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Old 11-30-2017, 4:35 AM
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The norcal precision rifle club runs a practice on Saturday and their match on Sunday.
So we always drove up Friday night, shot the practice Saturday morning and the match on sunday.
The practice was 10 minutes of open live fire from each firing line (2-3-5-6-8-9-1k) with spotters.
In reality the issue for me right now is being the FNG at the new job, The place is easy going but I'm not trying to rock the boat with taking to much time off too soon. I sat there and thought about the distance, and I'm willing to drive to Berger's Phoenix shoot which ain't in Phoenix and that's 500 miles away with a good stretch of nothing between El Centro and Gila Bend. So i need to sit down and really think about what I want out of this sport, What I desire of my own performance, and what I'm willing to do to get there, So I'm changing my mind on Sac, Yeah I'd drive. Smoothy can relax
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Isn't Coalinga an option for shooting long range?

Not as nice as Sac, but they do have matches on the third weekend of each month if I'm not mistaken...
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It depends on your standards. If you expect all your hits to be inside of 10" at 1,000 yards, you have a major battle. If you are just hitting steel on a gong or full size torso, then you should be able to have a fair hit count at 1,000 yards unless it's really windy.
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Isn't Coalinga an option for shooting long range?

Not as nice as Sac, but they do have matches on the third weekend of each month if I'm not mistaken...
While not as nice as Sac Valley, I think they have the best targets I have ever pulled. Yes, they have matches on the third weekend, but mainly 600 yard shoots or across the course style shoots.

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It depends on your standards. If you expect all your hits to be inside of 10" at 1,000 yards, you have a major battle. If you are just hitting steel on a gong or full size torso, then you should be able to have a fair hit count at 1,000 yards unless it's really windy.
Cleans in T/R, or even in Open are hard to come by at 1,000 yards. There are plenty of shooters who have been shooting for years and years and the 200 score eludes them.
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178g Hornady match bthp bullets will go subsonic at about 1000yards.

At 1000 yards:
4mph wind correction is about 23in
5mph wind correction is about 32in
6mph wind correction is about 43in

So if you error wind by 1mph you poi will shift 10in.

Past supersonic range your BC will drop and things will scew much more. Itís pretty much gamble hitting reasonable sized target past 1000 yards. But many people do that regularly.
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All things being equal. 1300 meters is realistically the limit for accurate reliable repeatable hits.
I shoot the 175 SMK, along with the Nosler 175 RDF and when I can find them cheep enough 175 Bergers I’ve got 1300 plus rounds through a Rem 700 5R at or beyond 1000 yards. I’ve made accurate repetitive hits 1275 meters. That really about the limit.

As for a the 1500 yard posted above. Yeah well maybe if you are talking about one maybe two hits out of ten in low to no wind sure. But real world 1300 meters is it and that’s really pushing it.
1,300 meters comes out to 1421.69 yards... pretty darn close to 1,500
remember a meter is a mite longer than a yard. just sayin'

will another 79 or so yards cause hit probability to really go from "accurate representative" to "maybe 2 hits out of ten"

not being a smart alek, - genuinely - is the margin between making the shot to not a chance in hell that short?
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1,300 meters comes out to 1421.69 yards... pretty darn close to 1,500
remember a meter is a mite longer than a yard. just sayin'

will another 79 or so yards cause hit probability to really go from "accurate representative" to "maybe 2 hits out of ten"

not being a smart alek, - genuinely - is the margin between making the shot to not a chance in hell that short?
It can be, with going subsonic, bullet instability, and just plain loss of velocity yeah.
Shooter and rifle aside, It depends a lot on the bullet and how it reacts transonic. And letís not forget wind. The wind call changes exponentially in the transonic zone if you are also dealing with a unstable bullet.
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