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Update on Long Range rimfire shoot. Video posted to youtube.

Post by wildcard6 » 04 Feb 2019, 7:34 pm

This is up and running now and people seem to be enjoying it. I recorded the full detail [100m, 200m and 300yd] but edited it down to just the 300yd targets. I started with not enough zoom, but it increases as it goes on, so it's possible to make out the targets and fall-of-shots. As you can tell by my reaction to a hit, it really is a rush when you drop one at that range. I get more from a falling target than gongs, and this format works pretty well because everybody mucks in and helps with target resets. I ran a 200m version shoot on Sunday Feb 3rd and we had a shooter who came and rewrote the book on what's possible. He is not only a good shot, but he was using Lapua Centre-X ammo [$18.50/packet locally] and he dropped only one point from the possible score of 120. He hit one of the 100m targets on his second shot, not first shot. A freak! Then again, I was using the wrong zero for the entire shoot [I was out by two clicks on everything] but I was too busy organising and running the shoot to work out what was wrong! Ahh! It's a fun shoot and I'll try to get it right next time. I was also using CCI standards [$5.40/packet locally], so that's another excuse...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5GFDD7t8ew
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Post by SCJ429 » 16 Feb 2019, 6:52 pm

What scope do you use on your rimfire when you shoot at 300?
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Post by bladeracer » 16 Feb 2019, 7:40 pm

SCJ429 wrote:What scope do you use on your rimfire when you shoot at 300?


I use the AR Optics 4.5-18x40.
Zeroing in the bottom of the scope (using a canted rail) easily gives enough turret adjustment for 300m, and well beyond. If you want maximum adjustment determine how much elevation adjustment the scope has in total, and use a rail that is a half that - plus whatever elevation you need for zeroing. The AR has 105MoA so I set the rings at 55MoA. This lets me zero around 50m and still use the full adjustment. If I want to go out to 500m I need to zero at 100m at the bottom of the scope. With CCI SV it's about 8MoA drop from 50m to 100m so I'd set the rings at 60-65MoA for 500m shooting.
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Post by ClaytonT88 » 16 Feb 2019, 8:11 pm

Awesome, I'd be keen for something like this once I've got a set up figured out.
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Post by deye243 » 16 Feb 2019, 9:08 pm

I fitted these dials to nd 4.5-14×40AO I can just make it to 300 does anyone know if there is a 20moa rail for these LA101s .......

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Post by bladeracer » 16 Feb 2019, 9:30 pm

deye243 wrote:I fitted these dials to nd 4.5-14×40AO I can just make it to 300 does anyone know if there is a 20moa rail for these LA101s .......


Do you know if a Lithgow accepts a standard rail from something else?
I have EGW 20MoA rails on some of my Rugers, but for the Target I'm just using adjustable rings. The only time they moved was when I dropped the rifle off my bench, it landed on top of the elevation turret and collapsed the rear ring a bit so I had to adjust it.

EGW don't list Lithgow but they might fit a different rail.
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Post by bladeracer » 16 Feb 2019, 9:37 pm

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Post by deye243 » 16 Feb 2019, 10:03 pm

Thanks
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Post by bladeracer » 16 Feb 2019, 11:20 pm

I went back through my Ebay history and found that the rings I'm using are SPORTSMATCH ATP66 adjustable rings.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SPORTSMATCH-ATP66-Scope-Mounts-for-30mm-tubes-adjustable-for-height-and-windage/291306870964

This is the same place I got mine, but mine were slightly cheaper two years ago.

I'm waiting on two adjustable one-piece mounts though.
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Post by TassieTiger » 17 Feb 2019, 3:01 am

How the heck are you seeing a small target at 300 yards through the AR scope ? I’ve got one on my 223 that’s about to be scrapped due to the cross hairs concealing my targets at 200...at 300 I can only imagine.
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Post by bladeracer » 17 Feb 2019, 3:17 am

TassieTiger wrote:How the heck are you seeing a small target at 300 yards through the AR scope ? I’ve got one on my 223 that’s about to be scrapped due to the cross hairs concealing my targets at 200...at 300 I can only imagine.


No problem at all, the crosshair is only 0.25MoA in thickness. At 300yds that covers just 19mm of your target - the width of a piece of insulation tape. What sort of targets are you shooting at?

A mate of mine just bought a pair of Athlons and I think they're barely usable for anything except shooting paper, the crosshair is so fine that it totally disappears against a background of grass or trees.
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Post by TassieTiger » 17 Feb 2019, 3:19 am

I’ve been using high vis 3 inch orange decals - with the centre decal blacked out for targeting purposes - 24mm diameter.
I’ve found the cross hairs completely obscure that 24mm dot at 190m and the bullet drop compensator dots, block out maybe 2/3 of the entire 3 inch target ? Or there anouts.
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Post by bladeracer » 17 Feb 2019, 3:23 am

TassieTiger wrote:I’ve been using high vis 3 inch orange decals - with the centre decal blacked out for targeting purposes - 24mm diameter.
I’ve found the cross hairs completely obscure that 24mm dot at 190m and the bullet drop compensator dots, block out maybe 2/3 of the entire 3 inch target ? Or there anouts.


I use 16mm adhesive dots for targets.

I agree that the hold-over dots are large, but they're not designed for precision shooting at small targets, they're designed for snap-shooting at human-sized targets. The dots are 1MoA so would cover three-iinches at 300yds.
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