Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Target view at long distances

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-21-2010, 10:37 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mandan, ND
Posts: 22
Target view at long distances

I am kind of new to all of this, so hopefully someone can help me out! I am having trouble finding the shots on target at long distances. I am using a Swarovski 20-60 x 65mm spotting scope, so the optics should be good enough. What should I be using for a target? I have been shooting a plywood target that is painted black and orange. What kind of target could I use to get a better view of hits? Would a metal target painted white give me a better idea of where i'm hitting? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-21-2010, 10:44 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 54
Re: Target view at long distances

What cal.
What distance
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-21-2010, 10:45 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mandan, ND
Posts: 22
Re: Target view at long distances

300 win mag. between 700-1000 yards.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-21-2010, 10:53 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 929
Re: Target view at long distances

i use a white target, much easier to see shoot placement
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-21-2010, 10:59 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 54
Re: Target view at long distances

500 on paper after that your guessing. Metal would give a reliable response as to a hit on target. A spotter in conjunction with the shot would be the ideal way to go.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-21-2010, 11:11 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redmond Or.
Posts: 2,527
Re: Target view at long distances

A suspended steel target painted white seems to be the prefered meathod.
You can spot hits by seeing movement upon impact
by seeing impact zone-bullet splatter on white painted steel is way easier to see than a small hole in plywood.
and finally, depending on hearing protection, theres the audible ''clank'' sound.
Plus the suspended taeget tends to gobble up alot of bullet energy vs. a ridged steel target, so (depending on shot placement) translates into a more effective way of deflecting bullets-whats left of them- downward in a more predictable safe direction.
Thats my thoughts annyway.
__________________
"Its not Rocket Surgery.....'
GOD,GUNS,&GUTTS MADE AMERICA, LETS KEEP ALL 3!winmag

"I have No idea why that cop made me ride in the back seat, when I Clearly called Shotgun!"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-21-2010, 11:21 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mandan, ND
Posts: 22
Re: Target view at long distances

It's funny that you mention the bullets, and "whats left of them". I was shooting 1000 yards on Saturday, and happened to find 3 of the bullets in the back stop. I'm shooting a 150 grain hornady interbond, and all three bullets retained nearly 94% of their weight. I thought that was rather interesting.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Target view at long distances
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to shoot long distances longrangeschool Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 05-11-2011 05:26 PM
Hart Long Range Target Stocks Long & Short Actions In Stock Stocky Equipment Discussions 0 08-13-2010 01:08 PM
Which long range target scope? KAB Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 4 02-02-2010 07:17 PM
Better long range target gun? 300-shooter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 11-15-2009 10:06 PM
What about a .270 for long range hunting/target? jinxed247 The Basics, Starting Out 14 12-24-2007 06:45 PM

Current Poll
Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC