Intro to MY Extreme Long Range Shooting Story
About Randy Dawson and his 375Cheytac
Barrel Block rifle for Extreme long range shooting
What bullet/twist rate are you shooting on this 375Cheytac?
How does it shoot?
I had two new shooters at my range who had never fired a 375 Cheytac. I shot the first three into one hole. I had two shells left and I let each guy shoot one shot at the same bullseye. Two shooters, two shots, one hole. Neither could believe it. So, including me and those two guys, 3 shooters, five shots, all shots cutting each other. Happy days.
Taking the 375Cheytac further out
Richard Schatz, multiple 600 and 1,000 yard Nationals winner from North Dakota and I went up on Rocky Top and had a silhouette at 2,077 yd. We had 10 rounds and I took the first two getting it close. Then Richard took the Blackbird controls and put 4 of the 8 on the plate.
Below you can see the 375Cheytac at 2077yds.
Randy is blessed with some amazing shooting grounds, which are extremely hard to come by as a private property in Europe.
2100 yard view from target. Benches are in the woods near the top of the hill. If you enlarge the pic and you will see a small opening in the trees near the top, the two benches are there.
How does it work when you don’t have a cheekpiece on the rifle?
Optics- March Genesis 6-60×56
The Genesis Extreme Long range rifle scope offers up to 400 MOA / 114 Mil of elevation and 50 MOA per turn of Windage, which will allow the shooter to shoot from 20 yards up to 3 miles*
The Genesis uses first focal plane technology where the reticle is always true at any power. The unique design of this scope allows the shooter to always see through the central part of the lens producing clarity, definition, and minimal chromatic aberration as opposed to other scopes when extreme elevation is used, even on maximum elevation
Whereas a typical Fclass scope will have about 10-15MOA per turn or per half turn, the extreme long range scope shown above has twice the amount of windage in half a turn (25MOA). This keeps it easy when dialing say 20MOA to make up for a 10mph at 2 miles on one of these cartridges.
Turrets for Extreme long range shooting
This Desert tech SRS A2 shall soon be running a 375XC for those who want to keep a 338LM bolt face instead of changing rifle completely.
Have you tried any other ELR scope setup before this? If yes, why did you opt for Genesis? *
I have a NF ATACR but I wanted the March Genesis for the 400 MOA elevation to get out in the 2500 plus yard area
Seen above is Randy’s rifle in it’s previous format wearing the NF Beast before switching to the March Genesis.
Do you see the barrel in your scope and if so at which point (Mils/MOA dialed)?
Barrel begins to enter field of view when dialed up to 3,000 yards. I have a riser that eliminates that problem.
Do you attend any competition with this fine setup to date?
5 thoughts on “My Extreme Long Range Shooting Story”
Very enjoyable article. I have a .408 Cheytac wildcat I designed with a BacMillian Beast-2 stock, 36 inch K&P, a Prairie Gunworks action, and a 24 to 42 power U.S. Optics SN-9 external adjusted scope. I have not accomplishment because I live on the Far East coast (1 mile from the big ocean!) I am still looking for someone out west to adopt me so I can see what it will do but I am 75 and not as pretty as I used to be. I never should have built such a beast living where I do.
Hey Randall super coool rifle there man thats awesome! The us optics is probably predecessor to the Genesis.
lets help find you somewhere to shoot this beast. Can you shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org?
Awesome dude Awesome set up!
interesting article . keep up the good work . I’m glad I signed up for your newsletter .
I get to read a little about Randy on a shooting forum , and look forward to his posts .
love shooting ELR . I’m in with a group of guys, we shoot fairly often . our big guns are 338 Lapuas . we are belly shooters . our range is 600 – 2000 yards from one shooting location , then we can back up from there . my longest to date is 2375 yards . I can’t get a picture to load , maybe to big .
Jim, where are you located???