Post by spamassassin on Feb 1, 2017 11:02:56 GMT -8
My coach and I were squirrel hunting in a big hay field one day. Crows landed in the corner of the next field over. Coach stood up with his .22-250 and 50gn pills just over 4Kfps and asked me for DOPE. I picked out a particular bird a good way from the rest and did my best job to range the target which I got wrong by 200yrds and change but had estimated it at 1200yrds, then calculated his dope in my spreadsheet (which doesn't do subsonic calculations so I had to fudge the numbers with a rectally derived guess) and gave it to him. He dialed everything he had for up and zeroed his wind and held over to where he couldn't see the bird in the scope and took a shot standing offhand. Several seconds later the crow jumped slightly and then never got off the ground again. We rained fire in from prone and bench positions for a while after that and never scored another hit on it or any of its friends that would occasionally land to taunt it. We recovered the bird a while later and found an entry hole, no exit. We marked its position on our GPS and headed back. When we got back it had turned out to be just a red curly hair over 1450yrds. If anyone had ever said the words to me that someone made a shot like that offhand with a horrible range call and a rectally derived DOPE setting and holdover where you can't even see the target I'd have called them a bald faced liar. Being a witness that in the end did everything to screw the shot up for him and having him still make it means it was 100% pure unadulterated blind squirrel getting a nut luck.
He's all the time making one off impossible shots. It's super irritating. He never does it on camera.
Please post how the distances were determined and the story. I caution that we are not here to judge another mans ability to determine distances, only have some fun
814yds. Groundhog. Pretty simple story. I was just done working up my range settings out to 1k on my .260 Rem. I had a good day so I decided to hit a field the next day. Wind barely enough to move leaves from behind me and he popped out of the tree line I had previously ranged at 850yds via LRF (it took two positions with my old Bushnell which only reads out to 500 reliably). I dialed that into my scope.
When he finally offered a standing shot he was a bit towards me from the trees. First shot went right and he never moved. Second shot I held off and hit high in the chest. I then went and ranged him in two steps as well. Then brought home my farthest shot so far. I made the shot from the prone with a bipod.
Rifle- DPMS receivers, BCG, and firing group Trigger modified (polish and spring mods as well as a stop in place for engagement) BHW 24" standard profile, SS finish, threaded JP Enterprises 17.25" handguard, Muzzle break, and AGB MagPul PRS stock and (please don't judge) a Tasco 3-9 stolen from my daughter's .223 (I really wanted to shoot it and the budget was tight after the build. It worked for working up loads and about 3 months until I could replace it). It has finger adjust, so I made it work for a bit!
Ammo- Federal brass 43gr H100V powder CCI LR primers Hornady Amax 123gr bullet 2925fps (average extreme spread of 25fps)
My goal is a 1k kill on a whistle-pig. Still working on it, but they should be out soon!
I love shooting long, but recently the family and Recruiting Duty have put an extreme hurt on the practice I need to remain good at it. This gun was built just for when I can spare the time for more range time. Just wish it would eat the heavier pills. It shows a very strong preference towards the 123's at a pretty fast speed.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2017 16:03:15 GMT -8 by gdcpony
Post by tonythetiger on Jun 26, 2017 18:28:03 GMT -8
Raccoon at 530 is the farthest DRT kill. Coon at 710 is the farthest blood trail. Coon at 980 is the furthest spotted hit with no confirmation. 980 sounds impressive before you know the facts. At a certain time of year the fields come alive with critters walking around in the open between 7 and 8:30pm for about a two week span. One particular fence row has a lot of activity between 950 and 1030 yards from my porch, so for that two weeks I shoot anywhere from 5 to 20 rounds a night before they move the party to the other side of the fence. Shooting that much I usually manage to tickle 2 or 3 before the season ends, but I still haven't anchored one that far out.