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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Posts: 8,609 Senior Member
    Quick run down of how "Batman" (The name my wife gave this SP) did this week at the Sundance LR Handgun Comp.
    I was fortunate to take first in all three distances in the Light Pistol division: 500, 750 and 1,000 yards.
    We had some crazy winds this week.
    My best 5-shot groups at distance were:
    500 yards: 2.445"
    750 yards: 4" and change (can't remember now-I'm TIRED).
    1000 yards: 7.5"
    We also did a 10-shot group at a grand in the relay because of impending weather and Batman had a 11.25" group and FWIW my heavy pistol (7WSM) had a 8" group for 10 shots.
    These are not amazing groups, but considering the wind we had, I am very pleased.
    Thursday my full value correction for wind was over 20 mph and the wind at the bench was 9-13 mph...It was really blowing hard closer to the target bolt
    Wind/rain on Saturday late was so bad during the spotter period of the 1000 yard heavy pistol was so bad combined with rain we didn't get to do the shoot-off or the field course.

    I decided to spot for myself for all of 500 and all of the 1000 yard groups. This was needed as I will be going to the F-Class World and Nationals in August.
    Bob Baker (Freedom Arms) spotted for me at the 750 yard distances.
    Batman tracks so good even under 7.5 pounds, that I could spot my own shots!

    Eric Wallace (Nawakwa Accuracy) builds amazingly accurate SP's.
    I walked away with a lot of goodies.

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Posts: 8,609 Senior Member
    Thank you.
    I takes some work to get the brass all formed and prepped, but I am really pleased with the end result.
    If you decide to go that route in the future, I will be glad to walk you through it all and share load development.
    shooter wrote: »
    Ernie, that is an awesome rig! You are getting about 70 f.p.s. more out of 105's than I am out of a 6 BR Norma chambered rifle with a 29 inch barrel!
    I plan to have mine opened up to Dasher to get near the 3000 fps range and you're almost there with a much shorter barrel. Very nice!

    A long Dasher......Hmmmm...:up:

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JermanatorJermanator Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Sounds like you had a good time in spite of the weather.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Posts: 8,609 Senior Member
    Yes, I had a good time.
    It is the largest gathering of long-range SP shooters in the US, if not in the whole world that I know of. We are a niche group as it is.
    I put on a prairie dog shoot on private land for the guys who will be shooting at the match. Next year I plan to have the field course at that same ranch where we shoot dogs at.
    It will let me do a long course in terms of time and distance and there will not be a time crunch as there has been in years past because of weather.
    We do the dog shoot earlier in the week, before the actual BR match starts.

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,411 Senior Member
    Good job!

    So, since you won, I take it you were the only shooter?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Posts: 8,609 Senior Member
    Hush you!
    That was not to be shared publicly.
    Zee wrote: »
    Good job!

    So, since you won, I take it you were the only shooter?

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Posts: 8,609 Senior Member
    Had a friend send me some pics from the MOA Long-Range Specialty Pistol Match.
    Here is one of Batman ready to roll.

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    Congratulations on your accomplishment, even if it was supposed to be a secret :tooth:
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
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