It's a great idea. Overdue in my book actually.
To further the previous point of why.....here's some general personal limitations I've come to appreciate regarding cold bore 1st round hits on 1 MOA size steel targets...
(< minute to setup/execute the shot):0-600 yds=laser, drop chart/turrent, no spotter, 7-10 knots of xwind
(1-5 mins to setup/execute the shot):600-900 yds=laser, kestral, ballistic computer, observer, < 4-6 knots of xwind
(i.e. established OP where > 5 mins is avail):900-1300 yds= laser, kestral, ballistic computer, LR smart spotter, < 4 knots of xwind
Beyond that, my skills/capabilities to hit a 1MOA target with no sighters need improvement
But I'm signed up for the end of July 2012 DE combined class...to see if I can improve that
I post those three categories above to serve a point of reference to justify the thread....I know others have thier own techniques/capabilities....those yardages/equip might slide a bit left and right depending on the specific hunt......just throwing that out there for discussion purposes.
How about when a fella bellies up to LRH, and asks if a 6.5-284 is GTG for a Colorado Elk trip.....well...it kinda depends!...How far, what equip is posessed, what is the current skill set, what time/resources to practice,...heck what kind of hunt does a fella want to have. Some folks would rather crawl a shade closer, and remove the technolgy out of the equation. Some would rather use all the technology/weight/capability they can get to get a chance at a big critter way out there, that they might not if they had to crawl closer/risk spooking/or not even observe. A dedicated subforum to address the specifics of the longer shots....not just the equip, but the prep, setup, sequence...etc...would be a great thing to have.
Alright..enuf out of me! In summary...I agree....A dedicated subforum under the Long Range Hunting & Shooting topic for the deliberate/900 to 1000+ yd hunters would be a great addition to LRH.