One Step at a Time...

Discussion in 'Before & After the Hunt' started by tarbe, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. tarbe

    tarbe BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    It is too hot here in Houston now to do load development for a winter hunt, so I needed to just work up a practice load to use for the time being.

    I loaded up some 180gr Hornady BTSP (so the BC will be similar to the TTSX) with IMR 4831.

    Took it to the range this weekend. First 3 shot group was low and left, but two bullets in one large hole and one slightly out. Adjusted the scope and had a group centered.

    Next step...decide on what I will use for sticks and start shooting offhand and from the sticks. Now that the rifle is zeroed, no sense shooting off the bench except to just verify zero now and then. photo (32).JPG photo (33).JPG
     
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    Looks good. Like you said, get some practice off the sticks. Bruce
     
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    Yep a great practice round. Get out there early for that first 15 minutes of the day that it's bearable to shoot! That's about all we get anyway in Phoenix.
     
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    Looking good Tim!!!
     
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    tarbe BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I think picking out which stick set-up to go with might be more difficult than shooting sub-moa groups. Too many choices/opinions!
     
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    Make some out of bamboo poles.
    That way you'll adapt to anything that is thrown at you. Since you are practicing.
     

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