Ranging Practice!


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taliv
August 16, 2010, 03:46 PM
Instructions:

The first rule of ranging practice: No spoilers. Do not discuss answers in this thread. Use the discussion thread (http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=6683321#post6683321).

Everyone is encouraged to submit ranging challenges. Include any info you like in the post, such as pertinent details about your reticle, target type/dimensions, weather, location, etc.

One challenge per post.

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taliv
August 16, 2010, 03:49 PM
Image courtesy of member MGD 45

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/MGD45/1000%20yard%20day/1000YdScopepic.jpg

Answer START
E-type target dimensions 40" by 19.5"
Range 1000 yrds
STOP

taliv
August 16, 2010, 03:51 PM
Image courtesy of member 1858

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/mcbh/10-09-09/007.jpg

Answer START
It's a full-size 40" upper and the target is 745 yards out from the firing line.
STOP

1858
August 17, 2010, 04:13 PM
Reticle shown is Leupold's Tactical Milling Reticle (TMR) and the scope is a Leupold Mark 4 FFP spotting scope.

TIP: Target is representative of a "typical" man if measured from crotch to crown. The target is not at exactly the same range as the target in post #3.

#1
http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/mcbh/10-09-09/015.jpg

Answer START
Steel part of target is 40" high and 20" wide, range is 765 yards.
STOP


TIP: The little yellow men are not full-size but if you consider the helmet to be part of the head, I can tell you that the "head" is very close to a "typical" human head in size. This is quite a good "test" since you may not have all the necessary information when shooting at live targets whether it's a bad guy or something of the four-legged variety.


#2
http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/mcbh/10-09-09/012.jpg

Answer START
Viewabel portion of target measures approx. 24" in height, range is 350 yards.
STOP


#3
http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/mcbh/10-09-09/013.jpg

Answer START
Viewable portion of target measures approx. 27" in height, range is 300 yards.
STOP

:)

sscoyote
August 18, 2010, 12:07 AM
Ok here's one. Tgt. size is 12", MD reticle in 2nd FP optic at 18x, but correct milliradian subtension is at 12x. The math for 18x subtension is true as calculated.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t49/sscoyote1/IMG_0712-1.jpg

Start

Range=300 yds.

Stop

P.S. Use height only on this one.

1858
September 11, 2010, 09:55 PM
I was out shooting handguns at a military range yesterday and managed to get some more practice targets at different distances to those shown above. I used a Swarovski Laser Guide and took numerous measurements to get a reasonable average of the actual distance. Conditions weren't ideal for photograpy or ranging due to sun, mirage, and aerosols but this is "real-world" ranging where conditions can be difficult.

The steel "men" are close to man size if you assume that the steel part of the target is the head and torso. The reactive targets have the following approximate dimensions:

Head width: 7-1/2"
Head height: 9"
Width elbow to elbow: 19"
Width below elbows: 14"
Height from crotch to top of head: 30"


#4

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/optics/ranging/001.jpg

Answer START
803 yards.
STOP


#5

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/optics/ranging/002.jpg

Answer START
818 yards.
STOP


#6

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/optics/ranging/003.jpg

Answer START
424 yards.
STOP


#7

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/optics/ranging/004.jpg

Answer START
450 yards.
STOP


#8

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/optics/ranging/005.jpg

Answer START
650 yards.
STOP

:)

taliv
September 25, 2010, 11:40 PM
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8846/rp1e.jpg

two plates, both are 12" square
reticle is S&B's P4fine

left plate

Answer START
1100 yards.
STOP

right plate

Answer START
1200 yards.
STOP

taliv
September 25, 2010, 11:58 PM
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2280/rp2u.jpg





two plates, both are 12" square


upper left plate
Answer START
950 yards.
STOP

lower right plate
Answer START
550 yards.
STOP

taliv
September 26, 2010, 12:06 AM
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/268/rp3p.jpg

12" square plate

Answer START
570 yards.
STOP

taliv
September 26, 2010, 12:17 AM
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5532/rp4m.jpg

12" square plate

Answer START
the correct value is 585 yards. 1000 yards.
STOP

taliv
September 26, 2010, 10:37 PM
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5987/rp5d.jpg

same 12" square plate as above, from different location

Answer START
100 yards short of 1 mile...
STOP


btw, the last 5 pics were taken at Thunder Valley Precision
Tom has a very challenging course of fire, and a laid back, enjoyable match

taliv
October 10, 2010, 08:20 PM
http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/9430/ader3.jpg

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/232/ader1.jpg

Two pics of same targets...
Target 4 is 10" square
Target 2 is a "hostage" target. If you look close you will see a 5" black circle target over the right shoulder of the white hostage

Reticle is S&B P4 fine

Answer START
Target 1 400 yrds
Target 2 500 yrds
Target 3 300 yrds
Target 4 450 meters
STOP

taliv
October 10, 2010, 08:24 PM
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5946/ader2.jpg

Flash target with ... issues.
(I THINK it's 8" diameter, but not sure. seemed bigger than 6 and less than 10...)

