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Post by deye243 » 25 Jan 2022, 9:56 pm

G'day all went out yesterday to have some fun health is finally letting me get out a bit took the steel rabbits and the "gas bottle" Target anyway enjoy if this is your kind of thing.

https://youtu.be/2IAj6GreCZw

And because I was filming on my own this one takes a while go to about 20 secs in then a zoom out to show you how far it looks . This is The Rusty Rabbit just a smidgen left of centre screen if you're looking for it .

https://youtu.be/vY8Ge9T-fbU

And this one is about the same before the first shot 20 or 2 seconds this is my "gas bottle" Target .

https://youtu.be/C6S_1o6qEXc

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Post by Noisydad » 26 Jan 2022, 5:14 am

Ringing steel never gets old! :-). Nice views too!
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Post by in2anity » 26 Jan 2022, 7:10 am

Great shooting! Looked like pretty ideal conditions? What time of day?
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 26 Jan 2022, 9:06 am

Good shooting mate :D :thumbsup:
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Post by deye243 » 26 Jan 2022, 12:58 pm

Noisydad wrote:Ringing steel never gets old! :-). Nice views too!


You got that right .

in2anity wrote:Great shooting! Looked like pretty ideal conditions? What time of day?


19:30 3mph breeze at 118* so yeah good weather .


Wm.Traynor wrote:Good shooting mate :D :thumbsup:


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Post by Tilb004 » 26 Jan 2022, 7:17 pm

deye243 wrote:G'day all went out yesterday to have some fun health is finally letting me get out a bit took the steel rabbits and the "gas bottle" Target anyway enjoy if this is your kind of thing.

https://youtu.be/2IAj6GreCZw

And because I was filming on my own this one takes a while go to about 20 secs in then a zoom out to show you how far it looks . This is The Rusty Rabbit just a smidgen left of centre screen if you're looking for it .

https://youtu.be/vY8Ge9T-fbU

And this one is about the same before the first shot 20 or 2 seconds this is my "gas bottle" Target .

https://youtu.be/C6S_1o6qEXc

Cheers


Great shooting

What caliber were you using , was it a 243 ? :thumbsup:
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Post by deye243 » 26 Jan 2022, 7:33 pm

Tilb004 wrote:
deye243 wrote:G'day all went out yesterday to have some fun health is finally letting me get out a bit took the steel rabbits and the "gas bottle" Target anyway enjoy if this is your kind of thing.

https://youtu.be/2IAj6GreCZw

And because I was filming on my own this one takes a while go to about 20 secs in then a zoom out to show you how far it looks . This is The Rusty Rabbit just a smidgen left of centre screen if you're looking for it .

https://youtu.be/vY8Ge9T-fbU

And this one is about the same before the first shot 20 or 2 seconds this is my "gas bottle" Target .

https://youtu.be/C6S_1o6qEXc

Cheers


Great shooting

What caliber were you using , was it a 243 ? :thumbsup:


Nope but I really do wish I still had a pope it was a 260 Remington has long been well since 2014 my favourite Calibre
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Post by in2anity » 26 Jan 2022, 7:53 pm

deye243 I'm not much of a belly benchrester at all - but I do it at certain times of year. In the vein of your video, I recorderd this recently:

https://youtu.be/yaJuaiKBH6s

Althought that's not 750yds!! Amazing shooting on the rabbit.
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Post by deye243 » 26 Jan 2022, 8:47 pm

in2anity wrote:deye243 I'm not much of a belly benchrester at all - but I do it at certain times of year. In the vein of your video, I recorderd this recently:

https://youtu.be/yaJuaiKBH6s

Althought that's not 750yds!! Amazing shooting on the rabbit.

Yes I seen that the other day good shooting these two pics are at 1205 and one pic actually shows you on the Moa converter what it comes out at .
I did steel rabbits at 1205 today when I get the video done I'll post it up.

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Post by in2anity » 27 Jan 2022, 7:15 am

Incredible group!
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Post by deye243 » 27 Jan 2022, 12:10 pm

in2anity wrote:Incredible group!

Here is another one from around 6 or 7 years ago with my 7mm

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Post by in2anity » 27 Jan 2022, 1:19 pm

deye243 wrote:Here is another one from around 6 or 7 years ago with my 7mm

Amazing! You shooting F-open deye?
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Post by deye243 » 27 Jan 2022, 2:31 pm

in2anity wrote:
deye243 wrote:Here is another one from around 6 or 7 years ago with my 7mm

Amazing! You shooting F-open deye?


Nah I thought about it I just don't like their rate of Fire 10 rounds in a short space of time reason why I get good Barrel life is I don't let my barrels get hot
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Post by deye243 » 27 Jan 2022, 2:37 pm

With Magnum calibres this is about my rate of fire then I'll let it sit for half an hour.
That and my experience with clubs over the last 30 years has left a very sour taste in my mouth

Projectiles will hit a smidgen below centre of Target that one went just on 3" at 1026 yards

https://youtu.be/4HlMxoO27fI
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Post by bladeracer » 27 Jan 2022, 2:51 pm

deye243 wrote:
in2anity wrote:
deye243 wrote:Here is another one from around 6 or 7 years ago with my 7mm

Amazing! You shooting F-open deye?


