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Re: Okay, Go ahead and verbally pummel me...

I got into the game by being a naysayer. I didn't think it was right or fair and while I had a lot of game under my belt I dint have any understanding of the capabilities of the equipment or the extensive knowledge to be able to use it properly. Bobby hart a great gunsmith and someone who has been doing this long before it became cool and more of a trend took me out and really helped my knowledge. Since I was a good small ore and position shooter before hand it was really the trajectory and wind reading that I needed to figure out but blowing up milk jugs at 1200 yds regularly on my first day made the jump from the 1-300 yd shots to 4,5, and 6 relatively easy. Then time in the field and on the reloading bench and range made the next few hundred pretty easy in the right conditions. And that's the key knowing your limitations just because someone on tv dials in a gun for a novice and tells him what to do and when doesn't mean that the novice with a click chart can just go and do it with any old rig. Most decent shooters should be able to hold well enought for long shots but everything else takes time. If you dedicate yourself to it you will soon find that ranges you never thought of before become relative chip shots and that half a mile and well beond is very doable. Just don't think that it can happen tomorrow. Even if you never choose to shoot that far on game being able to helps the closer shots so much as in your mind they are now easy and confidence is a huge factor in this game. Good luck and enjoy the journey
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