357 Magnum Franken-Ruger Goals

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 6,978 Senior Member
Franken-Ruger LR goals:
My 357 Mag FR should be ready soon.
Never tried this before with a revolver, but this is what I am going to attempt.

With one cylinder full/6-shots, one-shot per target in 50 yard increments: 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, and 350 on 10" steel.
Some of it might be on 5" steel at the closer ranges.
I want to be able to shoot the string relatively fast, but scope choices can make that either faster or slower.
A LER scope will be slower I think, while I will be able to adjust for distance faster with a riflescope.
Next, I want to put 6-shots downrange @ 500 yards with a group of 10" or under.
I want to try this with off the shelf Extremunition ammo. This is the ammo that Chris and I used at Bang's Paradise Valley Hunt Club back in September.
Guessing the 180 grain XTP.
Then I want to try a 6-shot group with H110 and the 170 grain Sierra Tournament Master bullets.
Plan to video this and take some good pics. Not Good to Zee's level, but good for me:jester:
Of course, there will be a need to chrono loads and then get a ballistic drop chart, and confirm drops.
100 yard zero.
Time frame will depend on work schedules and the weather forecast.
I may actually hunt with my FR before I do my distance goal.

Now, is there anything you would like for me to realistically try?
Any suggestions on how this should be set-up?
Not promising I am going to try it, but I will consider it.
Thanks!

Also plan to use the wireless Bullseye camera system. Updated my software this week on both my iPad and phone.
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,662 Senior Member
    Naa, sounds like you've got some pretty lofty goals for it already
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I'm just looking forward to the vids and pics. Boom! dink. What got you started on revolvers and .357
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    It started with the steel and prairie dog shoot I put on last June (WY-SHOT), and just got out of hand after that:roll2:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    I calculate a 158 gr Hydro Shock doing 1600 fps from a 10 inch barrel has a drop of about 110 inches at 350 yards, delivering about 170 fpe... interesting!

    D
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    I calculate a 158 gr Hydro Shock doing 1600 fps from a 10 inch barrel has a drop of about 110 inches at 350 yards, delivering about 170 fpe... interesting!

    D


    Shoot high, aim fer the stars..............:tooth:

    Should be a fun and interesting undertaking. Good luck. :guns::guns:
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    Ernie your accomplishments and desires are making me look at the .357mag rifle with a 16.25" barrel that TennMike made in a new light.
    My thoughts have been 50-75 yards on hogs, 100 yards if its a clear shot, your goals with a long barreled pistol are making my thoughts look like chip shots.
    I sure am looking forward to your results. There is something about a BAM ...............Tink.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,006 Senior Member
    Reincarnated!!
    elmer+keith.jpg
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Well, I don't know about that...Can I shoot at a man sized target, if I tried that???:jester:
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Can you pull the trigger with your big toe for a 600 yard shot?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    That would work--Hmm...
    cpj wrote: »
    Beat to the punch!


    How about a container of strawberry YooHoo at 250 yards?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    TOF for 500 yards is around 1.5 seconds.
    This about the same TOF as a couple of my SP's have for 900 and 950 yards respectively.
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Ernie your accomplishments and desires are making me look at the .357mag rifle with a 16.25" barrel that TennMike made in a new light.
    My thoughts have been 50-75 yards on hogs, 100 yards if its a clear shot, your goals with a long barreled pistol are making my thoughts look like chip shots.
    I sure am looking forward to your results. There is something about a BAM ...............Tink.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,043 Senior Member
    Got to do it when there's absolutely no wind with a TOF of 1.5 seconds. A mild zephyr will cause a lot of drift.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    I may have to start yoga or something for this to even be a possibility:yikes:
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Sure thing! I just want to see you bend into a pretzel shape like Jr. :devil:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Thank you, but I do not walk in Elmer's shoes.
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Reincarnated!!
    elmer+keith.jpg
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,944 Senior Member
    I would start with a couple of tall wooden uprights supporting a long sheet of butcher paper with a large orange Birchwood Casey target spot stuck at the top. Determining drop and group size will be a lot easier with this than with steel.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    FIFY.

    Too funny!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    I would start with a couple of tall wooden uprights supporting a long sheet of butcher paper with a large orange Birchwood Casey target spot stuck at the top. Determining drop and group size will be a lot easier with this than with steel.

    That's how I work up drop at redicilous ranges. Good loads especially the H110 with good bullets should deliver the accuracy you need you just got to dope em out!
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    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I don't care how far you shoot. That's just aiming high. I want you to kill something with it and do an autopsy of the bullet damage.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I may have to become awesome and good looking or something for this to even be a possibility:yikes:

    Fixed it mo betta.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    Try clay pigeons. Standard ones are 4 1/3". A hit/miss is instantly recognizable and more dramatic on video.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Roger that. Will likely be using 180 XTP for critters.
    Zee wrote: »
    I don't care how far you shoot. That's just aiming high. I want you to kill something with it and do an autopsy of the bullet damage.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Hadn't thought of that yet-Thanks!
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Try clay pigeons. Standard ones are 4 1/3". A hit/miss is instantly recognizable and more dramatic on video.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Roger that. Will likely be using 180 XTP for critters.

    That's the one I'm interested in.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    It started with the steel and prairie dog shoot I put on last June (WY-SHOT), and just got out of hand after that:roll2:

    Good lord willing, literally, I'll make the next one. I was sore disappointed I had to bail.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,725 Senior Member
    Once you get warmed up at 500 yds, burn some ammo on target at Miculek speed:guns:
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    Are there any pics of this gun?
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    Hadn't thought of that yet-Thanks!
    Then there was my thought of a cigar hanging from Cpj's butt that you could shoot at, but I doubt his butt would look very good for the cameras.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    I sort of expected that.
    Zee wrote: »
    That's the one I'm interested in.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Looking forward to seeing you here in June.
    Good lord willing, literally, I'll make the next one. I was sore disappointed I had to bail.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    So True!:cool2:
    Diver43 wrote: »
    There is something about a BAM ...............Tink.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    I know someone has NOT stolen your identity with comments like this...:wink:
    Zee wrote: »
    I don't care how far you shoot. That's just aiming high.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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