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I picked up a ruger target model in 6.5 creedmoor today. Topped it off with a zeiss scope. Hope to take it to 500 yards and beyond.

 

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How big of a target you looking for at 100 yards? And what power is that scope? I would think a 3x9 would struggle at that distance no? I've never looked that far through my scope but at 100 yards it's pretty comfortable, I'd imagine at 5x the distance it would be pushing the limits for consistant comfortable shooting?
 

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How big of a target you looking for at 100 yards? And what power is that scope? I would think a 3x9 would struggle at that distance no? I've never looked that far through my scope but at 100 yards it's pretty comfortable, I'd imagine at 5x the distance it would be pushing the limits for consistant comfortable shooting?

I shoot a 7mm Rem Mag (Remington 770 w/3x9x40) and group the size of a dime at 100 yards. Regularly. At 200 or more yards it's not bad, for example, shooting a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" paper is ok, but trying to see anything on that page that's less than 3" is a struggle, even at 9 power. For my uses I'd prefer a 4x12, with built-in BDC or crosshairs calibrated for the caliber/cartridge being used.

Now if you're aiming at a bull moose at 300 yards, you know where you're supposed to hit, so the target size is bigger, but for ultimate target shooting, more scope power is better. 9-power is marginal past 250 yards on that much gun.
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I shoot a 7mm Rem Mag (Remington 770 w/3x9x40) and group the size of a dime at 100 yards. Regularly. At 200 or more yards it's not bad, for example, shooting a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" paper is ok, but trying to see anything on that page that's less than 3" is a struggle, even at 9 power. For my uses I'd prefer a 4x12, with built-in BDC or crosshairs calibrated for the caliber/cartridge being used.

Now if you're aiming at a bull moose at 300 yards, you know where you're supposed to hit, so the target size is bigger, but for ultimate target shooting, more scope power is better. 9-power is marginal past 250 yards on that much gun.
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Good info for sure :thumbsup: I have a Ruger 7mmRemMag, but will eventually start another thread on that later.
 

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The scope is a 4.5-14x50. I was wanting a vortex pst with a mil reticle but I hate to order a scope online. I've shot 500 yards before with a 14 and 18 power scopes. I think that will be enough magnification for me. If not I'll pick up a 6-24 in vortex or bushnell elite.
 

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I hate to order a scope online.

Yeah, I'm not too fond of ordering optics either. Ever see how Purolator or Manitoulin Transport handles packages ? Brutal ! I'd rather wait and buy one from a reputable shop, like Cabelas or LeBaron in Canada. Just gotta wait until we go South, 10 hour drive to buy a scope ? I can wait !
 

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I was wanting a weaver tactical in 5-15 or 4-20 but they sold out of them. They are front focal plane reticles and mil dots for a little cheaper than the zeiss. I'll try to get a picture through the scope sometime today. The local place was having a 15% off the scopes or I would have went home and ordered one that I was able to look through before. I might have to get a 20 moa rail to put on it to give the scope a little more clearance. It's less than a 1/16" between them.
 

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You got her dialed in yet? :laughing: I used to love shooting, sadly I haven't even fired a gun in about 2 years :thumbsdown:. Ammo is about too expensive now. My favorite that I have is a 243WSSM. I could(probably can't now) make 3 shot groups touch each other at 300 yards. I probably cant shoot under an inch in 100 yards now :retarded:.

Nice gun BTW. I always liked the Ruger MKIII's. They were real accurate and a good price IMO.
 

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You got her dialed in yet? :laughing: I used to love shooting, sadly I haven't even fired a gun in about 2 years :thumbsdown:. Ammo is about too expensive now. My favorite that I have is a 243WSSM. I could(probably can't now) make 3 shot groups touch each other at 300 yards. I probably cant shoot under an inch in 100 yards now :retarded:.

Nice gun BTW. I always liked the Ruger MKIII's. They were real accurate and a good price IMO.

Oh man, me like to shoot your 243....
 

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I haven't even shot it once yet. I hope to maybe get to tomorrow. I know I will by the weekend though.
 

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Here's the target from this evening.

 

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With all that gun and scope you will have no problem shooting 500.

My longest shot was between 420-450 on a smaller yote out a upstairs window with a pillow for rest free handing. Just a run of mill cheap Remington model 7 .223 with even cheaper scope in 3x9. Now I did use my hot hand loads and not even the best bullet though compared to now days stuff. The round entered but no exit. It was at it's max distance IMO.

Now I did shoot marksman or whatever that award is in the military.
 

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Ive made do for long enough. This is the first bolt action rifle Ive ever bought.
Bought my first AR not long ago too.
Time to tighten back up. Already havin to sale some saws to finance this safari
 

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Nice choice Mike!

I have a Tikka 25-06 with 26 inch heavy barrel on it. 8x36 scope. We spent all day shooting prairie dogs 0-575 yards. Long ones would take a few shots to close in on. That night felt terrible couldn't figure out what it was, went to shoot in the morning, looked in the scope and just about threw up. Best I can figure it was looking in that scope all day with it around max magnification gave me dizzy spells. Turned it way down and did fine.
 

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I had it narrowed down to Savage, Tikka and Winchester (coyote special)
The Tikka's are really nice.
 

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Nice choice Mike!

I have a Tikka 25-06 with 26 inch heavy barrel on it. 8x36 scope. We spent all day shooting prairie dogs 0-575 yards. Long ones would take a few shots to close in on. That night felt terrible couldn't figure out what it was, went to shoot in the morning, looked in the scope and just about threw up. Best I can figure it was looking in that scope all day with it around max magnification gave me dizzy spells. Turned it way down and did fine.

Sure it wasn't the beverages?:stirthepot:
 

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We picked up another rifle today.:santabanana: The wife liked a savage 93 with a thumbhole stock and we got it in 22 mag. Got a 3-9 redfield scope for it. I'll get a picture up in a little while.

The 3 shots in the top of the big target was from a winchester 67 22 long with open sights.:cool:
 

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Here it is.

 

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