Shooting at distance

CodyK

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Always heard good things about the 721. Sounds like its doing it's part, just need a little practice on your end and you should be fine. What ammo are you using in it?
I’ve got some Hornady American Whitetail 180 grain, some Remington AccuTip 165 grain, some Federal Premium Barnes TSX 180 grain, some Federal PowerShok 180 grain, and some PrviPartizen 150 grain soft point. I zeroed at 100 yards with the Hornady 180 grain, and it was pretty close to dead on. I shot a group with the Prvi today and it was about 1” high at 100 yards. Need to go back and shoot the Hornady at 100 and 200, because that’s what I would like to use.


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CodyK

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A 3 inch group at 200 yards is darn good. This will cover the kill zone on a deer. Too bad you are short on ammo, cuz that 06 will definitely go out further.
I really need a spotting scope. I have 5 boxes of ammo (20 ea) so I can shoot a group of 3 with each and be ok, but I was using the ranges spotting scope and I could barely see at 200 yards. Seemed like a good scope, Leupold, but I could barely see my hits.


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Axxe55

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It’s an old Remington 721 in 30.06. Leupold 3-9. About 1” high at 100 yards with 150 grain Priv soft point.


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Always heard good things about the 721. Sounds like its doing it's part, just need a little practice on your end and you should be fine. What ammo are you using in it?
The Remington Model 721 was the preceding model before the Model 700, and much of the features of the 721 and 722 were retained on Model 700's. They are excellent rifles.
 

Fishkiller

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I really need a spotting scope. I have 5 boxes of ammo (20 ea) so I can shoot a group of 3 with each and be ok, but I was using the ranges spotting scope and I could barely see at 200 yards. Seemed like a good scope, Leupold, but I could barely see my hits.


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Try some of those "shoot n see" stick on targets, the ones I have go from black to green where the boolit hits.
 

Axxe55

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I really need a spotting scope. I have 5 boxes of ammo (20 ea) so I can shoot a group of 3 with each and be ok, but I was using the ranges spotting scope and I could barely see at 200 yards. Seemed like a good scope, Leupold, but I could barely see my hits.


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If you can consistently get 3" groups at 200 yards, you are well withing the "kill zone" of most any larger animal, and even deer.
 

TexMex247

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I still use an older vari x iii on my 280 and even at 10x I prefer taking shots within that same range. I need 12 or 14x magnification to be confident beyond 200 yards.
 

CodyK

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Try some of those "shoot n see" stick on targets, the ones I have go from black to green where the boolit hits.
I’m gonna get a spotting scope and a pack of those targets. That will make things 1000X better for sure!


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toddnjoyce

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I *think* you’re fine out to 200yds but I’d want that to be in low wind conditions without knowing a lot more.

I think you’re being responsible erring on a conservative distance. I’m pretty sure most deer in Texas are taken in the sub-150 yard range.

If you have the ammo, I would work an MPBR zero starting from the table included in the article below. I think the article is worth your time to read as well.

 

Vaquero

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A 3" group is fine, but that was off sandbags and a bench.
Probably be at least double that in the field. Unless you have a rock solid blind with buttstock support or are shooting prone with a bipod.
Gobs of variables in the field.
 
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