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Old 12-03-2011, 08:00 PM
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I glad there is this long range hunting site!

I'm from michigan around here if you shoot deer over 150 yards your idiot pretty much or it's impossable to beleave.I shoot at lest one deer ever year over 500-603 yards.So if you go on many of the hunting site and post what you did about half or maybe a few more will beat your post up.Or ask about long range muzzle loaders for hunting.I'm glad this site is here.I just want to say thanks to Len for this long range hunting site.

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Old 12-03-2011, 08:09 PM
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Re: I glad there is this long range hunting site!

Howdy from another Michigander (transplated though).

I work in Caro, which isn't too far from you. We should get together for coffee/lunch sometime.

I agree with you, people out here don't realize what 'long range' really is.


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Old 12-04-2011, 09:33 AM
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Re: I glad there is this long range hunting site!

I'm lucky enough to be able to shoot to 1200yds+ within a mile of my house. I've taken quite a few guys out who were naysayers and put them behind one of my rifles and just let them shoot. All have come away more than a little surprised and all have enjoyed it.

A buddy stopped by last week and was looking at my wife and my antelope skulls as they were on the table because I had just finished whitening the skulls for euro mounts. He couldn't believe that we shot them at 400+ yards with my flyweight 25-06AI and that I had shot mine off of shooting sticks. I told him to come over on friday and we'd go do some shooting and he'd see just what we do.

So we pull in to where I shoot and I point out where we set up. He says, "there's no bench?" I told him we don't hunt off benches so we don't really shoot off them either. we shoot off of packs or bipods prone and also off of shooting sticks while sitting. So we keep driving and he keeps looking back at where we sit and saying that we are a long way away. LOL. I ask him if he would like to shoot from where we are right now and he says sure. I pulled my target out of the back of the truck and set it up. We drove back to where we shoot from and I ranged the steel at 681yds.

Rather than make it harder for him shooting off a pack I threw a bipod on my 243AI. I showed him how to use the SF to eliminate paralax and had him dial up 10.25MOA. There was no wind so that was nice for him as well. He dryfired the rifle a few times to get used to the trigger and said he was ready. I got behind another rifle to spot for him and told him to shoot whenever he was ready. He touched one off and I said "HIT" before he heard the sound come back. He said he had watched it all happen through the scope and was grinning from ear to ear. He shot that rifle quite a bit more and never missed the steel. Now it was a 12" plate so it was a fairly good sized target at that range. I wanted to shoot a group myself since all the rounds he put on there were probably in about 8" or so and I know the rifle shoots better than that. I put 3 into about 4" and called it good.

Then he wanted to try out the flyweight 25-06AI since he couldn't believe that you could shoot long with such a light rifle. Had him dial up 10MOA and told him to shoot when ready. He shot and it was a hit. He said he didn't see it cause the gun jumped off target (this is a 7# all up rifle). I helped him with his position and hot him square to the rifle, and had him preload the bipod and told him that would tone down muzzlejump so that he could spot his own shots even with the light rifle. He shot 4 more and the 5 shots went into about 6" and he was happy.

He's now hooked and stopped by last night to ask me about loading for one of his rifles that he'd like to do more shooting with and I told him we could do that. I have a pile of different sized AR500 steel plates so I went out to the barn and brought him back a 6" plate to take home and shoot with. He can shoot out to 300 right off his porch so that target will work good for him.

Sorry about the long drawn out post, I guess all I really needed to say was that I don't really argue too much with the guys who have never shot longrange. I just offer them up the chance to come out and try it and see for themselves. I'm more than happy to let people shoot my rifles and burn up ammo. I enjoy seeing the excitement that new shooters get when they hear that first "DING".
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:35 AM
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Re: I glad there is this long range hunting site!

So where do you other Michigan guys shoot? When I used to live downstate we used to shoot on our farm to 600yds. We still do, I just don't live there anymore. We also used to go to Young's 1000yd Range all the time.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:41 AM
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Re: I glad there is this long range hunting site!

I shoot in midland.I'm a member midland co sprotsman club they have a 600 yard range there.On my property I can shoot over 900 yards.Where I hunt my hunt shack sits on a hill over looking 2 fields now that the farmer took out the hedge row. And my shack has 2 benches in it and has 2 rest in it.But my longest shot on a whitetail kill is just over 600 yards.

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:58 AM
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Re: I glad there is this long range hunting site!

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A buddy stopped by last week and was looking at my wife and my antelope skulls as they were on the table because I had just finished whitening the skulls for euro mounts.
I bet he enjoyed looking at your wife more than your antelope skulls.

...oh, you mean she hunts too! Awesome! I can barely get mine to cook the backstrap.

I'm from Texas and I catch hell over my interest in LRH because it's just not that hard to get in close. To wit I say, why hunt with a rifle, muzzle loader, or bow when Krogers is 2 blocks down the street?

I think a lot of folks have the misconception that it's about pot shots and Kentucky windage and have no idea what goes into the preparation. As such, this website is a tremendous resource.

Happy hunting!
-- richard
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:00 AM
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Re: I glad there is this long range hunting site!

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A buddy stopped by last week and was looking at my wife and my antelope skulls as they were on the table because I had just finished whitening the skulls for euro mounts. He couldn't believe that we shot them at 400+ yards with my flyweight 25-06AI and that I had shot mine off of shooting sticks. I told him to come over on friday and we'd go do some shooting and he'd see just what we do.
Hahaha..I wouldn't be letting him come over anymore!

Dangit rscott, you beat me to it!

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