Sniper & Sharpshooter Forums banner

1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,238 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I've been testing a new batch of M118LR ammo that I recently had delivered by the CMP. It runs warm through the Patriot (as in 1.0 MOA flatter than Federal Gold Medal Match 175s at 300 yards), but the Patriot seems to like the taste, and I've only flattened one primer out of the 120 rounds that I've shot so far. I went out yesterday and shot a bunch more (60 Rounds) to see if my accuracy results were going to be consistent across several boxes of the ammo. They were. When the shooter did his part, the ammo certainly held its own - even in the rain. (I was under cover, but the weather varied from cloudy and 92% humidity to raining pretty hard; the wind was 3-8 mph and gusty from 4-5 O'clock)

It was absolutely facinating to me to see the elevation change with the start of the rain. Looking at the Target, I seethat the bullet impact changed elevation the equivalent of 1.0 MOA depending if it was raining or not during these last 40 shots (starting out just below the 10 ring and ending up high in the 10 ring). My spotting scope was fogging so badly during the shoot, it was hard to see anything so I didn't make any elevation changes and simply worked on trying to read the wind (got some of the changes, but some got me - :oops:).

Here are the last 40 rounds that I shot from the 300 yard line. The X-ring is 1.75" across, the 10 ring is 3.75", and the 9 ring is 6.25". Not my best day at the range, but not one from which to be totally embarassed.

JeffVN

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
576 Posts
Look at it this way Jeff. Hold that target to your head or to your center-mass.

Then look in the mirror. Are all the holes inside the "Instant Incapacitation" zone on your person? Yes? Then your shooting was fine.

Obviously coming from someone (Just to clarify: ME.) who can't reach much beyond 300 meters with a rifle and still garuntee a decent group. :wink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,669 Posts
Great shooting man, I agree the all head shot kills at 300 is great. Might try that ammo myself. I have had good luck with the M118 even the older stuff like 1967, but that looks even better yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,238 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
If you want to try the ammo you'll need to get it darn quick. I heard they were almost out and may not have more supply anytime soon.

Topo and I shot the short range at Bayou today (300 yards). His rifle apparently likes the M118LR fairly well too. He cleaned my clock in our mini 40 shot match (by at least 10 or 12 points). I'll post some digital pics later.

JeffVN
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,238 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Here is Topo's nifty 300 yard target. High X count, with only a nominal number in the 9 ring. Nicely done - first time out with the M118LR ammo - in with a 700P that has barely 200 rounds through it.



JeffVN
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Boy, it looked really good when we were shooting...... but kinda looks looks like I was throwing rocks compared to your target at the top of the post. Leaves room for that "improvment" thing! Had fun launching 40.

TOPO
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,238 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Yep Topo is doing his good shooting with a nearly stock 700P (the only modification so far is the addition of an aftermarket trigger - I THINK a shillen on it).

Mine is the Patriot custom - orignially a 700P but has had a bunch of work done on it (Blame the shooter NOT the rifle)

JeffVN
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
id feel kinda weak if i posted my 4 shot group at 100
3 blew the x out but had a bad shot i rushed

great shootin guys
(still waiting on the 200 yd range)

think ill go buy some more land in the country and make my own frikin range!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
448 Posts
I am just wondering why those 9 ring holes are there? LOL Great shooting Jeff and Topo. Hopefully soon things will calm down enough for me to get out and work on mine a little more. Ya'll take care and shoot straight.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,378 Posts
madgunsmith said:
Looks like some of my targets....

Except mine were fired at 25 yards with my .22. I really need to practise.

:p :p

Mad
You must get some of the same groups I get with any handgun at point blank. :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
448 Posts
Well, I bagged a nice little 14 point (seriously he was not very big, he just had lots of points) back in later November. And now the girlfriend is keeping me pretty busy. I hope to be back at the range soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
448 Posts
I made a small change to my RUM that I want to get out there and give a try. I wanted a cheek piece and found some (thanks Jeff) but I wasnt sure how high I needed. So I found myself at Wal-Mart looking for stuff I could apply and create one. I was also looking for some stuff for my computer and walked by the mouse pads. For $3.95 I picked up a 1/4" thick closed cell neoprene mouse pad with a cloth top side. I brought it home and got out my trusty rusty pocket knife and commenced cutting it up and stacking then up and taping them in place. i think I stacked 6 layers up before it felt like I was centered up in my scope and had a repeatable position on the stock. So I want to get out soon and see if it makes any changes. Oh I shot the 14 point with my 25-06.
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top