In my last post, I took you all to the range to try out two Ruger Precision Rifles at both 600 yards range, and at 1000 yards range. A great day, and great performance for these two rifles. In this post, I want to invite you to enjoy a new experience on Ultimate Reloader: the “Fireside Chat”. The 6.5 Guys (Ed Mobley and Steve Lawrence) and I will review how the shooting went, talk about our experiences with these rifles, and discuss ideas for accessories and upgrades.
When you are shooting with great optics and a precision rifle, it’s easy to forget that you are reaching out to over 1/2 mile when shooting at 1000 yards! For this first foray into shooting at these distances, I was heavily reliant on Jim Findlay’s and Ed Mobley’s skills reading the wind, and spotting/coaching me from the spotting scope. Here’s a picture that shows just how far these targets are from the shooting platform:
Here’s a picture of me shooting the 243 Winchester Ruger Precision Rifle at 600 yards. After a short period of time I was hooked!
In addition to shooting the Ruger Precision Rifles we had on hand, Ed and Steve also spent some time with their custom rifles shooting at 600 yards and at 1000 yards. With the help of their muzzle brakes, they were able to stay on target, with hardly the need for a spotter!
A great day for sure, and lots to discuss. Here’s our Fireside Chat at the “Ultimate Reloader Outpost”, you’ll have to imagine the smell of campfire smoke when you watch this:
Do you have a Ruger Precision Rifle? How have your experiences been at the range?
What would you do with $300 – $500 in upgrades (assuming you have your optics and optics mount taken care of).
Please drop a comment!
Lots more Ruger Precision Rifle content coming up, including reloading: something you all probably have been waiting for.