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Old July 13, 2021, 12:18 PM   #1
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Repeaters at 200 Yards

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Making a video is just not my cup-a-tea....nor is shooting for that matter.....

Anyhow, it was fun nonetheless.

29 consecutive shots with the
Uberti Winchester 73 @ 200 yards
Reloder 7 powder
Accurate Mold's 43-214A


If you decide to watch, make sure you turn on the ""CC" (closed caption). I tried to be funny, but failed at pretty much all of it....lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzhW6nDLhkw

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Old July 13, 2021, 03:44 PM   #2
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What cartridge are you shooting in that 73, 44-40 ?
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Old July 13, 2021, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yes sir, 44-40
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Old July 13, 2021, 08:03 PM   #4
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That is some good shooting particularly considering the equipment.
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Old July 13, 2021, 10:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Sarge

I have been working on a large target (much like the one in the video) with POA marks from 25 yards to 250 yards with the scope zeroed in at 200 yards of which I will eventually make from ply-wood.

Because of the large elevation adjustments, I elected to have the scope set for 200 yards where the "target" is small viewed in the 6x scope, thus no elevation adjustment. The largest elevation adjustments would be at a "larger" target as viewed in the 6x scope, which would be 100 yards at 16ish inches low for factory super-x ammo. The 250 yard shot would actually be the largest adjustment at 22ish inches high but I do not plan on "hunting" at that distance. The furthest distance on the land I would be hunting is 230 yards in the far small corner of a field. The shooting range I have available is only 250 yards (another at 265).

The marks will be set for my handloads at 1,350fps with a 220gr lead bullet.

The following is set by Winchester for their 200gr JSP Super-X hunting ammo at only 1,190fps advertised.

POA set for 200 yards

Elevation Adjustment Required
25 yds/-5.92"
50 yds/-11.17"
75 yds/-14.61"
100 yds/-16.11"
125 yds/15.56"
150 yds/-12.82"
175 yds/-7.79"
200 yds/ 0
225 yds/+9.62"
250 yds/+22.23"

My numbers, so far, are not much different for my 220gr lead bullets at 1,300fps (1,350fps as tested).

It gives me something to do, it's a hobby!!! :-)
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Old July 14, 2021, 05:06 AM   #6
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Forgot to ask . . . will you share details on the scope mounted to that rifle?
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Old July 14, 2021, 06:41 AM   #7
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Absolutely, it was just as complicated as the 44-40 was to learn to handload. I will post some photos when I get home...if I can remember.
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Old July 14, 2021, 07:11 AM   #8
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Old July 14, 2021, 08:56 AM   #9
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Rather than fight with the attachment attempt again, here is a link to a post I made about the scope back in 2019.

https://forum.castbulletassoc.org/th...winchester-73/
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Old July 14, 2021, 01:11 PM   #10
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Old July 23, 2021, 01:42 PM   #11
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Here is another day at the range video shooting at those 200 and 265 yard targets

https://youtu.be/BMjwJMXwje0
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Old July 24, 2021, 05:17 AM   #12
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Lookin' good!
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