Just another weekend shooting in NM (PICS)


Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 12:48 AM
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John G
May 9, 2006, 12:58 AM
Nice pictures. :cool: What's that left-handed bolt rifle?

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 01:07 AM
It's just a Remington 700

May 9, 2006, 01:37 AM
I got into long range, precision rifle over a decade ago because I wanted to be able to hit game animals hundreds and hundreds of meters out. Now I rarely even hunt because I'd rather spend my time and energy shooting inanimate targets ALL DAY LONG FOR SEVERAL DAYS!!!

I see from these pics as well as the ones you posted under the thread on optics that you and your mates do ALOT of shooting with significant angles in the line of sight. Do you use cosign angle indicators? I've not seen 'em mounted on any of your sticks.

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 11:03 AM

The most angled shot we have there is about 20* and about 200-300 yards. Even with that combination, the difference is only about 2". We haven't had the need for an angle indicator yet.


May 9, 2006, 11:55 AM
Looks like great fun ... but what are you shooting at? I didn't see any targets out there. And is that a Badger bolt handle on your 700? I've been thinking about having one installed ...

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 12:25 PM
On the UKD field courses, the targets were 6-12" steel plates from about 200 to 725 yards. There were also KD targets from 400 - 1760. Needless to say, they are impossible to see in the pictures unless you know where to look.

I've pointed some out--
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/small/B100_1046_imgt.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/?medium=B100_1046_imgt.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/?medium=B100_1046_imgt.jpg)
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/small/B100_1078_imgt.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/?medium=B100_1078_imgt.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/?medium=B100_1078_imgt.jpg)

May 9, 2006, 12:33 PM
On the first pic I was saddened. then I saw the can in the second pic. But that's it. No more quiet weekends??

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 01:03 PM
I was the only shooter with a suppressor on this trip.

May 9, 2006, 01:31 PM
Why BozemanMT doens't hunt:

I don't see anything:what:
even after you made pink (cute) circles
I mean, nothing.
Looks to me like you are shooting at rocks.

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 02:21 PM
They are visible in the larger images...

May 9, 2006, 02:37 PM
I should know better than to look at these threads, makes me jealous of all the wide open spaces. :p

Kinda OT, but what kind of pack is that in a couple of those pics? I need a new one myself.

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 02:43 PM
I am not sure who makes the pack in pic #7. The other two packs are a Spec-Ops Brand T.H.E. and my pack is a multicam Kifaru Express.
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/small/B100_1104_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/?medium=B100_1104_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/BSR-2006.05/?medium=B100_1104_img.jpg)

May 9, 2006, 06:43 PM
How do you like that Express pack? I've been lusting after one for a while, just haven't been able to find the funds. It seems to me it's the optimal Kifaru pack for 1-3 day outings (possibly with some extra pockets for 3-day). What do you think?

Zak Smith
May 9, 2006, 07:47 PM
The Express is my favorite smallish pack. It has a suspension so you can carry quite a bit of weight. If you use the waist belt, it alone can support the pack. It can accept up to 3 Dock-N-Lock external pockets, if you have to add extra junk to it.

Pictured there, you can see it's full with: ECWCS parka, fleece jacket, soft shell, rear beanbag (the blue sock looking thing), binocs, 100 rds 308, brass bag, camera, 2 liters of water, and two apples.

It carries the weight in a vertical stack, and keeps it close to your back.

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