200-300 Yard Long Range Shoot

Had fun this past Saturday shooting at the Major Waldron Sportsman’s Association hosted by my cowboy pard Dead Head.

Course of fire was 10 rounds on 200yd with sticks, 10 rounds on 200 yards off hand, and then 20 rounds on 300 yards.

My scores were  6,  1,  8,  6, for a total of 21.  Pretty crappy but it was my first real shoot and my first time shooting beyond 200 yds.

My almost 12lb rifle is just too heavy for me to shoot offhand…I need to do some strength training and figure out a stance which provides more support.

I was pretty happy with my score of 8 on the first stage at 300 yards.  I was shooting my loads of 70 gr KIK 2f, a veggie wad, Lyman Postell 535 gr I cast and lubed with 50/50 beeswax/mutton tallow.  I had a couple of misses which I know I was right on the target through the trigger pull and they were nowhere to be seen.  I was shooting a mix of new, not annealed brass with older, fire formed and annealed brass so I don’t know if that had anything to do with it.  In any case I’m going to again anneal all of my brass for the next time.

I was lucky at the 300 yd target because I calculated that I needed to raise my sight 16 moa (1.6 moa or lines on the vernier per 10 yards) and hit it reasonably well on the first sighter.

I seated my bullets about a 32nd” deeper this time so I didn’t have to wrench each round in and used the blow tube between each shot.  That worked because I only needed to wrench in two rounds out of the 50 I shot.

Well, that’s it.  I have some loading to do before the next shoot on the 12th of December….hopefully the weather holds.



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