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Old 03-09-2009, 08:25 PM
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Hi all. I'm new to the world of long range shooting. I've been hunting and target shooting for about 15 years and I'm looking to challenge myself a little more. I've played around with some longer (for me) shots on targets at up to 600 yards and had some decent results just using a ballistic mil dot reticle, but I'm hoping to learn how to dial my shots instead of holding over. I recently bought a heavy barrel Savage 10FCP .308 with Chaote stock and topped it off with a Leupold VXIII 6.5-20x50. I look forward to exploring the seemingly vast amount of information on this site.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:32 PM
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Re: newbie

That's a really nice setup you have there. I don't think you will be disappointed. Welcome to the sight. To gain knowledge, you will have to ask the questions. What are some things that you would like to know?

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:23 PM
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Re: newbie

Thanks. For now I'm just going to be browsing mostly until I get some more trigger time with the gun. I got it sighted in over the weekend and I'm pleased with the results. 3 separate 3-shot groups slightly over 0.5 moa @ 100 yards, didn't have time to try any farther just yet.
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