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300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby gtk » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Shot my 300 wsm several times at 300 yds today. I can get close to 1 moa at 100 yds but it opens up considerably at 300. It will still put one in the boiler room of an elk though.

I will say the wind was pretty strong too.

I was also impressed/amazed at how much my .270 drops as compared to my 300 wsm at 300 yards
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby gtk » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:17 pm

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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby patinlouisiana » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:22 pm

If you stop and think about it 1 minute of angle know no distance.
it is about 1" at 100 yards, 2" at 200 yards 3" at 300....10" at 1,000 yards.
Like you said the wind is more of a factor the the weapon at 300 yards.
For me 300 yards is past my comfort zone.
I chicken out around 200 yards and figure I don't want to just wound something. :W:
Now that is not to say I can't hit a pie plate at 300 or 400 yards but our deer won't wait for me to set up the sand bags :lol:
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby terry08 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:58 am

300 yards reminds me of a story I heard many years ago, while sitting around one of the many deer camps I used hunt. It went like this.
There was a very wealthy farmer, from the Mississippi delta, the farmer made several elk hunts out of state each year.
We'll the farmer had a black man working for him, he had known Willie, since they were kids, as Willie, had grown up on the farm also.
One day Willie, asked Mr. Jim, if he might take him on one of the elk hunts. Mr. Jim, said Willie, you have been with me for right near fifty-two years. As a gift to you, I will honor your request.
But Willie, there is more to elk hunting, than just going out and shooting one. I figured that Willie, replied. And I'm more than willing to learn.
The next day Mr. Jim and Willie, were riding around checking on the crops. Mr. Jim, said to Willie, you know Willie, to take an elk, there are three things you have to be able to do. One, is you have to be able to spot them, sometimes at very long distances, for this you might near need 20/20 vision. Second, you must be able to judge the distance in order to make a clean kill. And third, you must be proficient enough with your weapon, to make the shot. Willie, replied. I understand.
A few minutes later, the truck stopped. Mr. Jim, asked Willie, do you see that chipmunk, sitting under that tree across the field eating something? Yes sir replied Willie. How far you reckon that is Mr. Jim asked? Pert near 100 yards Willie replied and that's a pecan he is eating on sir. Mr. Jim asked, could you make the shot with my 300 mag. Willie replied yes sir.
A few more minutes down the road, the truck stopped once again. Mr. Jim, asked Willie, do you see that squirrel digging a hole under that tree across the field? Willie, replied yes sir. That's about two hundred yards, and that's a hickory nut he is burying. Be an easy shot with the ole 300.
We'll a while later the truck stopped once more. Mr. Jim, once again asked Willie, do you see that fly walking around on the top of that fence post across the field, and by the way Willie, I have already ranged the distance, and it's 500 yards.
Willie, replied no sir I don't see him Mr. Jim, but I know he's there and I could drop him with the 300 mag.
Mr. Jim asks, if you can't see him Willie, how do you know he's there?
Willie, replied. Cause I can hear him walking around. :grin::grin:

Willie, got his elk hunt.

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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby terry08 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:25 pm

Bump: I didn't type this for finger exercise.

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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby gtk » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:43 am

:)
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby jv » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:07 am

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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby stickers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:20 am

Not too shabby, GTK. When you get used to the range you might be surprised what you can do. What bullet you shooting out of that 300 ?
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby gtk » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:21 am

stickers wrote:Not too shabby, GTK. When you get used to the range you might be surprised what you can do. What bullet you shooting out of that 300 ?

I was shooting Saturday, and it was really too windy to be shooting for accuracy.. But, I imagine it will be windy up on the mountains too ;)

I was shooting the barnes tsx 165 grain.

btw, I still have not seen any powder for you.. May run up to Avery's this week to look around..
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby stickers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:43 pm

gtk wrote:
stickers wrote:Not too shabby, GTK. When you get used to the range you might be surprised what you can do. What bullet you shooting out of that 300 ?

I was shooting Saturday, and it was really too windy to be shooting for accuracy.. But, I imagine it will be windy up on the mountains too ;)

I was shooting the barnes tsx 165 grain.

btw, I still have not seen any powder for you.. May run up to Avery's this week to look around..


Thanks. I was up there last week and they were still out. You might want to try the TTSX if you are planning on shooting long range. The TTSX have always shot better for me at long range with larger calibers. Both are bad medicine on animals though :party
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby gtk » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:16 pm

well, its only 10 minus a couple weeks before I leave... So I'm not changing anything right now :)
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby stickers » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:45 pm

I wouldnt either. Good luck.
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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby joshua99ta » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:37 pm

Was this from a bench or from sandbags?

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Re: 300 yards if further than it looks!

Postby gtk » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:26 pm

Not much of a bench. And a lead sled
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