View Full Version : Took the grendel out to 1200 today at Thunder Valley!!!!!!!!
10-18-2011, 10:36 PM
Well i took the training class at Thunder valley with Tom and he tought me to shoot out to 1200. Hitting targets out to 900 was no problem with a 7-10 mph cross wind. 1k to 1200 was a bit more tricky but easily doable. Most of the targets were 12x12 and some were 6x9 head cut-outs. lol
Also i was gettin 2620 ft/sec out of factory 123 a-max ammo out of a 24" tube.
Also took out my .223 gun and shot to 1k. i was getting 2900 ft/sec with wc844 and a 69 grain smk.
10-18-2011, 11:22 PM
Thats sweet. How consistent were your hits at 1200? What was your zoom level?
10-19-2011, 12:06 AM
The grendel was about 3/5 and the .223 was 2/5 at 1k. Well i have a 20x scope but was more consistant at 10x. The wind was the hardest part, the yardage was no problem. I ran out of scope travel at the 1200 mark even with a 22moa base. Tom said the cartrage with hand loads and more travel with hit 1500 on a good day.
10-23-2011, 06:36 AM
updated with some pics and a vid.
10-23-2011, 06:37 AM
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10-23-2011, 05:21 PM
Nice pics and video. What barrel is that? Is that a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44?
10-23-2011, 06:05 PM
yes thats the viper 6.5-20 that i got of the post here, The barrel is the aa 24" tube with the threads cut off and a 11* crown put on. I actually sent the scope back to vortex and am having the reticle changed to the bdc reticle for longer range. I ran out of adjustment with a 22moa riser right at 1170.
10-23-2011, 07:12 PM
Yeah, the customer support from Vortex is pretty exceptional. For the money in that scope, it is a very capable piece of glass. If you're going to get bitten by the long-range bug, you might consider looking into NF for the full elevation travel you will need, because you also need windage travel when the erector tube inside is almost bottomed-out. Vortex also has the Razor HD with tons of elevation travel, but it's a 35mm tube, so you'd need different rings, but they sell them.
It appears that you have to strain a bit to get a proper eye-height to the scope. Would it help if you had a cheek riser to adjust to the natural eye height? If so, I can't recommend the Magpul PRS enough.
10-23-2011, 07:28 PM
i have been thinking about the prs for a while. cost was a factor so i went with the one on there.
10-23-2011, 09:32 PM
i have the prs on mine and love it and the mono pod also as lr said i really recommend it
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