Re: How about a ELR forum???
I don't yet have the equipment, or skill to consistantly connect inside 1 MOA at 800, but I keep plugging away at it on steel with the firearms I do have.
I've been shooting since I was a lil guy, but, Joining this site along with handloading is what made the difference for me personally, striving to get to where I am now. (wich is still nowhere near ELR.....yet).
Learning from members here, who walked the talk is what helped me continue to achieve what I thought nearly impossible mere years ago. Sadly there seems to be A LOT FEWER of those members willing to even comment on some threads anymore. There are guys here who have admitidly never shot past 100-200 yds, then in the very next thread tell a member who actually has a clue, that they're wrong, or that thier store bought factory gun can outshoot bla-bla-bla......
I guess I personally think its a healthy thing to push ones personal ability, in order to gain skill, & experience, but sooooo many people forget common sense somewhere along the line. I have strived to make the guns I do have perform to thier capabilitys, in corelation with my personal abilities. But in the end I realize I am still shooting factory firearms with "x" upgrades. I don't yet own a custom, purpose built, dedicated E/L/R rifle, & I know that I'm only gonna be able to get to a certain point before I need to upgrade if I want to continue to grow in knowledge & ability.
Sadly many newer members, & even a few old timers, here nowadays forget that reality.
I hope that this "E/L/R" section gets the go ahead. There is a WEALTH of knowledge here that could have room to breathe again, & members like myself could learn a lot from if they had "room to talk". Besides that, it keeps the fire lit to be able to ask, & learn from those folks, while contemplating what tools I will someday have to acomplish my goal of joining thier ranks. But for now I just gotta practice with what I have, & soak up all I can from those that truly can accomplish that level of consistancy, & accuracy.
I think that some kind of ground rules aught to be laid to qualify to post in that section. ie;
Unless its ELR on varmints, how bout enacting the ol 1500 ft lbs kenetic energy generally accepted as the norm for big, Elk size game, (this would eliminate those guys who have killed 100's of elk past 1k with a .22 lr.....ya...)
How about having to "qualify" to post in that section, or needing an invite in order to post there. I know that's not realy fair, but imo its almost necisary with the amount of short rangers proclaiming to be experts these days.
I'm no ELR guy yet, but if the guys who make this site what it is are alowed thier own place to post, then the folks like me who want to get to where they are can learn without having to sort thru the 50 other posts to get quality information.
I'm all for an ELR section, as long as it helps filter out Gomer J. Pyle so those of us who want to can keep learning from the ones who walk the talk.
Sorry for the lengthy post guys. Just some opinions, & ideas I had on the idea.
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