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The woes of (sort of) long range shooting in the mountains. (Photos)

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May 14, 2019, 05:08 PM
sigfreund
The woes of (sort of) long range shooting in the mountains. (Photos)
There's still snow on the ground! Wink








“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
May 14, 2019, 05:18 PM
RHINOWSO
The woes of seeing all sorts of stuff you CAN'T hit because it's too far away!

Sweet terrain!
May 14, 2019, 05:22 PM
NikonUser
Why is the spotting scope so far from the rifle? It should be right next to you so you can read the conditions with it.
May 14, 2019, 05:29 PM
sigfreund
quote:
Originally posted by NikonUser:
Why is the spotting scope so far from the rifle? It should be right next to you so you can read the conditions with it.


That was just during the setup. And my spotter hadn't arrived yet. Smile




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
May 14, 2019, 09:23 PM
Brother
Looks like a Beautiful day. How was the shooting?



The only difference between a wise man and a fool is that one knows it. Unknown
May 14, 2019, 09:33 PM
LDD
quote:
Originally posted by NikonUser:
Why is the spotting scope so far from the rifle? It should be right next to you so you can read the conditions with it.


Cardio, man. Cardio.
May 14, 2019, 09:47 PM
fritz
Looks like it was a massive day.
May 14, 2019, 10:03 PM
sigfreund
The shooting was good as well. The course is not particularly difficult as compared with the ones I read about here, but involves shooting from different positions at various distances and sometimes the results have been less than satisfactory with this rifle. Several little things seemed to all come together this time to make a perfect run seem almost easy.

I’ve had the Tikka (308) for several years, but just married it with a KRG chassis, and precision seems to be better than with the original polymer stock. Leupold replaced the windage and elevation mechanism of the scope after my complaint that the adjustments were mushy. I had also spent time confirming zero and trajectory data, but perhaps the most important factor was remembering and applying changes in my technique that I had learned from members here and elsewhere. Even my wind calls in 9-12 mph breezes were accurate.

Beautiful location + good shooting = happy day. Smile




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
May 14, 2019, 10:04 PM
sigfreund
quote:
Originally posted by fritz:
Looks like it was a massive day.


Oh, boo! Wink




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
May 14, 2019, 10:53 PM
NikonUser
quote:
Originally posted by sigfreund:
quote:
Originally posted by NikonUser:
Why is the spotting scope so far from the rifle? It should be right next to you so you can read the conditions with it.


That was just during the setup. And my spotter hadn't arrived yet. Smile


Wink
May 14, 2019, 10:58 PM
sig239dlehr
quote:
Originally posted by fritz:
Looks like it was a massive day.


I see what you did there!
May 15, 2019, 10:59 AM
NikonUser
quote:
Originally posted by LDD:
quote:
Originally posted by NikonUser:
Why is the spotting scope so far from the rifle? It should be right next to you so you can read the conditions with it.


Cardio, man. Cardio.


That's too funny.

I would be exhausted getting up and down for every shot. Especially at 10,150 feet ASL. I would probably be passed out after the second shot.
May 15, 2019, 11:18 AM
valkyrie1
quote:
Originally posted by sigfreund:
There's still snow on the ground! Wink

looks familiar,where is that?


May 15, 2019, 11:31 AM
ShneaSIG
Let me tell ya, I feel really bad for you!


-ShneaSIG


Oh, by the way, which one's "Pink?"
May 15, 2019, 01:12 PM
bendable
it makes me gasp for air , just looking at it.

tried to live in Dever /littleton for 18 months,
never had a single day that i felt great.

I am one serious flat lander





Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.



Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
May 16, 2019, 09:51 AM
sigfreund
quote:
Originally posted by valkyrie1:
looks familiar, where is that?


quote:
Originally posted by fritz:
Looks like it was a massive day.


Mount Massive, south of Leadville. Smile




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
May 17, 2019, 07:13 AM
offgrid
The woes of long range shooting in the mountains....I was expecting something about the wind!

Private or public land?
May 17, 2019, 08:56 AM
NikonUser
quote:
Originally posted by offgrid:
The woes of long range shooting in the mountains....I was expecting something about the wind!

Private or public land?


Yeah, I think it's so high up the wind has no effect on the bullet, which if flying at muzzle velocity all the way to the target.
May 19, 2019, 10:15 PM
sigfreund
quote:
Originally posted by offgrid:
Private or public land?


Sorry I missed that question earlier:
County property.




“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
— Bertrand Russell
May 21, 2019, 08:33 PM
valkyrie1
quote:
Originally posted by sigfreund:
quote:
Originally posted by valkyrie1:
looks familiar, where is that?


quote:
Originally posted by fritz:
Looks like it was a massive day.


Mount Massive, south of Leadville. Smile
Smile