Originally Posted by BadDogPSD
I'm not a 1000 yard shooter yet, but I regularly practice out to 700-800 yards. This makes 400 yard shots seem easy. When I am a 1000 yard shooter, I imagine I'll be practicing out to 1500 yards, maybe longer... lots of wide open desert around here.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I can see long range hunters needing to practice much further than 1000 yards so they can guarantee good hits at closer ranges.
just wanted to point out that you cut and pasted what I actually did say to make it having a different meaning that what I actually said. strange.
look if you carry an 18# rifle around more power to you. I don't consider that man portable in a hunting situation. we have a difference of opinion if thats the case. I am not going to carry a rifle that goes much beyond about 11#'s in the mountains. a rifle of this weight will take animals out to as far as I can actually judge a trophy to. my point in all this is when you get to 1500 yards and beyond you can't judge how big the elk your shooting at is precisely you can't accurately tell how big the deer your shooting at is. a 34 mm tube scope just makes your rifle more clunky. if you don't care about carrying an 18# gun around, thats fine but your in the minority. when I hunt generally I am further than a few hundred yards from my truck or 4 wheeler