My 600 Yard Valentine

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  1. snakepit

    snakepit Gold $$ Contributor

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    I shot a 600 yard Valentine the other day. Not planned but just by accident.
     

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  2. ShootDots

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    PHENOMENAL!!! Tell us about the rifle, load, etc...etc..
     
  3. Lapua40X

    Lapua40X California Hunter Education Instructor Silver $$ Contributor

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    Heart shaped image aside, that's pretty darn good shootin' my friend. I have a 600 yard match scheduled for tomorrow and I'd sure like to have a finished target that looks like that.
    Tell us about the rifle .............
     
  4. snakepit

    snakepit Gold $$ Contributor

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    This will be one that may be hard to believe for some but it is my Savage 12 FTR .308 and I was shooting 168 gr FGMM. The stock has been modified for benchrest shooting with a 3" wide shoe on the forward stock. I do not shoot this rifle very often as most of my time is spent with my 30" Brux barreled 6BR working up loads and shooting. That day I had put the scope back on it and was sighting it in at 600 yds and those were my last three shots after my last scope correction and then I was out of ammo. This rifle has always been very accurate. The weather was good, no wind or mirage.
     
  5. ShootDots

    ShootDots Gold $$ Contributor

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    I don't care what rifle it came out of>>>that is one fantastic group! Would it be any more "satisfying" if it came out of a full blown bench rifle? Methinks not! Great shooting>>>period!
     
  6. jonbearman

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

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    Awesome shooting and out of a stock rifle , that is simply great. That FGMM is some good ammo for sure. I have always found the 168 grain bullets at 100-300 yds to shoot phenominal.
     
  7. snakepit

    snakepit Gold $$ Contributor

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    Here is another picture of a 600 yard,5 shot group I shot a couple of years ago with that same rifle and 168 gr FGMM. I wish I could have a do over on the last shot which was that flier off to the right. That is a 1 inch red dot in the center of the target.
     

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  8. waterfwlr

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    Fantastic group. How anyone can argue how well Savages shoot is beyond me.
     
  9. Mr.270win

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    Man that is amazing! Congrats!
     
  10. KMart

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    He is not pulling your leg. He shoots where I do and we run across each other quite often.
     
  11. snakepit

    snakepit Gold $$ Contributor

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    KMart is one of a couple mentors at our range who have taught me a lot about both shooting and reloading. Every range has shooters with mentors like them and without their support guys like me would be farther behind the learning curve. Thanks again to KMart and Howard.
     
  12. Syncrowave

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    Wow! Nice shootin!
     

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