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Art Eatman
November 5, 1999, 12:32 PM
I finally got around to trying out my new 500-yard range. I have three 22" steel plates hanging off a frame, over across the creek and about 250 feet below the house. I built a fairly solid shooting-table right by the house. I'm too lazy to wanna walk far.

I dug out my 30-year old pet '06, found some old Federal 150-grain stuff, and went for a try. Four foot hold-over, no allowance for windage. 8" off center around four o'clock. Allowed about 8" for breeze, roughly four foot hold-over: Et voila--Dead Center! :)

Not bad, for out of the closet from last deer season, sighted in for 200 yards... :)

Ya gotta watch us Old Farts. :)

BigG
November 5, 1999, 02:26 PM
Art, you are shameless! ;)

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45 ACP: Give 'em a new navel!

HankL
November 5, 1999, 10:08 PM
Art, That's what it's all about isn't it?
Best to you,
HankL

4V50 Gary
November 5, 1999, 10:09 PM
That you hit it, good for you and I'm happy for you Art.

That you have a 500 yard range makes me green with envy. You are one lucky hombre.

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Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt

George Hill
November 6, 1999, 01:54 AM
Good Shot, Art...

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"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." - Sigmund Freud
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

Long Path
November 6, 1999, 03:11 PM
Art-- Is that steel hard/thick enough to withstand heavier-loaded .300 Win Mag 180 loads?

May have to give it a try m'self, in a couple o' weeks!! :)

Regards,
L.P.

P.S.: It's the old farts I don't have to worry about... unless I **** 'em off.

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Will you, too, be one who stands in the gap?

Matt

Art Eatman
November 7, 1999, 01:18 AM
Long Path: The steel plate is about 5/8" or so thick. The '06 made about a 1/8" dimple. So, yeah, it'll handle your .300.

Brought yaseff on out! But don't forget a quail gun...

:), Art