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Setting the Long-Range Hook Again #16515901 10/10/21
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Tuesday afternoon I was able to spend some time with Jake and Cheyenne.
Jake needed to chronograph some loads for a elk hunt, and do a little bit of practice on steel out past their maximum hunting distances.
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Of course, I brought out a couple of specialty pistols, that I thought they might enjoy shooting as well. Jake put up an 8 inch target at 420 yards, and then we placed a 10 x 12 target at 595 yards. After the chronographing of a load, and confirmation of drops, I pulled out a couple specialty pistols and both of them shot my BCG center-grip 280AI XP-100.
Cheyenne was the first to shoot it.
After some dry fire practice, she hit the steel at 595 yards on her very first try.
After multiple hits, it was Jake’s turn, and Jake also hit the target couple of times, with his very last shot being dead center.
They had a lot of fun, and I would not be surprised to see one or both of them do some hunting next year with a XP-100.
This is the longest distance they have ever made on a target.
I guess we’ll have to set a target even further next time.
Jake may be hunting with a XP-100 for whitetail in November now.

Here is a video of Jake shooting it.
https://youtu.be/Ipryd46CK3g


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Re: Setting the Long-Range Hook Again [Re: xphunter] #16517175 10/11/21
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How did you snap off the butt? 😁

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Re: Setting the Long-Range Hook Again [Re: xphunter] #16517488 10/11/21
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I guess I need to call McMillan on how they did that... grin


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What scope do you use for best eye relief and view? Edk

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Re: Setting the Long-Range Hook Again [Re: ERK] #16520637 10/12/21
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Originally Posted by ERK
What scope do you use for best eye relief and view? Edk

Most of your mid to upper level long range scopes make it safe with a good muzzle brake.
I use Burris XTR-II’s and III’s, Vortex mid level scopes on up, Sightron S-III’s, Leupold VX-III’s on up, NF, Kahles, S&B, etc…
You don’t always see a full field of view, depending on the chambering, the weight of the specialty pistol, and the quality of the brake.
Smaller cartridges are no problem.
https://youtu.be/q377TpF9KRM


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Thanks for the reply. I run a 2x7 Burris pistol scope on my 30-06 encore. I’ve managed some 4 inch groups at 300 but thought about trying a rifle scope. Late evening shots kinda suck with the pistol scopes. Edk

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Im assuming this is the same Ernie i met at Macs Gunworks shop as i recall in 2012?
Your dad was there also that day.
Another Ernie from Pa.

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Originally Posted by ERK
Thanks for the reply. I run a 2x7 Burris pistol scope on my 30-06 encore. I’ve managed some 4 inch groups at 300 but thought about trying a rifle scope. Late evening shots kinda suck with the pistol scopes. Edk


Let me emphasize again a good muzzle brake before considering a rifle scope on a specialty pistol.
The Encore platform is lighter than the 280AI XP above.
That is always a consideration as well.
What you said about low-light capability with pistols scopes is so true.
Add to that an extremely small field of view, not great reticle choices, limited turret options, and limited internal adjustments.
I can't recommend highly enough Holland's Radial Baffle brake with your 30-06.
I shoot much larger cartridges in XP-100's and other specialty pistols too using rifle scopes


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Originally Posted by yobuck
Im assuming this is the same Ernie i met at Macs Gunworks shop as i recall in 2012?
Your dad was there also that day.
Another Ernie from Pa.


You are correct, one and the same.
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Originally Posted by xphunter
Originally Posted by yobuck
Im assuming this is the same Ernie i met at Macs Gunworks shop as i recall in 2012?
Your dad was there also that day.
Another Ernie from Pa.


You are correct, one and the same.
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Actually after thinking more about that it was probably 2010, not 2012.
Anyway i haven been back out that way lately, nor have i had contact with Chuck.
How is he doing out there?
I had heard where somebody shot his pet Coyote a couple years back?

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He is doing good.
Yes, someone shot Mac.
I went out to Chuck’s place the day we put him down, and we sat with him for about an hour and talked and cried and petted him and then let him walk through the tall grass and, then put him out of his misery.
They had to amputate one of his back legs from where he was shot. And the bullet entered partway into the other leg, and he would not take pain medication and spit it out even if you put it with me, then he began chewing on his only good rear leg, so things were to a point there was no moving forward.
I loved that coyote.
Not many people could interact with Mac like you’ll see below in the video, but we were good buddies.
https://youtu.be/594dvyJxpZk


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It was an amazing story as to how that Coyote was raised. He really liked my ankles. lol
Anyway i should call Mac, but when you see him say hello for me.

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