That's awesome I love to see people getting into shooting.
LRH is a different story... To many people trying to take animals at long ranges with no field time behind the rifle shooting paper or steel. **** 700 yards is a long ways!! Ya there is a lot of us who shoot double that then some but 700 yards is a good distance for shot on an animal.. And there are people that think just because they have a set up that is capable that they are capable of shooting that far with out practice.
Ran into a guy and his son one season and between the two of them it sounded like (world war Z) between the two of them there was at least 20 rounds fired. asked them if they had got anything and they were beside them selves because there 300 wsm
's weren't hitting these elk at 700 yds..
I asked how much they had practiced with shooting long range and the dad responded well I've shoot out to 300 yds that's as far as the range is set up for all I said was your setting a great example for your son on what not to do and started down towards where the elk tracks were to see if I could find any blood trails. The dad and his kid started hiking back to the truck. I did end up getting a huge cow that day one that had been hit right infront of the hind quarters. If I wouldn't have went and talked to them she would have gone to waste for sure... Just sad to me. got way off topic there sorry guys.
Originally Posted by MMERSS
I have the same setup only using 93gr Retumbo. A few weeks ago work companions from Texas wanted to shoot one mile so we traveled south of Helena onto BLM. We started just above 2000 yards and ended up moved in closer to 1 mile. As usual there were changing winds thus it took a few rounds for the gentlemen to hit a 12" target. For the first timer, pinging a target at that range brings smiles, and usual disbelief.