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Ok I guess all the stars and planets aligned this morning. I went out to Adair range to zero my new scope and used cheap hornady American whitetail 150 gr interlock and this is the 5 shot group I got after zero.
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Then I switched over to federal 168 match to get my data at different ranges with 800 being the longest. I got 5 for 5 on a 12" gong with a 3 mph 1/2 value wind with the first round clipping the top.
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Very nice danthman
 
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Nicely done. Our rifles are quite capable of doing some pretty amazing things. You just need to give them the chance.
That's the funny part. This rifle is just a non unitized, stock, loaded standard with a Schuster plug and sadlak spring guide. It's not precision at all. It surprised me.
 

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That's the funny part. This rifle is just a non unitized, stock, loaded standard with a Schuster plug and sadlak spring guide. It's not precision at all. It surprised me.
It happens that way more often than not. There are some that have taken a perfectly good rifle and turned it into much less by making changes that were not necessary in the first place.
 

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Impressive, nice work there. Thanks for the range report. Good shooting on your part.
I'm not anywhere near there myself. Unfortunately I'm finding it hard to prioritize practice time enough. I had a good day today though (for me). Took my scout out on a dirty bird at 100 yards with irons and put 9 of 10 in the black (the 1 lost round was off the paper). 2 outer black ring, 2 middle black ring, 5 inside black ring with 1 touching the red bull, for an 84-1x score. This was with off the shelf PMC 147 grain FMJBT. First time I ever really tried it on dirty bird. I wish all 10 were in the scoring ring, but I must admit I'm happy with that for a start. Now I need practice-practice-practice, even if its dry fire at home.
 

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Nice shooting! It's cool it liked that non match ammo!
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No doubt. So does my wallet but me thinks it wont do as well at longer ranges. I still have some left so I may try going to the 300, 500, 700, then the 800 yard line. I'm curious where the accuracy will drop off. If I didn't have literally thousands of hornady and Sierra 168gr projectiles, I might start buying 150.
 

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Wow that's fantastic shooting! I wish I was able to reached out 500 or 600 yard's!
There are no range's that have that distance around here. I guess it just goes to show how accurate
a fine rifle is capable of doing!
 

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Out of curiosity, what were the weather conditions ? Zero if any wind ?

And danged good shooting !
 

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Out of curiosity, what were the weather conditions ? Zero if any wind ?

And danged good shooting !
for the zero, it was nothing to even consider was almost dead and it was 75~80 degrees out with roughly 30% humidity. around 7:30am and sunny. june in Yuma Az
when I get a chance ill post my dope that my exbal / nightforce program gave me after validation correction...
 

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Here's my drop chart for anyone interested.
Fed gmm 168, 300'asl, 80deg, mil
100- z
200- .5
250- .9
300- 1.3
350- 1.8
400- 2.3
450- 2.8
500- 3.3
550- 3.9
600- 4.6
650- 5.3
700- 6.0
750- 6.8
800- 7.6
850- 8.5
900- 9.5
950- 10.5
1k- 11.6
 
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