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  • Wisconsin 2017 events thread

    A lot of great things happening here in 2017

    Post any info on events of interest, questions or discussion.




    Cheers
    oneshot.onehit
    oneshot.onehit

  • Originally posted by Harv24 View Post
    Just started back into long range after a hiatus. Had some work done on my rifle, worked up some new loads and am waiting for my rifle to come back from getting the bolt welded back on... I'm in the Fox Valley So I Have been hitting Shiocton a lot this year. steel out to 576 yds. Will be heading back out there during the next week (I'm off the whole week of the fourth).
    A friend and I will be out Monday morning.
    Accuracy International AT
    Stubby 308 or Tooley 24" .260
    SiCo Harvester or Area 419 Hellfire
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    • We had a great crew and team effort.

      Our stop in Colorado to check drops and tune BCs if necessary was well worth the time just to confirm our dope was accurate with the DAs, we were able to stretch out to 2 miles there.

      Monday arriving in Raton, NM we checked in and then went to the range to confirm zeros - average DAs were running 9000 give or take - free speed compared to WI. Then after zeros we went to the location of the KO2M course of fire staging and shooting line area and spent a large portion of the late afternoon just studying the target locations in the mountain side, mapping the info to hard copy, ranging the target locations and angle, and the majority of the time was studying the terrain and effects of the wind - note most of the trees on the mountain are cast solid they just don't twitch much after living everyday in the wind unbelievable solid.

      Tuesday Day 1 - qualifying

      Ed - 375 Snipetac
      Spotter - myself
      Ed was the lucky guy that got to start the whole show off #1 shooter, it was chaos at the shooting position we had 20 or 30 minutes to check the conditions reset any data necessary while the TV camera crews were getting set up, so when it came time Ed was a little wired - just rushed a little without being able to lay down position the rifle to targets adjusting bipods and settling down, but he shot dang good with all the pressure and switching winds.

      Kirk - was WI now lives in SD - 50 Cal
      Spotters - Garrett and myself
      Kirk was around number 5 to shoot the first morning he was using a 50 cal that Garrett brought along and was assembled the week prior, He had a good time shooting even though there was some funky stuff as he walked his bullets close but just couldn't connect. The guns shoots tight it was probably a little bit of nerves, maybe some up drafting going on, Kirk was also shooting a rifle he did not have a chance to get much trigger time behind as was trying to get comfortable behind. He still is an excellent shot without a doubt.

      Garrett - 50 cal
      Spotters - Kirk and myself
      Garrett was only a few shooters behind Kirk, Garrett got set up confirmed all the target locations while in his shooting position and commenced firing we were getting a little wind switching going on called corrections and Garrett followed through hammering the steel- 50s are nice for seeing impacts. He had a great run and was at the top of the score board at the end of the first day qualifying. Excellent job!

      Wednesday Day 2 - qualifing

      Jeff - 375 Snipetac -Ed's 375, I was not trusting the mechanics in my 375 VM2 with the extraction issues
      Spotters - Ed and Kirk
      I believe I was shooter number 9 that morning I got into position everything felt good we had a little more switching wind then the day prior to deal with. Everything went well the only target that I really struggled with was the 1543 yard - I had solid aim points but the impacts were dancing vertical, afterwards Ed and I were evaluating everything and figured that a cause for the vertical dancing just over or under the target was moreso the angle and weight transfer to the bi-pod on that particular target - because of aiming down and lower to the 1543 versus the Coldbore and others. We may have been transferring weight to the legs and causing some vertical chatter. It was cool to walk away hitting the cold bore and all the rest of the qualifier targets required

      In the two days of qualifying for a spot in the top 10 out of 49 shooters that pulled the trigger
      Only 4 shooters hit the 1st shot - 16" Coldbore target - 1691 yards
      Only 1 shooter tore up the paint on every target in the course of fire - 1691 - 1543 - 1722 - 1888 - 1953 yards


      The Finale! 2667 - 3028 - 3368 yards

      Garrett was around the 7th in line to shoot after the random draw for firing order.
      Spotters - Kirk and myself
      We were dealing with some good tail winds switching around, Garrett got settled in and fired, we were unable to confirm an impact at first to the rounds going high and into the brush above the target. - cause? Updrats from the wind hitting the mountain face and possibly a tweak done on the scope mount, we definitely could see how the changing updrafts from the tail winds were pushing up and dropping our point of impacts - this was a day of luck, science and shooter/equipment some folks had a lot and some a little wind - just another great day of pulling the trigger. Congrats Garrett with finishing 5th!

      Everyone shooting the KO2M had at least 4 TV camera's focused in on them and interviews after shooting- supposedly they will have a series on the KO2M on Discovery Channel

      Cap
      We learned a lot with our pre shoot testing in Colorado and then utilized that info and worked as a group - team to study the elimates - Ed alone had hours of sitting in a spotting scope studying brush, trees for wind calls when needed to the point of reading a wind "gust" in the mirage. We really came together as a team to make this all happen.

      Oh Yeah ------ Rock on Field Firing Solutions!


      Cheers
      oneshot.onehit
      Last edited by oneshot.onehit; 07-03-2017, 11:10 AM.
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      • Great job Garrett, Jeff, Ed, and Kirk!
        Accuracy International AT
        Stubby 308 or Tooley 24" .260
        SiCo Harvester or Area 419 Hellfire
        Vortex Gen II 4.5x27

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        • Has anyone made it to Columbus for one of their shoots yet?

