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Old 11-13-2009, 08:51 PM
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Re: ACI vs Rangefinder

its interesting to hear the different opinions of hunters from different parts of the country.
most sports are played the same regardless of location.
long range hunting dosent seem to work that way.
obviously the type of terrain we hunt in plays a major role in how we go about doing what we do.
im a native pennsylvanian, this will be my 62nd year of hunting the mountanious area of north central pa.
this is the area where long range hunting as we know it, had its beginnings.
all the hunting here is by what you might call the ambush method.
much is from mountain to mountain, or across a big hollow on the same mountain.
virtually none is done by moving from place to place.
everybody uses large tripod mounted binnoculars, usually made up with spotting scopes in pairs.
game is found by glassing hillsides. most people hunt as part of a group of 2 or more.
those who hunt alone, usually shoot up to 500yds. or less.
the spotter system is the norm. the spotter runs the show, the shooter takes direction from him.
first shot hits are always strived for, but just move on if you miss.
experienced shooters usually see their hits, and will quite often just crank over to the hit. no counting clicks or adding minits.
a sighter shot at a rock is fairly common, especially beyond 1000yds, and more so with wind.
many of the older hunters are still using the equiptment they used years ago.
the exception being scopes, the old unertles still work fine, but theres not enough field for novice shooters like grandkids.
weather stations, wind meters, and calculators are not used or at least kept out of site.
im sure i know at least 100 long rangers and to my knowledge none use them.
we have accurate click charts.
we take a range, add the corrections, and shoot.
then listen for orders from the spotter.
pretty simple system.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:15 PM
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Re: ACI vs Rangefinder

yobuck
Thats the way the "OLD TIMERS" do it.
Hope your not teaching your grandkids this way................ LOL

Your system has been provin many times over keep at it!
You use custom guns and shoot them often.
We don't build sheds and shooting boxes and drive to our spot.
We hoof it in to the back country, and paper charts take on a new use!

Biggest problem we have is everybody can buy guns and glass and think they can shoot 2 miles because they have a cannon, rangefinder and a ballistic program.

Some of them even just try to"guess" and send one over, then adjust.
I know lots of guy's that never shoot thier guns except during the hunt???

We don't all hunt alike some like regular rifle, some bow, others muzzy.
Very few really good long range hunters just lots of want-a-bees

Cam
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:08 AM
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cam, it might surprise you to know that shooting shacks or boxes as you call them are about nonexistant here.
the vast majority of land is state owned and open for public hunting.
ive never seen any kind of even temporary shack built, except if it was private owned land.
we do carry a tarp and sometimes put that up in order to keep things dry.
the spots we hunt are fair game, meaning get there first.
many of them can be driven to, or at least close to.
some guys do pack in a mile or so.
as vast as this area is, there are few places where you are very far from some type of road, power line, or natural gas pipeline.
by and large the hillsides are tree covered. there is also an abundance of thick laurel, and rhododendrum.
thats why casual glassing with hand glasses dosent work here.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:02 PM
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Re: ACI vs Rangefinder

10-4 yobuck
I seen a few pics that Darrel Cassel use to post, and one had a shooting house in it.
Most of the side hills were covered in trees.
Very interesting hunting for sure!
I've seen pics of the big eyes, thier just not that common here.
Hunting is hunting to me I try to hunt the way the group that I go with hunts. If some body invited me to go muzzy hunting I'd go...

I agree hunting is different in different places.
we even hunt terain different, some terain is great for long range and some would be useless for long range shots.

Cam
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:49 PM
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cam, darryl cassel is my neibor, only about a mile up the road. he does have a shack, but of coarse its on his own land. he has a wonderful view from there but frankly much of it is too far to shoot. at least at animals. he does a fair amount of rock busting from there but ive never been invited to wittness. very few deer are killed beyond 1000yds. here. the buck season is only 2 weeks. most often conditions arent suitable for long shots during that period of time.
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:57 PM
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yobuck
My first custom long range boomer was a 30-378 built buy Howard Wolfe.
Man that "work of art" made 1K a chip shot!!!! Killed lots of Elk with that rifle.
You PA guys started this whole thing of LRH but it has spread west. LOL

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