GG, I don't usually reply on this site, just visit to pick up some info. My exact quote on AR was:
"By the looks of the countryside, he could have gotten alot closer? I would say well done though, just not my style of "hunting"".
MOST OF LIFE IS JUST SHOWING UP Posts: 2509 | Location: ca,usa | Registered: 08 March 2001
That's not exactly a flaming denouncement of longrange hunting. It's just not my style. Your original post didn't really explain what you were upto in "trying" to take a 1000yd shot. I understand the challenge, & while I am upto hitting a 12" piece of steel @ 800yds, I am not upto the greater possibility of wounding game. You don't seem bothered by it, that's your burden. I like to maximize me ability to take a big game animal down as quickly as possible, and there are just too many variables to insure success @ that kind of range. You even state yourself that the chance of the animal moving @ the shot is great. The result is a wounded animal. I dind't call you unethical, just not my style.
Remeber, if you go on a public forum bragging about something you have done, expect some people to agree w/ you, some people not & some people to rail you for it, That's life, if you want everyone to agree w/ you, then go to a site where everyone is doing what you do, like this one.
first great shot, second I am glad you took it serious enough to practice such ranges religioulsy so that making it is second nature. Dont let these guys who practice the day before season; if then ruin you great moment.
buy the way i have a browning l/h ss rechambered to 300 rum and was wondering if you have had any trigger work done. factory trigger a little steep.
I tweeked my trigger myself and got it down to about 2 pounds with no creep or overtravel. It wasn't as easy as I was hoping it was going to be. If the Remington trigger is a 10 on the list of ease of adjusting, then the Browning is a solid 4!
Oh, by the way, thank you deeply for your kind words. I just want everyone to know that I do appreciate the optimistic comments! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
I have to say congrats again on the great elk shot. Keep up the good work and keep fighting for what you know is right. Hopfully Nosler will keep in touch with you.
I got my Ken Ferrel bases on the 300 RUM and am sighted in. We need to go shooting out West sometime. You know ya got to keep practicing to top that 820 yard shot to prove your point. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Coyote hunting: a year round adventure
I want to congratulate you on, not only your great hunt/shot story, but also on your very articulate and well thought out defense of, not just this type of hunting, but hunting in general. I totally agree with everything you said and support your passionate defense of same. Hunting, (sport hunting especially) is not for everyone. It does ultimately mean the taking of an animals life, and there are people out there who would rather die themselves than do this, then there are those who qualify how it has to be done, IE: only in a humane way, etc. etc. Well I for one have seen the best and the worst of the ways nature herself dishes out death, and believe me, the very worst most F****d up gut shot, suffering, lingering death is a better way to go than most animals get at the hands of mother nature. I applaud your dedication, determination, and your ability and skill at what you do. We need a lot more young people like yourself, who have that ability to be passionate at whatever in life they choose to do.I would love to meet you some day and swap hunting stories. As someone on here states in their sign-off:"Obsessed" is a word made up by the lazy to describe the "dedicated". I believe that the ones who have chosen to pick on us here at LRH for what we do,fall into that "lazy" category.