Originally Posted by toddc
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)
Not trying to get in ******* contest,the point I was wanting to make is that the majority of those on this site are LRS(long range shooters) who practice to be capable of becoming a LRH. I would bet that you do more shooting than hunting, having the equip. and then only using it to hunt would be irresponsible, I don't think you are that, when I first stared using this site it was for the purpose of learning what I could as far as equip. choice,tecniques to follow and general information I received all of that and then some I'm thinking that was Len's reason for this site so we could all learn and experience from each others accomlishments, and yes failures. I will bet that I became a more proficient shooter faster than those of you that started playing the game long before I did, that is because of the vast amount of knowledge I received from this site and guys like you. To post that a $100 scope has a place on this site maybe not so good an idea but to gain the knowledge of what it DOES take to be successful in the equip. you should consider will help the op and those that PAY attention.
I was kind of joking on my equipment.
No 338's for me though don't care for the recoil.
7mm rem. just barley over 1/4moa out to 1000 which at this time is as far as I shoot,( I feel that is on the edge of it's ability to harvest game effectivley). Building 300 Win Mag thanks to Broz and his posts on his success.
I use bergers
Been handloading for over 35 years.
Front rest and rear bag also.
And all the LRS practice I can get.
Am I good to go? Hope so