2.4 mile shot

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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by rebel » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:34 pm

Not impressed? O.K. I can see a couple of you are a hard audience. I liked dellets comparison but I have a cheaper, and maybe more realistic way to simulate what he did. Take any .22 LR rimfire you like, with the most accurate ammo it likes, on a day that the wind is say 10mph or so, full value. I'll give you a post it note. 300 yards. Hit it, report conditions and be honest about number of shots. Of course at that distance you won't have to figure Coriolis or to much spin drift. Tell me how easy it was for you :P Hell I'll spot you two sighters.
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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by plant.one » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:59 pm

damnit, now i have to find a 300 yd range just to try that for giggles!


i know my holdover for 200, but dont know if my scope even has enough come up to reach out to 300 :shock:
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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by idaho.jon » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:04 pm

plant.one wrote:damnit, now i have to find a 300 yd range just to try that for giggles!


i know my holdover for 200, but dont know if my scope even has enough come up to reach out to 300 :shock:
I shot my man sized steel target at 525yds with my Ruger American 22lr. 8) It took a lot of rounds to get it, but after I got it once I was able to do it fairly consistently. Holdover was put the top of the target at the very bottom of the scope, then go up another 10 feet :lol:

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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by plant.one » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:17 pm

idaho.jon wrote:
plant.one wrote:damnit, now i have to find a 300 yd range just to try that for giggles!


i know my holdover for 200, but dont know if my scope even has enough come up to reach out to 300 :shock:
I shot my man sized steel target at 525yds with my Ruger American 22lr. 8) It took a lot of rounds to get it, but after I got it once I was able to do it fairly consistently. Holdover was put the top of the target at the very bottom of the scope, then go up another 10 feet :lol:
at 200 with my 10/22 i use the post where the reticle goes from skinny to fat. it usually gets me right in the neighborhood and i can kentucky elevation from there as needed.


i had to give my dad a real world in exterior ballistics - he freaked out about me shooting way down the field at a crow one day. i was aiming at the top of the treeline (550+ yds out) with subsonics. lobbing mortar rounds in type of thing. he kept insisting that it was dangerous to point my gun that far in the air "the box says 22lr is dangerous to 1.5 miles". and then i made him watch for the puff in the freshly tilled dirt where the bullet was duffing into the ground by the weed sticking at around 400 or so... :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by rebel » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:38 pm

Well, the challenge I posted isn't as hard as dellets. I gave a post it note, pretty much MOA at 300. If you'll read the comments in the video I posted, he fired 17 shots. Once the wind settled and the sun went down he was on it in three. At 2.4 miles, the wind had to change at least a dozen times through that shot. It's science, luck and voodoo - but if you do it, you have bragging rights. To write this off as ho-hum to me is kind of funny. It was a remarkable shot and I give the rifle the most credit. Anyone that has shot anything at distance-600 plus -knows experience with this helps. Another couple that does a lot of long distance stuff are these folks - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs3sYk ... 95EniC-uMw
Fun stuff, field shooting with a precision twist. I'm sure this will be equally as boring to some of you 8) Make sure you check the cant of the scopes vs. the angle of the rifle. Set up is everything.
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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by rebel » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:48 pm

plant.one wrote:damnit, now i have to find a 300 yd range just to try that for giggles!


i know my holdover for 200, but dont know if my scope even has enough come up to reach out to 300 :shock:
It won't, unless you have one with a 20 moa rail 8) However, Kentucky windage will suffice if necessary. 1 clay pigeon, 300 yards, 20-25 mph crosswind at full value, Savage Mk 2 and CCI maxi mags. 1 witness and 3 shots. Even the sun shines on a dog's butt every once and a while :P
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Re: 2.4 mile shot

Post by GreenPig » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:10 am

I'm able to dial in 500 yards with 22 lr. Home built custom that started life as a Savage MK2. Pulled factory barrel, threaded the barrel (1 & 1/16" SS Green Mountain) into the action. Mounted and glass bedded the barreled action into a Boyd's laminate stock, 20 MOA rail with a Millet LRS 6X25X56. I shoot at and hit 2" spinners with 40 to 50% hits at 500 yds on dead calm days. But 2.4 miles is insane.

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