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98Z5V

Range day 11 Feb

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Got out yesterday, and took a buddy that hasn't been shooting in 2 years - he was due.  Long story short, he moved to Hawaii and ended up moving back.  Didn't take his hardware with him, over the hassles of it.

So, we took Win Mags each, his 5.56, my Grendel, and my 700 AAC SD gun.

Had Kim and her Mini-Me clone with us (Bug).   Bug was on the Crickett Precision 22, and having a blast on a steel gong at 25 yards.  We had one more small gong at 100, with zero-confirmation targets.  Steel IPSC target at 500, and another one at 830 yards. 

Overall, it was a bad day for Win Mags and the Grendel.  Confirmed their zeros at the 100, but the drop-dope I had with me was setup for 200-yard zero - so the data for mils and MOA dop at the 100 increments afterwards wasn't on.  We were close, but we weren't on it.  Disappointing.

Out came the 700 AAC SD, though, and saved the day.  We had some weird wind through the range distance, anywhere from nothing to 8-ish miles an hour, from our right (mostly).  Once I got the hold on the wind at 500, that sucker was a victim.  See below:

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Once we went out to retrieve the targets, I was surprised to see one Win Mag hit, one .308 hit, and one Grendel hit on the 830 target.  I knew I smacked it good with the Win Mag, and it moved, but I didn't see it moving from the other 2 hits.  It's a heavy bastard.

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Here's a composite pic that shows all the targets out there:

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In this one, it's only the 100 and 830.

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Way to go and have some good ol fun 98 !  What kind of temps did yall have?  our weather has been crappy ...    :thumbup:       Wash

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It was 80-ish out there.  Kinda warm for this time of year.  I think I got sunburnt a little.  Shepp would have burned up.  :laffs:

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This is The Bug.  She was ripping up that Crickett something fierce.  She ended up bored with the 25, and was smacking the gong at 100 after she learned her hold.

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She ended up shooting prone.  Kinda.  Squat, maybe.  I don't know what she was doing, but she was making hits...  

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^^^  She was on Momma's 5.56 at the end of it, and grinning like a miniature fool!  :lmao:

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This is me and my buddy, up on the 10-foot berm.  Overlooked all that scrub down there, so it wasn't in the way.  We bored some holes in the earth all around that 830, and were damn close.  Just couldn't get them right on the money.  I'll have the scope dope straight next time out, that's for damn sure.

Crunching numbers on the calculator,  turning my mil drops into MOA for his scope:

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Settling in a little while he was sighting up.

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Going after it, position set.

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Must stay properly hydrated in the harsh desert environment...

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I was all around that 830, and got serious about it.  One of these was just holding a mildot offset in the reticle, after getting close, and I smacked it. 

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good times had by all! 👍 im thinking the bug needs a shorter rest? the 98 straight shooter should fix that. for the cricket seems to be gtg for the ar!

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good shits

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I told the little punk to roll that block and get the rifle lower, but she insisted on shooting from the bipod - because it has a bipod...   :laffs:.  She's getting good at making hits, so I'll leave her to it for awhile. 

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7 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

She ended up shooting prone.  Kinda.  Squat, maybe.  I don't know what she was doing, but she was making hits...  

Great fun when you can shoot with family! I find that's what counts with the kids, making hits equals having fun making for the desire to do it again! I try to teach them proper form but don't get anal on it, I figure some day they may just try some of my tips. 

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1 hour ago, unforgiven said:

You know I have to ask...what's that right leg doin..is that the modified prone..Ariza style?:hornet:

Get the leg out (knee out, really) on the firing shoulder side.  Take pressure off the abdomen and solar plexis.  That way, your breathing doesn't have as much of an effect on the rifle. 

If you're laying flat on your stomach, your breathing affects your sights directly.  If you get that knee out there, you're kinds forcing your torso up on your side - breathing still affects your sights, but indirectly, and much less. 

Rifle in right shoulder, right knee out, body rolled up on left side - support side has more contact with the ground.  More support.

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I never thought of that or have I seen that position in use. I learn something everyday here. I can't wait to try that once the ground thaws a little. thanks brother.:thumbup:

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1 hour ago, unforgiven said:

I never thought of that or have I seen that position in use. I learn something everyday here. I can't wait to try that once the ground thaws a little. thanks brother.:thumbup:

Come to the Fall Shoot and you'll get loads of 1-on-1 info like that, and get to implement it real-time with an expert on the subject matter. I've learned a metric ton of stuff on the shoots.

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15 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

It was 80-ish out there.  Kinda warm for this time of year.  I think I got sunburnt a little.  Shepp would have burned up.  :laffs:

Next time I come down I gotta even out my lines my ass is alil to white 

 

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3 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

Get the leg out (knee out, really) on the firing shoulder side.  Take pressure off the abdomen and solar plexis.  That way, your breathing doesn't have as much of an effect on the rifle. 

If you're laying flat on your stomach, your breathing affects your sights directly.  If you get that knee out there, you're kinds forcing your torso up on your side - breathing still affects your sights, but indirectly, and much less. 

Rifle in right shoulder, right knee out, body rolled up on left side - support side has more contact with the ground.  More support.

I am going to remember that trick.

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On 2/13/2018 at 11:41 AM, unforgiven said:

I never thought of that or have I seen that position in use. I learn something everyday here. I can't wait to try that once the ground thaws a little. thanks brother.:thumbup:

Hey Brother, see these little guys below?  Look at that one at the bottom of the group...

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