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I hit the range again today and put my last five rounds into the target pictured here @ 300 yds off my bipod. This was out of my Rem. 5R .308 with a Premier 3-15X50. It wasn't bad at all but I had a hard time loading the bipod because I was lying on concrete. Still, I thought, you're not always going to have the ideal surface to plant the feet on so why not? This group printed a little low to the left. Since I was prone, I didn't check through my spotter so no corrections were made from what I'd been shooting earlier off my bench rest.

I feel pretty good about all my results lately and if this is the worst I won't worry about hitting what I aim at come hunting season. I'll definitely be taking the rifles out to my "private" range though where I can plant the bipod in grassy dirt or pine duff and shoot from distances besides 100 or 300. Already the range is getting crowded too and it adds to the wait time and lots of noise. Nice guy next to me, but even my eyeballs felt the pressure wave of his .416 Rem Mag! I'm also mindful of what Rancid posted about missing a hog @ short range. I feel like checking my 20-80 yd. dope and will throw in some high angle up and downhill shooting to boot.

The best thing is having a load that is dialed in and I don't have to worry about changing until I run out of my current lot of Varget. That's a ways away, especially since I don't shoot that much .308. I ran through 120 rds. of .22 rimfire today in between cold-barrel shots. (Forgot to add that the Premier glass was - at 15X - better than my cheapo spotter at 36X).




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 I could live with that to.  GOOD shootin',jono.
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Yeah, that looks very good. Just eyeballing it, it seems just a tad over 1MOA. Nothing wrong with that!!!
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Good shooting, Jon...
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The new atlas bipod is worth a look.

And if you shoot the Harris, look at aftermarket feet, they an help quite a bit.

Nice shooting.
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Good Shooting Jon!  Thunbs Up  
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Nice shooting.  Let me know when to come up to do some shooting.
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Nice Jon, I wish I could shoot that well at 300 yards via my hunting bipod!!!  Thunbs Up
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RC,

I've looked at the PodClaws and wondered about those. My problem is that I don't really have a problem in natural terrain, just at the range. For reasons I appreciate, you're not allowed out into the dirt in front of the benches. So I wonder if they would help on fairly smooth concrete. I think since it's only an issue at the range I'll just use a hole saw to cut out two holes in a sheet of 1/2" plywood and bring that to lie on. If there's another alternative please let me know what you think.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Let me know when to come up to do some shooting.

 I'll PM you with a couple ideas for spots I'd like to check out and possible days that work for me. There's some places in between us that I've heard are good...and would split the driving.
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Well done, Sir!
 
I'm surprised more folks don't use bipods. I use them exclusively and have for the past few years.
I either shoot prone on the ground or off a bench with a rear bag.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Well done, Sir!
 
I'm surprised more folks don't use bipods. I use them exclusively and have for the past few years.
I either shoot prone on the ground or off a bench with a rear bag.


Only when I hunt.  Big Smile
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I used to switch back and forth from a front rest and my bi pod, depending upon if I was at the range or the field. Then I decided to practice as much under the same conditions as I can. It took a little while for me to get used to it, but I honestly feel as confident on my bi pod. Either that or I have just become a better shooter as far as groups go. 
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With that being said, my local range decided to outlaw position shooting at our rifle range to where I can only shoot from the bench now. I am looking for a new range.
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That sucks. Some guys look at me weird when I fire my .22 Savage from a sitting position...but maybe because I squeeze off 10-20 shots as fast as I can cycle the bolt and switch mags. But as long as you don't try to fire from the range the regs don't prevent other positions. I only have tried prone on the 300-yard range and that is far less crowded and has more serious shooters. Good luck with finding a better place to go.

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Mostly a buddy's farm. I wish it was closer. He has a 500 yard spot we shoot steel at.
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