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#6361620 - 07/07/16 05:38 PM Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind!
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We made a quick trip to our deer lease for a few errands and some shooting. We finally put up our 1 mile target (1760 yards) on the hill. When we were getting set up at our shooting location, the vegetation was too thick so we had to move forward by about 100 yards, so we only got out to 1670 yards. The laser range finder showed 1676 and 1674 yards on 2 readings. The GPS said we were exactly 5000 feet, which is 1666 yards, so we split the difference, and called it 1670 yards.

I'm running my TRG 42 in 300 Win Mag shooting the Hornady 225 BTHP bullets at 2848 fps in a 29" barrel with 1:11" twist. Glass is a 5.5-22x56 Nightforce with NP-R2 reticle (yes, I know it's MOA, Jason!) My buddy was running a stock Savage 300 Win Mag shooting the 230 grain Berger Hybrids. After confirming zero at 100 yards in camp, we headed out to our spot. I was the guinea pig to go first in the high winds we had today. It took me about 3-4 rounds before I saw a splash low (4.5 moa low, to be exact). Once I saw the miss, I quickly made my corrections. Wind was running between 14-19 mph, switching from about the 8 o'clock to 9 o'clock position, mostly about 8 o'clock. I was running full value to 87% full value wind calls. I was holding 14 moa to as high as 19 moa on the reticle for wind. (If you look at the reticle in the scope, I was holding almost to the rectangle on the far right of the cross hair to make my hits.) I needed 66.5 moa dialed for solid center hits. When I missed, it was always right and left, after getting dialed in. I shot a total of 18 rounds, and made 7 hits on 36" x 48" plate. My buddy made 3 hits (his were top left and the 2 dark spots near the center), for a total of 10 hits between us. (The hit near the center of the plate had 2 shots almost on top of each other.) The wind was getting worse, it was getting hotter, so we packed up and drove to the target for pics. I was able to get a good picture through the scope of our set up. It was a good time. This was our first time shooting at our new 1 mile target location. We will be going again soon, I hope. It was a blast!!!



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#6361632 - 07/07/16 05:52 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6361731 - 07/07/16 06:59 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: panther89]
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#6361790 - 07/07/16 07:43 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6361963 - 07/07/16 09:28 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Nice shooting chad. up

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#6362014 - 07/07/16 09:53 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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LOL! No trace that I could see today.
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#6362023 - 07/07/16 09:57 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6362091 - 07/07/16 10:55 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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That's impressive.

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#6362094 - 07/07/16 10:56 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6362318 - 07/08/16 07:26 AM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6362488 - 07/08/16 10:23 AM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6362705 - 07/08/16 02:19 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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That plate looks huge through the scope! I figured at 1670 it would be smaller. Looks like fun!
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#6362765 - 07/08/16 03:25 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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#6362808 - 07/08/16 04:07 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#6362811 - 07/08/16 04:09 PM Re: Shooting to 1670 yards today, with a lot of wind! [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Kinda expected a tighter group haha

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