Looking to pack into the wilderness for the high buck this year. 1st time since just after 911. Looking at light weight food for the hunt. I like some of the Mountain House bkfst & dinners but they are only 200-300 calories per serving. I'm likely to...
I have 1500 ELDM 225s down the pipe in my Benchmark 9.5 tw 28" tube. .015" jump with 74.1-74.5gr H1k depending on lot. 2800fps.
They put 1hole groups @ 100 & under favorable conditions I've gone 7/10 rnds at a mile with them.
I've had my Ottos for 2 years and love them. A few weeks ago 1 of them went south. Battery crashed. I called them and had a return shipping label emailed in minutes. Sent them back and they warrantied them no questions asked. Have a brand new set after about a week & a 1/2. We'll see how long...
I had thought of an ammo temp change but just a couple weeks back I chrony'd my loads after switching powder lots. Made an adjustment & tested again the following week. MV was normal in 33-34* temps. Same load that day only 1-2* cooler.
Lately our temps have only fluctuated about 10* during the...
Entirely possible. I don't pretend to know exactly what the cause was. I'm surmising that it was a refraction causing the change in poi. For all I know there could have been a 20 mph updraft but I highly doubt it. I would think the fog movement would have indicated that. We certainly saw or...
Conditions were as follows:
Over the last 3 weeks I've been trying for a CCB shot on a 10" rock @ 1439 from the exact same FFP. Temps were within 2-3*. Humidity & press was also nearly the same. Always I was within .1 mil on that rock.
The wind there can be very...
If I had the the time & ammo it would have been very interesting to have reversed the shot firing back to the FFP to see if it remained the same, changed, etc. That was about double the vertical of the "norm".
My buddy & I saw the most refraction/displacement I've ever seen today.
Was shooting @ 1645yd across the valley in fresh snow with near calm wind & morning sun @ about 10 o'clock in relation to the azimuth.
We both had to dial .7-1.0 mil higher than normal today.
Started with the 1st and...
When I first got my 1600 LRF binos I found that the laser was aimed far below the reticle. I called. They sent me the info. I shipped it & about 2 weeks later it was in my hands again. The laser isn't centered perfectly but close enough.
Very pleased with their service.
There are several places where I can shoot out to a mile or near a mile. Biggest problem is that nearly every time I've revealed one of these places it gets over run & closed down so it takes some work for me to trust people enough.
Second problem is about 1/2 of those spots are well above snow...
Unfortunately that is the problem. Up where I shoot is some of the last places that I can shoot. Everyone has to come up here or cross the pass.
If you're interested in shooting with us at my spots pm me & we'll talk.
I wouldn't have ever guessed that a 225gr of any design wouldn't blow through a bone with 2000+ fps & 2000 ft/lbs behind it. Are you sure it didn't clip a branch or something before impact?
I also agree that as a hunter it's my ethical responsibility to kill as quickly & humanely as possible.