Before I committed myself to work today, I sneaked out to the local range.
Someone had re-hung a gong way the heck out there and not usually shooting past 100 yds at this particular range and being the only one shooting at the time I walked halfway out and ranged both directions with my rangefinder as it doesn't work well past 300 yards, yep 500 yards.
And yep, without dope past 450 yards and my 4x scope I missed my first shot.
So, I noticed a smaller gong at 300 yds and adjusted elevation for my handload fired second shot at it a saw movement but no satisfying "smack".
Realized I was dealing with a small crosswind so adjusted windage turret accordingly and tried again-"smack!
Put my toys back in the truck and before heading to work walked out to see POI (high left) and measured the gong, just over 8".
Man that felt good! as usually I'm shooting at a different spot that has an 16" 250 yd gong.
Had something to smile about laying 40 yards of concrete for the rest of the day.