The Long Range Precision Shooting Thread

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

  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Oddly enough, I got a fair offer onmy Erma SR100 so went out and put three rounds thru it last evening. Cool, clear, no wind, about 74f. 1200m silhouette (mil man sized. All three rounds in about a 5in circle about 3in off the X. Too bad I have to sell it! Oh, this was the .338 LM barrel. I haven't shot that rifle in a year or two either.
  2. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    That is absolutely amazing. Is that something you can reproduce pretty faithfully, or did the stars just align for you yesterday?
  3. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I went inside this old derelict barn on some property I own with my AK 47 the other day and cranked off three rounds. I am not sure, but think I may have hit the barn. But, like I said, I'm not 100% certain of that.




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  4. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Happens with this rifle all the time actually. Most accurate rifle I have ever seen and i have seen quite a few. It has been better too, when I use to actually shoot guns.
  5. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Thats an AK for you.
  6. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Yep, and 'specially when I'm shooting one! :wink:
  7. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Plain old Winchester brand is pretty good and I use Winchester brass in my reloading because it works well and last long.
  8. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Those look my price range. :lol3 Enfield 303 or 308?
  9. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Sometimes shooting at long distance is all that is possible, since the short range stuff is obscured::D
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  10. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    That's a rather small target. I like the bigger ones. :lol3
  11. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    Anyone using moly coated bullets these days?
  12. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    I had that very gun and will say that it was one of the most accurate weapons I have ever fired. In this part of the SE it is hard to stretch it out but at 700yds, it was frickin spectacular. I never got to get out past that but based on groupings at 600 and 700 yards I would have no qualms shooting at 1000+ confidently.
  13. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    I'd avoid them. While they claim to keep the bore from fouling as much, I've noticed a decrease in accuracy with them and an increase in the number of patches it takes to get all of the carbon fouling out.

    When it comes to rifle bores...copper is good. Carbon is bad. If you clean a barrel and use a copper remover it will take 40-60rnds for your groups to settle back down. Carbon on the other hand does need to come out, as it will continue to build up and harden/plate itself to the bore. Personally I clean the carbon out of the bore every 300-400rnds with a brush and carbon remover. About once a year (or if I make a permenant change in bullet MFG/type) I'll clean out all of the copper fouling and then start over.

    Note...clean bore shots will have a different POI (and be less consistent) than fouled bore shots until the bore is coated with copper once again.

    Cold bore shots will have a different POI than subsequent shots, but it will be a consistent shift.
  14. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    A friend with a TRG-42 in .338LM brought his rifle along on a campout/shoot/ride weekend we did while I was still stationed in Colorado. On a full size steel sillhouette he was making consistent shots at 1450yds. I love TRG's and for the price they are the best value out there IMHO for what you get. I'd never buy another custom rifle after purchasing my TRG-22.
  15. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    I made a 500yd head shot on a walking coyote with a light crosswind. Probably pure luck because my "dope" skills are non-existent and I have no formal long distance rifle training, just some damn fine shooting guns. The TRG42 had to go, along with the AR/M guns when times got tough but I have managed to keep my Rem 700's.

    Maybe another will find it's way into the collection some day.
  16. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    [​IMG] my 3 303
  17. Half-Fast

    Half-Fast Been here awhile

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    RRA Varmint A4 20" with US Optics SN-3

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  18. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    Love your optic choice! What reticle are you running in yours? Knobs MIL or MOA? Any reason you didn't go with the EREK knob?
  19. Half-Fast

    Half-Fast Been here awhile

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    Reticle is MDMOA, Knobs are 1/4 MOA. Found a pretty good deal on this one used. If I had bought new I would have probably gone with EREK.
  20. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Barrel changes take five minutes after you destock it. You can set the headspace with a several times fired case or use guages that cost $25. And I routinely cut layers off the resistance spring in the Accu-trigger to make them even lighter. You can fine tune this basic adjustable trigger in quite a few ways. Also the floating bolt head lets it adjust to variations in chambers and ammo. Here is my recently modifed Savage 10 .308 that I placed in a $220 Bell and Carlson stock and fitted with a $140 ER Shaw barrel. The device (scope ring) on the barrel ahead of the action is my 'barrel tuner' that dampens oscillations as it is forced into the stock, supported by high density rubber sheet. The scope is a Sightron 36X.
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    I took it out last night about sundown and shot a cold 3 shot group at 200 yds which measured .25" and I taped it to the front of the scope to remind me to hold steady and let the rifle do its thing:
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