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Old November 5, 1999, 12:32 PM   #1
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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.
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Old November 5, 1999, 02:26 PM   #2
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Art, you are shameless!

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Old November 5, 1999, 10:08 PM   #3
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Art, That's what it's all about isn't it?
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Old November 5, 1999, 10:09 PM   #4
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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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Old November 6, 1999, 01:54 AM   #5
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Good Shot, Art...

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Old November 6, 1999, 03:11 PM   #6
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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!!


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

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Old November 7, 1999, 01:18 AM   #7
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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...

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