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Old 10-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for that info Dave, I will play with calculator and kick the can down the road.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:42 PM
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Gents,

I won't have access to a range before the match except for a 100 yd range and I think what you are telling me is I am wasting my time thinking I can factor X amount of clicks on data for 100 and be printing on target at 1000 and I also take it that since I had intended to shoot LC 69 ball, that I got more problems entering this since I don't have a mega powered custom load developed for 1000 yds.
Too much drama Go shoot the dang match and have fun! I like thaifighter's advice - the Hornady is definitely worth a try. Order that Hornady 168 gr. Garand match ammo from Midway and you'll have it in plenty of time. Use Thai's numbers and see what happens. Go in thinking of it as an opportunity to have fun, learn, meet people, and see a lot of cool rifles - you'll be fine.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:42 PM
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My suggestion would be to use Hornady 178 grain A-Max 45.8 grains of Varget with commercial brass w/standard primers. Come ups for the ranges we usually shoot;
From 200 to 300 yards 3 minutes
From 300 to 600 yards 10 minutes
From 600 to 1,000 yards 20-20 minutes.

Obtain a replacement front sight and have 0.90" removed from the top of by a machine shop (ground off). The machine shop will make certain it will be level, and nice and square. Very imoprtant at 1,000 yards. You may be disappointed with "issue type" M-2 ammo at that range. Quite often even the 168s don't even make it to the target when fired from a service rifle. It the pits you can ofetn hear them go subsonic just short of the target, kind of a dull pop then keyhole in the target, and sometimes they just vanish.

I will also be at that match firing the perviously mentioned 178s through an as issued 1903, iron sights, and no zeroes. Come on out and shoot with us. We WILL get you on paper. We are also going to try some vintage FA-59 M72 MATCH ammo. What fun! Nevermind that F class stuff.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:48 PM
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I've shot silhouettes at 1,000 yards once or twice.

If I remember correctly, the adjustment was 42 clicks. But that was shooting a huge steel Buffalo... YMMV.

I'm pretty sure I was shooting HXP at the time.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:48 PM
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I was referring to come ups from your normal 200 yard zero. When get how I will check my old scorebooks from my
M-14/M118 days. I have CRS, and I could be mistaken.

Anyway, come on out and shoot with us.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:10 PM
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+1 to everyone. Go shoot. Meet people, learn the rules, work the pits. ASk questions and learn a lot. LR shooters are typically a helpful lot. You'll definitely see some awesome gear and if you can get yourself on paper by the end of it all, then you'll know your site settings for 1000 yards.

The only downside is that you probably won't win.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:24 PM
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I was referring to come ups from your normal 200 yard zero. When get how I will check my old scorebooks from my
M-14/M118 days. I have CRS, and I could be mistaken.

Anyway, come on out and shoot with us.
I apologize for going off topic, but what is CRS?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:26 PM
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CRS "Can't Remember S**t" old guys like me get it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:28 PM
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CRS "Can't Remember S**t" old guys like me get it.
Ha!

My curiosity got the best of me.

I was thinking "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" or something really bad...
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:32 PM
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Lol
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