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Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

 
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:14 PM
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Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

Last Saturday and Sunday I held the first LRH class of the year. The weather was not the most comfortable, slight drizzle, small fog collums and about 55 degrees. While the conditions were no the most pleasurable they were a very good learning experience. Students were able to learn to use the spotting scope to focus on mid canyon rain to dope the wind, use the light fog patches to read updrafts and changing wind conditions. The light drizzle also allowed for some to see for the first time bullet trace as it disrupted the rain in flight. Notes on the class:
1. Nightforce optics dominated the class.
2. calibers- 280 Rem, 300 Win, 300 Ultra, 338 Edge
3. The balistic advantage of 300 gr SMK's out of the Edge's was a serious advantage in simply being able to hit the plate at any distance over 500 yards.
4. A great group of guys makes my job fairly simple and alot of fun. Not a single complaint about the weather.

Here is a picture of Brian R. and Colt R. both shooting 338 Edge's at a distant target. Both used Nightforce scopes and used them for spotting chores as well. The NPR2 & NPR1 reticules are excellent for calling second round corrections.

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Old 05-21-2007, 08:31 PM
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Re: Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

Shawn, thanks for the class and help, and even the realistic wet weather. It was very pleasurable to see that EDGE round slap those steel targets really hard. Puts a smile on the face. My 280 was like a pea shooter.

We pushed my little 280 to the limit and beyond with only 10x optics on those plates set up on those mountain sides. The most important part of the course I felt was the spotting and calling and observation. You said it well when the spotter was the most important component of the shot. This is truly where I am going to concentrate my efforts in wind and conditions readings.

We'll chat later about some upgrades, and I'll hook up soon.

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Old 05-22-2007, 10:18 AM
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Re: Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

Glad you enjoyed the class. Teaching the LR classes is the best part of my job.
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:29 AM
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Re: Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Shawn, was there any shots that were downhill?? Seems like one guy inparticular I know needs some practicing on those, ha ha. One of these years, hopefully next, I"ll be able to make it to something like this...
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:32 PM
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Re: Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

Very few of the shots are level on field day, most are at least downhill/uphill enough to make you miss if you don't work in the downhill factor. I know alot of shooters that practice and develope their game at the range, that is good and better than nothing. However as anyone that has taken my class will tell you simply changing to field shots and field positions is a different world and requires different techniques and applications. Hope you can make it out sometime.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:06 AM
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Re: Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

How did your students like your new 338 AM?

One of these days I will have to come over and take your class. My lightweight 338 AM will be finished this week if I can get the brake finished up on her. Would be fun to run them both side by side!!!

Anyway, looks like a hell of a time.

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Old 05-23-2007, 08:14 AM
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Re: Defensive Long Range Class 01-07

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changing to field shots and field positions is a different world and requires different techniques and applications.

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Ain't that the truth!!!!!

Its the basic cause of some of my "unexplainable" misses [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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