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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Nice shooting cyclops. I see you beat the youngster by a couple of points
    Thanks. The "youngster was still recovering from an early bout on influenza so wasn't at his best.
    9 shots in the breeze strengthened a little and I wasn't sure if I should wait or not.
    Gave it a moment, it didn't change further so I shot. I'll take the 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Pretty much rushy he's shooting a 5 inch saucer and putting a few in the tea cup at 500y = good shooting.
    See now that I understand.
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    Cracked it myself today, only a club day - does that count ??

    Been back at F and FTR for 3 months after a 35 year hiatus from smallbore and fullbore. Got an Omark M44 that had been worked over by Din Collings (supposedly for himself) with a rough stock but a lovely Kreiger CR 1:8 barrel. The rifle came with quite a few rounds of Viv's reloads, 80 gn sierra's over 2208 in Federal Nickel cases (cringe) and I knew after the first 100m session it was a shooter. Shot it with a Harris bipod and a IOR 2.5-10 scope, got a few 58.5.s etc but couldn't quite "crack the tonne".

    Enter today a new Sightron 8-32x56 scope and voila - with little info/help from friends (adjust the diopter on the scope so you're not wearing your specs, keep head up so no cheek weld, and rest your eye from the scope) today in nice conditions I shot a 60.5 at 300. Yahoo Now all I have to do is repeat it on a consistent basis.
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    Awesome @Tentman, 300yds is probably the hardest distance to shoot a possible It is interesting seeing how many folks folks do well at mids but never really crack it at shorts. Litz reckons you have much more info at mids and longs to help.
    Viva la Howa ! R.I.P. Toby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    Cracked it myself today, only a club day - does that count ??

    Been back at F and FTR for 3 months after a 35 year hiatus from smallbore and fullbore.
    Enter today a new Sightron 8-32x56 scope and voila - with little info/help from friends today in nice conditions I shot a 60.5 at 300.
    Well done good Sir. A "60" counts wherever/whenever you shoot it. Great Shooting. Celebrate your success.

    300 yards seems to have to smallest margin for errors . 500 and 800 yards seem to be the easiest, possibly the largest target in proportion to distance.

 

 

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