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mxbundy
03-15-2008, 9:11 PM
Wow good shooting!:chris:
Whonder where this is?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJWLP81qCAE&feature=related
Bundy

sloguy
03-15-2008, 9:12 PM
was there a picture or something that was supposed to go wih this post?

OutlawDon
03-15-2008, 9:13 PM
It would help if you actually posted the vid. :p

Fortunately, I know what the the heck you are talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJWLP81qCAE

phbiggs
03-15-2008, 9:18 PM
Id figure that he would need a little more than a 60 grain pill. Cool none the less!

ocabj
03-15-2008, 9:28 PM
High Power service rifle competitors shoot .223 at 600 yards all the time (it's in the course of fire). Not to mention that many 1000 yard service rifle shooters are using the AR platform now.

OutlawDon
03-15-2008, 9:31 PM
High Power service rifle competitors shoot .223 at 600 yards all the time (it's in the course of fire). Not to mention that many 1000 yard service rifle shooters are using the AR platform now.

What weight grain bullets do you they use? 75+ to even heavier 90 gr ones?

aplinker
03-15-2008, 9:31 PM
This isn't a big deal.

Anyone here is welcome to shoot my 24" bull barrel at Angeles. The little 600yd pig is a gimme shot with mil-surp (55gr)

Most people underestimate their ability to shoot distance because they don't put targets out that far. That's why Angeles is nice - with all those long distance metal plates.

mxbundy
03-15-2008, 9:36 PM
Sorry guys for the biff.

bundy

USN CHIEF
03-15-2008, 9:36 PM
This isn't a big deal.

Anyone here is welcome to shoot my 24" bull barrel at Angeles. The little 600yd pig is a gimme shot with mil-surp (55gr)

Most people underestimate their ability to shoot distance because they don't put targets out that far. That's why Angeles is nice - with all those long distance metal plates.

Plus 99% is not the gun, is the shooter that ain't good.

Timberwolf
03-15-2008, 10:15 PM
IIRC the guy who made this is a regular over at Snipershide and a long range shooter. He was testing a new load in this video. Not bad for a mousegun with a new load.

Prc329
03-15-2008, 10:21 PM
This isn't a big deal.

Anyone here is welcome to shoot my 24" bull barrel at Angeles. The little 600yd pig is a gimme shot with mil-surp (55gr)

Most people underestimate their ability to shoot distance because they don't put targets out that far. That's why Angeles is nice - with all those long distance metal plates.

I had a 20" Savage 10fp in 223 that would hit that with 75g wolf gold all day.

ocabj
03-15-2008, 10:23 PM
What weight grain bullets do you they use? 75+ to even heavier 90 gr ones?

80gr variants.

The 90gr was thought to be a good idea, but practical application for Service Rifle shooters didn't meet expectations. Can't get the 90gr moving fast enough out of the 20" barrel to take advantage of the BC.

So shooters continue to use the 80gr bullets for mid to long range. 80gr SMK is the most popular, but the 80gr Berger VLD is considerably better, and Berger has a fairly new 82gr BTHP.

I'm thinking about rebarreling one of my uppers with a 1:6.5" twist 20" and a Holliger chamber or some other custom chamber/throat optimized for 90gr bullets then using that gun for mid/long range prone service rifle events. It's a risky venture, and may end up relying on "one-time use" brass in-so-far as that I'll be loading the 90gr so hot to keep them moving fast that brass will be 'suspect' after one firing.

aplinker
03-15-2008, 10:24 PM
I always hear that stupid childhood quote in my head on this one....

"Because you never know what you can do until you try!"

I had a 20" Savage 10fp in 223 that would hit that with 75g wolf gold all day.

Prc329
03-15-2008, 10:26 PM
I always hear that stupid childhood quote in my head on this one....

"Because you never know what you can do until you try!"

That is very true. I had a 77g load developed for that gun (I gotta get another one) that was perfectly stable to 200 yards and would hit the pig like a laser. Since everyone that claims they know say 77g won't stabilize in a 1-9 twist.

Santa Cruz Armory
03-15-2008, 10:47 PM
I was dingin' the bell at 600+ yds all day at Panoche today. AR 24" Colt Accurized upper shooting Hornady 55gr reloads and 62 gr M855 reloads. (reloaded by me)

I still want to try out to 1000 yds but haven't gotten around to it yet. :rolleyes:

Hoop
03-15-2008, 11:31 PM
What weight grain bullets do you they use? 75+ to even heavier 90 gr ones?

I read an article about some chick who used a 77 grainer at 980 yards, so it can be done but I'm willing the bet the wind wreaks havoc on it.

Blacktail 8541
03-16-2008, 9:09 AM
Long range shooting is more a state of mind. Through in decent equipment and practice, it will usally come together for the average person.

600 yards is just starting to get warmed up and fun.