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Definition of Long Range?

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Unread 12-28-2001, 12:11 AM
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Re: Definition of Long Range?


I will always stay within MY limitations. I just wanted to hear everyones definition, I was not asking about reccomendations of how far I should shoot nor was I trying to start an arguement.

I believe that you shoot 'chucks at 600 yards and beyond, I would never say you were lying.

I sincerely apologize if I offended you with my question. It was just for curiousity and to see the different opinions out there of what exactly long range is.

Again, I sincerely apologize if this offended you.

Learn from others mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all yourself
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Unread 12-28-2001, 03:34 AM
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Re: Definition of Long Range?

I'd say long range starts where range determination NEEDS to be within 25yds and ultralong when it NEEDS to be within 10yds or less, specific range would be a little different for the cartridge used though wouldn't it. So was the moose I shot at 640yds longrange? Hummmm.
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Unread 12-28-2001, 09:10 PM
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Re: Definition of Long Range?

For me long range started at 100yds than went to 300 then to 500 then past 700. The more I shoot the better the rifles I get the longer the ranges become. But Dave's idea and ranges make a lot of sense as to what long range is. The farther you start hitting at the farther you want to go.
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Unread 12-29-2001, 02:11 PM
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Re: Definition of Long Range?

I think long range starts were the shooter must begin either making click adjustments or holding over enough to be off the animal(needing to make click adjustments).

If in reality with most hunters beyond 350-400 yds they have to start implementing some type of skill to be successful. The modern flat shooting rifle/combos we have now let joe average reach out at least that far without much problem as long as they have a good rest and little to no wind.

You guys are definitely way beyond the norm by shooting the distances you do, most people(Easterners at least) don't even have access to a location to practice that far!

I wish we had a good 1,000M range nearby...

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Unread 12-31-2001, 02:05 PM
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Re: Definition of Long Range?

This is a good question, To me it depends on the rifle I have at the time. If I'm playing with a 22 rimfire longrange might be anything past 100 yds. Here in Fl with my everyday deer rifle I can hold dead on to about 300 yds. Long range for it would be past 350 or so. I have another rifle that while I have shot groups plenty good to kill deer size game past 500 I don't have a place to use it. I also beleive it has something to do with the amount of experience and practice you have under your belt. I wish I had some more money to throw at this game than I do because it is fascinating!!! 308
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