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What do you use for long range hunting?

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Unread 02-06-2008, 10:55 PM
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Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
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I use something that puts 2K+ FPE @ 1000 yards with what ever scope allows for shooting at a 3" bull at 1K.

Some times the rifle is a 338 RUM other times its a 270 AM.

Other than that I second what ss7mm said.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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    Unread 03-04-2008, 11:34 PM
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    Location: Wyoming
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    I am using three different calibers right now.

    7MM Remington Magnum
    180 VLD @ 2950fps

    243 Win
    105 VLD @ 3050

    264 Win Mag
    140 VLD @ 3200fps

    I mostly used the 264 Win Mag this year to see how I liked it and if I would offer it in the custom systems. I really liked how it worked but it does require more attention that the good ol 7MM Rem Mag

    I am still undecided if the slight added maintenance is worth the slight gain in reduced recoil. I can say if you shoot a big bull in the chest with it at 1103yds he will let you have his horns to mount on your wall.

    I am using my custom Leupold scope. 4.5x14 1/3MOA elevation clicks and my reticle
    John Burns
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    Unread 03-05-2008, 07:16 PM
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    Location: Pennsyltucky
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    John, i'm going to assume that you don't like muzzle brakes as i've seen a few of your shows and can't remember seeing any on your guns. you seem to prefer less recoil, was wondering what your thoughts were on that?

    also, was wondering how you came up with or why you have 1/3 MOA adjustments on your scopes? seems a rather unorthodox number. just wondering what the reasoning was with that.
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