Cold Bore Challenge


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.

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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. :)

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

April 30, 2013, 11:14 PM
Day 3

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

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

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.

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

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 ( (

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).

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

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

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

May 2, 2013, 11:03 PM

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.


May 2, 2013, 11:55 PM

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

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

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.

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 ( ( (

Day #6 is uploading now

May 4, 2013, 12:39 AM
Here is Day #6

May 4, 2013, 09:21 AM

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.


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

Here is Day #7

910 yards!

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

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?

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

I am in Northern Utah.

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

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

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:

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day #17

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.

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

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

so what was your total hit count?

May 20, 2013, 10:30 AM

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

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

960 yards!

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