Cold Bore Challenge


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Clayne_b
April 28, 2013, 10:18 PM
This was posted on another hunting forum

"With your best field rifle, known range & favorable conditions (good visibility, light to no wind, prone on bi-pods, time on your side); how far do you feel you can hit a 6" circle with your coldbore shot (no sighters) with a 90%+ confidence (you'd be willing to put up a $100 bill on hitting it)"


I have taken a challenge upon my self to try this no matter the conditions. 20 shots on 20 different days!

I will be doing a video documentary on my progress


Today I shot from 587 yards, In very windy conditions.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fXIgvsQnu_8

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taliv
April 28, 2013, 10:27 PM
can't wait to see the next 19 :)

jpwilly
April 28, 2013, 11:26 PM
Nice shot anyway!

back40
April 28, 2013, 11:37 PM
nice shot just the same. i look forward to the rest of our challenge.

Clayne_b
April 28, 2013, 11:39 PM
Thanks guys.

Welding Rod
April 29, 2013, 12:40 AM
Looks fun!

Wish I had a place close by where I could shoot some distance.

Lots of wind for your shot.

HB
April 29, 2013, 12:54 AM
200 yards, but the only centerfire rifles I own are "inadequate"


HB

ngnrd
April 29, 2013, 01:27 AM
Nice shot. Sometimes I wish I had somewhere convenient to shoot long distances.

essayons21
April 29, 2013, 01:42 AM
500, because that is as far as I have confirmed dope.

Bobson
April 29, 2013, 02:04 AM
Wow. Man, that was awesome. Very inspiring. I'm really looking forward to the rest.

I'm a rifle noob if it isn't obvious haha. I love this kind of stuff though. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Clayne_b
April 29, 2013, 09:20 PM
Thanks Guys, Here is Day number 2!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJJA4v7pXJE

Bobson
April 29, 2013, 09:33 PM
Sweet. Nice shot man. What are the details on the rifle?

Also, in the first video, that rangefinder looked like it might be a phone (thought it said Verizon). Is that an app?

Clayne_b
April 29, 2013, 09:37 PM
Thank you Sir,

Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308 factory barreled action
McRees Precision Chassis
Timney Trigger

The range finder... I just take a pic with my phone threw the range finder.

Bobson
April 29, 2013, 10:22 PM
Oh, that makes sense lol. My bad :o

Clayne_b
April 29, 2013, 11:10 PM
It makes it easy, I can just add a photo to the video. and when I get home to do the video i can remember what the range was. haha

1858
April 30, 2013, 10:06 AM
How about starting the 20 round count again if you miss? Kind of like the "know your limitations" drill in some precision rifle classes.

Clayne_b
April 30, 2013, 11:14 PM
Day 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nVST5b13c4

Bobson
May 1, 2013, 12:19 AM
Thanks buddy, still enjoying these. Decent shot, better luck next time.

Clayne_b
May 1, 2013, 10:20 PM
Day #4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EOMsdCqpSE

gbw
May 2, 2013, 12:52 AM
Interesting thread and nice shooting.

Assuming you had some experience with your rifle/scope/ammo before you began this drill, how accurate would you have claimed to be with them beforehand? Reliably 1 moa, less, more?

I think it may be instructive to compare that value with the actual long range results you achieve.

03fatboy
May 2, 2013, 12:54 AM
Nice shooting.
That's a cool idea will definitely fallow the rest of your shot's

Clayne_b
May 2, 2013, 01:16 AM
gbw, I have shot this gun / load a bit, Sadly I am OUT of powder now and every " cold bore challenge" will be different after this.


Here are 2, 3 shot groups at 510 yards

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii294/Clayne_b/0312131930_zps4d4b5292.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/Clayne_b/media/0312131930_zps4d4b5292.jpg.html)
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii294/Clayne_b/0312131931_zps392d96c9.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/Clayne_b/media/0312131931_zps392d96c9.jpg.html)

gbw
May 2, 2013, 01:26 AM
Sure, we're all in the same 'powder boat' to one degree or another.

Still, if you're willing to share it, it would be interesting and of value to know what you believed the accuracy to be based on your experience before you began this challenge, and to compare it with the actual results you achieve.

(The photos appear to be the same group twice).

Robert101
May 2, 2013, 06:09 PM
Looks like different groups to me.

gbw
May 2, 2013, 06:36 PM
They are now - the bottom photo has been replaced, certainly an inadvertent error.

Clayne_b
May 2, 2013, 07:04 PM
Yeah my bad. Fixed it

CB900F
May 2, 2013, 11:03 PM
Fella's;

Hmmm, last week I made a witnessed and lazed shot on a ground squirrel, about an 8" tall X 3" wide target. We'd moved locations & driven about 10 miles to get to this site. The barrel was cold, and the wind was kicking up a mite last Sunday on the front range of the Rockies here in Montana. The shot was 170 yards - with a CZ452 .22lr.

900F

Clayne_b
May 2, 2013, 11:55 PM
CB900F

Here is my best shot with my CZ 452 scout .22lr

http://youtu.be/AJV9qot1394

Clayne_b
May 2, 2013, 11:57 PM
Here is Day #5

http://youtu.be/L70yF7ZO54A

Cee Zee
May 3, 2013, 02:24 AM
Nice shooting. My Savage 12 LRPV will shoot about that well at 500 yards on a good day but not with a cold bore. They finally put in a 600 yard range at my club and wouldn't you know I had to move late last fall. I'm going to get back there and pay my yearly dues to shoot one time I guess. Then I'm joining a club where I live now. Makes sense - not.

