Originally Posted by rick523
Agree with most of what you said and I have no place for a $100 scope but am I to assume that if you live in the midwest the east coast or the south you can't possibly be an LRH. I can step out my back door and shoot past a mile not that I could hit much but I'm working on it I take at least 2 trips west every year. Len lives in Mi. does that mean he is not an LRH. Could you clarify what a real setup is maybe mine doesn't qualify just want to make sure before I waste my time and money on any more hunting ventures. Thanks in advance for your insight.
It does matter where you live to some extent. I guide treehunters every year who cant even see a deer at 400 in short grass. If you dont live where you commonly look past 880 or 1/2 mile your eyes dont work right at LR. That being said there are lotsa guys who strive to shoot LR in the eastern US etc. They set up to do it and know what they are doing.
I dont have a choice. Everything is 400+ on a wheatfield thats 2000 acres. Get good at LR or go home.
The real point is that this is becoming a hunting website(used very loosely) and not a LRH website. The content is being diluted by people who have 0 business posting anything other than a welcome to the board post.
This has already had a massive effect from when I joined and if no one says anything it just gets worse.
The newbs need to learn before they post but that isnt how it is any more. Too bad.
I ASSume you are joking about a good setup but if you are regularly missing anything larger than prairie dogs at 600 with the following youve got issues. 600 really is close.
1 .5 moa gun (Got a bunch 338 is fav)
2 accurate LRF(swarov)
3 Accurate tracking scope(NF)
5 weather station
6 BALLISTIC PROGRAM
7 steady rest (I carry a front rest and rear bag in my pack)