The family and I spent last week in Colorado, and it's now my new favorite summertime vacation spot. Leaving the Texas heat was a great change of pace! On our way there I convinced them to stop in Raton, NM at the NRA Whittington Center so I could try to extend my personal record for longest shot. For those that aren't aware, the Whittington Center is a 30,000 AC ranch that has numerous shooting ranges for all types of guns, skeet/trap, pistol, rimfire, long range rifle & pistol, etc. as well as camping and guided hunts. Their claim to fame is a Steel Buffalo that's 1,123 yards from the firing line. The buffalo is 6' tall and 10' wide with a 16" aim point. It was fairly easy to hit with my Tikka CTR in 6.5 CM shooting 140 Grain ELDMs using Custom Reloads of Dallas "Speedmoor" load. I took video but the camera was too close to the muzzle blast so it's too shaky to see any of the hits.
You can see the target buffalo just off the nose of the sign.
I also brought my 224Valkyrie and hoped my 9 yr old would shoot the buffalo but that caliber isn't allowed on that range. He wasn't ready to shoot the 6.5 but I know he won't have a problem with it when he is ready.