Posted on: 2011-11-19 21:34:00 -0500

I visited a pal in Ellijay, GA yesterday to shoot in his neighbor’s backyard, which is a pasture that stretches over 600 yards. He placed two steel targets measuring 13.25" tall x 7.5" wide at the far point of the pasture. I had just re-mounted the scope on my precision AR-15 to account for lining up straight behind the rifle instead of off at an angle, so we started with a quick zero check at 100 yards before moving back to longer ranges. Spotting my own shots with the AR-15 proved easy. I dug the bipod legs into the dirt, got behind the rifle, and drove the shots into the plates. The same held true shooting my AW, but things got interesting once we started shooting at 400 yards: I could occasionally see the vapor trails from my bullets arcing toward the target. They grew even more visible at 600 yards, I think due to the bullet’s higher maximum ordinate. In any case, it was fun going 4 for 5 on the plates at that range.