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Old 07-15-2009, 10:18 AM
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Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

We are fast approaching 100 different articles covering many, many topics. I need your help in continuing to have good, relevant topics.

What new topics would you like to see our writers work on?

What existing subjects would you like to see written about more?

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:06 PM
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Re: Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

Have you ever done an article about the advantages or disadvantages of using a lighted reticle in a hunting scope?
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:48 AM
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Re: Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

Long range shooting for average shooters with average weapons. How the white tail deer hunter can shoot 400 yards instead of 100 with a factory rifle and ammunition. I suspect that many of the same techniques that enable an expert to shoot 1,000 + yards can be used by amateurs to improve their shooting skills. How to tune a sport rifle. What is the math involved in long range shoooting? How to breathe when shooting, dominant eye, and on and on. Most folks look at long range shooting and the exotic weapons used and immediately feel that it is a sport or science that they could never get involved in.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:33 AM
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Re: Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

I would like to see an article on transitioning from so called long range (300 to 500yds). Then tell us what skills and equipment is necessary, nice to have, etc........

I have 9 rifles that are capable of shooting out to 1k, but I am scope poor. I have three Leupold vxIII that I plan to send to Leupold for turrets. I know that upgraded optics will go away to reaching my personal goals. From there it's just practice, practice, practice.

What I would like to see is " Long Range Hunting for DUMBIES"



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Old 07-16-2009, 08:04 AM
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Re: Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

I would love to see an article written about just what chemicals are used in barrel cleaning and why one product should be used over the other. I.e., Hoppe's has been on the shelves for decades, but why is Hoppe's, for instance, better or worse than some of the newer products that are being marketed. Each brand screams that "I am the best" for barrel cleaning, but never have I seen research as to what the stuff is made of, why any particular product is "best," nor do I see any research that compares one brand to the next. I would like to see some information that compares price, price per ounce, some measure of effectiveness, etc., such as I see in products reviewed by Consumers Reports.

What "secret" ingredient (if any) is used in each product, or are most of the products offered using virtually the same base chemicals? In other words, I want to know why I should plunk my money down for one product over another. I know that the answer is probably not to be found, but each gun owner seems to have a favorite cleaning method, and each owner seems to use a different product and cleaning method, saying his is the "best." As far as I am concerned, we really don't know the best method of cleaning at this time because there is no valid research out there....or at least I haven't seen any; or maybe there is no real "best" method, and that wear factors and copper buildup in a barrel are not so much related to cleaning methods and chemicals as they are to barrel heat, barrel quality, phase of the moon, or whatever..
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:18 AM
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Re: Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

I would also like to see something about how barrels are constructed by different barrel-makers, including the methods used for rifling and types of stainless steel used, unless all the metal in the barrel blanks are similar. In other words, if I were to search for a new barrel for varmint hunting, what information could I use to choose a particular barrel....or do they all have the same molecular structure and construction. The reason I am interested is because I heard a comment at a gun shop recently that "target" barrels wear out faster than other barrels. Well...???. What does that mean? I should have stuck around and asked some questiohs, but my wife was waiting in the truck. But, it made me think that I knew less about barrels than I do (which is practically nothing) or that the comment I heard came from one who was some barrel guru.

Yes, I supposed the answers can be found in some digest like "Precision Shooting," but I let my subscription lapse years ago and I don't want another magazine subscription. Since the authors of articles on LRS seem to be quite knowledgeable, I would hope that the information can be found here.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:31 AM
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Re: Needed: Suggestions for new LRH article topics

I would like to read a good in-depth article on how the body adjusts to cold weather and how it affects Long range shooting and what prep one could take to help this out. I know the heart rate slows a tad in cold weather but dose it help? Dose it matter? When the adrenaline pumps dose it over ride the true feeling your body is having. How often do people who hunt in the really cold weather practice with there winter gear on, jackets, gloves ect.. Also how dose snow affect in long range hunting?
This would be a good read for some of us southern boys whos winters are not as cold as they are up north. This would give someone who is going on a dream hunt as to what to look for and how to prepare for the hunt.
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