Unusual Shooting Achievement

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John Alexander posted this 4 weeks ago

Last Saturday at Mel Harris’s score match in Roseburg OR I set a personal record, maybe even a national record by shooting a score of -1 on the first 200 yard score target.  My local range is limited to 100 yards so I didn’t have a good 200 yard zero for the new load I was using. I knew approximately how much to change from my 100 yard zero but that wasn’t quite good enough to get into the outside scoring ring without a sight adjustment. There was a mirage running and I simply couldn’t see my 22 caliber bullet holes to make the asjustment. Everybody else was shooting 30 or 32 caliber rifles and although they said it was difficult, they could make out where the shots are going. My -1 score resulted from five misses and two of the missis were in the territory of the same bull thus the -1 point penalty.

 

I have had difficulty before in seeing 22 holes at 200 when conditions were bad, but this was the first time for a complete wipe out.  A high-quality spotting scope isn’t the answer. Excellent optics can’t see through mirage any better than good optics. Baring a radar rifle sight, the obvious solution is one of the new target cameras now on the market that transmits the target image back to the firing line. 

 

The CBA Board of Directors has discussed the use of such devices and ruled that they should be allowed. Saturday’s experience has pushed me over the edge and such a camera should solve the problem, at least until I can no longer walk 400 yards to set it up. So I am in the market for such a device.  I would like to hear advice on selecting and using such a camera from anyone who has used one or who has only an opinion.  Which one is best, easiest to set up by by a guy that used to do calculations with a slide rule, etc.

John   

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M1fuzz posted this 3 weeks ago

I have been using a Longshot Hawk target camera at our local CBA shoots. Goes on your spotting scope. Easy to set up and use. Love it. Has its own WiFi. Turn it on open the app on your phone or tablet or Laptop and go to work.

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billwnr posted this 3 weeks ago

John,   is there a classification for lowest score?  And... what would the trophy look like?

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Lucky1 posted this 3 weeks ago

Congratulations John! For going where no one has gone before. And for good reason. I went with a Target Vision from Midway several years ago. It was easy to set up and get in sync with the app. It has way more features than I use but works quite well out to 500 yards. I got one because my spotting scope just couldn't pick up 6mm and smaller holes at the 200 on a good day, let alone one like you had. Some ranges you can't use it because the 100 yd bullets are too close to hitting the place where I have to put it for the 200. Dakota Benchrest is a great example. A bulletproof shield in front also blocks the line of sigh transmitter but I haven't shot it yet. My biggest complaint is remembering to fully charge the unit and the smart phone fully before the shoot. They stay running all day normally if I do.
See you at Nats if you want a demo.

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John Alexander posted this 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the recommendations.

I know this may be a foolish queation, but does anyone make a system where the receiver also has a display screen so no need for additional device? 

John

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OU812 posted this 3 weeks ago

The modern CMP shooting range in Anniston, AL. use electronic targets and monitors for you and the audience to see where bullets impacted. Range is 100-600 yards. Cost is about $30.00 a day.

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OU812 posted this 3 weeks ago

Go Pro camera could be used, but must be set up near target.

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