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    Sauter Shoots 0.282″ Group at 600 Yards

    What can we say… this 0.282″ 5-shot group 600 yards represents one of the most impressive feats of rifle accuracy in history. Shot in competition, this five-shot group at 600 yards easily fits inside a dime with plenty of room to spare!

    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...-at-600-yards/

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    From the article:

    Record-Setting Rifle — IBS Light Gun Shot in Heavy Gun Class
    Bart’s rifle features a melonited BAT B action, with a 26″, 1:8″-twist, HV contour James Lederer barrel, fitted with a Mike Ezell tuner. The Jewell trigger was set to 1.5 ounces. On top was a March 40X in BAT rings. The initial build was by Mike Moses, with chambering by Dean Stroud, and final (glue and screw) bedding by Billy Stevens. The handsome wood JB 1000 stock (3″-wide fore-end) boasts an aluminum keel added by Alex Wheeler after the initial build. Bart said that it only took him 15 minutes to adjust the keel so that the cross hairs did not wiggle on the target when the gun was pulled back a full 2 ½ inches. Bart is definitely a fan of the adjustable keel.
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    What a wuss!* He had a custom rifle, on a bench rest with a 40x scope! When I competed on a National Match team in the Navy, we shot at 600 yards, prone, with a 7.62 NATO M1 Garand with 1/2 MOA iron sights! We weren't shooting dime-sized groups, but we could keep all our rounds on a torso-sized target. I'd like to see what he could do with that equipment.

    * Just kidding, that is good shootin'
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    Wow!

    Not only that, but it was with his own bullets! Not just reloaded cartridges - he manufactured the bullets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    What a wuss!* He had a custom rifle, on a bench rest with a 40x scope! When I competed on a National Match team in the Navy, we shot at 600 yards, prone, with a 7.62 NATO M1 Garand with 1/2 MOA iron sights! We weren't shooting dime-sized groups, but we could keep all our rounds on a torso-sized target. I'd like to see what he could do with that equipment.

    * Just kidding, that is good shootin'
    I also shot under MOA at 600 yards with NM M1A that has 1/2 mil off-set. But doing a 0.282″ 5-shot at 600 is way up there.

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    ... 0.282″ 5-shot group 600 yards ...
    At 200yds, I've done that regularly.

    At 300yds, I've accomplished 4-shop groups in the half-inch range, now and then, regularly sub-1". This, with a very modest $200 scope (Vortex CrossFire).

    But, at 600yds, I'd be lucky to keep all five within a circle the size of my fist (if that) ... and I suspect it'd have to be a really good day too. You know, stars in alignment, morning ablutions without a hitch, clean livin' for the past year, gun/glass in perfect configuration, yadda yadda yadda.

    Gotta love really accurate rifles. Gotta really love it when one is approaching same-hole accuracy ... and at 600yds, too. Dang.
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    Let's see him tote that .282 MOA-shooting rifle on a mountain goat hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Let's see him tote that .282 MOA-shooting rifle on a mountain goat hunt.
    At my age with this broken body of mind, I wouldn't want to carry the rounds he shot on a mountain goat hunt.

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