where do you hold on a black f class target ?

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  1. rebs

    rebs Silver $$ Contributor

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    shooting 300 yards F class target do you guys hold on the X or maybe a six o'clock hold because it is difficult to see the X on the black target ?
     
  2. dmoran

    dmoran Silver $$ Contributor

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    Dead center X to get started.
    Then chase and/or turret adjust for the spotter disk, and wind call hold offs.
     
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  3. Ringostar

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    If no wind then hold center. On the 300yd target, don’t count on seeing the X. It will be covered by pasters after a couple proper shots! A 3 or 9 o’clock wind could have you holding on the 9 to hit center.
     
  4. BP1

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    There is a fella on here that shoots the f/class 300yd target very well (HighPowerfclass)I would get ahold of him and ask him what his secret sauce is...:D
     
  5. milanuk

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    Depends a little on the range layout/configuration.

    On ours, the 300yd target (usually shot first, in the morning) has a shadow across the face... which makes the lines *very* difficult to see, even with a good high-powered scope.

    That said, I do generally hold off on the lines, as that's what works for me on the longer distance targets. One could go so far as to off-set their zero to the edge of the black, and hold there for a better reference point that's not going to get chewed up by bullet holes.
     
  6. rebs

    rebs Silver $$ Contributor

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    difficult for me to see and hold on the X so I am going to try a 6 o'clock hold on the bottom edge of the black. Has anyone else done this and it worked out for them ?
     
  7. damoncali

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    Don’t worry about reading the numbers or seeing the x. Look at the lines (rings). I can’t see any advantage to a six o clock hold. With a center hold you at least have the rings to help gage your wind calls.
     
  8. ShootDots

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    If there is little or no wind, dial the scope so crosshair is on the number 9 while the shots are landing ON THE X. This is done by HOLDING on the 9 and dialing over to the X. Very simple. This way you WILL have a defined target to hold on. Even if the wind picks up to say 2-3m.p.h. a click or two will still maintain the #9 hold and the shots still landing in the X! Do this "dialing" while you are in your sighter time.
    I want to add that this should be done ONLY at 300 yards and with little or almost NO wind.
     
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  9. MattPeetz

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    I like doing this at 600 but at the 6 or 7 during sighters. It freaks people out. Haha. You get it where you want it say on the 6 after about 7-10 sighters then turn back and say let’s go for record. Firing stops around you and your score keeper hesitantly says “ going for record”
    Boom....,......... X, one on hahaha
     
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    I believe your system is a slight variation of mine. I actually stay on the #9 with the crosshair and dial over to the X.. Since in relatively short order there is no more X, the #9 serves as a "permanent" point of aim..
     
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  11. 1shot

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    LMAO!!!
    I'm going to do this at the next club match, just to see the reaction!

    Lloyd
     
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  12. Blackthorn

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    Ha! Now I know your secret! Phycological warfare!
     
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    I use the number 8 - more mass, easier to see
     
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  14. rebs

    rebs Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thank you, I am definitely going to give this a try.
    What power scope are you guys using ?
     
  15. ShootDots

    ShootDots Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have not shot a 300 yard match since I left Texas 3 years ago. But when I did, I shot the NightForce BR 12-42 and generally left it on 42..
     
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    MGYSGT Silver $$ Contributor

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    18X to 25X depending on the Mirage. Lots of that here in Arizona during the summer.
     
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  17. rebs

    rebs Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thank you guys for all the replies, I appreciate it
     
  18. Pete53

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    i shoot a Nightforce target scope 12x42 with a target dot i hold dead center and adjust to center if off, my scope has 1/8 min. adjustments
     

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