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Old 12-16-2008, 03:53 PM
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Whats "LONG RANGE"?

What is considered long range?
This is a question thats been rolling around in my head for a while,when out on hunting trips its been a great point of discusion with my buddys while glassing.
I understand its peoples perseption of a "long shot" too
One way I looked at it was, anything thats further than largest distance whats printed on a box of ammo generally 400 yrds some times 500 yrds after that its a different realm?

I would really like to hear other opinions or ideas on this
even just a simple eg. 500 yrds + would be enough.

I would like to take this opertunity to wish all members a Safe and Happy Christmas and a windless New Year with many broadside shots for all!


Regards 300WSMMAD

PS. from the recent replys I should have made it more definative, long shot with centre fire rifle on large game.
Sorry for confusion

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:58 PM
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Re: Whats "LONG RANGE"?

With a pellet gun 150 yards is a good bit..

I would have to agree with the 4 to 500 yards is a beginning. But again it would depend on the rifle, hand gun, Bow or blow gun.

Merry Christmas to you as well as everyone here too.

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:05 PM
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Re: Whats "LONG RANGE"?

I'd say "long range" is beyond point-blank range of your specific cartridge. Long range for a 30-30 might be 250 yards, long range for a 7mm RUM could be 450.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:05 PM
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Re: Whats "LONG RANGE"?

Any time you have to compensate for bullet drop to me is long range. but that all depends on the gun and load. a long shot for a .22 lr is different from a .300 utlra mag.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:20 PM
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Re: Whats "LONG RANGE"?

I think the best determination of what is long range is the time of flight of the projectile.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:27 PM
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Re: Whats "LONG RANGE"?

Pretty shooter and caliber specific. I am very new at the long range thing, and using a .308 to learn on so to me long range is 5 or 600 yards. When I have the experience, gun, and place to stretch it out beyond that I will. I think I have worked out a regular place to shoot to near 1000, I guess if I learn to do that with a .308 then the less ballistically challenged cartridges will be easier.

Right now I can shoot from a bipod into 2-2.5 inches in consistent conditions. What I need most is to shoot in different and worse conditions.
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Re: Whats "LONG RANGE"?

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Pretty shooter and caliber specific. I am very new at the long range thing, and using a .308 to learn on so to me long range is 5 or 600 yards. When I have the experience, gun, and place to stretch it out beyond that I will. I think I have worked out a regular place to shoot to near 1000, I guess if I learn to do that with a .308 then the less ballistically challenged cartridges will be easier.

Right now I can shoot from a bipod into 2-2.5 inches in consistent conditions. What I need most is to shoot in different and worse conditions.
800 yards is well with in the comfort zone of a .308. As you acquire and hone your skills hitting paper at 1000 yards can most certainly be done with a .308
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