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#1 Desert Fox

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

There's is still a few spot left. There will be $5,000.00 worth of prizes for the winners.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

Good luck!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

Thanks Chuck. This will be fun.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

I bet! Looking forward to an update with pics.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

Sure! Got everything ready. Hope Me and the wifey will be competitive.

I will be shooting the 308 for the 600 yards night shoot and the 338 Lapua Ackley Improved for the 1K shoot on Sunday. My wife will be shooting the 6.5-47 Lapua on both events

Ammo were all loaded. More than we need, but it's better to have extra for practice.

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Rifles were all checked to make sure everything is tight and barrel scrubbed and clean.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

Best of luck to you both.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Good luck,
That is a long way to push a bullet.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

Thanks Guys.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:31 AM

Just curious, what is the magnification you use for those distances?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

The IOR on my 308 maxed at 18X. The MK IV on my 6.5-47 has 20 and the NXS on the 338 Lapua Ackley has 22.

You can use as low as 10X in a 1K shoot.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:11 AM

Desert Fox. I'm interested to know what bullets you favor for your loads... if its top secret I understand.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

No, not at all top secret Sean.

For my 308 Winchester, I found a good load using 178 grain A-Max. My bread and butter load with this rifle is the 155 grain Lapua Scenar, stoked with 43 grains of Varget. The velocity was a tad over 2,900 fps. Very accurate load but I'm not satisfied with my result the last time I used it at 1K. I think The 178 A-Max will perform better and I'm debating whether I will use this rifle for the 1K shoot. But with championship on the line, I will banked with my 338 Lapua Ackley and it's 300 grain Sierra Match King load. At 2,850 fps, the 338-300 grain SMK will be hard to beat, especially on a windy day.

For my wife's 6.5-47 Lapua, the load is consist of 130 grain Berger Match VLD at 2,906 fps propelled by 41 grains of H-4350. She will be in the non Magnum category in the 1K shoot. She will be up against guys shooting 6 Dasher, 6XC, 6.5-284, 308, 30-06 and probably a couple of 243's.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

Thanks for sharing. I'm thinking of just going to check it out spectate and see what its like. I've never shot past 400 yards but am interested in the 600 yard shoot sometime in the future. Do you guys have these matches frequently?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:40 AM

Sean, we only shoot the 600 maybe twice a season and at night when it's very hot. We have a monthly precision bolt rifle match at WEGC.

Where are you from?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

Oh I'm in canyon country/ santa clarita area....off the 14. My parents live in Rancho though so I Frequent the area on some weekends. I know roughly where the WEGC is but haven't been there.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:14 AM

Very interesting stuff man, thanks for sharing. I want to shoot some long range steel with my 243, it does 1/2" groups with Federal Premium 70 gr ballistic tips. I'd be doing it for fun, but do you think that load would be okay, or should I go up in bullet weight? If you get a chance check out my thread "My Weatherby's Home". I've listed some specs on my rifle.

And again, best of luck!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

Chuck, the 70 grain V-Max will be a good bullet for long range varminting but a poor choice for long range 600 yards competition. If your 243 has a 9 twist barrel, you can load some of the 105 grain A-Max at over 3000 fps and you're good to go.
I'm currently in a process of building a 6 BR for my wife and the 105 A-Max will be my bullet of choice for this rifle. They're inexpensive and very accurate bullet.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

Thanx, sorry for the hijack. IDK what the twist is on it, I'd imagine 1:9 is common for a 243 deer rifle? That's basically what it is, I shoot.100 gr for deer and 70 for critters.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

The most common twist on a factory 243 rifle is 10 which is good for bullet weight up to 100 grain. Not sure if it's enough for the 105's.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

Thanx dude!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:24 PM

way too far south for me :/ closest 1k range here is in Sacramento. Would love to go and watch. I've never shot out to 1000. Would love to though for sure. Looking into a long range shooter. Just not sure what I want.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

You guys have a nice range up there in Sacramento and the Annual NOR-CAL TBRC invitational is a big event.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:43 AM

For the 338 you mentioned you were shooting SMK's. Have you tried the Berger's?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

Desert Fox :

What can be done for someone that can not go prone ?

I would like to get my Winch 57' that was re-barreled to .308 on paper @ 600 yrds but most matches require in prone . I can't do that . Was looking at WEGC match but can I shoot if not prone ? I don't care about " winning " match , just wanna see what my gun & ammo can do @ 600 yrds .

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

Well, my wife did not fare well but I won the championship.

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Here are the loot.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

Desert Fox :

What can be done for someone that can not go prone ?

I would like to get my Winch 57' that was re-barreled to .308 on paper @ 600 yrds but most matches require in prone . I can't do that . Was looking at WEGC match but can I shoot if not prone ? I don't care about " winning " match , just wanna see what my gun & ammo can do @ 600 yrds .

Andy


Andy, you don't need to enter the match just to see how your rifle will do at 600 yards. You can go to any range that has 600 yards shooting facility and shoot. We have them at WEGC. It's open on Tuesday to members and their guest only. PM me you phone number and I let you know when i will be able to go.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

You guys ever have these in Sacramento? I would love to go and watch it for the day

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Nice shooting. I like the rifles too.




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