On paper at 600 yards!

Elk creekElk creek Senior MemberPosts: 5,365 Senior Member
edited August 10 in General Firearms #1
Today I went out the Cheyenne Wyoming with a friend of mine to shoot at the 600 yard Range.  I took my Rem 700 sps varmint 308 win with a leupold 6-20vx3. I was shooting 168hr Sierra match Kings pushed by 43gr of H4895 with Lapua brass. It worked! The wind was not bad. I have it one MOA left. On the second string I have 1/4 MOA up. I have more load devopment to do but I’m happy with this first outing on paper. We didn’t have a guy in the pits so this was a 20 round string after my initial sighters. 
Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,871 Senior Member
    Nice!  That's a great setup for what you were doing.  You got lucky having a light wind day out there, eh?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Nice!  That's a great setup for what you were doing.  You got lucky having a light wind day out there, eh?
    Indeed! There are days my mentor said they are running 14 MOA for wind. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,483 Senior Member
    Impressive shooting!
    Nice looking range.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,208 Senior Member
    Colorado.... <3

    Nice rifle and nice shooting!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Antonio said:
    Colorado.... <3

    Nice rifle and nice shooting!
    That is just over the Wyoming border about 15 miles north of Colorado
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Another look at the topography. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member

    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,452 Senior Member
    edited August 10 #9
    Very nice!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Very nice!
    Thanks! I’m learning. The guy I’m shooting with is a very good shooter and trainer. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,883 Senior Member
    I have not shot that far since I left the Army and would be happy to do near that good.
    Well done
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    I have not shot that far since I left the Army and would be happy to do near that good.
    Well done
    Thanks Diver43! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,586 Senior Member
    Holy Toledo! That is downright awesome shooting!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    My Karma ran over your Dogma!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Holy Toledo! That is downright awesome shooting!
    Thanks! Should have seen my friends target! 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,026 Senior Member
    Nicely done...I would love to do that!
    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
    Groucho Marx
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,167 Senior Member
    Great 600 yard target! The elevation is just about perfect for pdod popping. Or anything else, for that matter. A little low is better than a little high IME. Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Nicely done...I would love to do that!
    Thanks!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Great 600 yard target! The elevation is just about perfect for pdod popping. Or anything else, for that matter. A little low is better than a little high IME. Mike
    Agreed we had a straight away headwind today. I would like to get my come ups down solid so I can take a Goat at that range! Thanks it sure was fun. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    That said my loads are now what I would want to spend an afternoon on a Dogtown with...... 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,167 Senior Member
    Any one of those shots would have taken a goat at that range. Mike
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    My 4 “sighters” would not have...... I was 2’  high my first round out of a cold bore. My third was 1’ high and forth was a 10x. Then we got to work. The winds came up a bit. It is just going to be practice. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,290 Senior Member
    That is excellent shooting! What fun to have a 600 yd range! 
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    bellcat said:
    That is excellent shooting! What fun to have a 600 yd range! 
    Thanks! We are lucky to have some GREAT ranges fairly close to home. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,483 Senior Member
    Is your mentor explaining what put the four sighters off????

    Being able to put that first cold bore round on target would be awesome!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    Is your mentor explaining what put the four sighters off????

    Being able to put that first cold bore round on target would be awesome!
    Yep. Not knowing my come up or elevation adjustment for that load. I need to shoot at 100, 2,3,4,5 and 600 to  verify the loads. Or just 100. 200 300 and extrapolate. There is some very good software out there too that helps. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,483 Senior Member
    A step towards rifle Zen👍
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,365 Senior Member
    A step towards rifle Zen👍
    Or rifle Zee!🤣😉
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,483 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    A step towards rifle Zen👍
    Or rifle Zee!🤣😉
    Aim high😁👍
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,167 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    Is your mentor explaining what put the four sighters off????

    Being able to put that first cold bore round on target would be awesome!
    Yep. Not knowing my come up or elevation adjustment for that load. I need to shoot at 100, 2,3,4,5 and 600 to  verify the loads. Or just 100. 200 300 and extrapolate. There is some very good software out there too that helps. 
    While a great believer in software...take a fools advice....shoot each distance. Mathematical physics is governed by theory. Individual rifles and sighting systems, not so much.
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
    KSU Firefighter
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,452 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:
    A step towards rifle Zen👍
    Or rifle Zee!🤣😉
    Aim high😁👍
    😁

    1,400 yards with the .308 Win and .338 Lapua a couple weeks ago. 


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,452 Senior Member
    edited August 11 #31
    While a great believer in software...take a fools advice....shoot each distance. Mathematical physics is governed by theory. Individual rifles and sighting systems, not so much.
    I try to true my software at the 4s. 

    400
    800
    1,200
    1,600


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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