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John Boy

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Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:35:40 AM »
Ridgeway Rifle Club - Ridgeway, PA

Weather conditions were variable gusting winds (20-50mph the whole week) which impacted obtaining vernier settings.  Had to walk many rounds up the hill.  When settings were obtained, there were many 'close but no cigars' in addition to the 34 hits on Homer.

* ... Homer's exact dimensions are:
- OAL Width = 82"
- OAL Height = 48"
- Neck to Back = 64"
- Neck Width = 18"
- Head Height = 27"
- Shoulder to Neck Height = 32"
- Hump to Belly Height = 34"
- Haunch to Belly Height = 28"

Code     Caliber     Bullet     Wt     BC     Alloy     Cart'     Primer     Powder     Gr Wt     Wad     OAL     Test Vel      POI     Vernier Setting             No Hits
                                                                     
       
F    45-70    BA PP-SS(449)    402    285    1:20    W-W    Br2    Meteor 2F    68gr    0.030 Felt 0.030LDPE    2.966    1174    3 5/8" - 12:00    ... No Reading - No Hits   
G    45-70    BA PP-SS(451)    402    282    1:20    W-W    Br2    DuPont FF    68gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    2.957    1258    3.25" - 1:00 (c.)    ... No Reading - No Hits         
H    45-70    BA PP-SS(451)    402    282    1:20    W-W    Br2    DuPont FF    68gr    0.030 Felt    2.994    1238    3.25" - 11:00 (c.)       ... No Reading - No Hits   
I    45-70    Copperhead PP-1    551    383    1:40    W-W    Br2    Meteor 2F    65gr    0.030 Fiber    2.95 (2)    1001    6" - 12:00    ... No Reading - No Hits      
J    45-70    Copperhead PP-2    551    383    1:40    W-W    Br2    Wano 2F Sifted    65gr    0.030 Fiber    2.95 (2)    1046    4 1/2" - 2:00       200    1
K    45-70    Copperhead PP-X    551    383    1:40    W-W    Br2    Meteor 2F    63gr    0.030 Fiber    2.95 (2)    1017    6.25" - 12:00       ... No Reading - No Hits   
L    45-70    L 457125    514    347    1;40    R-P    F215M    Meteor 2F    73gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    3.000    1175    2.5" - 12:00       187    2
M    45-70    L 457125    515    347    1:40    R-P    F215M    Wano 2F Sifted    73gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    3.000    1259    2 1/2 - 11:00       187    2
N    45-70    L457132    535    361    1:20    R-P    Br2    Goex 3F Sifted    68gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    3.008    1218    2" - 7:00 (c.)       166    7
O    45-70    L457132    535    361    1:20    R-P    Br2    Goex 3F Sifted    68gr    0.030 Fiber    3.008    1252    2.25" - 11:00          2
P    45-70    L457132    531    358    1:20    Starline    Br2    Goex 3F Sifted    73gr    Wax Paper    3.014    1194    2.25" - 11:00       168    4
Q    45-70    L457132    531    358    1:20    Starline    F215M    Wano 2F Sifted    75gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    2.950    1162    4 1/2 - 12:00       No Reading    
R    45-70    L457661    510    344    1:20    R-P    CCI 200    Meteor 2F    68gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    3.120    1115    4.25" - 12:00       186    2
S    45-70    Lee 457-500-3R    482    534    1:20    Starline    Br2    Swiss 1.5    75gr    Wax Paper    2.900    1285    2 1/4" - 11:00       157    4
T    45-70    Origional Big Lube    496    550    8.7 Bhn    Starline    Br2    Meteor 3F Sifted    65gr    Wax Paper    2.700    1177    3 5/8" - 12:00       229    3
U    45-70    Paul Matthews    492    545    1:20    Starline    Br2    Meteor 3F    70gr    Wax Paper    3.100    1241    2 7/8" - 1:00       175    2
V    45-70    PJ Creedmoor    536    362    1:20    R-P    F215M    Wano 2F Sifted    75gr    NewsP 0.030 Fiber    2.900    1161    3 1/8" - 12:00       178    2
W    45-70    Victory PGT    540    364    Bhn 8.4    Starline    Br2    Meteor 2F    73gr    0.030 LDPE    2.967    1137    3 7/8" - 12:00       180    3
X    45-70     Copperhead PP    551    372    1:40    Starline    F215M    Swiss 1.5    75gr    0.030 Fiber    3.15 (1)    1214    2 1/4" - 12:00       
                                                                         
