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July 2008 THR bolt action Extreme Accuracy Challenge

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by R.W.Dale, Jul 4, 2008.

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    This match is an open invitation for the proud owners of a centerfire bolt action rifle to pit your rifle's accuracy and your shooting skills against other manufacturers and your fellow THR members. But remember this is meant to be FUN.

    This match will end in two ways with two winners. First there will be an individual winner over all. Second when the dust settles I'll average all groups together by manufacturer and have a Manufacturers title as well.
    This way everyone is encouraged to join no matter what rifle you have, be it a Varmint target rig or a deer gun. Be it large or small everybody's group effects their rifle's manufacturers overall score.


    Tha rules!

    rifles

    The rifle used must be a bolt action in a centerfire cartridge.

    It must utilize a factory action (sav, rem, win, CZ ect ect)

    EVERYTHING ELSE GOES!

    the shooting

    You will be scored by firing a pair of 5 shot groups at a range of 100yds using this target printed on a piece of STD printer paper.
    http://www.glockfaq.com/targets/bullseye/bullseye_halfinch_2.pdf

    For those with lower magnification scopes you may add a target dot of your choice, But the groups MUST be fired on this target.

    You may utilize any shooting position <bags, bipods or rests> you desire. The only stipulation is YOU must shoot the group and not use a shooting vice. I want a human finger pulling the trigger, a human face against the cheekpiece and a human shoulder against the buttstock. No fixed rifle shooting vices

    Scoring

    When you have a target you're satisfied with your score will be calculated by averaging together the group size in inches calculated C.T.C. of BOTH 5 shot groups. ON THE TARGET make note of the rifle used, caliber, group size <individual and average>, date and any other relevant information. Then scan and or take a pic of it and post it here.


    this as an example of how the finished and scored target should look
    HPIM2140.JPG

    Each member is allowed to submit only ONE target for scoring. So pick your best shootin iron. You can shoot as many targets as you want but again only one will be submitted for scoring

    If you don't have access to a measuring equipment or a way to post pics PM me and we can make arrangements for you to mail the target to me.

    Like in Golf the lowest score wins!

    This match will rely on the honor system for the most part please be honest.

    the deadline for target submittal is Sunday Aug the 3rd
     
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  2. JustsayMo

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    Cool! I've got to get a scope on my Remington 700 in 30-06!
     
  3. sarduy

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    i'm in;)
     
  4. photo_guy

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    Extreme Precision Challenge

    I'd love to join this month but I am equipment challenged in the bolt rifle area.

    I'm going to pick a nit here...as you have defined the scoring this is really an "Extreme Precision Challenge" since group size is the only criteria.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accuracy_and_precision

    I'm glad you guys are running these contests - no matter how you title them. ;)
     
  5. bgeddes

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    I was at the range with my father-in-law this weekend. He did this (5 30cal shots in 1/2 in.) twice, and he wasn't satisfied with the rifle's performance. He shoots a 10.5 pound gun with a 6x scope. Weapon was on a benchrest but the rifle was not clamped, just rested.

    I was shooting the AK, poorly I might add, and I could keep my groups in the 8" range.
     
  6. NvTwist

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    I'm in, Next time I head out shooting I'll be sure to print up the target. I'll be using a Savage 12fv chambered in .223
     
  7. sadlsor

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    OK, here are the dumb questions...

    Hi Krochus, I appreciate your offering up this opportunity to un-safe the bang sticks.

    However, I will be the one to ask those annoying goober questions, not to irritate anyone, but to step up in place of those timid souls who are perhaps just too embarrassed to ask what's really on their minds:

    I understand the basic meaning of "bolt action." To me that says, don't submit a target I might want to shoot with my Winchester .30-.30, which is obviously a lever action. (Yeah, I read your sig line, so don't ask me why I'd want to shoot that caliber anyway... just consider this a hypothetical, OK?) :)

    Rather, I might wish to bring a .22-.250 Ruger M77 Mark II, which has that knobbed reloading handle that sticks out the side. Likewise a Mauser 6.5x55 (assuming I could see the target over iron sights, which is doubtful at 100 yds.)

