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Shooting 1000 vs 600

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by jwrowland77, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 New Member

    I've shot several 600yd matches now in F-Class using my .308 win.

    Well, there's a match in Memphis this weekend I was going to go to, but there's also a 1000yd match in Little Rock (would be A LOT closer) this Saturday as well.

    I've been getting pretty decent at 600yd (9 point avg), and was thinking about trying 1000yd. I know I have the load to reach at supersonic. I have the MOA adjustment to reach. My nervousness is making sure I get on paper with the wind. See at the 1000yd match, they only allow 2 sighter shots the first match and 2 there after. All the other matches I've shot, they have unlimited before first match, then 2 there after.

    Can't decide what to do. Play it safe and drive 2.5 hours to Memphis or stay close and try 1000yd and hope for the best on my sighters.
  2. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    i wouldn't worry about getting on paper. if your dope tracks at 600 you should be on paper at 1000. it is after all, a 6' x 6' piece of paper :)

    that said, ime, 700ish is sort of the grey area where targets go from being 'a sure thing' to 'need some luck'. 1000 is way more challenging than 600. especially on f-class centers.

    why not try it?
  3. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark Member

    As taliv said, you should be fine. Ask to be squadded with an experienced shooter/scorer that can watch your trace and give you reliable feedback on your impact.
  4. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 New Member

    I've decided that, I'm just gonna do it. Might as well and see what happens.
  5. ClangClang

    ClangClang New Member

    JW - how did it go?
  6. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    jwroland77 is having some issues post-tornado.

    I was chatting with him on Facebook between strings Sunday;

    Worth noting, he was using ammo that he had only tested at *200* yards before that day. He managed to get on paper fast. :)

    (EDIT: that's some really good shooting given the conditions)
    Last edited: May 1, 2014
  7. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    yep he started another thread on it about 4 threads down on the list at the moment.

    i was kinda curious where his first shot went. my bet is 7 ring.
  8. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    I've seen people do worse at 600.

    Considering the conditions, his first time out, with the gear & equipment he's using . . .

    Real Damn good.

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