Is that your way of bragging that you have some HOF points...LOL
I dont need any of your crap boss hoss. I pay my dues by shooting thousands of rounds every year, building rifles, mentoring others on how to shoot, competing in f-class and benchrest. I get lessons in rifle building shooting and load devolopment nearly every week from a benchrest hall of famer, not someone who has a few HOF points. I practice as much as nearly anyone here shooting out to a mile, and practice daily on my 800 yard range in my back yard.
Who the hell do you think you are to assume anything about me, what I do or do not know. Or assume anything anyone here for that matter, so long as they are hunting legaly. I will have you know that before my rifle was fired at any animal my zero was confirmed as were my ex bal calculatons out to 1350 yards. I use the best equipment I can afford including my kestral, swaros, and exbal. 1200 yards is basically a chip shot when the wind cooperates. There was no more luck involved in center punching that elk than an ordinary day at the range punching steel. Now my 1400 yard prairie dog may have been a little luck but that is a different story.
If you do not have the skills to make a first round hit at 1200 it does not mean that others do not. Last I checked this is a long range hunting site. Go shoot some more groups at a known distance I am sure it will impress someone. But, maybe some practice at unknown distances will better help your long range hunting skills.
As far as my buddy missing with my rifle because he was not used to the trigger. He has shot the gun numerous times and has made 1400 yard hits on gallon milk jugs with the rifle. He has been working in China for about 9 months. We shot before we headed west to make sure he was still up to the task, but we planned on him using my 7mm/338 lapua. I guess I should have let him shoot my 338AM but I had not planned on tagging out first thing and acting as spotter for the rest of the trip. After the miss he reaquainted himself with the trigger before taking another shot at an animal. I acted as spotter dialing in drops and windage even though he is competent to do it himself. All of the persons shooting were very experianced hunters/shooters, and were up to the challange of holding the crosshairs steady and squeezing the trigger in the winds we were dealing with.
I do not even know how I got sucked into this exchange....just forget it. I will continue to do what I mostly do anyway read the stuff that I find informative and only post occassionally. In fact I may just quit posting.
Originally Posted by Boss Hoss
Sorry --- not to rain on your parade well yes I am but it is reprehensible that people who are not familiar or practice extensively with that weapon are taking pot shots at long range that could send a magnificent animal to a slow death. I know others feel the same way but may not post because of fear of being flamed I however, have no such fear. You got lucky-----big dealů.
IMHO Idiots ---- the lot of you.
Everyone who reads this should understand that shooting big game animals is not something to be taken lightly. I shoot long range but have an excellent understanding of the pitfalls such as reading the wind and have the skins on the wall and IBS HOF points to prove it in case you are wondering if I am just another internet wanna be.
This is a subject that I do not take lightly in case you have not noticed... Just my .02