We believe that long distance rifle skills are important and we are
studying NRA conventional high-powered rifle competition.
This is Janet with her .308, she calls “The Beast”.
Janet with her .308 Remington 700 (with a
Leupold 6.5-20x 40mm scope)
The .308 works great on our 300 yards range on the ranch, but we need
to get out and stretch our legs .
We have family in the military and we got access to a 1,000 yard
range. It’s very intimidating on a long target range.
The black targets ring is only 44 inches and it’s barely perceptible
to the naked eye!
Forty Four inch targets can barely be seen at
1,000 yards .
Our .308 has a muzzle velocity of twice the speed of sound (2.760
feet per second) which is fine up to 900 yards, but after that, the
bullet goes sub-sonic and tumbles into the target!
Even at 300 yards, a target looks small
To get around the trans-sonic airflow, we loaded with a faster powder
and 155 grain bullets (a lighter load), and we stayed supersonic at
1,000 yards easily.
After doping the scope, I was shooting 2 MOA, so I gave up and let
our son Andy have a crack at 1,000 yards.
On his very first shot at 1,000 yards he hit a bullseye!
Remember, this is the distance of ten football fields and the
bullseye is only six inches wide!
Later, we tried a bigger rifle, a 300 Mag, and the same again,
Andy’s first shot was a bullseye!
Andy Burleson learns proper sniper sighting
This kid is a born sniper, incredible eyesight and superb sense for
Kentucky windage . . .
Andrew Sean Burleson at the thousand yard
line. . . .