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Barrett FC 18”/Factory Hornady 143gr ELD-X/ 600 yards. #14123602 09/13/19
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My 18” Fieldcraft has shot real well at 300 yards. I wanted to confirm my real world drops at 600 before my Mule deer season opened. I got about two hours free today, so I hit a local range. After some quick math concerning velocity and sight over bore. I gave 10 MOA holdover a try in the MOA reticle with a 200 yard zero ( Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44/Impact 29 MOA reticle).

Fired the first 3 shot group at 600 yards, holding 10 MOA vertical and 2 MOA left for the wind call, group came in at 3” slightly low and left. Wind wasn’t consistent.

Held the same wind call (2 MOA left) for the second group and held 11 MOA vertical. Group came in at 3” inches again! I believe that’s about MOA of Muley heart ❤️ 👍. This Fieldcraft flat shoots. Can’t ask for more than half MOA from a factory rifle and factory ammo at 600 yards.

Considering I was shooting off a bipod with a rear bag.

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Re: Barrett FC 18”/Factory Hornady 143gr ELD-X/ 600 yards. [Re: SMACK] #14123609 09/13/19
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That’ll put the smack down.

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Nice. Hard to hate that sorta shooting.


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Curious why you didn’t just dail the elevation?

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Great groups! Interesting how the long distance at your range has you shooting right over the top of that white gate....


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Re: Barrett FC 18”/Factory Hornady 143gr ELD-X/ 600 yards. [Re: Port] #14123671 09/13/19
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Actually I’m shooting over the top of a Race track.


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Re: Barrett FC 18”/Factory Hornady 143gr ELD-X/ 600 yards. [Re: joshf303] #14123677 09/13/19
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Originally Posted by joshf303
Curious why you didn’t just dail the elevation?


As usual the tracking on the VX5 is CRAP 💩!!! The accuracy of the turrets on this scope SUCKS!


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Originally Posted by SMACK
Originally Posted by joshf303
Curious why you didn’t just dail the elevation?


As usual the tracking on the VX5 is CRAP 💩!!! The accuracy of the turrets on this scope SUCKS!


I was gonna say, stick a scope on it without known issues and then see how it shoots. Might tighten up a bit for you.


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Very nicely done, sir.


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Re: Barrett FC 18”/Factory Hornady 143gr ELD-X/ 600 yards. [Re: Calvin] #14123921 09/13/19
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by SMACK
Originally Posted by joshf303
Curious why you didn’t just dail the elevation?


As usual the tracking on the VX5 is CRAP 💩!!! The accuracy of the turrets on this scope SUCKS!


I was gonna say, stick a scope on it without known issues and then see how it shoots. Might tighten up a bit for you.


For shooting at distance. I will hold in the reticle (MOA/Horus) way before I will spin a turret.

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Great shooting and good advertisement! Can't beat that for all stock.
I bet that small orange dot is hard to see at that distance.

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I'd call that good!!! Nice shooting. I'm very happy with my Fieldcrafts and how they shoot. Best deal going.


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Evertime I finally finish talking myself out of one of these 18" FCs, a thread like this pops up...

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Where’s the muffler???


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Originally Posted by RDW
Where’s the muffler???


Just doing the time for the can. Went with a Silencer Co, Omega.

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Like 10 to 11months. 🥴🤯🥴. By the time ATF gets a guys papers done the can is outdated. Those communist m’fers!!!!

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Originally Posted by SMACK
Originally Posted by joshf303
Curious why you didn’t just dail the elevation?


As usual the tracking on the VX5 is CRAP 💩!!! The accuracy of the turrets on this scope SUCKS!


Send it back and you will come to find it’s just fine. 😬
I fixed all my MK4 Leupolds by replacing them with Nightforces. lol. Wish I would have saved myself the time and money and went NF at the start.

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....spades....

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Nothing like having a scope with turrets and being afraid to touch them. Just touch what windage turret and then all hell really breaks loose. Of course some here will celebrate such products.


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Out of five VX-5HD’s I have only had one that was consistent and repeatable. At the minimum the first round was always out after a elevation turret adjustment. On the overage of 4” at 300 and as much as14” at 600. Leupold need to get their chit together.


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