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Old 01-19-2003, 03:26 AM
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

Hi Texas,

I don't know about all of the Shepards but the one my buddy has I think uses either rangefinding circles or something at different levels accross the lens, I'm not sure how they are sighted in or at what range if it's a BDC reticle though. His wasn't that clear so I never looked at it much after that. I rate them about the same as the Springfield Armory scopes...

My dad seen the difference in my NF and his SA scope yesterday, he stopped and his first words were "alot clearer than mine." I can't stop giving him a hard time about the SA scopes he's got, the way he talks sometimes I'd think he has stock in the company or something. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I think he's seeing the light now though.

I'm taking him out to 600 yards next week to shoot the 8' plywood and get him a chart for the new load in his 300wsm. I'll have him out to 1000 yds on steel plates for his first time maybe the same day if we get going early enough. Suppose to be 30 degrees out. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-19-2003, 01:27 PM
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

I got a question for you guys who fire spotter shots before taking the actual shot on game. Have you not ever had the "crack" of the bullet startle or spook your intended animal? I have been 75 yards or so off to the side of our long range target and heard the bullet as it comes by and it is MUCH LOUDER than I would have ever imagined! It sounds about like a .22 mag. revolver firing to me! The sound of the rifle is very faint in comparision!
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:57 PM
 
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

Texas, the "one shot sight in" method is nothing new or exclusive to Shepard scopes.

It is not "Their" method.
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Old 01-19-2003, 06:30 PM
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

Hunt

The crack of the bullet does NOT alarm the animal at all.

Trust me.

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Old 01-19-2003, 06:40 PM
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

Brent

Read what I said about 1500 yards. WE take two normally at that range and withing a few seconds. I can only remember two shots at the most for spotters to make the final adjustments to the scope.
The wind does not change in that length of time.

Keep in mind, the Kill zone on the elk is 18 to 24" going into the heart and lung area.

It is the MOST accurate way of killing at the ranges we shoot and the most successful way to date that I have seen.

You would have to see this system in operation to understand how we do it.

It can be done very quickly.

Since you don't have a spotter with a good set of Bigeyes, I can see where your coming from on the negative questions concerning this way of hunting.

It does take a team effort and you don't attempt this by yourself, EVER.

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Old 01-19-2003, 07:49 PM
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

I went to watch Williamsport 1000 yd match and they still use one or two spotters. The spotters tell the shooter where the bullet was hit and he adjusted the scope (elevation). It is fun to watch.

It is "possible" (not always) that the spotter give the wrong info to the shooter. The spotter looked thru the big eyes and watched the bullet impact over 1500 yards, he "believed" the bullet was hit 2 feet to the left but actually it was 3.5 feet to the left. It is hard to measure when looking the bigeyes over 1500 yards. I could be wrong because I haven't tried that yet. It is just my theory. When the distance gets longer, it is harder to measure it.
It is like a cheap rangefinder, it reads +/- 5 yards at 1000 yards, something like that.
Does it make sense, hmm?

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Old 01-19-2003, 08:33 PM
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Re: Best Ideas for Accuracy - FRH vs. SRM type hunters explain their techniques details.

Since you don't have a spotter with a good set of Bigeyes, I can see where your coming from on the negative questions concerning this way of hunting.

Darryl, come on now, you obviously have got to understand my point by now so I won't bother to repeat it. I'm not trying to be "negative" as you put it. I would have thought you to could see I am interested in the "Finer" points of your way of getting your bullet to the target as accurately as possible.

I actually thought you'd point out that at extreme range not just a couple but several sighters need to be taken to confirm the "aggregate" as John put it because a single shot just isn't valid enough because too much error is introduced.

Two sighters it is then, thanks.
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