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Ranging Practice!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by taliv, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. taliv

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    Instructions:

    The first rule of ranging practice: No spoilers. Do not discuss answers in this thread. Use the discussion thread.

    Everyone is encouraged to submit ranging challenges. Include any info you like in the post, such as pertinent details about your reticle, target type/dimensions, weather, location, etc.

    One challenge per post.

    Obscure the actual range between the words "START" and "STOP" and change the color of the text to white, which will be invisible until readers highlight it.
     
  2. taliv

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    Image courtesy of member MGD 45

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    Answer START
    E-type target dimensions 40" by 19.5"
    Range 1000 yrds

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    Image courtesy of member 1858

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    It's a full-size 40" upper and the target is 745 yards out from the firing line.
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  4. MCMXI

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    Reticle shown is Leupold's Tactical Milling Reticle (TMR) and the scope is a Leupold Mark 4 FFP spotting scope.

    TIP: Target is representative of a "typical" man if measured from crotch to crown. The target is not at exactly the same range as the target in post #3.

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    Steel part of target is 40" high and 20" wide, range is 765 yards.
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    TIP: The little yellow men are not full-size but if you consider the helmet to be part of the head, I can tell you that the "head" is very close to a "typical" human head in size. This is quite a good "test" since you may not have all the necessary information when shooting at live targets whether it's a bad guy or something of the four-legged variety.


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    Viewabel portion of target measures approx. 24" in height, range is 350 yards.
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    #3
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    Viewable portion of target measures approx. 27" in height, range is 300 yards.
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    :)
     
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  5. sscoyote

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    Ok here's one. Tgt. size is 12", MD reticle in 2nd FP optic at 18x, but correct milliradian subtension is at 12x. The math for 18x subtension is true as calculated.

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    Range=300 yds.

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    P.S. Use height only on this one.
     
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  6. MCMXI

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    I was out shooting handguns at a military range yesterday and managed to get some more practice targets at different distances to those shown above. I used a Swarovski Laser Guide and took numerous measurements to get a reasonable average of the actual distance. Conditions weren't ideal for photograpy or ranging due to sun, mirage, and aerosols but this is "real-world" ranging where conditions can be difficult.

    The steel "men" are close to man size if you assume that the steel part of the target is the head and torso. The reactive targets have the following approximate dimensions:

    Head width: 7-1/2"
    Head height: 9"
    Width elbow to elbow: 19"
    Width below elbows: 14"
    Height from crotch to top of head: 30"


    #4

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    Answer START
    803 yards.
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    #5

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    818 yards.
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    #6

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    424 yards.
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    #7

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    450 yards.
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    #8

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    650 yards.
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    :)
     
  7. taliv

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    two plates, both are 12" square
    reticle is S&B's P4fine

    left plate

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    1100 yards.
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    right plate

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    1200 yards.
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    two plates, both are 12" square


    upper left plate
    Answer START
    950 yards.
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    lower right plate
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    550 yards.
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    12" square plate

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    570 yards.
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    12" square plate

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    the correct value is 585 yards. [strike]1000 yards.[/strike]
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    same 12" square plate as above, from different location

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    100 yards short of 1 mile...
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    btw, the last 5 pics were taken at Thunder Valley Precision
    Tom has a very challenging course of fire, and a laid back, enjoyable match
     
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    Two pics of same targets...
    Target 4 is 10" square
    Target 2 is a "hostage" target. If you look close you will see a 5" black circle target over the right shoulder of the white hostage

    Reticle is S&B P4 fine

    Answer START
    Target 1 400 yrds
    Target 2 500 yrds
    Target 3 300 yrds
    Target 4 450 meters

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    Flash target with ... issues.
    (I THINK it's 8" diameter, but not sure. seemed bigger than 6 and less than 10...)

    Reticle is S&B P4 fine

    Answer START
    457 meters
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    btw, the funny looking plate in the lower left is a tractor weight (80ish lb steel plate) showing about a dozen incendiary 50bmg hits.
     
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    Reticle is S&B P4 fine

    These are much harder. This pic and the next one are not bad photography. Weather and lighting just made it very difficult to see today.

    blue silhouette Target is 17x21"
    I believe that is a door in the background. Don't ask me why.

    Answer START
    for the target in this post, there are two "answers" as the guy who owns the target lased it at one distance and I lased it at another. his says 1000 yrds. i lased at 906m
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    this one is probably impossible but i'll post it anyway.
    bottom blue target is 10x13" plate
    up and to the left is a 5x5" diamond
    up from that and to the right is a 12x12" plate

    Answer START
    for the targets in this post, there are two "answers" as the guy who owns the target lased it at one distance and I lased it at another.
    from bottom to top
    his says 800 yrds. i lased at 770m
    his says 850 yrds. i lased at 831m
    his says 900 yrds. i lased at 883m

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    more targets...
    dsteel1.jpg
    10" steel plate (on a side, not diagonally)

    hint: all my target stands are made from 48" pieces of rebar, but they're stuffed into a 4" section of galvanized pipe on each end

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    222m

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    dsteel2.jpg

    10" steel plate
    S&B P4fine reticle

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    538m

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    dsteel2-p2-lp.jpg

    Same target as previous post from a different position and at a lower magnification

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    333m

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    dsteel3.jpg

    10" steel plate

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    I don't really know. I got some readings from the laser at 700m but my first shot was high (saw the impact on the tree, surprisingly enough) and my correction for the second shot (seen on the plate at 7 oclock) matches my 670m dope.


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    dsteel3-p2-lp.jpg

    same target as above from different position and lower magnification


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    422m

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    u4.jpg

    Blue plate is 8".
    You'll have to guess at the size of the turkey, cause I didn't measure it :neener:

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    500 yrds for the plate, don't know what the turkey is

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    u1.jpg

    10" steel plate hung diagonally.

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    lased at 853 yrds, hits were using 780m dope

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    u2.jpg

    The largest plate is 12"

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    699 yrds for the plate

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    u3.jpg

    The largest plate is 6". Pretty bad picture :( but the 2nd from right is a triangle and then i think the two on the left are circles.

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    400 yrds for the plate

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    These pictures were taken a few seconds apart in a very challenging wind. It would shift back and forth like this a couple times/minute, all afternoon. Weather report said 20-30mph today. It felt like 10-15 in my face and my 260AI needed around 1.1 mil of right wind at times and a left-edge hold when the flags were running straight towards me.

    4-3-six.jpg
    4-3-eight.jpg
    4-3-four.jpg

    ~ace~ made me some new target stand joints. These stand a little higher because the legs are about 60* apart instead of 90*. The rebar is still 48" but there is more pipe on each end so it looks several inches longer.

    Target is still 10" square.

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    598m

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