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Old 05-08-2014, 07:38 AM   #271
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I'm headed for the annual LR match near Kettle Falls, Washington next weekend. It's a benefit for Camp Patriot and always a good time. New location this year, so all the dope I've been saving from the last matches wont make the trip.
Shooting a 700, Rock Creek/Timney/Vortex with 155gr Bergers at 2855fps. Max ranges at previous matches have only been ~1200 yards, so I shoot be ok.
Last year I hit an IPSC mover at 825 yards, three times. One was on the T-post that holds the steel, so it was officially a miss, though I told the RO I should get double points for hitting a 1" wide moving target at that range. Mover went away from you and uphill, so dope was never the same for two shots in a row.



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I'm headed to Carl's match myself...with about seven more of the Portland mob.
The new location should be fun...and it might put locals at a disadvantage...for once!
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:30 PM   #272
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Look for me, my shooting partner is about 6'5" and 340 lbs, I'm the Vortex Pimp (also 1911fan on the Hide). We're staying at the kettle Falls Inn, in the back building.


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Old 05-20-2014, 05:10 PM   #273
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The view from stage 9 on Sunday, day #2.
Pure Hell.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:41 PM   #274
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The view from stage 9 on Sunday, day #2.
Pure Hell.
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would love to get into target shooting again, with proper rifles this time (used to be air rifles) but other commitements and its not so easy here in AUS

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Old 05-20-2014, 08:01 PM   #275
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The view from stage 9 on Sunday, day #2.
Pure Hell.
:eek: that's awesome

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Old 05-20-2014, 09:27 PM   #276
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Yeah, they had about a third of a target sticking up just left of the hump in the dirt mound (640 yards?) and the last target is, umm, crap.... somewhere out there. The first two targets at that stage sucked. Here's a view looking down towards this stage, though it's out of sight over the lower hump.



It rained the first day, sometimes hard, and we were on a different course and had trees to hide under. Bet this side was soggy.

I had a blast, rifle shot well thought the nut that holds the stock was loose. Apparently. I beat my partner both days; those of you who know who he is will understand why I was tickled.


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Old 05-21-2014, 03:55 AM   #277
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I'm headed for the annual LR match near Kettle Falls, Washington next weekend. It's a benefit for Camp Patriot and always a good time. New location this year, so all the dope I've been saving from the last matches wont make the trip.
Cool! I wish I had a set-up (including user!) that was up to this. Just curious, what does "Kettle Falls" mean--there's a lot of places up there that could be considered "Kettle Falls." I used to work with a family that had a 1000-yd range, marked, on their property out that way.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:51 AM   #278
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Cool! I wish I had a set-up (including user!) that was up to this. Just curious, what does "Kettle Falls" mean--there's a lot of places up there that could be considered "Kettle Falls." I used to work with a family that had a 1000-yd range, marked, on their property out that way.
This match was a charity fund-raising event held on private property east of Kettle Falls/ noth of Colville. The steel targets were placed in a variety of locations- 7 stages per day, avg 3 targets per stage at unknown distance. Shooters worked in teams and had one minute of prep time and 3 minutes each to complete the course of fire.
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This match was a charity fund-raising event held on private property east of Kettle Falls/ noth of Colville. The steel targets were placed in a variety of locations- 7 stages per day, avg 3 targets per stage at unknown distance. Shooters worked in teams and had one minute of prep time and 3 minutes each to complete the course of fire.
Looks like it was a awesome event! I used to live in Colville and commute to Northport, not far from the Canadian border, where the Columbia crosses in.

From the pics, I'm going with "north of the river" for the property. The family I knew had a ranch up that way--lots of room for open shots. The local long range club would go there and they've hosted Naval Special Warfare (I think EOD) practicing with their .50 BMG rifles.

Man, I miss EWA. The work is in Western Washington, but the Eastern part of the state is where it's at!
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I recently setup my long range target. GPS measurement estimate is 660 yards. Have not had any real opportunity to try it out yet but man is it going to be a challenge. At the moment I do not have a system that is ideal for this type of shoots (at the moment).
My 308 has a low powered forward mounted scope so all I really have is a 5.56 with a 12x scope.



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Old 05-21-2014, 06:49 AM   #281
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You know that it is going to s$%k when you place a bullet through that nice square mounting hole and don't hear or see any reaction from the target.




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...so all I really have is a 5.56 with a 12x scope.
And lots of people, used to include me, shoot Service Rifle at that distance with iron sights. It's doable. Run heavies, 77 or 80gr, though they won't feed from the mag.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:00 AM   #283
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Invite me out and I'll bring the hardware!

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I recently setup my long range target. GPS measurement estimate is 660 yards. Have not had any real opportunity to try it out yet but man is it going to be a challenge. At the moment I do not have a system that is ideal for this type of shoots (at the moment).
My 308 has a low powered forward mounted scope so all I really have is a 5.56 with a 12x scope.



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Old 05-21-2014, 07:11 AM   #284
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And lots of people, used to include me, shoot Service Rifle at that distance with iron sights. It's doable. Run heavies, 77 or 80gr, though they won't feed from the mag.
You'd be surprised at what you can do. 1911fan
Thanks, I'll try the heavy stuff.
I'm a total newb to the long range game but I'm going to work towards getting there with iron sights.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:32 AM   #285
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I recently setup my long range target. GPS measurement estimate is 660 yards. Have not had any real opportunity to try it out yet but man is it going to be a challenge. At the moment I do not have a system that is ideal for this type of shoots (at the moment).
My 308 has a low powered forward mounted scope so all I really have is a 5.56 with a 12x scope.
You can hit that consistently with good match or hand loads and decent iron match sights or optic......and good wind calls. I run magazine-length 69grain or 77grsin Sierra Match Kings out of a 16" SPR sitting on a bag or bipod and have no issues getting out to 880yds.

Good trigger, good glass or sights, good skills.

Some of the vortex and SWFA Super Sniper brand optics are up to that task at a relatively low cost. You can also find relatively inexpensive .223, .22/250 or .308 hunting rifles at gun shows or pawn shops that could ring that all day. There are also a number of decent military surplus/service rifles like Mosins, Enfields, K31s or 1917Speingfield that could hit that with no problems and have aftermarket scope mounts available. You're going to love it,,,that valley looks like it could have challenging wind and currents depending on the climate.
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