DOME::Junebug center punches a quarter at 800 yards

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  1. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    A friend from Indy visited the DOME last summer and returned home
    telling stories of eggs at 800 yards. He called me back and said his friends
    did not believe it and wanted to know if I could hit a quarter out at 800 and
    mail it to him.
    Well, I had finally got the time for that challenge last Sunday. Junebug came
    over and I told him about a new challenge. Junebug is sort of like Voldoc and
    does not like to be told it can't be done and set his sights on the quarter.
    George Clay had his sleeved 700 6 XC with 115 DTAC's and Bug had his
    Diamondback 6 BRDX and 103 VAPOR TRAIL's.
    Early to mid-afternoon is not the time for precision 800 yard shooting as the
    mirage was terrible and the wind was gusting in the high humidity and 95 temps.
    We took a few shots and got close but no HIT.
    I told Junebug to go home and load some shells and come back at 7:00 and I
    believed we could make it happen. After 7 p.m. is the best time to shoot as
    the mirage disappears and the wind goes to zero.
    We met again at 7 and had Shayne Halliburton as witness. I took a few shots
    then Junebug took a few zeroing shots on metal. He was not satisfied with the
    grouping so he switched brass.
    He had some new HYDRO-FORMED brass that had never been fired.
    He took 3 sighters on the metal plate and the first two made two little black spots
    that were touching. Followed with a third shot that almost touched the first two.
    Darkness was setting in and I told Bug he better try the quarter now. Through my
    March I could barely see the bright quarter and my 1/16 th dot completely covered
    the quarter.
    Junebug moved the Diamondback to the quarter and touched her off.
    A half second later the bright spot on the black paper was gone.
    I jumped up and did a dance and war hoop and the bug jumped up for a high five.
    Now we hoped we could find the quarter. Luckily it jumped out in front of the backer
    less than five feet and Bug found it immediately.

    Zebra stock Diamondback, 6mm BRDX, 103 Vapor Trail, March 10-60x

    Barrel smithed by Mr. Tim Claunch, Memphis, Tn.

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    That smile has not left Bug's face yet

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    Bug and Shayne
    The quarter was at back fence row on left of pic
    80 yards short of a half-mile

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    First firing of the HYDRO-FORMED case

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    Barrel nitriding by Joel Kendrick

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    Here is a photo of the Zebra at work one hot summer night a few years back.
    All shots at 1,000 yards.

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    The Diamonback shoots in the winter also.
    Tiny wad is 5 shots at 500 yards

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    5 shots, 500 yards



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  2. joshb

    joshb Gold $$ Contributor

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    Absolutely amazing! You guys are good! And having way too much fun. Get back to work. Wait for a call from the feds for destruction of currency!😃😱 I'll sit here, waiting for my first 6br, and dream of making a shot like that.
     
  3. good2go4it

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    Now that is what I am talking about. Having fun shooting long distance without the competition atmosphere. Good shooting think I am going to give that a try this weekend. Great pics.
     
  4. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    Birdog, great story and picture's, keep them coming. Love reading your article's.
     
  5. 17VLD

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    Very nice shootin guys,say hello to my little friend "Chico" :)
    Matt
     
  6. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    When you coming back Matt. Your visit was way too short. Chico even misses you.
    Need you to straighten Junebug and Shayne out.
    Not that far from Colorado to Tenn.
     
  7. noload

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    Lovely quarter shot, and 500yd group. Thats the kind of shootin I like to do.

    "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it..." J.M.
    Barrie
    
     
  8. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Gold $$ Contributor

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    Shooting quarters at 800???.....OH THE HUMANITY!!!

    Fantastic shooting guys. Love these writeups.
     
  9. boltfluter

    boltfluter Gold $$ Contributor

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    +1 Looking forward to the next installment.

    Regards, Paul

    www.boltfluting.com
     
  10. george

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    good shoot'n fellers !....always fun at the dome !
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  11. tclaunch

    tclaunch Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thru text bugg told me he had that fired case in his pocket all week.... ;) Can`t say I blame him at all. He wants one of my Krieger straight taper blanks, don`t know yet what he is up to, maybe a heavier BRDX. I`ll help that boy all I can!!!

    That will make 6 chambers I have done for him, hope there is something he is liking!!!
     
  12. joshb

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    I had to come back and add that I think the bug needs to try it again. Looking at the pic, he didn't actually "center punch"that quarter. Looks a little to the right to me. 😱😱😱😞 Do it again, Junebug, do it again! We're all cheerin for ya!
     
  13. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    worth another read
     
  14. tclaunch

    tclaunch Silver $$ Contributor

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    If this turns out to be my finest hour as a gunsmith, I will take it. There is so much more to life than IBS matches, when you see truly good friends having this kind of experience, it is some kind of gratifying. I am so happy people give me their trust to do proper things to their barrels.
     
  15. walkertown

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    great shooting!!!
     
  16. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    I suppose Junebug can claim a world record 'distance' record with this 800 yd shot in the quarter category!
     
  17. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    Vapor Trail bullets sent Bug and I a couple of tee shirts

    At 100 yards Bug is always shoots any fly that is unlucky enough to land on the sighter target so this
    was a very appropriate logo for the Bugster

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  18. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    Bug is waiting on an action for a 338 Improved.
    My 375 Cheytac barrel block rig is nearly complete. Just a little work on the block and a muzzle brake has got to be fitted.
     

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