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Unread 03-31-2006, 04:49 PM
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2890 yd elk

I don't do this stuff, have a real problem with it. I do admire those that can make those shots tho. Just three questions for which I 'm sure to get blasted. What's the purpose of shooting at an animal at those ranges? How far are you guy's willing to try this? and do you concider this hunting or shooting?

I'm impressed anyone can make a shot like that. I would be more impressed if the target didn't bleed.

Unread 03-31-2006, 05:18 PM
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Re: 2890 yd elk

Is this an April Fool's joke?
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Unread 03-31-2006, 05:26 PM
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Unread 03-31-2006, 05:29 PM
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Re: 2890 yd elk

The fellows who aspire to that kind of distance have setup a website to share info. Most of the guys here are interested in somewhat less exotic equipment and distances up to 1000 yards or less. We have some very serious shooters who have the equipment and skills to shoot considerably longer, but the vast majority of the guys here are interested in obtaining the confidence to shoot to the lethal accuracy capability of their equipment. Most of our rifles and rigs might be classed as good to 400 or 500 yards, good to 750-800, or good to 1000 and a few guys have the dedication to obtain confidence past 1000. "Good to" means that the bullet can be delivered with lethal accuracy.

Every shot at an animal is a shot at a target that bleeds - whether it is the 75 yard kill I made last week on a Nilgai or the mulie I killed with one shot at 783 yards. If you wish to discuss ethics please do that somewhere else because the fellow who owns the site, and the guys who collaborated on it from day-one only want to share info on improving our personal skills, equipment and enjoyment of hunting. My ethics are mine, and I do not wish to compare or impose them on others. There are extremely long shots made and there are extremely close shots that result in wounding and misses. We are mostly trying to learn more so that individually we can shoot with confidence farther if and when the opportunity happens. You will probably read about more shots inside of 500 yards here than past. But there are a lot of guys who can place their first shot into the lethal zone much farther than the average 200-250 yard shooter.
Your question may well be reasonable from your viewpoint. We have run that stuff around enough in the past to know that nothing is proved and valuable time and energy will be wasted. We are here to talk about equipment, techniques, hunting - including the exploits of ten-year old hunters who have just taken their first hog - important stuff like that.

Let's stay with the topic at hand - long range hunting as the majority of the guys on this site have the skill and equipment to enjoy.
Unread 03-31-2006, 05:35 PM
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Re: 2890 yd elk

Don each person has his or her own opions, and abilitys.

What's the purpose of shooting at an animal at those ranges?

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the purpose is the same as you have for hunting. that is to take a game animal. Some people get bored with the "ease" of shooting animals at distances less than 5-600 yrds. there capabilitys make those shots (5-600yrds) seem like second nature.
How far are you guy's willing to try this

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As far as one is comfortable in makeing the shot. the limiting factor in shots this far is the terminal balistics with the cartridges.the guys you are reffering to shoot several thousands of rounds at distances of 1000 yrds plus. I know DC has the access to shoot to 3000 yds, and does so reguarly.
do you concider this hunting or shooting

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this is definatly hunting, however it only represent about 2 percent of actual hunting involved in the US.

with that said whats the difference between a 200 yrd shot on a animal and a 2900 yrd one?

you should read why longrangehunting was founded.

Unread 03-31-2006, 05:37 PM
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Let me re-write this post. Re-read your post and you answered my questions. Now tell me, on another site someone made refrence to the 50 BMG at 5 miles. Has anyone ever tried that? Ah, mention of the 50 BMG really got most of them going. I will now go back to sitting back and keeping my mouth shut.
Unread 03-31-2006, 05:45 PM
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Is this an April Fool's joke

Buffalo Bob. Nope! Just had to know. Miss your posting on the other site. Your one of the few that when talking turned to long range sounded as if he knew what he was talking about.
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