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Broke the 500 yard barrier finally

 
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:59 AM
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Re: Broke the 500 yard barrier finally

Hey Skinny,You can blame me.....I have broad shoulders [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] .....I'm used to it....The wife says EVERYTHING is my fault [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 05-01-2003, 09:54 AM
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Re: Broke the 500 yard barrier finally

Sscoyote,

What we really need is a Hand held range finder capable of ranging a coyote out to 1500 yards, Every Time. One that you could program your ballistics into, so that it not only told you the range, but also the number of clicks needed to make the shot.
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Old 05-01-2003, 10:04 AM
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Re: Broke the 500 yard barrier finally

Hey Ric,The STW is chomping at the bit.....It killed a 27" muley two years ago for the guy I bought the gun from......How about a 30" one now...
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I will personally do all I can to guide you to that one !!!!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] can't have the previous owner have the braggin' rights!!!
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Re: Broke the 500 yard barrier finally

The program is pretty quick to use in the field if you're taking long shots, it would normally take me about 10-15 seconds to pull out the thing, enter the distance, dial the clicks and shoot. Not any slower than it takes to look at a chart and figure the clicks if the range is in between the ones I have listed. The advantage of changing the angle or temp while in the field for long periods etc is another bonus. While you'd never use the thing closer than maybe 400-500 yards, it has it's place with smaller size kill zones, farther distances or angles for sure. Always memorize at least each 100 yards intervals MOA though.

Tim,
Ya know the laser idea is a good one, can I get mine to listen to the load info in the Palm device and the weather data in the Kestrel. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Maybe even "highlight" the point for my hold over on the R2 reticle in the rangefinder too! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Someday I'm sure they'll be built into the scope and it'll dial the clicks for you via servos. Hell, it won't be any fun then. I'm really with you on the 1500 yards yote ranging laser!!!! I had trouble ranging a bear I got a week or so ago at just about 650 yards in bright sun. Moved closer to 575 and got good readings, it really would have bummed me out had the bear been out of his den at that point and I had missed an opportunity for a shot because of it.
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Nice shooting [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Broke the 500 yard barrier finally

Skinny,just say the word
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