We can debate this topic for weeks on end. Who can do this and who can't do that. Long-range shooting disciplines come down to individual needs and requirements. For myself I'm quite competent and comfortable shooting at targets to a 1000 yards and Iím pretty damn good at it. Am I the bestÖ..absolutely not, but Iím well above average!
Iím always looking for ways to improve myself. Iíve learned to work from the KISS method and for me it works just fine. I donít have to have all the latest widget and gadgets attached to my rifle to call myself a good shooter. The damn thing weighs in at almost 16 pounds as it is.
Thatís all BS and nonsense. I've seen a few shooters with factory rifles with a tasco or simmons scope shoot and hold there own with some of the best of them.
Not having a ACI or this or that doesnít always make the shooter. Thatís like me telling the guy on the firing range next to him, that my $3500.00 TBA rifle (including glass) will out shoot any factory rifle or custom rifle
on the line that cost less than $1500.00 dollars and is topped with a tasco scope. That's a load of crap
However I have shot with some of the best shooters in the country and a cold bore shot at 700 to a 1000 yards is not always a given as you make it out to be. Not saying it canít be done because it can, but there are lots of variables involved at that distance.
As for Bruce Robinson, he passed away a few weeks back. Iíve tried to call his wife Lou Ann to express my condolences. I heard about his passing a couple of weeks afterwards. Iím donít have any ideas of the cause of death except that he passed away. Bruce was a great contributor to our sport and his Mil-Dot master is one of the greatest tools ever invented for the long-range and tactical shooter.
Iíve stuck a fork in myself on this one and Iím considered done!
[ 10-22-2004: Message edited by: Jeff In TX ]