The Long Range Precision Shooting Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lornce, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Thanks guys. At this point I'd be happy to load 45-70 and then add .38, .30 cal, .303 brit and 9mm dies as I get experienced. :1drink
  2. Bigfeet428

    Bigfeet428 Adventurer

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    I feel your pain. I think most of my brass is currently loaded so it's time to go shoot. Aw shucks!
  3. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    The 45/70 is one of the easiest cartidges to reload for. The other easiest IMHO is the .45LC. The bigger and straighter (simpler) the cartridge the more robust the brass and easier to tailor loads for. I use pretty light loads of 34 gr of IMR4198 in my 45/70 which puts 405 gr lead cast bullets with no gas check out the barrel of my Guide Gun at about 1500 fps. Nothing like the feel of that big cartridge in your hands when reloading and shooting.
  4. inline4

    inline4 Long timer

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    .45-70... I have done some BPCR with my 1872 Remington Rolling Block. One shoot was held at 1000 yds, my tang sight was maxed out. We shot from a hilltop over the trees to another hiltop.

    We normally had buff silhouettes at various random distances to about 700 yds. it's a hoot. Easy to reload.
  5. corsair4360

    corsair4360 Been here awhile

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    For old timers and newbies on reloading: Powder charging the case(s) is one place for caution; do not get a double charge of powder in the case. Use a powder that you can easily check the approximate powder charge visually. A load that is more than 50% of the case volume makes that easy since it will overflow the case mouth and provide a clear visual signal something is amiss. I like to use a loading block, and after charging visually compare the powder column height in each case to the others under bright light.

    I am VERY careful with pistol reloading for that reason, weighing each case before segregating them into groups, and weighing them after the bullet is seated to validate that they have powder and are not double charges. The hand that could have been injured may have been yours. My pistol load is 6 grains of powder and a 230 grain bullet, and it is hard to visually check.

    Nitrocellulose powder has tremendous energy and can injure you if the load is not safe.
  6. Lab-Kid

    Lab-Kid Been here awhile

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    My little Savage has proved to be quite adequate in my first foray into shooting beyond 200 yards.

    A lot of fun:
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  7. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    :eek1

    Nice

    Cant expect any better than that
  8. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    What model? "Savage P.C."?
  9. Lab-Kid

    Lab-Kid Been here awhile

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    Precision Carbine, from a few pages back:
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  10. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    Were you shooting that off the bipod or some other rest?
  11. Lab-Kid

    Lab-Kid Been here awhile

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    Just a cheap Caldwell Rock Jr. front rest and a rear sand bag.
  12. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Anyone have any experience with the Leupold VX-R Patrol? I'm thinking about the 3-9x40 TMR. I'm open to suggestions on other optics and I'm not in a hurry so feel free to throw some opinions out there. It will be going on a Colt Hbar Elite, and I'm wanting something that will allow me to shoot out to 500 yards.
  13. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Thanks, bud.
  14. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    What scope is that?
  15. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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  16. Lab-Kid

    Lab-Kid Been here awhile

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    It is a Sightron SII Big Sky 6-24X42 w/ Mil-dot reticle and 1/8 MOA adjustments that I like very much. I was prepared to spend a lot more, but on a recommendation from a friend looked at the Sightrons.

    From everything I read I would have had to have spent 3-4 times as much to get a scope as good.
  17. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    +1 on the Sightron scopes. I was really surprised how much I like mine (also a 6-24).
  18. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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  19. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Great results for 600. Show us some 100 yd groups when you got them. Whoops, I saw you posted a great one prior to this page. Even more impressive. Duh...
  20. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Wow. I forgot to comment earlier. That's some nice grouping.

    Now I want a Savage more than ever. My wallet is moaning in pain....Cause it's the rifle, the scope, the reloading gear....