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April May Centerfire Challenge

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Random 8, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Nature Boy

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    I’m doing it this weekend. I need to verify seating depth on my 6BRA load and will be shooting at 200 anyway.

    Wait. Class 3 does not allow mechanical rest, right?
     
  2. Random 8

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    No mech rest (lead sled, Caldwell, etc) but you can sandbag the heck out of it.
     
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  3. Nature Boy

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    I may just put the Atlas back on my 308 and give it a go. My 6BRA shoots off of a Farley front rest and has no means to attach a bipod
     
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    Had to look up a Farley rest, and yes, that's exactly the kind of thing I'm trying to avoid here. A basic front pad/block would be OK, they're basically just fancy sandbags, but trying to keep the T/E knob BR gear and 65 lb F-class "bi-pods", and anything that basically holds the rifle for you out.

    Curious about your setup and what it will do though. Put up an unofficial pic of 10 Xs at 200.
     
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  5. Random 8

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    Well, I said I'd put up an easy to beat one first, and not to disappoint, here it is. Target is rotated 90 degrees, "up" was right. Sighters were out the left, so I corrected and fired for record. Don't know if the falling snow was messing with me or something moved or what, but had I held center it would have been respectable. Missing 3 were just off the paper right, all would have been black with a center hold. 58 score, Class 1.

    Savage 99 TREE HUNNERT! ~1952. 41 IMR 4064/150 Sierra SP. Need to work with this rifle some more. I know the load is accurate. The buckhorn style rear sight was also difficult to get a consistent hold with on this target, but it's killed a few deer I pointed it at. Forgot how good the trigger is on this one, it surprised me the first couple of sighter shots.
     
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  6. Nature Boy

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    Sure
     
  7. lionking

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    I have GOT to get me one of those one day, Savage lever action has a sleek lines look and "cool" factor
     
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  8. Random 8

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    Yes, and if you get one with a good bore, they shoot pretty well. My effort today didn't do the rifle justice. It used to wear a scope, and was a sub 2MOA gun all day long. I'm just not used to shooting it and didn't have a lot of patience or ammo to dial it in in the crappy weather today. The prices are up, but stable on them. Best pricing will be on a common .300 or .308 with the magazine. Both quality rounds, although brass is getting harder to find in .300 Sav and they eat it. I only get about 4 firings with a med-full power deer load. They're stretchy.
     
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  9. lionking

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    I will most certainly get submission in by the end of the challenge. Getting a couple slings off Ebay also something I've been needing to do, AR rifle without a sling just isn't right.:cool:
     
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  10. Merle1

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    I'm tied up with medical stuff until about the end of the month - but after that I'll be out.
     
  11. Nature Boy

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    Here’s my submission for 200 yards

    It was windy today. Some of the target stands had blown over.

    Shooting my 308. Been a while since I’ve put any rounds through it and longer since I used the Atlas. Here’s how I was set up.

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    Here’s the target

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    Also shot my 6BRA.

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    Here’s its unofficial target

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  12. Random 8

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    Nice shooting Rick Flair! I'll let you count the Xs. Not sure if she's up to it, but I'll give that a try with the .280 if our range ever dries out.
     
  13. Nature Boy

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    I count 4

    I was happy to see some sun today but it will be a while before things dry out around here
     
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  14. Random 8

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    Wasn't sure about that 1 at 12/1, looks like it might break a line with a 30 cal bullet in it. Was hoping to work on a zero/load on my good class 1 rifle and my maybe class 3 rifle, and see if I could get the 99 to settle down while I was at it, but our 100 yard range was a mud pit, 200 yard line firing point on both BR and HP was under about a foot of water today, so I shot trap instead and won a steak. It was delicious.
     
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  15. avan47

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    Class 2, Rem 700 LV with scope set to 9x. Score: 99 3x. I may try for a second entry later. Knowing you are shooting a record target puts a lot of pressure on you, but that is how most competitions work.
     

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  16. lionking

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    Will get some entries in before the end of the contest, taking a lazy day of rest today after a 6 day work week and seasonal allergies messing with me all week. Nice day to shoot today but just want to chill.
     
  17. Mauser lover

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    AAH! How did I miss a month of this challenge being open! Subscribing to this thread so I can remember to go shoot it! Got a .257 that needs some exercise. And others, probably, too!
     
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  18. lionking

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    Well finally had a chance to use the lane with movable bench and did prone today. I almost don't want to share my result lol. Used my FN AR-15A4 again. The AR is a accurate and easy to shoot rifle yet I did bad..really bad today. 90 degree plus temps outside I could just feel my breathing hard as I laid on the ground, made it hard to concentrate. I tried once and this is what I did gonna man up and post it.

    I'm gonna stick with pistol mostly indoors until the end of summer, just getting to hot out there for me lol. I did some targets last month for a future challenge coming up but until summer is toward a end I'm going indoors.
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    Score 83-1X

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  19. lionking

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    thanks random you really have made me get out of the comfort zone with your matches, it makes me realize that I should test myself with off the bench positions more often against a SR-1 target. I do stand, kneel ect... with a 8 inch steel gong but when actually trying to score it's a whole different matter. The heat outside really got to me last time however. I use to measure my targets by group size, now I'm more inclined to measure it by score lol.
     
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