I guess I'm not that much different than most in how I became addicted to long range hunting. I had the usual .22 to .243 to 30-06 and hunted all my life but never thought about long range hunting or shooting. It wasn't until I bought this rig in 2004, a new Remington 700 VLS in .204 of course
and tried my luck at groundhogs and was hooked from the first one. After hunting with a .204 you start liking this new talent. A flat shooting .204 will make you look good. My best with my .204 and 32gn VMax on a Groundhog was 572yds.
I started reading articles about long range target and long range hunting, started reloading to make my gun even more accurate.
Then it hits you. The need to shoot even further and more accurately than ever before. Then you buy better reloading equipment for even better accuracy.
Then, you order your first custom barrel, action, and begin work. I just happen to enjoy it so much I built a wildcat.
My long range custom gun built in my basement is my Savage 110 in .224 Clark or ( 22/257 ). It's built from a .257 Roberts case necked down to .224 and what a shooter. I load .75 gn Hornady A-Max bullets and I can't believe the accuracy. All the reading on the forums to gun barrel manufactures was worth the effort. Here is a pic of my sweetheart with a record book groundhog, a giant ground grizzly.
And thats how it really happend!!
If your not careful it COULD happen to you!!!
They say "A picture is worth a 1000 words" so I guess I just saved you guys from reading another 2000 words. Hope nobody minds the pics in here.