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Old 01-10-2019, 01:00 PM
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What does "walked in" mean? We don't have any prairie dogs roun these parts....
If you can see where your shot/s are landing, you can continue to make hold adjustments until you hit your target, it's often referred to as walking it in.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:44 PM
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A funt DATA driven range session....

Not killing critters, but I think it's a good story to tell.
CZ 455 Tactical Trainer topped with Sightron SIII 10-50 (Overkill? Oh yeah!), CCI standard Velocity, 16" barrel.

Got a good 50yd Zero and fired a 10round group, about .75", maybe a tad less.

Moved camp to 100yd and fire at the same aiming point, 8 round in about 1.25", one left and one right about 0.5" wide of the group Ooopsie.

Measured drop of 6.625" CTC of the groups. Plugged that in to the Nikon Spot on app and came up with 1097fps


Moved camp to 150yd and repeated, about a 2" group, nice and evenly distributed.


Plugged in the 1097 and dialed appropriately and got 3/5 hits on a 4" dueling tree paddle, one was called as an "error" and one got spoiled on a twig that was unseen in the focus. First shot was a hit though and all three hits were very nice for elevation.

Measured 50-150 drop was 24.5", calculated was 23.5" so quite close. I put more brain behind it later and realized I overlooked environmental variables that I should not have.

Overall impression is that CCI standard velocity 40gr is quite awesome out of this rifle, quality control seems very good for 4 cents a round. We found different than the 1070fps published, but test barrels are one thing and real world will almost always be different.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:15 PM
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411 yards on a Prairie Dog (on video, not walked in) - Ruger 77/17WSM.

405 yards on a Prairie Dog (not on video, not walked in) - Franklin Armory F-17L.

389 yards on a Prairie Dog (on video, not walked in) - Savage B.MAG HBSS.
Eric, VERY nice!!!

I'm guess you weren't getting a great deal of splat factor and doubtful they did any aerial acrobatics for you, but that is flat reaching way out there with a rimfire, so well done!

I know the sage rats I was shooting at 300-350yds last spring pretty much had zero splat factor. The 20gr Vmax ammo certainly killed them well enough but they just kinda fell over dead. I typically really enjoy the splat, and the acrobatics, but when I'm reaching out that far with my 17 WSM and can make consistent hits, that alone is plenty satisfying. PD are a little bigger than sage rats but, dam, 400 yard kill shots on a target that small is awesome. Makes ya kinda wonder what are little 17 Hornets are capable of.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:37 PM
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...I shot a bigfoot at about a quarter mile with my Nylon 66 shooting Rem Thunderbolts…..does this count. I had several pictures, but the canoe tipped over coming home and I lost them.
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Couple Cali ground squirrels 300+, my range finder could pick up the hill behind them, but couldn't get a read on them...it's an $89 Simmons. Anyway, they weren't too far from it. Shooting 20gr Hornady. Just to be fair....it took me more than a couple shots and a lot of holdover, but I think at that distance, they had no clue what was making the dirt fly up. On a non WSM, I did shoot a belding with my hmr at 168, which isn't as far as y'all, but I'll keep practicing. . I'll do my best to beat those asap.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:17 PM
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...I shot a bigfoot at about a quarter mile with my Nylon 66 shooting Rem Thunderbolts…..does this count. I had several pictures, but the canoe tipped over coming home and I lost them.
That's a pretty big target, so I'd say it counts, even with the unfortunate loss of the pictures.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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For me my furthest so far has been a starling at 160yds. I have taken a coyote at 100yds and he fell where he was standing. While coon hunting my farthest shots were on a pair sitting at 90yds. Most of my hunting with my 17wsm is for coons so most shots are pretty close. Also all this is with the 20gr vmax.

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Old 01-14-2019, 12:31 PM
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aaaaah, thank you B23.
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I don't have a great shot to brag about but I know a guy that shot a golf ball at 50 yards, he hit it on his 2nd shot. Might not sound like much but another guy with a 17 HMR unloaded a entire magazine at the same ball and hit nothing.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:51 PM
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250 yards frequently on ground squirrels. Shot a coyote at 300 on Saturday lucky shot but one less coyote.
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