First time at 1000 ! Any suggestions ?

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  1. SavageMark

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    So I’m going to make the 3.5 hour drive to shoot 1000 yards for the first time . Only have shot 500 up to this point . Any suggestions ? Savage F class rifle , 6br , 107smk , 30 grains Varget , 30 inch Shilen tube . 10-50 Sightron . 20 MOA rail . Bald eagle front rest , 20lb rear flat top bag. Pretty sure I’ll be shooting at gongs . So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated .

    Thx

    Mark
     
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  2. R.Morehouse

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    At the risk of sounding like a Nike add.....Just Do It.....Set your scope to theoretically have you on at 1K & if someone is there to help you get on target that would be great.....If not, as you know, the 6br is easy on recoil so you should be able to spot your splash if there is dirt around the gong you are shooting .
    The 1st time I pulled the trigger at 1k I had taken myself to the World Open......It went really well, I had a guy get me on the bank with my 6.5-06imp then I was good to go..........Shooting 1k is A LOT of fun. But be sure to know that Mother Nature will have A LOT of fun with you as well.....;)

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    Check the rules to see if your rifle is legal then take off.
     
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    Make sure your financial obligations in life are in order. Approach with confidence and expect to learn a lot.You will meet an incredible amount of great people willing to help you out.Squeeze that trigger and have a whole lot of fun, you won’t regret getting involved!
     
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    Just go to the match with the utmost confidence in your equipment. Not so much as to be cocky, but confident for sure.

    Take your time, place your shots. Dont just spray and pray(unless the conditions are calling for it) but make sure the reticle is in the spot you want it to be for every shot.

    Talk to the guys shooting. Much to be learned from fellow competitors actually at the matches.

    When you get your target back, dont be saddened in where you place, but also take a chance to review your target with others in your relay. Conditions can take any perfect load and string it vertically horizontally, or even look like a 100y shot gun target. This also gives you a chance to talk with other competitors.

    Last of all, enjoy it. Dont get mad or frustrated if you dont place or shoot excellent. Just have fun and enjoy it. We live in a country where basically anyone on the street can put together a rifle and shoot it to the best of their abilities, and compete against others striving for the same thing. To shoot better. People notice when you're pleasant and having a good time. Always stay humble and help others if you can. New and seasoned shooters alike, we all can use a little help some days.
     
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  7. Lbart

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    Mark
    Hopefully you already have some idea of the come-up you will need from your 500 zero to 1,000. Based on a guess of your velocity you probably will need to go up 19-21 moa from your 500 zero. Make sure before you go your scope will move that far up. If possible have someone watch for your hits to start. Have fun!
     
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  8. SavageMark

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    I don’t have a Chrono , but using a ballistics chart and back figuring I come up with about 3000 FPS . I know it sounds high but that’s what the chart says . Im at 2.2 moa for 300 yards and 7.2 moa for 500 yards . So it looks like about 25-26 moa for 1000 yards . Does that sound about right ? I do have a 20moa base so I should be able to move that far up right ?
     
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    25 to 28 MOA from a hundred yard zero is what most cartridges do. Matt
     
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    My 6 BRX has a muzzle velocity of 3060 FPS and I come up 26 moa at 1000. I’d start there. 3000 FPS sounds a little high
    or a straight 6 BR so you may have to come up some more. Have fun. Shooting at 1000 with our small cartridges can be challenging, yet rewarding, too.
     
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    Sd as low as possible.
     
  12. Lbart

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    Mark, You're in the ballpark! Should be on paper (FC target) or near the gong. At 7-8 " per mph keep a close eye on the wind.
     
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    Yep, easy peasy. Just dial it up using your drop chart and squeeze them off. You'll have a blast! I shoot the same load combination but with a 28 inch barrel. 24.7 up scope and DING!
     
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    LBart I could only like your post once! I found that with a JBM drop chart and a look at what the sea level elevation for the range is and what the weather report said temp, humidity, and winds were going to be like I could be close enough to the target that it was all good when I got to the range. Almost never off more than 12 inches.
     
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    Mark,
    You'll be Fine!
    Have FUN !!
     
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    Where are you going to shoot? I see you are about 3.5 hours from Ridgway, PA. If it happens to be there I would be glad to try to meet you and give you a hand spotting or whatever. It's only 1.5 hours for me and I'm always looking for an excuse to test my rifle and practice.

    Dave.
     
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  17. SavageMark

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    Ridgway PA ? I didn’t even know there was a range there . I was going to go to Lewistown , PA . It’s called Mifflin county sportsman’s . I’ll look up Ridgway.
     
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    Mifflin Range is a $90 membership fee . If I read it right Ridgway would be free for my first time . Can’t beat that . Im not an NRA member though . Do u have to be the first time u go ?

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    Mark
     
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    I live 15 minutes from mifflin. There's a 2,3,500 yard ground hog match this Saturday. You dont need to be a member to shoot matches there. I'll be there Saturday and you can shoot after the matches.
     
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    If you know the velocity of your load, use a good ballistics program and calculate you "come up" from your 500 yd zero and you will be on the paper, likely in the 8 or 9 ring (veticlally, wind is another issue completely). From there make the appropriate adjustments and you are good to. Have fun!!!
     

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