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    Target size

    A couple of mates are looking to stretch their rifles out beyond the usual 100 mrs mark and I just wondered what size target you longer range guys would suggest starting out with.
    Cals involved are;243/308 Lapua mag with max scope power of x12. No fancy dial ups, just basic bush hunting setups.
    They are hoping to get out to 400 mtr.
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    12" plates or size target would be ideal as its the vital organ size,if they want to sharpen up a little just drop in size to 10" 8".

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    Thanks Jase, that is what we had in mind.
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    Single sheet for you Pengy, or the side of a barn?
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    4.4 inches. MOA at 400 meters...

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    Big sheet of cardboard with a MOA dot. Easy to see bullet holes at 400 when you aren't the sharpest for a start, saves a lot of ammo trying to find where you're impacting if you have your drop chart wrong etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Single sheet for you Pengy, or the side of a barn?
    Ha bloody ha. I am not even shooting on this occasion Maca, mainly cos I cant see past 200 mtr
    Longest shot i have ever taken was on a pig a couple of weeks ago at 187. He had his head down in long grass and I misread it slightly. Nailed him about 2 inches behind the shoulder, but had to finish him off as it smashed his spine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Ha bloody ha. I am not even shooting on this occasion Maca, mainly cos I cant see past 200 mtr
    Longest shot i have ever taken was on a pig a couple of weeks ago at 187. He had his head down in long grass and I misread it slightly. Nailed him about 2 inches behind the shoulder, but had to finish him off as it smashed his spine.
    You need a scope Pengy!
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    I use my neckshot hard bastard 12x12" gong plate ... and then once I've got a basic idea of fall of shot I start trying to hit clay pidgeons.

    I started with the gong plate at 200 yards, now I can hit a clay at 250 (with my 223.)

    Clays are great coz they're nicely luminous and easily seen even in low light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    You need a scope Pengy!
    I thought that I did quite well with 303 and open sights, but I guess it wouldnt hurt to get one of those new fang dangled scope things

    @kiwi39. I paint everything dazzle orange mate.

    The bit about using open sighted 303 is bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi39 View Post
    I use my neckshot hard bastard 12x12" gong plate ... and then once I've got a basic idea of fall of shot I start trying to hit clay pidgeons.

    I started with the gong plate at 200 yards, now I can hit a clay at 250 (with my 223.)

    Clays are great coz they're nicely luminous and easily seen even in low light.
    How do you throw them 250 metres! I still throw 5 cent coins in the air
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I thought that I did quite well with 303 and open sights, but I guess it wouldnt hurt to get one of those new fang dangled scope things

    @kiwi39. I paint everything dazzle orange mate.
    'kin A !! :thumpsup:

    Kids'd be dazzle if I thought @Mrs Kiwi would let me away with it .. rly:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I thought that I did quite well with 303 and open sights, but I guess it wouldnt hurt to get one of those new fang dangled scope things

    @kiwi39. I paint everything dazzle orange mate.
    So ya Pengy glows in the dark?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Got to see where I am driving it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    How do you throw them 250 metres! I still throw 5 cent coins in the air
    When our lowest denomination is 10c, you sound almost as bad as me.
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