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Old 06-29-2012, 07:48 PM
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Re: Longest shot +1500 yard hunting?

Darryl, delighted to see your posts and sorry for the error on the distance. Hope you will continue to share you advice and experience. You response to Ausustus was very gentlemanly! Augustus, thanks for sharing you experience with you 375/408. Excellent shooting. I ve found my Kirby version groups well out to 2200-2400 and it would be of interest what you can do further with the Rocky mts. I use SMKs at 3315fps, .78bc and need usually about 75 moa at 2400. If you are near central Ohio there is a Elr group at Thunder valley that shoots to 2400 and Tom hopes to increase the range to 3000yds. Thanks Broz for encouraging Len. I had emailed him questions about the old post so i think its great we have this new section from Len. Looks like we are on track to have some good discussion and sharing of experience with equipment etc.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: Longest shot +1500 yard hunting?

I have a few of the 425s left and I will be shooting them at 2500 or so in the next few days. If everything is working ok at that distance I will have 200 or so cut.

I'm from SE Oklahoma and cannot stray too far from the house. I would like to travel around a little bit and shoot with some of you folks. I am planning to retire in July 2014. After that I will have a little wiggle room.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:09 PM
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C.o&ca48 said u replied to post but can't find your questions .
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:07 AM
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C.o your right I remember when I first hearing guy's talking about reloading. I thought seating depth had to do with the size of your toilet seat. Some people won't spend the time or energy to fact search anything.good hunting& good shooting
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:07 AM
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Re: Longest shot +1500 yard hunting?

Some good info here guys. Thanks to all that added details and data.

Augustus, great shooting. If you are ever out this way I would be honored to take you to some of my spots to burn some powder.

Darryl, good info and I am glad to see you posting. Please post away as I am really interested in hearing more.

I don't have a lot to add. I do quite a bit of rock shooting from 1200 to 2000 yards and sometimes beyond. I am constantly striving for the first round hits. Like Augustus stated those targets we have shot before seem to be easier the next time we shoot them. But a first time target at or past a mile is a hit or miss deal for me so far with the first round. Corrections are usually within 1 moa on most cases but some do go farther off. Darn wind!! Once the correction are on, repeated hits under 1 moa are easy. Also I am engaging targets in conditionsI would never attempt hunting. I will shoot rocks in almost any wind that is there so this will put a damper on thefirst round hits too. I do see improvement with practice and feel my new rifle from Shawn will help too. A mile plus coyote is definatly in my future.

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:49 AM
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I love the West, I am definitely coming out that way when I retire. I have always been fascinated by the Battle at the Little Big Horn, I am definitely going there. I will bring a couple of rifles and look some of you guys up.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:03 PM
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Good to see you on here.
ELR is a most interesting topic and I'm glad Len allowed it to happen. I tried six years ago to have it on this site but back then I guess the interest wasen't there as it is today.
With all the new cartridges coming along plus the many different high BC bullest being made, the range will increase every year.
I'm glad to see that because I always liked the extreme ranges when hunting. If conditions are right, the animal is cooperative, you have good spotters, you have a rifle that will send a high BC bullet with plenty of weight at a resonable high speed, your optics are top notch---the skys the limit. Of course trigger time is key also. Practice practice practice as we already know.

Most/many ELR hunters have the desire to further the range just for self satisfaction. Once you make a kill at 1000 yards you want to go to 1250 then 1500 then 1750 then 2000 and then further as your rifle will permit.
I always wanted to further my longest shot but, have not had the opportuntiy to do so "yet".
I'm no dead yet so maybe there's time left?
Like my wife----She killed a nice 10 Point in West Virginia and it's just damn hard to find one as big or bigger in these north central PA mountains. She don't even want it if it's a 6 point or average 8 point.
i hope more shooters come on here that are doing the extreme range shooting as it certainly interests me alot as it does most of us.

My wife and I was at the little big horn during the anniversary date 10 or 12 years ago. Many of the relatives of the chiefs that actually fought there was on hand for the celibration along with some of the relatives of the cavelry soldiers. I still can't believe Custer was ever an officer and after being at the battlefield know why he was at the bottom of his class at West Point. He and his men were trapped on top of a knoll with 2500 indians coming up from all sides. He ordered the men to shot their horses for somewhere to hide and try to shoot.
Very interesting to see the site
Darryl Cassel
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