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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Trey Veston, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Trey Veston

    Trey Veston Member

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    Brother sent me this photo of him further wringing out his new elk rifle. Christensen Arms Ridgline in 6.5 PRC.

    Four shots, 616 yds. Bullseye was the first shot out of a cold bore.

    I'm sure others have better groups, but out of an off-the-shelf rifle using off-the-shelf ammo, I'm extremely impressed.

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  2. Tommygunn

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    Those are very nice looking splats, and the arrangement has a certain .... artistic quality! :);)
     
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  3. GBExpat

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    :what: Nice! :D And at that range the sound of the "CLANG" took ~1½ seconds to get to him. :)


    EDIT: Added the missing "at". ;)
     
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  4. Walkalong

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    Nice shooting. What rig is that steel and holder?
     
  5. Ks5shooter

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    I have the steel that's an awesome holder,Im interested as well.
     
  6. redneck2

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    That’s awesome. 600 yards is a poke and a half
     
  7. climbnjump

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    This: https://www.amazon.com/Birchwood-Ca...mslang&qid=1568676392&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-2

    I've had one for quite a few years and have shot hundreds of rounds at it. Very quick and easy to set up. Sadly, just yesterday I sent a 7mm RM round through the left upright and sheared it clean off.

    ETA: I'd suggest one modification if you buy one... As sold, the plate hangs pretty much straight up and down. For pistol shooting at closer ranges, I prefer the plate to hang with a slant back and down. This is very easy to accomplish. Just replace the existing bolts with longer ones and move the connecting link away from the back surface of the plate. It just helps direct the splatter to go more down than out.
     
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  8. LoonWulf
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    I've got a Ridgeline in .280AI, and I don't think it's shot a group over a moa or so.
     
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  9. troy fairweather

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    Good grouping there.
     
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  10. Walkalong

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    Yea, that's going to be a wear item, it could always be welded back of course. I wonder if they sell the stand separately.
     
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  11. climbnjump

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    The Birchwood customer service guy that I talked to said no, but he also didn't sound like the most knowledgeable fellow.

    But yes, I think I can weld it back up after some straightening of the two pieces. Something to do next time I'm down at the farm.
     
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  12. Varminterror

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    The Birchwood Casey Boomslang is a great stand for compact travel, but inevitably, it’s going to meet its demise from unintentional, direct contact. Mine only lasted maybe 3 classes before a student managed to mow it down. I have also used a handful of cheap paper target holders for many years which are made the same way, I bought a dozen or so on clearance at Walmart of all places, every season someone seems to find a way to blast one of the upright supports and “kill” another one.

    The Caldwell sled type, I have found much more resistant to single impact death, and less apt to take fire, since it’s farther from the target.

    Caldwell Magnum Rifle Gong with Stand

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    I’ve also hung many, many targets from simple “shepherd’s hooks” from the garden department of home stores (meant for hanging potted plants). Surprisingly, these will often take a direct hit from a high velocity bullet without yielding - not sure why, since they’re nothing more than mild steel rod stock.

    My favorite set up for a portable/temporary home rack, however, if not using proper target hangers on T posts, is a home brew of angle iron. These will stand as their own “tipi’s,” or can be bolted together with one leg from each creating the cross bar, shaped like a swing set. The angle iron will take a lot more beating than expected, and it doesn’t suffer as much from spall, since the target isn’t coplanar with the legs.

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