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Old 12-15-2004, 02:51 PM
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Why I will be hunting long range with a little help

I have spent the last month going through a lot of posts here at LRH and am very impressed with with the people here.
One type of person that I haven,t seen or heard from in all the posts are disabled hunters, which I am one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
LRH will give me the ability to hunt Elk from LR because I am unable to stalk.
I have a rifle on order that will be ready Feb/05 and it will be a 300 RUM built on a 700 action-ss 1.25" bull barrel 26.5" with a 1.5" muzzle break. I will be shooting from a portable shooters bench and shots will be from 700 to 1200 yds. I will also have a leica 1200, good spotting scope and bino's. Will also be using the exbal program with chrono. The only thing I have not bought is a scope but have decided on a Nightforce either 5.5x22x56 nxe or the 8x36 nxe. My problem is which one and which recticle for this manner of hunting. I like the fine cross and fine cross with dot I almost forgot I will be shooting 200 or 220 MK's can you help thanks!!! Bob Percifield
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:45 PM
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Re: Why I will be hunting long range with a little help

I would suggest the 5.5-22x56 NXS and the NP-R2 reticle, this is about as good as it gets for long range hunting. Put it in mounts from Badger Ordnance or Nightforce and you will never have a concern about how secure your scope is. I have this scope and it is superb, can recommend it highly.

Hate to complicate your life but I would also suggest a "practice-rifle" in .308 Winchester so that you can shoot lots cheaply - save the custom .300 RUM for hunting and pre-hunt practice. Hard to beat a factory Remington 700 VS, Winchester Stealth (or ll) or a heavy barreled Savage in .308 Win. for refining your marksmanship and learning to dope wind (and mirage).

Welcome to this site, I am confident that the guys here will be able to provide a lot of info that will help you get into long range hunting and shooting. Lots of real-world info as opposed to gunshop-hero talk.
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:06 PM
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Re: Why I will be hunting long range with a little help

Ian, Thanks for the reply and the welcome to this site.
Not to worried about cost of ammo. My little brother(50 yrs young) LOL has all the loading equipment I will ever need.
My gun will weight about 15 lbs so im not worried about recoilto much. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] This gun will be only used for Elk hunting and a coyote once in a while. I plan on shooting at a 1000 and 500 yd range near me to get used to shooting out to these ranges. Once I fell comfortable with my abilities I will practice long range up where I will be hunting to get a better understanding and knowledge of the land. I have been leaning towards the 5.5x22 nf. My brother thinks I should get the 8x36 because of the cool weather conditions in our area and less mirage according to him and since I will be shooting strictly from a bench and not caring the rifle in the field. As for the npr2 rectical I was leaning towards learning the comeups in my scope instead of holdovers and making the adjustments for correct MOA's myself. Im not saying the npr2 is not good but Im really used to fine crosshairs in my scopes. I just want to make the right choice the first time and after reading a lot of posts on this site I feel i've come to the right spot to learn from the experts. Shoot well and live long.
Bob Percifield

PS: My little brother shoots a hell of a gun he built a couple of years ago with the help of a gunsmith friend.
Its a 300 phoenix on a mauser action 28" barrel leopold tactical scope on top. It will reach out and touch em!!!
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:57 PM
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Re: Why I will be hunting long range with a little help

Hello robertjay53

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I have spent the last month going through a lot of posts here at LRH and am very impressed with with the people here.
One type of person that I haven,t seen or heard from in all the posts are disabled hunters, which I am one
LRH will give me the ability to hunt Elk from LR because I am unable to stalk.

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See if you can find where I mentioned it in this post.

It is the whole reason I bought my .308 Rem VLS. I have a heck of a time crossing uneven ground and stalking while walking is impossible. I have to look at the ground as I move across it or I'm goin down. I'm 36 and the very blessed victim of a rather nasty car wreck. 'nuff of that. (unless you want to know more. Info on request.)

Welcome to LRH. Enjoy. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:09 AM
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Thanks for the welcome 4ked horn, believe me I also know about walking on uneven ground its tough. Im a below the knee amputee. I have just got back into hunting in the last 4 years and have found out rather quickly that my mobility is very limited. The longest shot when Ive had a broad side has been only 300 yds max to date. I have seen critters out alot further but because of my limited rifle & scope and knowledge of long range shooting I would not take the shot.
That is why Im here, so that I can learn to take that shot and KNOW I can put it where I aim. As for being disabled as we are, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] then we must learn to adapt or quit hunting [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] this I will not do I will adapt and I will be good at. Why they may ask? Because I have learned as I'm sure you have to adapt and overcome !!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] shoot well and often !!! Bob Percifield
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:31 AM
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Thanks for the welcome 4ked horn

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Just passing on what someone once gave to me.

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Im a below the knee amputee.

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One or both? I'm facing that possibility somewhere in the future. I'm doing what I can to hang on to my feet for as long as I can and still work for a living and hunt but somewhere in the back of my mind I think the right foot or even the lower right leg will leave this world before I do. Wouldn't take much to set it off but I still use it like it owes me money.

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As for being disabled as we are, then we must learn to adapt or quit hunting this I will not do I will adapt and I will be good at. Why they may ask? Because I have learned as I'm sure you have to adapt and overcome !!!

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Sounds like you have a good attitude about your condition. I've met a few people that were not as bad off as I am and were ready to give up and quit enjoying the life they had. It might sound wrong but I don't have much time for that type of mentality.

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shoot well and often !!! Bob Percifield

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Indeed, shoot well and often Bob Percifield.
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:16 AM
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Re: Why I will be hunting long range with a little help

4ked horn, I,m missing my lower left leg and wear a flexfoot prosthetic weighs about 3.2 pounds mostly carbon graphite it will out live me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] LOL. I hope you are able to keep what you have left. Had mine taken off 1992 because of bad circulation (old motorcycle accident).
Ya Ive run into the same type of people who felt sorry for themselves and I have to admit that I went through that phase also when I was younger and finally got past it. Life is way to short and Ive learned that if I want to do things that others injoy doing then I have to look at it and decide how I will have to adapt to accomplish it. It would make no difference if I had no legs or was in a wheelchair if there is a will there is a way.
Just a short story, I have a friend who has MS and is in a wheelchair and has only the use of his left arm and leg.
We went deer hunting this year and it was the best time Ive ever had. If you could of seen us from afar you would have laughed your ass off!!! Me chasing him around with a carpenter bench and a rifle trying to set him up for a shot.
He did not get a deer but he had a blast and next year we know what we need to do to get him a shot. #1. He will have a gun mount for his chair #2. He will have a real scope that he can see through (old tasco 4x32), and then we will be ready!!! See if something does'nt work find something that will [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Oh by the way shot two does @240yds and 276
with my browning abolt 7mm.We got meat. shoot well and long Bob percifield
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