One mile + rifle

Get or give advice on equipment, reloading and other technical issues.

Moderator: Mod

Message
Author
DenisA
Posts: 1404
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:00 pm
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Re: One mile + rifle

#16 Postby DenisA » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:09 pm

daj wrote:
Unlike most shooters in this thread, my wind reading skills are not that flash.



Haha, liar! Your a great wind reader and probably in the top few folding bipod shooters that ive had the privilege to shoot with.

Gerard
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 pm
Location: Rifle Range QLD

Re: One mile + rifle

#17 Postby Gerard » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:57 am

Definitely enjoy watching this aussie team.
Here is a couple of them shooting the 300 Win Mag.

https://youtu.be/e3gukkB0vyQ
Coke can attempt at 2000yrds

https://youtu.be/E5pQJFoUGzI?t=293
3006yrd gong shooting. (almost 2 miles).

These guys tackle some huge distances with all manner of calibres.

daj
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:59 am
Location: Sunshine Coast

Re: One mile + rifle

#18 Postby daj » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:26 am

Thanks for the kind words Denis. A bad day at North Arm is tough as you know but at least I can accept a bad wind call for what it is. Way out there I feel as if I've moved from the realm of physics to the Twilight Zone and I know SFA.
BTW I recently read that Bryan Litz is proposing new ELR standards that include no sighters, cold bore, successive hits.
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/201 ... standards/ Now that is what I call a challenge.

Gyro
Posts: 323
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Location: New Zealand

Re: One mile + rifle

#19 Postby Gyro » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:48 pm

Rules like that will surely effectively rule out all but the serious campaigners with the big powerhouse long range shooting cartridges ? Costly !!

Gerard
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 pm
Location: Rifle Range QLD

Re: One mile + rifle

#20 Postby Gerard » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:21 pm

I really like the idea of no sighters and counting shots from cold bore because that introduces some real challenges: wind reading obviously, makes sure you know your zero and how your rifle behaves on that first shot of the day and after cleaning perhaps.
At our club ranges, that shouldn't be overly difficult as there is no deviance in distances, everything is measured and repeatable and after months/years we learn and can better understand the impact of wind on those ranges. But it would be a significantly greater challenge to shoot even the distances we currently cover over un tried terrain, if we didn't have wind flags and perhaps had to rely on laser range finders (or just a scope reticle) for that first shot of the day. Very kool challenge and I admire anyone that can successfully pull that off regularly.

daj
Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:59 am
Location: Sunshine Coast

Re: One mile + rifle

#21 Postby daj » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Gyro wrote:Rules like that will surely effectively rule out all but the serious campaigners with the big powerhouse long range shooting cartridges ? Costly !!

True Gyro, but lesser mortals with smaller wallets can apply the same rules at shorter ranges eg 1500m to 1609m. At present I need a sighter to confirm ballistics and wind guesses. No sighters takes it to another level.

Gerard, thanks for the ELR links. I contacted Mark regarding his 300WM bipod setup and he was very helpful.

John T
Posts: 141
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:42 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: One mile + rifle

#22 Postby John T » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:32 pm

Hello Shane.

I think you're on the money with the 300 Norma.

Lee Trengrove has built one for Heavy BR. He favours the 215 Hybrid over the too long-bodied 230.

Regards,
John T.
20.12.17

GSells
Posts: 223
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:04 pm

Re: One mile + rifle

#23 Postby GSells » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Gerard wrote:Definitely enjoy watching this aussie team.
Here is a couple of them shooting the 300 Win Mag.

https://youtu.be/e3gukkB0vyQ
Coke can attempt at 2000yrds

https://youtu.be/E5pQJFoUGzI?t=293
3006yrd gong shooting. (almost 2 miles).

These guys tackle some huge distances with all manner of calibres.

Hey does anyone know what app he is using for a satilite Range fix? Would be much better than a sight stick ?

Also shooting at a 24” Target at 3000 yards on 5 power ??? That is crazy !!! It seemed to survive the transonic zone !! It really fires me up to have a go ! But just trying to find land with a suitable line of sight is a huge problem!! Was very hard with 1.7 km .

Edit : I think I found that app! I’ll keep u posted !

Gerard
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 pm
Location: Rifle Range QLD

Re: One mile + rifle

#24 Postby Gerard » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:06 am

I know he uses and iPhone and app called 'Measuring Tape'. I use that one myself, albeit for much shorter distances... sure beats using an actual measuring tape for that distance :)

GSells
Posts: 223
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:04 pm

Re: One mile + rifle

#25 Postby GSells » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:26 am

I believe this is the same app called distance measure . One thing though , u have to use as line of sight only or one will be in error !



83079625-6A72-49D4-AD0B-B7548A93BF84.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

mick l
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:37 am
Location: north west vic

Re: One mile + rifle

#26 Postby mick l » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks guys, some great info to ponder over the festive season.
I think maybe the .338 cal is the way to go .

AlanF
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:22 pm
Location: Maffra, Vic

Re: One mile + rifle

#27 Postby AlanF » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:49 pm

mick l wrote:Thanks guys, some great info to ponder over the festive season.
I think maybe the .338 cal is the way to go .

Not if you want to shoot F-Class Mick - .338 exceeds 8mm.

mick l
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:37 am
Location: north west vic

Re: One mile + rifle

#28 Postby mick l » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:23 pm

Alan, I think you have missed the point.

There are now a number of ranges that cater for rifles that are fun to shoot , Warracknabeal Rifle Club has just one of these ranges , and caters for fclass and fun rifles.
We welcome shooters to come and enjoy our range.

johnk
Posts: 2168
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:55 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: One mile + rifle

#29 Postby johnk » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:35 am

mick l wrote:There are now a number of ranges that cater for rifles that are fun to shoot , Warracknabeal Rifle Club has just one of these ranges , and caters for fclass and fun rifles.

Wish we could get range approval & insurance for that.

AlanF
Posts: 6762
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:22 pm
Location: Maffra, Vic

Re: One mile + rifle

#30 Postby AlanF » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:28 am

mick l wrote:Alan, I think you have missed the point...

Sorry about that. I saw the 8mm max in your first post and went off half-cocked. If its open slather on calibre then 50 cals seem to be the best performers for accuracy at ultra-long range, but very expensive to run.


Return to “Equipment & Technical”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests