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#1 Stiff Neck

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:31 PM

I fired off my first batch of reloaded ammo today, all went well. I wasn't getting very good groups at 100 yards at all, even with some factory ammo I was using up. I was prone, shooting from a front rest and rear rabbit ears, in drizzly but calm weather. My groups at 100 were about 2 inches (didn't bother to measure) while my groups at 200 yards were pretty good. Time after time, my 100 yard groups sucked. Here's a 200 yard group. I love shooting rocks.Posted Image

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:39 PM

You Missed the Vitals :lol:
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:46 PM

Didn't even puncture the skin. :lol:

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:45 PM

Looks like it blew up on the shoulder, I mean boulder.

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:19 PM

Naw. My next rifle will probably be a 17. But shooting rocks at 17 yards ain't no fun! :)I briefly considered moving that big rock from 204 yards out to 223 yards, but that's no fun either! :lol:

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:29 PM

I briefly considered moving that big rock from 204 yards out to 223 yards, but that's no fun either! :(

Wouldn't it be easier to move the rifle instead?? :lol:

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:48 PM

I do much better on rocks than paper. What are your loads ?
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:53 PM

What is the barrel twist rate? What bullet were you shooting?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:46 AM

223Win brass40gr V-maxH335C.O.L. 2.200"Barrel twist 1:12, 24"The bad targets at 100 were probably just a mental block on my part.

Wouldn't it be easier to move the rifle instead??

No. It was drizzling and I was set up under a bunch of trees with a thick canopy of overhanging branches to stay mostly dry. It would have been easier to move the boulder than the trees. ;)

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:16 AM

It would have been easier to move the boulder than the trees. :P

But by the time you moved the boulder, you could've planted new trees, waited for them to grow, and still be shoot'n quicker.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 09:58 PM

I like shooting rocks also.Big guns turn big rocks into little rocks,which means more targets for little guns.You outta shoot AP rounds at rocks. They produce sparkes and little holes instead of chips.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:02 PM

I like shooting rocks also.Big guns turn big rocks into little rocks,which means more targets for little guns.You outta shoot AP rounds at rocks. They produce sparkes and little holes instead of chips.

That could be dangerous down here in the currently very dry SoCal! But I agree, it does sound fun.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:26 PM

It starts out simple but then you got to have more and more and more. Don't fall prey to the addictive powers of reloading. Seek counseling and try to ween yourself off of it before it becomes too late. Put all that reloading equipment in a big box and mail it to me so that it can be disposed of properly. I am willing to do this for you as a favor and as a concerned individual that has fallen prey to one of Satans tricks. Just ask anybody on this board that reloads and they can confirm what I am telling you. It's not to late yet and may help you to the long road to recovery. And welcome to a facinating aspect of shooting..... Walt
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:59 PM

I am willing to do this for you as a favor and as a concerned individual that has fallen prey to one of Satans tricks...... Walt

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:02 PM

Kill all rocks

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:15 PM

Stiff Neck Im much closer than Walt you will save postage. The money you save you can use on withdrawl medication. :lol:
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:39 PM

They can have my reloading press when they pry it from my cold dead fingers. :):lol::)

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:12 AM

We were just trying to save you :) but your to far gone to help :lol: what a way to go :)
You can hop but you can't hide. Yahi Bowmen. Its not how far you can shoot but how close to the game you get when you shoot. Sights we don't need any sights. Why waist time reloading when I can be making arrows.




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