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500 yard one shot cold bore challenge

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2” diameter or less, hopefully. My last cold bore at 500, took the head off a ground squirrel. Just sayin


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I got one rifle and scope I could do it with on a perfect day. I could hit the deer part with about anything I got, but I'd need no wind, my 7, and a damn good rest. 40%.....bull schitt. I'd say more like 4 percent.

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Originally Posted by Coyote10
I got one rifle and scope I could do it with on a perfect day. I could hit the deer part with about anything I got, but I'd need no wind, my 7, and a damn good rest. 40%.....bull schitt. I'd say more like 4 percent.

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If the question is “what percentage of all hunters” could do it, the answer is less than 1%

If you’re talking about PRS shooters, it’s probably 30%


There’s plenty of factors involved like position and atmosphere

5” at 500 yards is a small target and a brutal cold bore stage


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Originally Posted by rcamuglia
If the question is “what percentage of all hunters” could do it, the answer is less than 1%

If you’re talking about PRS shooters, it’s probably 30%


There’s plenty of factors involved like position and atmosphere

5” at 500 yards is a small target and a brutal cold bore stage

I'd bet that the average weekend hunter doesn't even know the dope or the 500 yard no wind hold


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Having a close to perfect no wind zero is critical for this. Then all you need is a solid wind call. Not particularly uncommon to shoot cold bore Xs at 1000 with a Palma rifle. The X ring being 10".

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Could I do it.

Not a chance in Hades!

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I could. With a couple of slight modifications. First I would need to cut that distance in half. Second……

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What can be pulled off with proper training would marvel most trigger yankers.


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Originally Posted by tedthorn
Originally Posted by rcamuglia
If the question is “what percentage of all hunters” could do it, the answer is less than 1%

If you’re talking about PRS shooters, it’s probably 30%


There’s plenty of factors involved like position and atmosphere

5” at 500 yards is a small target and a brutal cold bore stage

I'd bet that the average weekend hunter doesn't even know the dope or the 500 yard no wind hold


That’s why I said less than 1%

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Punched quite a few hearts at 500 in the wind. On the first one.

Pretty sure they are smaller then 5”.

If you can’t, maybe practice more?

6br holds waterline amazingly tight. If terrain is fairly unbroken calling wind isn’t that hard. Cross canyon is a different beast, or fishtailing.

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Originally Posted by tedthorn
Originally Posted by rcamuglia
If the question is “what percentage of all hunters” could do it, the answer is less than 1%

If you’re talking about PRS shooters, it’s probably 30%


There’s plenty of factors involved like position and atmosphere

5” at 500 yards is a small target and a brutal cold bore stage

I'd bet that the average weekend hunter doesn't even know the dope or the 500 yard no wind hold

And why would they? If a guy can’t get closer than 500 yards he should try hunting more.

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1200 yards no wind, .243 107 SMK

If you shoot steel regularly 500 yrds is a chip shot under normal conditions, when hunting 250 yards is better by a long way's. Rio7

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As soon as that picture showed up, I thought Damn that looks famliar. So I glanced at who was posting. Not that I ever shot at that target, only long one was the 1000 yd one, under Rio7's instructions using His rifle. But I have seen that target several times. Good shooting
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sounds kind of like the playing field of some stuff I stumbled across in one mile shoots.

five shots to a 1 MOA Target at 1 mile. that's with no spotter you're spotting for yourself... a lot harder challenge than most think going in..

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1800 yards first 2 shots no wind next 3 shots 5-7 mph from the right. a mile is a long shot no
matter the conditions. No Spotter. Rio7

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When I was shooting a lot of "F" class, I expected my first sighter to be a V or X (depending on the venue). If it wasn't, I had screwed up and it was probably going to be a long day. GD

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The only shot that matters is the one you are about to shoot.

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Originally Posted by pathfinder76
I could. With a couple of slight modifications. First I would need to cut that distance in half. Second……

haha, is that what you did with your 560 yard bull elk?

you can fool some of the people some of the time...;)

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