Re: Kirby built 338AM takes down 7 cows 515-1187 yards
Stories and information like the above are the reasons I joined this site! Although, I have only been to two long range hunting schools, I feel that the shot distances listed in the story were great testimonial of how far extreme long distance shooting has come. With all the new advancements in weaponry and optics, shots that were not possible years ago are now considered the norm with the right training and equipment. Obviously, training is key! Having supervised the training of several hundred individuals on various types of firearms, I have seen the transformatios take place. With state of the art equipment and a well trained person, anything is possible with in reason of course. From what I have seen from some of the top rated snipers and distance shooter that I know, is the ability to determine what they can and can not do. That's what makes them great at their game, gving them the edge when dealing with life and death situations.
Having hunted all my life and being around weapons, it peaked my interest when long range shooting began to surface many years ago. Prior, I would not shoot past 400 yards, now, after attending long range hunting schools, I feel very comfortable out to 1000 yards. Now 400, 500 600 and 800 yard shots are the norm for my tactical and hunting rifle shooting. However, I do know the limitations of wind and other factors that will make the difference in a shoot or don't shoot situation. I practice for one shot kills, shooting hundreds of rounds.
I had the honor and privilege to attend one long range school put on by Shawn Carlock and his father up in Idaho. Having been to several government sponsored trainings, I know a great school when I see one. Shawn's School was top shelf. Although, I had already been shooting at 1000 yards, Shawn was able to impart information on me that made me a much better long range shooter, he brought me up to the next level. He also taught us that a certain shot possible on one day may not be possible on another day due to outside influences, weather, wind, etc, and he stressed this.
Shawn had our enitre class reaching out to 800 yards plus on the first day. Individals such as Shawn and many others have a phenomenal ability to not only build state of the art rifles , but deliver quaility instruction, so that others may be able to benefit.
I feel eddybo, is a well versed individaul in both rifle building and shooting and defiantly knows his limitaions and that of his equipment which is second to none on a comparative level.
To read about 7 one shot kills with a state of the art 338AM is why I and hundreds of others come to this site. Isn't that the entire point of all the posts here?
I cant wait to see the photo's