Nah I thought about it I just don't like their rate of Fire 10 rounds in a short space of time reason why I get good Barrel life is I don't let my barrels get hot


Short space of time????
I have actually been to an F-Class shoot and the boredom was palpable. But I guess if you're only going to fire 10rds per month you'd want it to last :-)
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Post by in2anity » 27 Jan 2022, 2:51 pm

Hah! It’s all a matter of perspective. I find TR and F luxuriously slow coming from an SR background - in SR we have to shoot our 20-to-30 round matches in well under 10mins, with the second half usually seeing 10 rounds in not much north of 1 minute. Nevertheless, what you do is simply surgical!
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Post by deye243 » 27 Jan 2022, 3:49 pm

I was told you only had 15 minutes to get three sighters if you want them and 10 scoring shots no way known and hell am I doing that with a 7mm Remington Magnum not unless you only want a 6 to 800 round accurate barrel life
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Post by in2anity » 27 Jan 2022, 4:37 pm

deye243 wrote:I was told you only had 15 minutes to get three sighters if you want them and 10 scoring shots no way known and hell am I doing that with a 7mm Remington Magnum not unless you only want a 6 to 800 round accurate barrel life


Often 10 mins for 10 (inc. 2 discardable sighters), or 15 mins for 15 (inc. 2 discardable sighters). Everyone has their own strategies, but I know some top TR shooters don't "spread" their shots over the time period - rather they crank through them as quickly as they can, as soon as the winds are favorable. Sometimes this might mean delaying shooting until they are almost out of time, if the wind is fishing about. Then there are some top F shooters who just shoot literally as fast as possible, with the thought that the wind should be fairly consistent in that small window of time. They just lay down and "pow pow pow..." - I've seen all ten easily go into the V (sub moa) like this with lots in the X (1/2moa), which is pretty damned incredible. Just depends on the conditions.
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Post by deye243 » 27 Jan 2022, 4:44 pm

Yeah I've seen the rapid fire benchrest thousand-yard competition in America they do exactly the same thing
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Post by deye243 » 27 Jan 2022, 7:19 pm

Well it was Aussie day yesterday so I went back out tried to hit the steel rabbits at 1205 yards quite enjoyable very bloody difficult .

https://youtu.be/Hmg1cEu2384

This one is the zoom out to show range I forgot to do it on the other vid .

https://youtu.be/fkK_OoKj7C4

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Post by deye243 » 31 Jan 2022, 11:51 pm

in2anity wrote:
deye243 wrote:I was told you only had 15 minutes to get three sighters if you want them and 10 scoring shots no way known and hell am I doing that with a 7mm Remington Magnum not unless you only want a 6 to 800 round accurate barrel life


Often 10 mins for 10 (inc. 2 discardable sighters), or 15 mins for 15 (inc. 2 discardable sighters). Everyone has their own strategies, but I know some top TR shooters don't "spread" their shots over the time period - rather they crank through them as quickly as they can, as soon as the winds are favorable. Sometimes this might mean delaying shooting until they are almost out of time, if the wind is fishing about. Then there are some top F shooters who just shoot literally as fast as possible, with the thought that the wind should be fairly consistent in that small window of time. They just lay down and "pow pow pow..." - I've seen all ten easily go into the V (sub moa) like this with lots in the X (1/2moa), which is pretty damned incredible. Just depends on the conditions.

I found one of those videos shooting benchrest fast .

https://youtu.be/svRCbvHrU9w
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Post by straightshooter » 01 Feb 2022, 6:48 am

The 'hot barrel wearing out faster' belief seems to be carried to extremes by some shooters.
Barrel steel whether chrome moly or 'so called' stainless only begin to experience a change in their properties in the temperature range 200 to 400 degrees C.
I don't think even 20 rounds fired as quickly as possible in a magnum caliber bolt action would exceed 'very hot to touch' so something like 60 degrees C externally.
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Post by in2anity » 01 Feb 2022, 7:58 am

straightshooter wrote:For normal shooting, provided the barrel is not abused by improper cleaning, the best measure of life is in kilos of powder.

This is certainly the sentiment in the circles I shoot in, and also my personal belief. There is some belief the service rifle barrels don't last as long as target rifle barrels, because SR is harder on the barrel during rapid fire / snap details. Yes they get piping hot by the end of a 22 round SR match, enough to scald the skin. But even still, 7.62mm service rifles are getting North of 5000 rounds before they start to "spray". 5.56mm is a little less, but not by a whole lot. IMO, 10 rounds in a few minutes will have no measurable difference in barrel life compared with say 10 rounds spread over an hour.
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