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#1 Desert Fox

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

Went to the range this afternoon to chronograph and zeroed the 338 for tomorrow's 1K competition. These new batch of reloads average around 2856 fps. Fired three shot at the target 525 yards away to verify my zero. The big girl was spot on. I hope the weather cooperate. Two successive matches were cancelled last time due to bad weather. The forecast is very good for tomorrow.Here's the 3 shot group at 525 yards.Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:36 AM

Thats some fine shooting DF ! Good luck in the Match!
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:10 AM

Where is your match, is it an f-class 1k match?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:49 AM

I can't even SEE 500 yards away, much less hit it :good: Nice looking rifle... Good Luck in your matchFrank

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:35 AM

I'm with you Frank.. :good:

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:35 AM

Great Shooting!
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

You can't ask for a better day today. The temperature hovers around 70 degrees in the morning and the wind at steady 2 to 3 mph and occasionally gust to 5-6 MPH. It did got a bit hot in the afternoon but not by much. The match director changed the format of the match a bit. The first 5 shot was fired and are recorded for group. The smallest group wins a prize. You have 6 minutes to do these. The next 20 shot was fired successively with no line break. You were given 20 minutes to fire a total of 20 rounds.Man, the 338 gave me a sore shoulder. Between sight in shot and the recorded shot, I fired a total of 33 rounds. By the 25th round, I dreaded pulling the trigger. The kick was becoming unbearable. I'm surprised that I did so well. Although no podium finished this time, I was still close to the top. The first and second both scored 246 with 9 and 8 X respectively. The third place had a score of 245 with 4 X. I however scored 243 with 13 X. As a matter of fact, I believed I had the most X today. I'll find out when the score is publish. The smallest 5 shot group was 8 and 3/8". Mine measured 13 and 3/4". Overall though, I was please with the result of my shooting today.Here's the picture from the match.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageHere's my score sheet.Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

Where was the match?

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

At the Desert Marksman, Palmdale, CAThere's a total of 50 shooters, 10 in each group. There's two classes. 308 class which cover all non-magnum cartridges. The other is magnum class and that covers all magnum calibers including the 50BMG. The 338 dominated the match today. None of the 50 made it to the top.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:44 PM

Thats amazing. I got to shoot at 1300 yds awhile ago and I have a new respect for those distances. Nice job and nice equipment DF.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

Thanks Jeremy.Yeah, tough shooting 1K. It's fun though. Just imagine placing your shot at the X ring. That's only 10" in diameter. I was just lucky that I was able to put 50% of my shot inside it lol.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:20 AM

Great pics and hardware Desert fox, and congratulations on your score. 1.375 MOA at 1000 yards is an amazing result.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:34 AM

Thanks Oz, It's tough to score the first 5 shot for groups since it is factored into the final score. A fellow competitor Matt Shafter, who was my scorer, is a long time competitor and was originally from Australia. He approached me after the match and introduced himself. He commended my shooting ability and I was humbled by it.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:34 AM

Shots 1,2 and 3 were where they were supposed to be. That first shot is the one that counts. I think a .338 would make me a little jumpy after a few shots. Again real nice shooting.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:14 AM

Shot 1, 2 and 3 landed in the X ring hence the X was scored in the score sheet. The X counts for 10 points, the same score as in the 10 ring. The X is the tie breaker in case both shooter have the same total points. The aim is to hit the X ring for the highest possible score. We shoot a total of 25 rounds for a possible highest score of 250 - 25X. The first 5 shot was scored for group. The smallest group wins a prize.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:25 PM

So whats the prize?
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:56 PM

Nice job Rommel! It was great getting to meet you a couple of weeks ago as well. Glad to hear that you did so well.Darren
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:07 PM

So whats the prize?

A gift certificate from Peerles Rifle company.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:09 PM

Nice job Rommel! It was great getting to meet you a couple of weeks ago as well. Glad to hear that you did so well.Darren

Hey Thanks Darren. Nice to met you as well.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:36 AM

:signs1180lq: The distance would eliminate me...not the 338 abuse.Terrific shots and interesting commentary.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

Rob, with the right equipment, anyone can do it. You will be surprise how many newbie won on their first time. Case in point, a 13 year old girl, shooting a 308, in only her 2nd time competing, won third place with a score of 245. Go figure!
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 04:43 AM

You can do it, the right equipment, and the right training. Rommel - Did Dennis' explanation of calling the wind help you at all in that match?Darren
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 05:05 AM

That's amazing shooting, Desert Fox. Congratulations. I forget. Does your .338 have a muzzle brake to help tame the recoil?

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 05:29 AM

Rat, the muzzlebrake in my rifle is not very efficient in taming the recoil. It was design more for hunting. Slinging those 300 grainer around calls for a more efficient brake design.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 05:40 AM

You can do it, the right equipment, and the right training. Rommel - Did Dennis' explanation of calling the wind help you at all in that match?Darren

Yes! it did help me quite a bit. As a matter of fact, I'd adopted the shooting stance that Dennis recommended, and it made a big difference.Tell Dennis thank you for me.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:30 AM

Will do!Darren
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:20 AM

33 rounds out of a 338 mag is got to hurt lol i have only shot 10 out of mine in a row and i was sore .what weight bullet and powder are you using to get that thing out to 500 yards ? the loads im using right now in my 338 dont seem to do much after 200 but there not very good reloads the guy that did them used the wrong powder nice work and its cool to see the 338 out do the 50 lol sometimes bigger isnt better

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:48 AM

If I remember correctly, DF is shooting a 338 Lapua, a whole different animal than the 338 Win Mag!!

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:30 PM

33 rounds out of a 338 mag is got to hurt lol i have only shot 10 out of mine in a row and i was sore .what weight bullet and powder are you using to get that thing out to 500 yards ? the loads im using right now in my 338 dont seem to do much after 200 but there not very good reloads the guy that did them used the wrong powder nice work and its cool to see the 338 out do the 50 lol sometimes bigger isnt better

hump, I'm shooting the 338 Lapua Ackley Improved. My load consist of 95 grains of Retumbo, to propel the 300 grain Sierra Match King at around 2850 fps. Obviously, this is considerably more powerful than the 338 Winchester Magnum.Here's what the round look like in side by side comparison with some of the cartridge I have in my inventory.Posted ImageLeft to right: 6MM Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, 280 Remington, 308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, 300 Weatherby Magnum and the 338 Lapua Ackley Improved.With 223 RemingtonPosted Image
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

Great posts and very good shooting, any freebore in that 338?




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