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    My best 260 yard group to date

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    roachcreek
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    My best 260 yard group to date

    Post by roachcreek on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:24 pm

    I have been shooting my 25 LBT at 260 yards on a metal clad target. The painted target allows me to see the hits at the shooting point and paint over them for the next group. I have a 12 inch serving plate metal disk suspended by bungie cords so I can hear a different metalic noise when when the bulleye is hit. At 260 yards the bullets pass thru both metal plates and thru the 1/2 "plywood backing.



    The bullets 57 grain LBT cast bullets from a 17 inch barreled Talon with no choke and valve and fire control parts from a Airarcher arrow conversion give me around 120 FPE for 4 shots before needing to refill. I am using a Burris 2x7 Fullfield scope which altho lacking in power after shimming allows me to dial into the target at 260 yards.

    At 260 yards the rifle still has more FPE than a 25 acp does at the muzzle.

    Sunday afternoon after the fog lifted and the winds died down I shot these 5 shots into 4.5 inches from the prone postition while tethered to a 3000 PSI scba bottle.





    The shooting position from the house deck.



    The range, the target can be seen as a small white dot over the roof of the sheep shed.

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    Re: My best 260 yard group to date

    Post by Abda on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:00 pm

    My gosh, Roach! I enlarged the picture and just BARELY found that target!

    I don't know to be more impressed with the distance or the fact that it's such a low power scope, Brother. Out Air Gun Standing, Roach. Nyhunter is asking about doiing a competition of sorts at this link: HERE

    I think his idea just dandy, really. Personally, I'd like to get in on that.

    But I can't compete with that type of distance at ALL. All I can do it about yards.

    Well, got more admin stuff to do. Just thought I'd pop in for a short and have a say.

    Definitely a thumbs up on that kind of shooting, Roach. Exclamation


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    Re: My best 260 yard group to date

    Post by nyhunter on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:47 pm

    maybe we shouldnt let roach in on the competition!!!lol! just kidding, but it already looks like he's gonna be the man to beat!!! awesome shooting rc! Laughing

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    Re: My best 260 yard group to date

    Post by roachcreek on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:55 pm

    No big deal guys, even a blind squirrel gets a nut now and then.

    The low power scope just reinforces what I say about not needing high power scopes. I feel air guners put way too much glass on their rifles. I went down to check my target after shooting today, and I took my Royale with the VXIII 4.5x14 on it. I got into some Starlings in the trees, I had it on 14 power for checking my 260 yard target and had to dial down to 8 power to get on them.

    I bought that 2x7 Burris for my Ranger 45 because the elk I hunt above my old house in eastern Oregon, travel paths thru the mountain mahogney that I cut about 20 years ago and the shots are 75 yards and closer. It used to be a very rewarding hunting area for my various Sharps rifles I hunted with.

    But the point is I own no scope larger than 15 power and would be better served if they were all 10 or 12 power maximun. I have a Leupold VXII 3x9 on the Ranger 45 with a LR reticle to replace the 2x7, but it might go back on as I play musical scopes.

    Squirrel, I got that wheel on the Luepold VXIII 4.5x14 long range.



    Haivng said that I am going to put that VXIII scope on the 25 LBT so I can take advantage of the cast 57 bullets flat flight path compared to Kings, and the Hollands MOA retilce.





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    Roachreek

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