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Old 07-09-2011, 09:01 PM
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My start to long range shooting

I am new to all of this long range shooting stuff. I just started shooting past 400 yards this morning. The only long range gun that I own is a 300 WSM but it is at the gunsmith getting some things taken care of.

This morning I was shooting a 6.5 Grendel AR and my factory Remington 700 25-06 with a Hogue full length aluminum bedded stock. I started out at a lasered 425 yards making sure I had the right amount of elevation dialed in and then moved to 500. Every time that I move back further, it seems like when I look down range that I have gone FAR even though I have only gone back 100 yards. After getting the correct amount of clicks up and shooting a group, I then moved back to 600 yards and did the same. All I have to say is what a rush! Its a lot of fun having to concentrate on so many things at once to get an accurate shot. I'm hooked for sure and will probably be spending a lot of money in the future now (THANKS TO ALL OF YOU AND THIS WEBSITE!). Oh yes..haha, my wife will be thanking all of you as well . Here are the results with my 25-06. I only worked on groups with the 06 because that is what I will be hunting deer with out to 500 yards this season. Only 3 shot groups as well and prone off of a bipod.

1. 425 yards : 1.75" (3 shots)

2. 500 yards: 2.5" (3 shots)

3. 600 yards: 4.5" (3 shots)

Not too shabby for a factory gun with a stock upgrade I thought. All under MOA. Only thing that is going to get me is the wind. If you guys have any good advice or articles that I can read up on or devices that I would need to get in order to help me on this endeavor, I would greatly appreciate it.

I know 600 yards is small stuff to many of you but I guess we all have to start somewhere and I had a blast doing it.

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:05 PM
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Re: My start to long range shooting

Welcome aboard!

Yep, you're hooked!

I'd best give the following warning. The "rush" only gets worse......
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:39 PM
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Re: My start to long range shooting

nice man! cant complain about that kinda shooting! keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:21 AM
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Re: My start to long range shooting

You're doomed buddy. There are lots of guys who have spent far more who wish their rigs shot that well.

Now between 600-1000 you're going to learn just how complicated things can get, and you will be hooked for life when you start doing just as well at 1000.

It's a big challenge but it's more addicitve than golf.

Where are you in NM? I grew up near Clovis.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:01 AM
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Re: My start to long range shooting

That does it, I'm moving ! There is no place to shoot past 250 yards where I live and I want to start the 600 yard thing now !!

Burris, hurry up and get those target-turrets on my scope and get it back to me !!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:06 AM
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Re: My start to long range shooting

Hey Congratulations,

Wish my current 25-06 would shoot that good! My first one did, but this other one sure doesn't.
What model of 700 is yours, sporter or heavy barrel?
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:42 AM
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Re: My start to long range shooting

I like 25-06 a bunch since I own three. All shoot good but the load I worked up fits my Weatherby the best and my wife and son have to shoot that load or load there own. What type scopes do you have on your guns?
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