(1) Mutton lube on paper                                                                 
(2) Nito card and 0.030 Grease Cookie                                                                
« Last Edit: August 02, 2007, 06:31:35 PM by John Boy »
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John
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John Boy

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Re: Homer Has Been Conqured ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 11:58:59 AM »
Some more pictures ...
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John
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Lucky Ed Pepper

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Re: Homer Has Been Conqured ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 12:04:19 PM »
You might want to try Dan T 90 Gr Swiss load two compressions for that around 1300 fps in the 45/70, 50/40grs with 0.025 on first compression with newsprint and 40 grains to whatever it takes to seat your bullet. I think Dan used  PJ'S Creedmoor.My PJ's MiniGees weigh 545 grs 1/20.

Looks like you really knocked yourself out. 34 hits sounds great to me...

Good show. ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Ed
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Ed Malinowski
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Re: Homer Has Been Conqured ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 12:11:40 PM »
I made and fired the 90 gr load in my Bus. Rife and survived not too bad on recoil.
Did it informally at Dix so can't comment on accuracy but it seemed relatively good for the circumstance under   which I fired. I would also compress 2nd time with paper then add the 0.060 poly wad to prevent case bulging.

Ed
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John Boy

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 12:16:35 PM »
Ed, note the Code N recipe:  Lyman Postell with 68grs of Goex FFFg sifted - 7 hits.  And the wind was a real bear shooting then.  Was also surprised with the Lee 457-500-3R recipe with 4 hits and it shot the flattest too - 157 MOA
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John
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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 12:19:47 PM »
How was the leading if any.
I now use Dan T hammer the tight patch after Kroil technique.
I use 3.5 lb sledge and just tap it gently thought double patched on a study SS rod.
Lead build up can screw up your test if it gets away and sometimes it is hard to notice.

Ed.
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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 12:21:58 PM »
Triple F Swiss might be interesting to try if you are wiping between shots with 20/80 Ballistol/water.

Ed
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John Boy

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007, 10:02:25 AM »
Folks, there is only one way to shoot 1000yds and ... that is with an excellent spotter.  Want to Thank - w44wcf for his superb spotting capabilities 
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John
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okdee

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 02:40:00 PM »
Truly Magical!  SOme day I will do it also.

Oklahoma Dee

John Boy

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007, 04:59:37 PM »
Quote
How was the leading if any?
Ed, I had ZERO leading with any of the recipes but wind?  Had more than a sane person could stand, plus 2 days of rain
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John
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Ranch 13

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007, 08:33:59 PM »
 That 1000 yd stuff grows on you doesn't it.
Eat more BEEF the west wasn't won on a salad.
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John Boy

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007, 01:47:35 PM »
That 1000 yd stuff grows on you doesn't it.
Ranch, if the Mrs would allow ... I'd buy a Ridgeway membership and an RV ... might come home every couple of weeks or so  ;D
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John
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Ranch 13

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007, 02:37:51 PM »
 ;D John, little secret, here, get her her own rifle and let her get hooked on it too. ;D  Really helps with the stuff you can buy and places you can go.
Eat more BEEF the west wasn't won on a salad.
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Uncle Eph

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2007, 04:06:43 PM »
I gotta go along with Ranch 13; I know two different women that only shoot the long range stuff, there is something very Zen about zapping the buff.

my main goal is to make a true Billy Dixon shot: 1537 yard scratch shot.
never trust anything designed after 1912

John Boy

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Re: Homer Has Been Conquered ... 1000 Yards
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2007, 06:04:56 PM »
Ranch, what department at TJ Maxx sells rifles?  ???   Sure wish she would but she won't.  I've tried  :(
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John
SASS ~ Darkside WartHog ~ SBSS (OGB, w/Star) ~ SCORRS
GAF Bvt 1st LT, Atlantic Division Scouts
Devote Convert to BPCR