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« on: March 07, 2018, 07:41:36 PM »
 

brno1

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Hi Guys, just got my Howa 1500 all ready and scoped, tomorrow is my first visit to the range and honestly i know i first have to break in the barrel and i will do that at 100 yards, after that my goal is the 1000 yard.
It is a 6.5 Creed with a 26" barrell and the scope is Falcon 5.4-25 Mil dot, i have looked at many youtube vids and downloaded a couple of apps on my phone but from here on not quite sure where to start.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 09:49:08 PM »
 

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Shoot. Reload. Repeat.

Don't miss.


In all seriousness, your question is pretty broad. It's difficult to say exactly what you should be doing since we don't know what you're talking about, or even how you'll be shooting. Are you talking about the mechanics of getting to a grand? How to read wind? Mirage? Apps? Will you be prone or on a bench?

Too many variables.

My best advice at this point is go to the range, shoot, pay attention to what you're doing, and make note of specific questions.  We'll be much better equipped to help once we know what you need help with.


Enjoy!
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 06:49:20 AM »
 

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I appreciate the help and reply, i did go to the range, i had to break in the barrel and go through a 10 shot routine, unfortunately as soon as i set my equipment up i noticed the gunsmith that i had paid to install the scope and make the adjustment, did not do the adjustment and ballancing of the scope and even the scope ring to rail were not tightened, anyway most of my time was getting the scope situated correctly and reasonably zeroed, i went through a box of Hornady Black and did my clean up but was only able to get 1 shot on paper (very sad).
What i noticed is i have a lot of shot anticipation, and close my eyes and rilffle moves when i pull the trigger.
So my task is to make sure prior to next visit to the range make sure the scope is correctly seated and adjusted and get some serious practice for trigger control and eye control. IT IS MUCH MORE FUN than i imagined.
 

Re: Newbie question
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 08:42:28 PM »
 

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Fix the flinching and anticipation issues by dry firing in your basement or loving room or wherever. All competitors do it, it's not unheard of for a rifle to have maybe 5k live rounds on it but 4-5 TIMES that in dry fire practice.
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 04:20:02 PM »
 

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As Jeff said, dry fire until you’re blue in the face.


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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 09:37:35 PM »
 

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You might want to do the dry firing in the living room.  The wife might get pissed if you set to dry firing your rifle 100 times in the "loving" room.  Just my thought on the matter  ;D
 

Re: Newbie question
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 07:48:53 PM »
 

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Hi all,

Just clarifying your recommendation to "dry fire" the rifle....my understanding is dry firing a gun is not good for the firing pin or has that changed over the years?....By the way....I am also new to long range shooting (can't wait to get started).  I have my setup almost complete (as far as add-ons go...i.e. scope/qd mount (on the way); LRA send iT level; NightForce angle indicator; S&B PM II 5-25X56 MRad CCW 4PLF FFP and just waiting for my SilencerCo Hybrid Suppressor to finish the setup. 
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Re: Newbie question
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 09:04:05 AM »
 

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Dry firing is only really bad on rimfire firearms due to how the firing pin can peen the edge of the chamber. I've never really heard of any adverse effect of dry firing on a centerfire. If you're worried buy some snap caps. I dry fire my rifle probably twice as much as I fire live ammo down it.
 

Re: Newbie question
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 09:32:59 PM »
 

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Dry firing is only really bad on rimfire firearms due to how the firing pin can peen the edge of the chamber. I've never really heard of any adverse effect of dry firing on a centerfire. If you're worried buy some snap caps. I dry fire my rifle probably twice as much as I fire live ammo down it.

What donut said is correct.


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