"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.
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
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
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
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?