          4th week in August is going to try to get some shooting in.
          Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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          • Anybody have interest in shooting in Columbus on Aug 14? Been meaning to get over there but it won't happen until it gets penciled in the calendar. It would be nice to get a group together.

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            • I'll be in Alaska the 14th. Maybe the next shoot I can make.
              Accuracy International AT
              Stubby 308 or Tooley 24" .260
              SiCo Harvester or Area 419 Hellfire
              Vortex Gen II 4.5x27

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              • Merc, Congrats on the 3rd place finish at Racine !!

                Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                • Originally posted by Geno C. View Post
                  Merc, Congrats on the 3rd place finish at Racine !!
                  Thanks buddy! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Hopefully you can convince the Mrs. to shoot as well.
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                  SiCo Harvester or Area 419 Hellfire
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                  • Nice picture from the past
                    Last edited by oneshot.onehit; 08-09-2017, 08:24 PM.
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                    • I recognize a few of those guys!
                      Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                      • Well Geno

                        After a lot of caressing and attention I'm letting the old girl go and onto bigger and better things based off of a 50 cal. I put it up for sale last night on another site. Going from the 375VM2 to a necked down 50 cal to a 375 - then I can shoot the 375 spin the barrel off and shoot the 50 cal that would be fun at one of the cold bore events around here if they would let a guy shoot a 50 cal.
                        oneshot.onehit

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                        • Hope I'd sells quick so you can get new stuff. I've told myself I don't need anything bigger than I have for the ranges I have readily available. If I can secure a spot to shoot that's 1500+ then that will change. I want to build a big one but have a hard time keeping up with what o have currently...
                          Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                          • My mk13 clone is probably going to be the biggest i go for the time being. Patiently waiting for that to get finished.
                            2015 AI AX308
                            26" Gradous 6xc w/TBAC Ultra 7
                            28" Kreiger 6xc w/ lil bastard
                            24" Bartlein 6.5 Creed w/ lil bastard
                            20" Kreiger .308 w/ YHM Phantom
                            Vortex Gen 2 Razor
                            Spuhr 4008
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                            • Headed out today to see if the 223ai is up to the task of shooting Racine on Saturday. If not hopefully the 260ai is
                              Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                              • Couldn't get a 10rd mag lined up and functioning 100% for the 223ai so I'll be shooting the 260ai. 140vlds @ 2930fps.
                                Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                                • I heard that the Lonely Few Biker Club in Riplinger, WI is having their 600 yard Cold Bore event on Oct. 21st.
                                  You can bring two guns to shoot and any one gun can only be shot twice if you borrow it out once.

                                  They will also have a 500 yard - light hunting gun class as well.

                                  Anyone plan on going?

                                  oneshot
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                                  • let me ask a stupid question...how in the fuck do you guys find out about upcoming events?

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                                    • Originally posted by myronman3 View Post
                                      let me ask a stupid question...how in the fuck do you guys find out about upcoming events?
                                      Finding out about local events

                                      Goggle - Fox Trackers 600 yard Cold Bore event

                                      Goggle - TNT group shoot Jan. 1

                                      Goggle - Lonely Few Cold Bore event in Riplinger WI

                                      Face Book - https://www.facebook.com/borderwarrifleseries/#

                                      Face Book - Wisconsin Precision Rifle Steel Challenge

                                      E-mails from past events attended

                                      Word of mouth from other friends.


                                      There are folks that have attended all of the above that are on this site that visit here.

                                      Cheers
                                      oneshot.onehit
                                      oneshot.onehit

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                                      • plenty event happen over in racine pretty much all word of mouth . guess it who you know . I have to listen in on other conversation find out about event that not even posted anywhere

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                                        • Sorry Jeff, I'll be shooting the finale in Racine that day
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                                          Stubby 308 or Tooley 24" .260
                                          SiCo Harvester or Area 419 Hellfire
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                                          • I thought the finale in Racine was this coming Saturday. My calendar is all messed up
                                            Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                                            • Racine finale is the 21st
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                                              Stubby 308 or Tooley 24" .260
                                              SiCo Harvester or Area 419 Hellfire
                                              Vortex Gen II 4.5x27

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                                              • Alright, looks like I'm in for Racine. Bringing Oja with me. New lot of H4350 is acting wierd but still shooting well. I'll try to burn up some leftovers from the grinder in the closer stages. Last time for that brass anyway.

                                                I would have like to make the cold bore but there is more shooting in Racine. Things are finally starting to slow down a bit here so I'll be getting out shooting a little more, here and elsewhere. Got a couple guns to work loads for and now Buzz wants to shoot again so I might rebarrel the 22-250ai to a 6mm of some sort to get him more hits in tougher wind.
                                                Life is meant to be spent not saved!

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                                                • Good luck to everyone shooting in Racine tomorrow. One of these days I'm gonna shoot in one of these events.

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                                                  • Great day in Racine yesterday. Weather was absolutely perfect, and a good crew showed up. Was fun to shoot with everyone again. Cleaning the last multi yard stage at 600 felt good too I might finally be getting a handle on running the 142's again.
                                                    "The Catholics have churches, fat people have Wisconsin, and I have the Pawtucket Brewery." Peter Griffin

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