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Old 02-04-2008, 08:09 PM
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What do you use for long range hunting?

I was just wondering what setups people are using for long range hunting. gun caliber optics bullet ect. I was also hoping that John Burns could chime in here and let us know what he is now using.
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:22 PM
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There are thousands of combinations. You might need to be a little more specific on what your needs are.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:41 PM
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By the way, welcome to Long Range Hunting.

John's last post on LRH was in May of 2005 so you may not hear from him on here.

Like GG said, there are unlimited combinations and if everyone showed his, that is what you'd have..........hundred or thousands of different combinations. A little searching will turn up pictures and posts that will keep you busy for a long time.

I will say, for what it's worth, that I typically use a 7mm with a variable scope and Wildcat bullets from Canada. It usually does the trick out to a halfway decent range.;)
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:34 PM
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Catch,

I use different rifles for different shooting situations.

My 50 to 400 yard rifle is a custom Varmint AR-15 set up in 223. I use a 40grn V-Max. I use a Leupold 4.5x14x50mm M4 LRT scope.

My 50 to 800 yard rifle is my Custom 300 Varminter. Nesika Model K, 1.470 Action, Bartlien 30", 1.250 dia. 1-15 twist barrel, Richards #8 Stock, Jewel Trigger, Nesika 20MOA rail base and Nightforce rings. I use a 125grn Ballistic Tip. I will be using a Nightforce 8x32x56mm NXS scope.

My 800 to 1500 yard rifle will be my custom 30-338 Lapua Improved. BAT 8.5 1.55 Action, Krieger 32", 1.450 dia. 1-12 twist barrel, Jewel Trigger, McMillan MBR Stock, Vias Muzzle Brake, BAT 20 MOA rail Base and Nightforce Rings. I will be using the 208grn A-Max. I will use a Nightforce 12x42x56mm NXS.

I hope this is what your looking for.

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I was just wondering what setups people are using for long range hunting. gun caliber optics bullet ect. I was also hoping that John Burns could chime in here and let us know what he is now using.
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'You just got answers from some REAL experts !!!"

-Ouch! Never seen the show, but I would like too. What channel is it on?
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:27 PM
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OL Mike, are you giving a complement to those guys or, are you poking fun.

I think GG, Wildcat and ss7mm are pretty knowledgeble guys.

If your poking fun, maybe you should find something else to do or go to another site. If you were giving the guys a compliment, then forgive me for telling you to go to another site.

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