New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - White Wilma stretches her legs to 660 yds.
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

White Wilma stretches her legs to 660 yds.

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options Page  1 2>
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 10:06
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5751
Yesterday I had the chance to take White Wilma to her new home, a range about 45min drive outside Pretoria. The range stretches to 600m (660yds)
 
The range at 200m
 
Things look a bit further away at 600m !!!
 
 
My target was 6inch gongs, which would call for 1 MOA accuracy.
 
The gongs are hanging from the belts. The bottom ones are 12 inch fall plates.
 
 
 
Equipment:
Remington 700 Varmint with custom barrel.
Timney trigger.
Action blue printed.
Aluminium bedding block and skim bedded.
Free floating barrel
Leupold VX111 8,5-25 x 50mm
155 gr palma match Lapua case cci primer
2850 ft per second.
 
There was a 5 mph crosswind.
 
JBM gave me 80 inches or 13 MOA for elevation. That translated into 52 clicks.
Wind 17 inches or 3 MOA or 12 clicks windage.
 
I dialed in and with a spotter helping found the target after 3 rounds. I had to dial 2 clicks down. The wind was gusting and made it a bit tricky.
After the setup, I hit the gong all day long....just kidding. I put 3 out of 5 onto the gong, the wind beating me on the other two.
 
A bit dissapointing was that after I returned the scope to its 200 yds zero, I shot from the 200yds. The rifle printed 2 inches high and two inches left. I adjusted accordingly, then went two inches low and two right. I corrected, which brought me to my original zero and I was on the bull. Stuck reticule???
 
 
 


Edited by 8shots - June/24/2010 at 10:16
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 10:20
BeltFed View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: February/12/2008
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 16065
Nice range Wouter. I love the gongs too.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 10:47
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
 "Stuck reticule??? "
 
 Maybe the nature of the beast? 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 11:02
Kickboxer View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: February/13/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 18329
very nice range.  Looks like fun shooting...
Wind... it does the darndest things.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 12:22
mike650 View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: May/14/2006
Location: West of Rockies
Status: Offline
Points: 12706
As always Wouter!!!    Excellent
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 12:35
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753

I wouldnt' think it was a stuck reticle with two shots.  maybe one but not two.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 12:37
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753
Nice range by the way.   Like it better than your last one?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/2010 at 20:22
lucytuma View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: November/25/2007
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline
Points: 5389
The "bell" is a great idea!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 01:57
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5751
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I wouldnt' think it was a stuck reticle with two shots.  maybe one but not two.

 
I was thinking the same... I am a bit disappointed with the Golden RingSad Next time I will dial past the zero and then back again to see how the scope shapes up.


Edited by 8shots - June/25/2010 at 02:03
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 01:59
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5751
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Nice range by the way.   Like it better than your last one?
 
Well, my old range was only 10 min drive, but the wind could blow like anything.
 
This is a nice range, and very little wind.
 
It is winter this side and the range is allready hot. In summer I think the heat and mirage will be a bitch.
 
But hey, as long as one can pull the trigger.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 05:32
rjtfroggy View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: August/24/2009
Location: WTBY. CT.
Status: Offline
Points: 379
 
  Very nice 8shots, wish we had extended ranges in my corner of the world. I drive 30 min. for a 200yd..
 There is a 300yd. about 1hour away but it is closed to non members, I know a few members but they won't shoot it because it is in terrible shape with an uphill slope.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 07:12
BeltFed View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: February/12/2008
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 16065
Wouter, how far is this range from you? Is it public or private?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 08:05
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5751
The range is about 80 km (30 miles) away. It is privately owned and costs R30 or about $4.5 entree fee. On the occasions I went (mid week) it was deserted.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 08:11
BeltFed View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: February/12/2008
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 16065
30 miles (80 km) not bad, $4.50 (R30) is cheap, not bad at all, and it looks like a really nice range.Thunbs Up
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 22:11
helo18 View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: December/02/2006
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 5429
I love shooting gongs at long range.  Fun hearing the delay in the sound.  I need to get out to the range again soon.  Have some rounds to test in my 270.  Should be able to get out to 500+ I think when I go.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/2010 at 22:23
lucytuma View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: November/25/2007
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline
Points: 5389
300yds is max at our club, the surrounding county's I live in are shotgun only, so I feel very fortunate to even have this distance.  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/27/2010 at 16:44
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20467
Excellent stuff, 8!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/28/2010 at 01:56
8shots View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
Lord Of The Flies

Joined: March/14/2007
Location: South Africa
Status: Offline
Points: 5751
Thanks for all the kind words. This is my first real attemp at precision shooting at more then 400 yds. I have pulled the odd shots at gongs and fun stuff at long distances, but I am a bit new to the long range (or is this mid range?) game. Will try some grouping shots etc next time and see what gives.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/28/2010 at 06:58
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753
Look forward to your sharing your results from that 8's. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/01/2010 at 03:44
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 10961
Nice shooting! and a very nice looking range.

As for the reticle not coming back, I have had that happen to a couple of Leupold scopes, so it depends on when yours was made.  After you adjust the turrets, sometimes it takes a shot or two to resettle the reticle.  You can hit it with a rubber mallet before shooting to achieve the same effect.

ILya
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/01/2010 at 06:29
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
 
  "You can hit it with a rubber mallet before shooting to achieve the same effect."       Stare
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/01/2010 at 06:34
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28753
SO 8, you'll need to beat your scope with a rubber mallet to make sure it behaves
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/01/2010 at 06:55
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
 
Vaughan RM24 14-Inch Professional Rubber Mallet with Flame-Treated Hickory Handle
registerImage("original_image", "http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31P4NHXD2RL._SL500_AA300_.jpg","+", "
See larger image", "");
 

Vaughan RM24 14-Inch Professional Rubber Mallet with Flame-Treated HickoryHandle

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/07/2010 at 06:36
budperm View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
show me your sheep!!

Joined: January/01/2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Status: Offline
Points: 27625
no wonder that thing is loupy! SmileWink
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/11/2010 at 08:56
Sgt. D View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: February/20/2008
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 3639
Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I wouldnt' think it was a stuck reticle with two shots.  maybe one but not two.

 
I was thinking the same... I am a bit disappointed with the Golden RingSad Next time I will dial past the zero and then back again to see how the scope shapes up.
 
 
I have done this with my Leupold for yrs. and it has worked good for me. Just 2 or 3 clicks past and back. After awhile it is second nature. I hope you get results also.
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  1 2>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "White Wilma stretches her legs to 660 yds."
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
White Wilma's big brother!!! 8shots The Range Report 18
White Wilma's winning ways! 8shots The Range Report 20
White Wilma strikes again!! 8shots The Range Report 14
5 shot groupings at 100 m 200m and300m White Wilma 8shots The Range Report 20
White Wilma Wildflower shoot! 8shots The Range Report 9
Remington 660 mercenary1947 Firearms 7
Harris Bipod - Slotted or Straight Legs wolteje Tripods, sun shades, lens covers, etc. 7 10/18/2007 5:02:57 PM
Aimpoint 9000 for under 150 yds? LEE IN VA. Rifle Scopes 2
Red dots at 50 yds and beyond LEE IN VA. Rifle Scopes 9
RAW vs JPEG and White Balance RifleDude Cameras, Equipment and Settings 5


This page was generated in 0.277 seconds.