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Unread 03-31-2006, 06:03 PM
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Re: 2890 yd elk

The 50BMG is an interesting cartridge but one that is rarely used for hunting at any range. Given current equiptment and technologies, 5 miles is nothing more than a fantasy.

While the 50BMG may be the king of raw horsepower, there are many cartridges that are much better suited to longrange accuracy and hunting.

If you are honestly interested in the capabilities of the 50BMG yu may want to look at the Fifty Caliber Shooters Association.
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    Unread 03-31-2006, 06:05 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

    do you have the link to the website mentioned above ? I look at this site 4-5 times a day just incase there is something new I would love to read more about long range hunting

    Unread 03-31-2006, 06:06 PM
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    Re: 2890 yd elk

    I would be happy to even detect game at that range. Never dreampt of attempting to hit a live animal that far.
    Some kids want to be a fireman or a doctor to help people. I wanted to be a gunsmith.

    NRA Life Member and I vote.

    Only accurate rifles are interesting.

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    Unread 03-31-2006, 07:30 PM
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    Re: 2890 yd elk

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    I would be happy to even detect game at that range. Never dreampt of attempting to hit a live animal that far.

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    I second that!!! Hats of to Darryl and his comrades! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    Unread 03-31-2006, 11:31 PM
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    Re: 2890 yd elk

    OK, let me ask another question if I can. How do you guys spot game at those ranges? And that Russian range finder, is that a hand held thing? I have been trying to visualize what 2890 yards looks like ever since I read that post.
    Unread 03-31-2006, 11:51 PM
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    Re: 2890 yd elk

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    what 2890 yards looks like

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    1/3 mile short of 2 miles. Find a two mile stretch of flat road and a friend to help you out. Bring walkie talkies [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Your odometer will get you close enough for this illustration.

    BTW 1 mile = 1760 yds.
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    Unread 04-01-2006, 01:45 AM
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    Re: 2890 yd elk

    While the hunting of big game at nearly 3000yds is a mixed bag in my book I have been testing scopes at further that this range.

    With a leup MK4 8-25 power scope I can spot pdogs at 3200yds as long as their aint much mirage. Of course they look like little walking chunks of cow crap but when they move you can spot em.

    As for the rangefinders me and Bill Bailey, along with Fifty and GG, have been using the Wild optical rangefinder. Once you get used to it it is a hell of a tool.

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