    :confused: But someone mentioned shooting their AK... hmmm. My M14 Bushmaster, which I shoot in hi-power matches, has a bolt, too. For that matter, there's an M1A downstairs, with a similar action. It just doesn't have the knob-thing hanging off the outside of the gun. Are semi-auto bolt actions acceptable?

    Further, you state that with lower magnification, we "may add a target dot of your choice". So, could we, say, color in the next 3 or 4 target rings?

    Would these two examples be a blatant violation, or maybe too liberal an interpretation of the spirit of the rules? If so, I can accept that.

    Sorry for the feigned ignorance, but it's really not. Feigned, that is. Let's just say I've been wrapped up in the rimfires lately, as JustSayMo will attest. :)

    Thanks for your patience with my silly questions. No, I mean, er... the silly questions which might be on the minds of those souls alluded too, above, who are reluctant to risk public humiliation. Yeah, that's it. :D
     
  8. R.W.Dale

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    If the ATF or manufacturer considers your rifle to be a bolt action then it qualifies. Otherwize NO

    Color in as many target rings as you wish. I just need to be able to ascertain that the proper target was used.. This is to keep out groups fired before this match was started
     
  9. skinewmexico

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    If you do this again, you might want to think about 3 groups - AR, factory, and gunsmithed. Assuming you get a good turnout on this.
     
  10. Medusa

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    Eh, I forgot to take the target's pictures, but those were non-standard (No.4, used here) anyway.

    But with TRG-22, .308Win, I scored 2.75 inch group @300m (330y). With semi auto Galil, also .308Win (ammo US standard M80 ball), my last score was 5 inch, same distance.

    Last time I shot 100m (110y) with semi-auto .22LR rifle, which scored 1.25 inch, before that M14 (also M80) that was 2 inch@100m.

    All are prone and on bipod with optics (M14 is only one bone stock).

    I just might start "shooting" the targets, when I do go to 100m lane, as it's not challenging to shoot such a close distance, so it doesn't happen very often.
     
  11. R.W.Dale

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    I expect everyone to shoot a few targets in order to have a "pick of the litter" so to speak, but I really thought there would be a couple posted by now.
     
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    I believe the problem is the possibility of a critic. No matter how good there's alway someone better. That could be intimidating for some.
     
  13. R.W.Dale

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    That may be the case elsewhere but it ain't gonna happen in my thread! I'm going to ask the mods to delete anything even remotely critical of any other members targets.

    I think a lot of it is that this match is quite a bit more challenging than it sounds. Not only are you encouraged to shoot two tiny groups on the same page but the target must satisfy the shooter first and foremost. The hard part is shooting two groups together that are a constant representation of what you and your rifle can do. I know I'm having a hard time doing it. There always seems to be that ONE flier in group number 2 that ruins everything
     
  14. Zak Smith

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    I'm going to see if I have time to get it done this weekend...
     
  15. FireArmFan

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    I would love to participate but unfortunately I don't have a bolt action in a centerfire caliber. I do have a bolt action .22lr. But my centerfire rifles are semi-auto.
     
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    I am by no means a great shot, but I will give it a try tomorrow. Got a Savage 308 that I want to see how well it does.
     
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    Where are the targets?

    I am travelling :( So no shooting...
     
  18. wobster

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    Well, my performance today was lackluster. I will be going out again later this week. Bottom group was .87 CTC, top was 1.5. Will be going out again when it is not so hot. It was 95 and humid today, rest was so hot I couldn't touch it without putting something down over it. I will have a target up before the contest is done.
     
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    Life intervened and I couldn't get to it this weekend. Still plan to try to get out, though.
     
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    Hmmm...

    (looking at my Stevens-built Savage 110 chambered in 6BR, and my rail gun, and wondering if I really wanna pull the top end of the rail apart...)
     
  22. EricTheBarbarian

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    maybe if you do another one of these, a milsurp bolt action class would be good........
     
  23. esmith

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    Once i get the rem 700 tactical i have been talking about i think ill give this a shot.

    only to have the k-31s and finnish m39s shoot us all out!
     
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    [​IMG]

    The pic didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. But it's a Savage Model-12 in 6.5x47 shooting 109gr scenars. With an average group size of .475
     
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    Ugh I am trapped in DC hell and my long arms are back in Kansas!

    Good luck to all!

    How soon to the next one?
     
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