Originally Posted by Subnormal
I'm hijacking my own post. If you use a BDC or similar type method for shots in the 600 to 800 yard range and a computer for more accurate solutions past this range would you classify the "when I need a computer" range as "now shooting long range" as one of your long range definitions? I certainly would.
Anything past 600=LR. Anything past 1,000-1,200 and you're into very long range. Anything past that and your are most certainly into extremely long range and difficult shooting.
Not only do your human and calculation errors really add up quickly past 600, they go up by multiples from there to 1,200 and geometrically from there.
When bullets approach transonic speeds and then pass to subsonic the variables you can't account for really start to mount up.
If a guy has the budget, gear, and time there's no reason not to take advantage of the best gear you have when you get into the LR and beyond ranges.
Take advantage of every advantage you can because when you get that far out the odds of success really go down.