Cool. Then I'd of hit it 5 out of 8. First 2 shots were within an inch of each other (probably dumb luck) but way low. About 12". Adjusted my hold up and the next 2 were 2" apart, still low about 5". Came up again on hold and had one higher but still under target, and one left that would've missed an 8" gong. Last two I finally put both on the plate I was shooting at, but by that time I was out of what I had loaded.No standard size that I know of. I've often thought about a 4 MOA target at any given range was pretty decent for sitting & prone, so 8" at 200 yards. But nothing wrong with a 12" gong at that range either - particularly if you're going to do some shooting from standing.
Some varmint at my old gun club put a 4" target up at 440 yards... That thing was tough!
Hmm, the PRS competitions probably have a standard target gong dimension for various ranges. They shoot gongs!
I think my gong is 10 inches. To my eye a hit on the plate is in the kill zone of a deer. Doesn’t matter if its 100 or 400 yards. Hit the plate you hit the deer.
You've got that right. You learn real quickly what companies actually mean it when they say "free shipping". Powder and primers....SOL.Until you’ve lived in Alaska you haven’t experienced what getting anything you might need is really like. Particularly if you’re off the road system.
I killed a 100 yard gong with the 338 RUM 250 gr PT at 3100 fps and the 416 Weatherby 350 gr Mag Tip at 2984 fps.The only problem Ive had lately is knocking my plate over. I’ve a great stand, 2x4 holds the plate 2 feet above the stand. 06; 338 Jarrett; 300wm every thing is fine. 375 keeps knocking the thing over. I find that interesting given the energy of the 338 jarrett compared to 300 or even 260 grain 375HH. Always somebody there wants to know what I’m shooting and can they shoot the plate with their gun. I get a kick out of their reaction when the 375 “kills“ the plate.
3/8" AR5003/8" or 1/2" AR-500 steel?
I usually start with steel at 200 yards, and more often at 300 yards