Re: What is your purpose for being on this forum?
I became a member on this site to preach against the unethical hunting past 250 yards. I believe a man shouldn't shoot past where he can count the points with a naked eye.........bahahaha. Just kidding. I know I'm fairly new to the site, and as of now I really don't have a lot of experience past 300 yards, however my drive to perfect my form, equipment, and application come directly from the passion of shooting and this forum. The members here share in my opinion the greatest form of shooting there is in the world today, and the fastest growing aspect of hunting. Archery, I'm good. Rifle hunting, I've as of yet to miss a deer with my remmy 700. I trully feel this is the "final frontier" of hunting I wish to work at being proficient at 1000 yards, maybe beyond. As with any innovative sport, there are some skeptics that such a shot is not possible to do without what they deem is too much risk. My family is full of people that believe a shot past 400 yards is fantasy land. I honestly believe if done right, long range hunting will provide more ethical kills and less lost animals than a lawyer buying a gun, getting it bore sighted, and paying 5 grand to hunt a 400 inch bull elk and taking un-practiced shots past 100 yards. The dedication the members on this site put into their passion makes a shot at 600 yards chip shots to them, and a dream for others. I try to contribute when I can, learn when I can't....and ask a TON of dumb questions which the members here answer time after time. I've said it before in PM's. Len and all the moderators do an amazing job of keeping the members here in sync with the overall tone this forum strives to present, and as such we have the most friendly and helpful group of members anywhere. I've seen a TON of bickering and fighting on other sites. Personal attacks on what we hold dear, family, country, and personal beliefs. This site keeps that at check, yet still giving all sides a voice. Without controversy, there can be no growth. One has to want to do something so badly to go against all skeptics to grow. Afterall the revolutionary war was a controversial idea, with less than half the nation supporting it. -off my soap box-
A fellow Nimrod
"If God didn't want you to shoot a deer, he wouldn't have put a white target under their chins..." -Dad to a non-hunting preacher.