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Yesterday we had a fun shoot at our range. The drill was 3 shots off the bench, using 3 sandbags only, and 3 rounds. See who can hit the fly at 300yds.( 285m)
Conditions were sunny and warm, with a wind that switched 180 deg from right to left, then from the front, then from left to right, all within the space of trying to get 3 rounds off.
So one had to contend with aiming of 6-8 inches left or right, to dead on. Very tricky.
I dialed my scope up 14 clicks, and tried to outguess the wind, reading off the previous shot.
Lo and behold, I hit the fly!!!
OK, so I told everyone around much backslapping etc it was just luck.
 
So after a while I gave it another go. Can you believe it, another hit!!! So now the guys were all over me for some of my ju-ju and how am I doping etc. Man, just luck, I maintain.
 
So I have another go. And tell this at the campfire.... another hit.
 
3 targets in a row!!! I still only want to call luck, but as the guys all said..that is what you were aiming for. I was the only one during the entire drill that hit the fly by the way.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Great shooting 8shots,no luck there just plain old accuracy.After all the range time,don't you just love it when it all comes together?
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By the way, their was just a touch of mirage, but I could still see the fly at 300yds with a Leupold @25X. It was just a feint black spot, hardly recognisable, but using the other markers such as the V on the target etc I managed to pick it up.
Specially the last shooting around midday was very tricky and I more guessed then saw the fly.
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good shooting 8's
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Wouter, good shooting, my friend.  BTW, we need to talk about getting me some of those targets we talked about before.  I'll be home soon...
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SOMEBODY....... ahem... needs to put a tag line under Wouters Avatar  'LORD OF THE FLIES'
 
 
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Very good shooting.  You say it is luck, but I would say there is plenty of skill behind that luck.
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Awesome, Wouter.Thunbs Up
What rifle, scope, round?


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Originally posted by scooter65 scooter65 wrote:

SOMEBODY....... ahem... needs to put a tag line under Wouters Avatar  'LORD OF THE FLIES'
  
 
Excellent
 
Excellent shooting, Sir!
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White Wilma swats flies at 300! Now that is a long range fly swater. Well done Wouter, well done.
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Hey, I'm the Bug Guy around here. Hitting flies is my job. LOL. Great shooting!
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Very Nice Wouter, Thanks for sharing the pics.....
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Thanks for all the kind words.
Shooting 308 Win 155gr Nosler Palmas @ 2780 ft per sec.
14 clicks on my scope puts me dead on, not accounting for wind, bad shooting and the rest.
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Nice shooting!!!ExcellentExcellent
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:




That would add some challenge...but kind of expensive shooting up monitors.
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