

    Very impressive Rifleman. I really enjoy you videos and thanks for sharing.
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    sweet shootn man. There aint a safe deer in your county as far as im concerned;)
  10. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    I cant a golf ball that cleanly with my driver when I golfing.....
  11. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman New Member

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    Cool! I was going to get a Vanguard but it didn't work-out and I got the Howa.

    Make sure you post a range report!

    Thanks all!
  12. wpage

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    Rifleman,
    Good report. Keep us posted on your exploits!
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