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Cutting a card, part deux

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by esheato, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. esheato

    esheato Member

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    So this thread got me thinking today.

    I was heading to the range with my neighbor and thought it might be fun to try and cut a card with my benchrest rifle. I figured the gun was capable and I had the right optics on it (NF 12-42 BR), so why not.

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    I took a piece of 2x4 and stapled two layers of cardboard to it and put a slice down the middle of it to hold the cards. I made spots for 3 cards and stapled a small piece of white cardboard to the back of the 2x4 to give me a backer so I would know where I was hitting.

    This is what it looked like after we got done shooting. I had thrown away the backer and the guy we met there fired the round that skimmed the board.

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    So I set up the gun (100 yards) on the rest and bags. Fire one shot and miss just slightly right. Held a bit into the wind and WA-lah...split card.

    Well hell, maybe we should just go home. ;)

    I fired a whopping 9 rounds and split 4. A gentleman next to me wanted to try it with his 308 and he had a bit more trial and error with the 3-9 optics he had on it, but came very, very close.

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    The card on the right was the first card I hit (on the second shot) and split completely in half.
     
  2. JohnnyK

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    sweet... I've done that from much closer with handguns at tactical pistol class to show we learned something... I have mine hung on my wall.
     
  3. Double Vision

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    That is very cool! Thanks for sharing that.
     
  4. ApacheCoTodd

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    Shoulda gone for a more class act and done the ace of spades or queen of hearts... something like that.;)

    Pretty cool anyhow.
     
  5. esheato

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    Actually I had a deck of the Iraqi HVTs....Saddam was the ace of spades. I contemplated using him, but I didn't want to ruin the whole deck for just that one.
     
  6. morb

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    100 yards? that's freakin awsome
     
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