I’m back on one of my permissions. Today this is a family commission that we have, and I’ve got about 500 acres together to shoot over on various fields that they’re joined together.
It’s about a thousand feet in altitude so the good thing about it is there are very few people here, it’s very open and there are fantastic views across all of the fields which gives you a really good option to just stretch, small-caliber rifles and also opportunities to use centerfire rifles as well.
So as promised to me and I did say that would have got some longer-range targets when the weather permitted and this opportunity now arises so here we are. I’ve been asked a few questions about the setup that I use the rifles. I’m sure you all know is a nunchucks 15-17 with an 18-inch barrel HMR with the scope that I have is a 4 – 16 x 50. I usually set on between 10 and 12 magnification as a side parallax adjustment on the scope and it’s currently set to 200 which is the distance I’ve got one of my targets set out as we speak. Sounds are on the end is a sac moderator 30 quid, it is an expensive sac, however, it’s very effective.
The bullets are be using will be on a day 17 grain v-max, the range in the targets using my rangefinder which is the best one I had but I believe it’s very similar to the Hawk LR 400. I’m gonna prop another camera up against a rangefinder so that you can see me range that distance about 200 yards and
So the target I’m going to be using our shoot and see targets. I’ve got a few of these recently and the local store near me. I’ve place one target on top of the other because we’ve got the cat the drop to account for and I’m gonna be aiming at that bullseye on the top target.
I estimate usually around 2 minutes hold over 200 yards familiar than these kinds of target shoots. I will see if that’s accurate and we’ll also see what kind of drop and group we can get at chards with a 15 17 catch or not.
I’ll show out camera behind me so you can see me taking those shots and I’ve also set in a camera up at the target end so you can see those shots impact the target. Let’s see what happens.Continue Reading