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CAN_bigbore

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Long Range shooting
« on: April 11, 2012, 05:02:45 PM »
How many guys bang the gong at long range or shoot paper at long range.  I personally love to pull the trigger and wait for the sound to come back!  Too bad there wasn't another 1000yard range other than the rosebud to shoot at.  Would be nice to go practice and not have to worry about guys getting pissed off about the muzzle breaks.  I'll be the first one to say that it does suck shooting beside a muzzle break but some guns just need them.

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 05:17:16 PM »
I have just started reaching out a bit. My scope isnt the best for it but I have been shooting out to 600 and have two gongs built and can get at least 800-900yrds off my acreage onto the farmer land behind me where it bothers no one. Look forward to banging the gongs lots this summer.
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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 06:22:43 PM »
I think you guys might get a kick out of my little brother. Check out Jesserocketmail on YouTube.
He stretched his gun out to some very impressive ranges last year
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

Hope this goes over well....

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 06:32:47 PM »
It is nice but sure ups the amount of reloading a guy has to do when it's that close!
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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 06:49:23 PM »
haha true enough but non the less i wish i had your set up you would turn into quite the marksman if you want thats for sure!

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 07:14:31 PM »
My boy was shooting 450 with the wifes gun and ringing it as well so we do have some fun!
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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 07:37:05 PM »
Dont have much for pics of shooting but here is my youngest boy( 9 in this pic ) ringing the metal last year. He only gets out to 200yrds so far and is shooting a .257Roberts in a Ruger Hawkeye Ultralight.



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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 07:42:32 PM »
did you make your gongs yourself or did you buy them.  Im looking for one!

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 07:47:12 PM »
Built mine. I do know a guy that is building some cool ones. He had life size coyote gongs with flip vitals. Can't remember all the info on them and I think he is looking at building some deer ones as well.
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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 11:38:36 PM »
nice do you know what he was charging or would you have some info to get a hold of him?

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 11:49:51 PM »
Ill try and remember to throw him a text or FB message in the morning.
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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 06:09:48 PM »
going to be using my 7mm r.u.m. this season for everything... with reduced loads of course for deer

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 09:09:28 PM »
Why would you do that??? I have a 7rum and I load it for accuracy and that is it. I shoot the same bullet and powder for eveything as that is my go to gun for anything.If I take it instead of the other two.... BAD NEWS for the critters. What are you shooting out of your Rum?????

ha ha... sorry i commented on the wrong page... this is meant to be on the "go to gun" thread... but i am using 160 gr accubonds with 87 gr of RL 25... that is my most accurate load that ive tried so far... i will most likely grab some retumbo powder here this weekend and make up a dozen or so to try... what are you using justin?

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 10:32:17 AM »
Post your AOL useing the method , barrel length and bullet you wish to use I will run it through quick load.  Getting this far out bullets matter I would be inclined to pick a VLD type bullet Heavy as you can get. 

 Justin your 7rum is shooting well post your AOL for me so I can run it as well.

  RL powder is not as temp sensitive as guys make out if any thing book loads are shy on amounts Allways run Fedral 215 mag match primers for this case as well.

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 01:16:18 PM »
I am interested in your experiences with RL powder when you say that it was different every time are you talking about point of impact changes velocity spreads? 
Another problem I have encountered is with low pressure sooty brass upping powder changers helped tremendously.   

Igniting this big case needs a real constant flame I found deburring and unfirming primer pockets to help with velocity spreads

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 05:48:37 PM »
Need the bullets brand and weight stlye too Justin thx

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 07:45:20 PM »

26 Inch barrel 7 RUM, with 168 Berger shows 59462 psi at 2995 fps. Nodes are
at 3081fps (over pressure) and 2970 fps. close on this one.

22 Inch barrel, 260 REM, with 130 Berger shows 56328 psi at 2719 fps. Node
is at 2750fps. So, again,  close.

28.5 Inch barrel, 6 DASHER, with 105 Berger shows 62886 psi at 3050 fps.
Nodes are at 3095 (over pressure, but possible) and 2950. Close on this one
as well.

 10 % give or take so your basically bang on !!!

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 09:30:35 AM »
hey justin... my 7mmrum is also a sendero...

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2012, 11:34:32 AM »
There is a free demo on the quick load web site.  And to buy it is around 150 $

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Re: Long Range shooting
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 12:54:45 PM »
Is it stock or do you have anything done to it like a break,beasding, or. Trigger???

its stock.. i just bought it off a close freind who bought it a few years ago and put 4 shots through it... didnt even get it sighted in ... he said it was a little to much gun for him... i am looking at getting it bedded and some trigger work done to it... do you recommend anyone in the edmonton area?