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Posted: March 04 2017 at 7:28pm | IP Logged Quote M700

And with a new shooter! My friend, who took to shooting with me about a year and a half ago, and I went to the range this morning. It was a little chillier than it appeared, but we shot three different rifles at 100, 200 and 300 yards; a .17 HMR (only to 200 yds), a .204 Ruger, and my old SWAT rifle, the .308 Win "Green Machine." Locally, it's a noted rifle, built by former US 1,000 yard record holder Jim Cloward.

.204 CZ rifle:


With the Green Machine. Handload is 44.5 gr Varget and a 155 grain HPBT match bullet from some upstart bullet company called Nosler....


And here's what a new shooter, a good rifle, a good load can do at 200 yards, ya, that's under a 1/2" spread, from a bipod. Dang. She was so doggone happy & excited. We were running low on .308 ammo, and I wasn't about to let her open that three-shot group up! We did do a little more shooting. BTW, she really liked the Vortex scope that I'm slowly learning to like.


It's gratifying to see a new shooter develop good skills & safety habits so quickly. She's pretty hot stuff with her .45 1911 too.

Regards, Guy
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Posted: March 04 2017 at 7:48pm | IP Logged Quote Rex

Looks like fun and your snow looks chilly. We made it up to 73 today, it'll cool back down next week. My knee healed up enough that I did a little revolver shooting myself.
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Wow. Impressive!
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Posted: March 04 2017 at 9:36pm | IP Logged Quote M700

I've never shot that well at 200 yards. Never. Dang...
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Posted: March 05 2017 at 6:44am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Guy, I still think you should publish a photo book. Darn, I wish I could take pictures like that.
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Guy, please tell our members how easy it is these days.

Too many older people think you have to be tech savvy to use a digital camera. You don't need to know anything! And they are cheap!
I bought a used 14MP point and shoot Nikon for $25 bucks on a shooting forum. I own 3 cameras plus the iphone now.
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IDPA from 2012. Cast bullet lube smokes a bit lol




Old pic near Linville, NC

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It is pretty easy anymore, to get decent photos.

These photos at the range were all from my cell phone.

I have a couple of pretty decent digital cameras, nothing real fancy, but unless I make a point of doing otherwise, most of my photos anymore are just snapped with my cell phone.

I do normally use the digital Olympus camera with a telephoto when I go out to try some wildlife photography.

Guy
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I can manage about 3/4" off sand bags with my 223 Rem that
has a 26" heavy contour Douglas match barrel.

At that distance you have to have perfectly consistent
trigger control, cheek weld,and follow through for a tight
group like that.

Great shooting.
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hoghunter wrote:
I can manage about 3/4" off sand bags with my 223 Rem that
has a 26" heavy contour Douglas match barrel.

At that distance you have to have perfectly consistent
trigger control, cheek weld,and follow through for a tight
group like that.

Great shooting.


Ya. She had all the right ingredients. The rifle has shot 1/2 MOA before, even out at 600 yards. It's a Rem 700 with a trued action, a Krieger barrel chambered for .308 with the '95 Palma reamer, and bedded in a McMillan stock.

Then I load the .308 ammo with my Wilson in-line benchrest dies.

The .308 responds well to HPBT match bullet and Varget powder...

What amazed me, was that she put it all together. I've seen her shoot well before, but... This was pretty amazing. What's funny, is that she doesn't really understand the significance of shooting a 1/2 MOA group, from a danged bipod! She knows she shot well, but... That's about it. Funny.

I'm about half nuts, because I've never shot that small a group at 200 yards! And she did it, using my rifle & ammo!

Regards, Guy
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Posted: March 07 2017 at 5:36pm | IP Logged Quote beerd

the only way I can get a 1/2" group at any distance is to take one shot with my .50 caliber muzzle loader and call it good
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M700 wrote:
hoghunter wrote:
I can manage about 3/4"
off sand bags with my 223 Rem that
has a 26" heavy contour Douglas match barrel.

At that distance you have to have perfectly consistent
trigger control, cheek weld,and follow through for a
tight
group like that.

Great shooting.


Ya. She had all the right ingredients. The rifle has shot
1/2 MOA before, even out at 600 yards. It's a Rem 700
with a trued action, a Krieger barrel chambered for .308
with the '95 Palma reamer, and bedded in a McMillan
stock.

Then I load the .308 ammo with my Wilson in-line
benchrest dies.

The .308 responds well to HPBT match bullet and Varget
powder...

What amazed me, was that she put it all together. I've
seen her shoot well before, but... This was pretty
amazing. What's funny, is that she doesn't really
understand the significance of shooting a 1/2 MOA group,
from a danged bipod! She knows she shot well, but...
That's about it. Funny.

I'm about half nuts, because I've never shot that small a
group at 200 yards! And she did it, using my rifle &
ammo!

Regards, Guy


Many years ago I shot pistol siloutte competition. My
buddy got his wife interest in it. In about four months
she was beating him and most of the rest of us. After
only a year in competition she won the State Championship
in rimfire.
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Posted: March 13 2017 at 2:02pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

My wife easily out shoots me - not that's it's a real challenge - I've come to think that it is because she is newer to shooting and doesn't have all the information running around in her head about how difficult something is. I describe the basics and she does it - no fuss, no ego.


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Posted: March 13 2017 at 2:35pm | IP Logged Quote Rex

Wish I could get my wife to shoot. On the plus side the guns are all mine.
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