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    Ashburton opening day

    It was the opening day for the season at the Ashburton range today.

    Interesting to see electronic scoring in action. It certainly makes for quicker shooting as targets don't have to be lowered and raised between shots.

    Below is the first detail from a Savage 223 firing 80grain Amax projectiles with 24 grain of 2208 in new norma cases at 300 yards.
    This was the first full detail on the mound for this rifle. Score 49.6 (the first 3 was not counted).

    The latest shot is marked in red.

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    Another ashburton person. Good to see

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    would have loved to had made it down to this but urgent work got in the way. maybe next week.

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    Where is the range and how can you get info? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by blair993 View Post
    Where is the range and how can you get info? Cheers
    Contact details can be found on the NRA NZ website
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    Ashburton Rifle Range Club

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    Cheers hopefully make it to one soon. Would be first time on a range.

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    Second weekend at Ashburton, shooting at 500 yards. Warmer and windier than last weekend.
    A good result for the first detail, a better result for the second which scored 50.5 .

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    solid shoot there, with john away im missing my weekly update email. good crowd of shooters there?

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    Only our second weekend at Ashburton so I don't know what constitutes a good crowd.
    Lots of shooters, including new shooters, coached juniors and old(er) hands.
    Took about 2 hours for everyone to complete their first detail on our target.

    A nice day, sunny, 13 degrees, gusty wind from right to left.

    Only 4th full detail fired on the rifle, shooter and rifle settling in well.

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    Same Silver Mountain target system in action in H Bay a few months back.



    You don't need to shoot heavies to get reasonable results at 300- these were Sierra 52gr HPBTs out of a slow twist 700VS. 600yds in wind would be very different though..

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    Good shooting, 9 shots shown, what was the 10th?

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    youll have a hot barrel after that shoot.

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    The screen must have been zoomed up- the other wasn't a three

    That's one danger with electronic targets- you can shoot as fast as you like and if you get into a good patch, you could get the whole lot off in less than 2mins. Not too bad for a heavy barrel .223 but my 6x47L is pretty hard on barrels..

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    for the people who have been running the electronic targets on a tablet, do you need to download any apps to get it running or does it take care of itself through wifi?

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    It just runs in a web brower Stuart, you just need to hook the tablet into the wifi connection, open the address in a browser and away you go

    you guys down south start the season pretty early, we open this coming saturday

 

 

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