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Does Long Range have to be long distance?

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Unread 01-14-2004, 08:33 PM
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Re: Does Long Range have to be long distance?

What country are you in?
We shot Roe deer in Bamberg,Germany a few years back and most were taken at 75 yards and some were taken with a 16 guage shotgun and slugs.265 yards in Europe would be long range hunting as it is seldom done.
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Unread 01-15-2004, 09:35 AM
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Re: Does Long Range have to be long distance?


Shots in woodland will generaly be under 150m but on the big arable fields (ie like your bean fields)it's often not possible to get closer than 200m.
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Unread 01-16-2004, 02:23 PM
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Re: Does Long Range have to be long distance?

I agree with some of the others.I have some friends that I shoot with that would have trouble with a mature elk at 200yrds.while others in my same group have no problem with the top of a groundhogs head @ 300yrds.I think that whatever a person holds as a long shot is his choice. If he connects on the outer limits of his ability he is shooting LONG RANGE. Never judge a man by the distance he shoots ,just be glad you have someone else in the sport to shoot with.
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Unread 01-16-2004, 06:13 PM
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Re: Does Long Range have to be long distance?

Long range is longest distance you can accurately place a shot knowing your limitations with your equipment as well as your talent.
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Unread 01-19-2004, 11:16 AM
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Re: Does Long Range have to be long distance?

Yes, I think the most important factor defining "long range" is personal ability. The guy who rents the woods next to ours was lamenting this fall how he missed "the big one" at about 100 yards, he didn't know how. I didn't bother reminding him that the year before I'd finished off a 6-point that he had shot in the butt from 30 yards (while it was standing broadside).
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Unread 04-08-2008, 12:00 PM
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Being a handgun hunter and using a revolver. Long range to me is anything over 25 yards when I shoot open sights and over 100 yards with a scope on it. I made a head shot on a squirrel at 20 yards with a beretta mod. 21A .22LR with a 2" barrel. If you have ever tried to shoot one the sights are so small you can hardly see them. That was long range for me at that time with that gun. It is a personal range that you can make without missing. IMHO
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Unread 04-08-2008, 05:23 PM
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...apparently not since we are now covered up with turkey hunters.

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