View Full Version : Final sight in preparations complete

Ridge Runner
11-22-2008, 12:12 PM
well over the last few weeks been going out once a week and shooting groups, working from a 300 yard zero, can easily dial in to "minute of whitetail" to 850 yards. shot a 5" group last sat at 836 yards.
yesterday I set the 300 yard zero's exactly on my 7mm AM and the 6.5 Gibbs. the 7 AM has always been as consistant as sunrise, so after setting the gibbs at 300, then making sure it was precisely 2 3/8" high at 100, I looked against a far ridge, saw a rock ledge with a small round rock on the tip, ranged it at 683 yards, the rock was 1/4 mill in size at that range so it was 7-8" in diameter.
I checked exbal and it said I needed 7.75 MOA of up (55") and 1 MOA (7") right windage for a 4 mph breeze to make a 683 yard zero, put the crosshair on the rock and watched it erupt into a cloud of dust 1/2 second after the report. yeah, I think I'm ready!! season starts mon. morn

11-22-2008, 03:49 PM
Didn`t that make you smile. Sounds like you have that gun shooting. Problem with rifles like that is that if you miss it has to be the nut behind the stock. ;)

11-24-2008, 10:36 AM
That's awesome. I love it when all of the planning and preparation come together in a cloud of dust, or a little dead furry critter! That just goes to show you that with the right equiptment and the proper knowledge and experience, amazing to others becomes normal. Great shooting and keep us posted. Don't you have a little girl that likes to shoot from afar? I seem to remember a pic from last year.

11-24-2008, 11:00 AM
Not me, my youngest girl is now 32 years old. I do have a 10 yr. old granddaughter that is when deer hunting with a cross bow this year though. By next year I`ll have her hunting with a gun too. :D