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What resources should I use to prepare for long range hunting?

 
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:03 AM
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Re: What resources should I use to prepare for long range hunting?

Thanks for all the responses!

JUDD, I'm from spring, tx

Those videos sound like a good idea too.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:50 PM
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Re: What resources should I use to prepare for long range hunting?

I definately get a different size group off of shooting sticks sitting as compared to prone, that is my food for thought.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:15 PM
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Re: What resources should I use to prepare for long range hunting?

Gayle McMillan put out an article on Wind and Mirage Reading. These two factors kick more peoples Ass's than just about *ANY* other set of factors when the range extends out past about 800 or so. But, yeah, as others have said, find a place to shoot. Alot. Get a known good rifle system, I would suggest either a fast twist (for heavy bullets) .223, or a .308, depending on your level of comfort shooting ect. Learn to read the wind and mirage, learn to "shoot the rainbow", and most of all, Have Fun!

Come to think of it, I would almost bet Some One on here has that article, and maybe 1 or 2 others.

Good Shooting,
Gary
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:34 PM
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Re: What resources should I use to prepare for long range hunting?

Practice shooting under duress. On Designated marksman course they made use run 1/4 mile in under a minute then get behind our m16 and within 30 seconds shoot a silhouette within 2 shots and 30 seconds. I'd say a target that simulates your game at 500 yards. Do 25 pushups and then shoot your target prone unsupported and sitting sling supported.
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