Reticle is S&B P4 fine

Answer START
457 meters
STOP

btw, the funny looking plate in the lower left is a tractor weight (80ish lb steel plate) showing about a dozen incendiary 50bmg hits.

taliv
December 11, 2010, 11:47 PM
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3333/range10.jpg
Reticle is S&B P4 fine

These are much harder. This pic and the next one are not bad photography. Weather and lighting just made it very difficult to see today.

blue silhouette Target is 17x21"
I believe that is a door in the background. Don't ask me why.

Answer START
for the target in this post, there are two "answers" as the guy who owns the target lased it at one distance and I lased it at another. his says 1000 yrds. i lased at 906m
STOP

taliv
December 11, 2010, 11:51 PM
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7256/range11.jpg

this one is probably impossible but i'll post it anyway.
bottom blue target is 10x13" plate
up and to the left is a 5x5" diamond
up from that and to the right is a 12x12" plate

Answer START
for the targets in this post, there are two "answers" as the guy who owns the target lased it at one distance and I lased it at another.
from bottom to top
his says 800 yrds. i lased at 770m
his says 850 yrds. i lased at 831m
his says 900 yrds. i lased at 883m
STOP

taliv
March 13, 2011, 09:54 PM
more targets...
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/dsteel1.jpg
10" steel plate (on a side, not diagonally)

hint: all my target stands are made from 48" pieces of rebar, but they're stuffed into a 4" section of galvanized pipe on each end

Answer START

222m
STOP

taliv
March 13, 2011, 09:56 PM
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/dsteel2.jpg

10" steel plate
S&B P4fine reticle

Answer START

538m
STOP

taliv
March 13, 2011, 09:57 PM
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/dsteel2-p2-lp.jpg

Same target as previous post from a different position and at a lower magnification

Answer START

333m
STOP

taliv
March 13, 2011, 10:02 PM
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/dsteel3.jpg

10" steel plate

Answer START

I don't really know. I got some readings from the laser at 700m but my first shot was high (saw the impact on the tree, surprisingly enough) and my correction for the second shot (seen on the plate at 7 oclock) matches my 670m dope.


STOP

taliv
March 13, 2011, 10:05 PM
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/dsteel3-p2-lp.jpg

same target as above from different position and lower magnification


Answer START

422m

STOP

taliv
March 18, 2011, 09:06 PM
http://www.precisionmultigun.com/pics/u4.jpg

Blue plate is 8".
You'll have to guess at the size of the turkey, cause I didn't measure it :neener:

Answer START

500 yrds for the plate, don't know what the turkey is

STOP

taliv
March 18, 2011, 09:07 PM
http://www.precisionmultigun.com/pics/u1.jpg

10" steel plate hung diagonally.

Answer START

lased at 853 yrds, hits were using 780m dope

STOP

taliv
March 18, 2011, 09:08 PM
http://www.precisionmultigun.com/pics/u2.jpg

The largest plate is 12"

Answer START

699 yrds for the plate

STOP

taliv
March 18, 2011, 09:09 PM
http://www.precisionmultigun.com/pics/u3.jpg

The largest plate is 6". Pretty bad picture :( but the 2nd from right is a triangle and then i think the two on the left are circles.

Answer START

400 yrds for the plate

STOP

taliv
April 3, 2011, 08:09 PM
These pictures were taken a few seconds apart in a very challenging wind. It would shift back and forth like this a couple times/minute, all afternoon. Weather report said 20-30mph today. It felt like 10-15 in my face and my 260AI needed around 1.1 mil of right wind at times and a left-edge hold when the flags were running straight towards me.

http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/4-3-six.jpg
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/4-3-eight.jpg
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/4-3-four.jpg

~ace~ made me some new target stand joints. These stand a little higher because the legs are about 60* apart instead of 90*. The rebar is still 48" but there is more pipe on each end so it looks several inches longer.

Target is still 10" square.

START
598m

STOP

taliv
May 8, 2011, 09:16 PM
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/stand3.JPG

10" circle
6" square
at a slight angle

START
about 150 yrds, but i don't remember exactly

STOP

taliv
May 8, 2011, 09:25 PM
http://precisionmultigun.com/pics/fclass.JPG

crappy photography on my part, but should be easy to range nonetheless

the target frames are 6 ft square

reticle is the TMR (tactical milling reticle) in leupold's mk4 compact spotting scope

START
1000 yrd f-class match in Tullahoma

STOP

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