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Hits and misses at the range

Post by Baldrick314 » 24 May 2014, 2:12 pm

I went out to the range this morning to give a mate of mine a go at shooting and to test my new chronograph. My mate had a ball and shot some good groups for someone who's never shot before.

In the intermission between shooting I went forward to set up the chronograph and had it nearly ready to go when my tripod suffered a catastrophic failure. The top mount snapped clean off, I guess I should have looked for something more sturdy than a camera tripod. At least I didn't shoot the chronograph like I thought I would :lol:

After that I went back to the bench and shot two of the best 100 yard groups I've ever shot with my .308.

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Both are 3 shot groups. I guess two wins out of three aren't bad :)
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Post by chilliman » 24 May 2014, 3:02 pm

a shame about the tripod, doesn't sound as though the chrony got damaged, but hey, NICE GROUPS!!!
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Post by Baldrick314 » 24 May 2014, 3:09 pm

chilliman wrote:a shame about the tripod, doesn't sound as though the chrony got damaged, but hey, NICE GROUPS!!!


I caught it before it hit the ground so no damage done.

Cheers :). Just measured the smaller group, .524 outside which makes for .216 centre to centre!
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Post by Apollo » 24 May 2014, 3:28 pm

Now try five shots or better still ten and see what happens.....

Just having a dig, nice groups too. Some people irrespective can't get the last shot to group regardless how many shots in the group.

It's all training and makes you a much more confident hunter as well knowing what you and the rifle plus load are capable of achieving under controlled conditions.
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Post by MeccaOz » 24 May 2014, 3:40 pm

lol, I once saw a guy shoot the first sensor thingy and then the bullet turned into a magic bullet, it did a 90 degree turn and smash the guts of it , with a 38 super.

Awesome groups there mate :)
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Post by Baldrick314 » 24 May 2014, 3:44 pm

Apollo wrote:Now try five shots or better still ten and see what happens.....

Just having a dig, nice groups too. Some people irrespective can't get the last shot to group regardless how many shots in the group.

It's all training and makes you a much more confident hunter as well knowing what you and the rifle plus load are capable of achieving under controlled conditions.


I've been there before. Sometimes when I'm shooting a good group I have to take a couple seconds before the last shot to calm myself and treat it like any other shot otherwise I pull it
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Post by cruze82 » 24 May 2014, 3:59 pm

Nice groups! what was the rifle? and were they your own handloads?
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Post by Baldrick314 » 24 May 2014, 4:35 pm

cruze82 wrote:Nice groups! what was the rifle? and were they your own handloads?


It's a Remington Varmint SF. They are my handloads but they were made for another rifle funnily enough. They were seated 10 thou shorter than my usual load and had an extra gr of powder. I'm gonna have to revisit load development I think
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Post by headspace » 24 May 2014, 6:02 pm

A couple of very nice groups there mate, I thing 2 wins out of three is a reasonable average.
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Post by cruze82 » 24 May 2014, 6:13 pm

Baldrick314 wrote:
cruze82 wrote:Nice groups! what was the rifle? and were they your own handloads?


It's a Remington Varmint SF. They are my handloads but they were made for another rifle funnily enough. They were seated 10 thou shorter than my usual load and had an extra gr of powder. I'm gonna have to revisit load development I think


please do share the recipe im always looking to go out of the box with a load
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Post by Baldrick314 » 24 May 2014, 6:23 pm

cruze82 wrote:please do share the recipe im always looking to go out of the box with a load


43gr 2206H behind a 168gr Nosler Custom comp seated at 2.320 measured off the ogive. Cases were federal and primers were federal 210
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Post by howtow » 26 May 2014, 7:16 am

MeccaOz wrote:lol, I once saw a guy shoot the first sensor thingy and then the bullet turned into a magic bullet, it did a 90 degree turn and smash the guts of it , with a 38 super.


Bet that put him in a good mood :lol:
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Post by riggee » 26 May 2014, 7:16 am

Both 3x yeah? Nice.

edit: missed the comment below the photo.
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Post by Pilch » 26 May 2014, 7:20 am

You've gotta get a picture of it with some calipers so it's official looking.

ha ha.
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Post by Humir » 26 May 2014, 7:21 am

Baldrick314 wrote:At least I didn't shoot the chronograph like I thought I would :lol:


There's always next time :P
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Post by schink » 26 May 2014, 7:22 am

Awesome shooting mate.

Stick that one up on the wall ;)
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Post by Baldrick314 » 26 May 2014, 10:40 am

Humir wrote:There's always next time :P


:lol: I've heard it said before that there's two kinds of chronographs, those that have been shot and those that will.

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback :)
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