Re: How\'d you get interested in LRH???
It started for me this last fall Out.25th when I had a shot at a 6x6 Bull elk at a lasered 575yds.
I had a Rem model 7 300saum shooting 165gr cor/lok's. Top side I had mounted a new VXII 4x12 Leupold with a drop in sator that I can adjust my cross hairs out to 600yds.
I had started mid summer doing some rock shooting out to 600yds. Shot about 100rds thru the summer at rocks useing the laser along with the drop in sator,and if I did my part I could do good out to 600yds.
I deer hunted first off and took a nice 5x5 Mule deer buck @265yds which seemed close after shooting rocks out to 600yds during the summer.
Next, it was time for elk. Opening day found me at first light glassing across a canyon at 5 bull elk. Two 6x6's and three 5x5's. I used the laser and came up with something like 663yds.
I passed on a shot,wanting to hold my shots if I had to shoot longer range to 600yds and under with the set up I had on that rifle at the time. I pasted on a 50yd rag horn a few days latter. Then on the last week in headed up to the canyon where I had seen the 5 bull on opening day.
Again at first light, I glassed 3 bulls one 6x6 and two 5x5's. This time they lasered 575yds. I went prone after a turn on my yardage nob to 575yds. I picked the largest bull and aimed behind the shoulder ,ajusted for a slight wind and fired.
That shot was the longest shot I have ever taken on a game animal. I made it, at the shot he ran about fifty yds into some timber and piled up. It's the longest shot I have ever taken on anything.
I now have a 24inch barreled 300WSM and had load a 165gr Sierra game king HPBT and it shoots great but may try the Sierra 175 gr match king with a higher B.C. of around 505.
So I'm thinking for as far as game hunting go'es myself, I will stay where I'm at and if need be on long shots stay at 600 and under. If I feel the need to go beyound that I'll get a differant outfix and shoot rocks,paper and varmint's. Thanks Outlaw.
[ 03-19-2004: Message edited by: Outlaw from Idaho ]
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