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Old 08-28-2012, 06:41 PM
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Re: Best of the West 'Lope shot

If he was holding right behind the shoulder thats 3 MOA off on the wind call at 800 yards. Sorry but I think I can get closer on my wind call than that, they are even using high BC bullets! There's something wrong with that.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: Best of the West 'Lope shot

I was once on a show that was aired on TV, not going to say which one, but I shot a nice mule deer buck about 7 years ago. The shot was not the greatest and I needed to hit him 2 more times to bring him down. The 1st shot was at about 375 yards, not far by today's standards, but back then, LRH was not as specialized as it is now, at least for me. When we came up to the buck, he was hit all 3 times. The camera crew had me act like I had just seen the buck and had me bend down to one knee and fire a shot at a rock as they filmed. I was then told to stand up and say "got him". They then spliced the film together, showing the last shot that put the buck down for good. When I saw the show on TV, it really made me look like I took the buck with one clean shot, I didn't. However, I told everyone that congratulated me on the great shooting, that it took me 3 shots total. It surprised everyone. That said, I guess that's show biz.

I am clearly not saying that's what happended here, just what happened to me!

I have been following The Best of the West since John Burns, as well as the other long range hunting shows since their first airing, I really enjoy watching and using some of their products, knowing we owe all the credit to these guys for putting this LRH sport of ours in the spotlight, my hats off to them. However, like someone above posted, even the best shooter in sport can have a bad shot for unforeseen reasons. I would not judge them, just enjoy the show!
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: Best of the West 'Lope shot

"I do think they do the long range hunting community a disservice with their "boom, simple as that" marketing. You occasionally do see crappy shots on that show with guest hunters because lets face it, putting a Huskema on your rig and using their wind reader at your location, isn't going to cut it. With all the intricacies people talk about with equipment and shooting and color of your socks...blah blah blah, we all know that accurate long range shooting is not as simple as they make it out to be. You have to shake your head when they say "John here has never been behind this setup, and made a 1 shot 900 yard kill. That is the simplicity of our BOTW system.".........+1

I gotta admit they turned me on to bergers......Thanks. They expanded the public face of this sport...........Thanks. They attempt to over simplify the issue with a constant bombardment of whatever their peddling........<>..............I cut them allot of slack for the inroads they have made but I think they should guard that progress greedily and be careful and clear that It takes more than there gadgets and two practice shots to do it ethically at any range. I have had the pleasure of enlightening many people to the fact it can be done but have also bean disheartened a couple times by folks convinced all they needed was the gadgets. "Practice is a waist of time, My scope says 925 right on it" or "my BDC had better be dead on at 700, It said so on the website".
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: Best of the West 'Lope shot

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So what if he shot it in the ass, he got it right? I don't care how good you are it's always a possibility even at 100 yds.

If they covered it up, I understand why. In a perfect world you'd be able to show it all, the good the bad and the ugly and make your arguments from there but everyone feels the need to put on the mask.

Hell, I aways though antelopes were for practice anyway, kinda like prairie dogs.

there really really needs to be bow down smiley............................................ .
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:51 PM
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Re: Best of the West 'Lope shot

We've all made less than perfect shots. With all this talk about wind, there's a good chance that body position, bipod position, parallex adjustment or jerking the ole trigger in exictement could of caused this very easily. Something to think about.
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I have been following The Best of the West since John Burns, as well as the other long range hunting shows since their first airing, I really enjoy watching and using some of their products, knowing we owe all the credit to these guys for putting this LRH sport of ours in the spotlight, my hats off to them. However, like someone above posted, even the best shooter in sport can have a bad shot for unforeseen reasons. I would not judge them, just enjoy the show!
I couldn't agree more! They run a business, entertain, and try to create a demand for our sport. All the products that we buy and use to be successful in our sport would not exist, or be in short supply if there were not enough people to buy them. I fully agree that since we are taking game animals, that the use of proper equipment, knowledge, and skill development are absolute necessities. From what I can see, that message comes across loud and clear on the LRH shows. I think people that watch the show, decide to engage in LRH, and have the means, are generally smart enough to recognize the inexperienced shooters on the show are being coached by the experts, and that the producers are trying to demonstrate that with the right tools and skills it is possible to take game at extended ranges. They then proceed to pursue information from sites like this one and begin the education process. My guess is that if someone blindly goes into the sport they are probably not going to hit anything at long range anyway. Overall, I believe these shows, while not always perfect, are not only entertaining, but a benefit to us and we shouldn't dump on them.
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I think people that watch the show, decide to engage in LRH, and have the means, are generally smart enough to recognize the inexperienced shooters on the show are being coached by the experts, and that the producers are trying to demonstrate that with the right tools and skills it is possible to take game at extended ranges. They then proceed to pursue information from sites like this one and begin the education process.
This is EXACTLY the route that I took. Started with LRP and ended with a 338 Lapua and some practice. And I thank everyone on this site for helping me out with my many many questions. Before joinin this site I only felt comfortable out to 200 yards, now 400 for sure and maybe 600 depending on how I do shooting next week. again a thank you to every one especially LTLR and Broz.
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