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How about a ELR forum???

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How about a ELR forum???

Guys, was just thinking here and was interested in what you think as well.

I find that many products, methods and practices that work well for long range shooting and hunting to....... lets say 800 ~ 1000 yards will not work as well or "cut the mustard" at 1200 ~ 2000 yards. So many times a method or product is recommended but a max distance is not mentioned. That item or method may be perfect for a 600 yards shot, but maybe not for the longer poke. So it seems to me that with the growth of the forum it might be time for an ELR ( extreme long range ) forum to discuss what works best for the very long distances. I feel this forum should be designated with a XXX yards and beyond critera of distance. 800 ?? 1000 and beyond???

With the progression of techology, better bullets, more stable powders, scopes , rifles etc. I know some of us are shooting farther than we ever imagined. Thus I feel we could segregate this as a special forum as it could be more intuitive for those who are doing it or have interest.

What do you think?

Also I hope to hear from Shawn Carlock , Kirby and some others here of whether or not this would be a good idea.

If some feel it is a good idea I would then like to ask Len and the mods to set something up for us if they agree.

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    Re: How about a ELR forum???

    I can dig that, I havent shot a whole lot past 1200but I agree its a different bowl of wax. I think we could all learn from each other.
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    Unread 12-12-2011, 11:30 AM
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    Re: How about a ELR forum???

    Excellent idea. Do you mean a complete separate website or different section of this website?

    There was a website, an off-shoot of this site by some folks that had been regulars here, that was started several years ago that dealt with longer range shooting. I became a member there as well, but now can't remember the website.
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    Re: How about a ELR forum???

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    Excellent idea. Do you mean a complete separate website or different section of this website?.

    I was just thinking a differnt section / forum on this site. The things I do and my methods may not be the best for a guy that only shoots 600 ~ 700 yards. And the same goes for the guys that shoot to 700 giving advice that will not work for me shooting 1500. I just think we need to differentiate some thing with intended distances.

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    Re: How about a ELR forum???

    Yes. I'd like to see that on this website for sure. That is where many of us want to be or are and a concentrated sharing of techniques/equipment/expericence/knowledge in that specific area would be excellent IMHO.
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    Re: How about a ELR forum???

    Only if I can tune in and listen once in a while!

    I usually don't shoot much past 1/2 mile, maybe out to 1000 yards once in a while mostly because I love to hit the back country hard with a pack on my back and a few days of gear. So the really big canyon rifles aren't the best fit for my style. But I sure enjoy reading and learning from the rest of you guys!

    Maybe as a compliment to the ELR we can add a forum for regular hunting distances too. Then there won't be so many arguments about shooting just to find out that some of the guys here are talking about 1-300 yard shots!

    Ya, that's a recent pet peeve of mine!

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    Re: How about a ELR forum???

    Well this is long range hunting. .. so I don't think we need something for the average shooters. There are tons of forums for that. Long range is what sets us apart
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