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Old 08-27-2008, 07:33 PM
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How old were you?

Just was a little curious to know how old most of you were when you started into "long range hunting" or even hand loading your own stuff ?

The reason i ask is most people i talk to about this or in there 30s or older and i just wanted to know if you guys were doing this stuff at my age of 17.

Not a serious matter , just curious.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:45 PM
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Re: How old were you?

For LRH multiply your age by 3.58823529

For shooting in general and reloading subtract 2 from your age.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:04 PM
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Re: How old were you?

I was 9 when I started my "long range" endevor shooting ground squirrels with a 22 K-Hornet out to 400yds , I was 11 when I got a contender 223 carbine that extended my range to 500yds but the hit ration was still low. 11 was also the age that I started reloading due to later that year getting a little 17 cal wild cat and its grown from their.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:20 PM
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Re: How old were you?

I started reloading at 15, I'm almost 17 now. I've always been semi-interested in long range, now that I reload, much more so. I shoot some big bores as well, like a 45-120 "Nitro".

338 Lapua (Improved?) to come soon...
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:23 PM
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Re: How old were you?

got onto shooting serious when I joined the army long range stuff mid 30's Actually shooting what is considered long range in the last two years.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:00 PM
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Re: How old were you?

I didn't start shooting until late...20. Nobody in my immediate family did any hunting or shooting. Long range....not long after that. I started hunting with a 44mag revolver. Practiced with it at 100 yards. That's fairly far for a revolver.

Truly long range, with a rifle...only really started that recently at 40. Just thinking about it though makes me smile like a little kid on Christmas.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:16 PM
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Re: How old were you?

Got a late start at hunting and didn't get into it until 12. Had a full handloading setup for multiple cartridges by 15. I think, if I remember right, I had 4 or 5 guns at 15, but that was a long time ago.;)

My son was shooting at 6 and helping me with reloading at 8.

At one point in my hunting career my long range rig was a sporter made by a fella named Al Biesen. It wasn't exactly a dedicated long range rig, but it shot pretty good and looked and handled fantastic.;) Alas, one of my more stupid acts in life, I sold it and went in a different "gun" direction.

Start as early as possibly and shoot until you can't do it anymore. Can't get any better than that.
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