Clayne_b
May 4, 2013, 12:25 AM
The last 2 days I have been shooting Berger 168 VLD's With RL-15 powder. And that is a load I have NO experience with. I am not blaming the results on that. But check this out

Here are some groups I shot after the Cold Bore shot with my original load with a 168gr SMK with Varget powder and the VLD RL-15


SMK< 5 shots each >VLD
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii294/Clayne_b/0503131731_zps87be58e5.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/Clayne_b/media/0503131731_zps87be58e5.jpg.html)

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii294/Clayne_b/0503131827b_zpsfafcb608.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/Clayne_b/media/0503131827b_zpsfafcb608.jpg.html)
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii294/Clayne_b/0503131827a_zpsa2a776fb.jpg (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/Clayne_b/media/0503131827a_zpsa2a776fb.jpg.html)


Day #6 is uploading now

Clayne_b
May 4, 2013, 12:39 AM
Here is Day #6
http://youtu.be/494qNyMM_H0

CB900F
May 4, 2013, 09:21 AM
Clayneb;

That's some impressive shooting! Kudo's to you.

However, I went back & checked the weather for Cascade MT. zip 59421 on 4/28/13. Remember when I posted that the wind had been kicking up a mite? Afternoon winds probably averaged something in the 20's with gusts to 40 mph. My shot was made with the wind maybe 20 degrees off the right shoulder, target downwind, with a 452 American in the original stock, Nikon Monarch 3.3-10X A/O mildot, from the kneeling position. On a live target.

900F

Clayne_b
May 4, 2013, 12:39 PM
Thanks CB900F, Boy thats alot of wind!!!


Here is Day #7

910 yards!

http://youtu.be/CBiKOrDIEls

Clayne_b
May 4, 2013, 12:58 PM
Someone pointed out my case of Dyslexia, I said 8.5 mll and I dialed 9.5 mil.
Just went and checked my ballistic chart. and I should have dialed 9.5 mil. Guess I was thinking one thing and talking about another. haha

Bobson
May 4, 2013, 02:13 PM
That's amazing, man. Keep these videos coming.

I can't decide whether I enjoy the shooting or the scenery more. You're in Wyoming right?

Clayne_b
May 4, 2013, 02:24 PM
Thanks man, Im glad your enjoying the videos.

I am in Northern Utah.

Clayne_b
May 5, 2013, 05:28 PM
Here is Day #8

http://youtu.be/_uGHFR_XPEw

rob.lund
May 5, 2013, 11:01 PM
This is definitely cool. Thanks for filming them.

cota
May 6, 2013, 05:33 PM
Clayne_b! Very interesting and briliant shooting thank you for posting this up.have not been on here in a wile, just found this and will be watching daily from now on.:cool:

Clayne_b
May 6, 2013, 09:48 PM
Here is Day #9

http://youtu.be/TD3NQy490fE

Clayne_b
May 7, 2013, 11:41 PM
Remember when I said "no matter the conditions." It kicked my rear today!!

http://youtu.be/cE6yqBRuBrQ

IMtheNRA
May 8, 2013, 04:16 AM
Great shooting and a fun thread! What ammo did you use in that .22 hit on the beer can?

Clayne_b
May 8, 2013, 07:52 AM
CCI Standard Velocity

Clayne_b
May 8, 2013, 11:03 PM
Here is Day #11

http://youtu.be/kyeqNSsO_8M

Clayne_b
May 9, 2013, 10:22 PM
Here is Day #12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbCE_clkW4E

Clayne_b
May 10, 2013, 10:21 PM
Here is day #13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX0uJkYpN8Y&list=UUJpcXEbKcTfLOG_NsUiyRxg&index=1

Clayne_b
May 11, 2013, 03:47 PM
Here is Day #14 at 910 yards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--HpzGd4NpE

Clayne_b
May 12, 2013, 08:56 AM
Here is Day #15 Check out the bullet trace! Watch in HD.

http://youtu.be/mU6ceqEv7cY

cota
May 16, 2013, 05:44 PM
Briliant thanks for sharing! :)

444
May 16, 2013, 09:13 PM
I have really been enjoying this.
Thanks for posting.
And, good shooting.

Clayne_b
May 17, 2013, 09:25 AM
Thanks guys,

Internet has been down at the house.

Here are a few more videos, Posting these from work..



Both of these were done with no electronics, ( no range finder, no wind meter, and targets were set and an unknown distance.

The technology is fun and makes things much easier to do. But I would like to still have the skill to fall back on if those things were not available.

Day #16
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvEfL85_gAo

Day #17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNWsqjpoiNY

Bobson
May 18, 2013, 03:33 AM
Very nice shooting, man. Was that a deer running in video #17? About 1 o'clock on the screen, starting at 0:52.

Clayne_b
May 20, 2013, 09:34 AM
Thank you sir, Yes it was a deer. I did not see it while shooting it was way out out of the field of view threw the rifle scope. and about 2 miles away.

Day #18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHBe-kDyEh0

taliv
May 20, 2013, 10:20 AM
this is a great thread.


so what was your total hit count?

Clayne_b
May 20, 2013, 10:30 AM
Thanks,

I am not sure, I would have to go threw and watch them all and count.

Clayne_b
May 30, 2013, 09:28 AM
Here is Day #19

960 yards!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b9PPeBPAyg

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