Well not quite a quarter mile, more like 409 measured yards. Regardless, my pursuit of the 2K goal is progressing. The best group with the AR came in at 2/3 of an inch from the bench. Wind gusts got up to 16 mph, but we had some decent calms and it did work its way around to our backs. I tried something new today, I shot a hand gun long range and managed to get within 2 inches of my point of aim at over 400 yards. I forgot to take my digital camera, but one of the other guys did, if he emails me some pics I’ll post them.UP DATED INFO
I smudged out shooter names on the target since I wasn't the only shooter. The shots labeled "6-284" are from a handgun chambered for a 284 necked down to 6mm. The shots labeled "puff" are from a handgun in 7mm Dakota. (which is what I'm holding in the pic) The group labeled AR-15 were shot by a friend using my AR. The wind was kicking up a bit on that first shot so it was about 3in from the other two. Even with that, the group is sub MOA at 400 yards. The AR shots were made using the ballistic reticle on a Burris 3X9 Full Field scope. Proving that decent glass can get the job done at reasonable distances.
400 yard shooting is interesting. You pull the trigger, feel the recoil and blast, see the impact on target and then hear the sound of the bullet smacking the steel plate.
My buddies brought their boys on this outing, so shorty after I took a break from shooting, my AR and about 200 rounds of ammo were commandeered by some 13 year olds. I got the gun back after they shot up all the factory ammo they could find in my truck. One of the boys had never shot a center fire rifle before. Inside of his first 5 round mag, he was tagging targets and putting up sub MOA groups from prone. Both of the boys kicked some major butt on the range with my gun. I should mention that they were shooting with some Wal Mart factory ammo with 55 grain hollow points. I had brought some hand loads that I wanted to try out (75 grain A-max's behind 24.5 grains of TAC) those came in much better giving me a even closer group.