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Yep there is nothing like pulling the trigger & having time to lay the gun down, then you hear the gong go BONG. LOL
I used to be able to hit each 100yd gong all the way out to 500yds with open sights with a Mosin Nagant 91/30 but my eyes have gone bad & need help these days.
 

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Like other challenges, after you conquer one, bring on more!! If the opportunity would be given to stretch out to 400 or more, I'd like to try and see what I am capable of. Just for fun and bragging rights of course. Still only taking whitetails under 100 yards where I hunt.
 

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I'm with you there Big. Farthest I ever killed a deer was about 125 yards, in Wyoming and, even there all my kills were under a hundred, except for that one. On my place, 100 yards is just about out of the question.
 
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For the last 30 years, my deer rifle is a .25-06.
My sight-in is 1.5" high at 100, zero at 200, -5"-6" at 300, and -15"-16" at 400.
Load: 100gr Nosler Ballistic Tip, 52.0gr H4831sc, Federal LR primers, Remington brass primer pockets reamed, and neck turned, seating = -.020" off the jam. The Sendero likes a couple more grains and uses H1000. The Sendero will hold 1.5" groups out to 400yds, prone w/bi-pod.
My Remington Classic has a Leupold 3-9X, or 4-12X. The Remington Sendero w/a 6.5 - 20X Leupold, and bi-pod, is reserved 350-450yd shots.
Anything <200yds - hold cross hairs right on vital. At 300 to 400 use the range finder and interpolate.
Best shot is a neck shot on a bedded doe looking at me, through a small hole in the brush, at 380yds.

Went to a long range shooting school last June w/Wolfe Precision. Use Jamie's 6.5 Cdmr rifles and Hornady 120 gr match ammo, and hit steel and water jugs a 900yds. Got skunked at 1000yds, but felt good about making hits on a 300yd ground hog, then going to thru steel from 400 to 900yds.
My ah-ha moment was learning how to dial in for wind drift.
 
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