Re: Point Blank From Long Range 2
Finally received PB 1 and 2 yesterday and stayed up late last night watching them.
Great job guys!
PB 1 has some great footage of long range kills, but is obviously the first one done. It made me think of something me and the guys I hunt with would come up with in quality, but the long range aspect made it more than worthwhile.
I am still not sure what to think about having the kids shoot long distance. On one hand, it shows that with the right equipment anyone could do this, on the other it implies that with the right equipment, you may not really need to practice or know what you are doing.
PB 2 is AWESOME. The two camera (shooter and deer) scenes, the "how to" parts and equipment information really make a difference. It is a little rough around the edges, but that is what helps make it real, not like a heavily edited TV hunt.
I really liked the actual kill scenes - especially watching the bullet go in with the vapor trail.
The technical parts with Boyd were VERY informative. I wish they would have had the two camera setup when he was shooting the 5 shot group at the range though - I ended up fast forwarding through that. I also liked the way Boyd put in the part about checking even if you think you missed and other aspects that were sorely missing in PB 1.
While the R.W. Hart scenes were obviously very commercial, it was offset by the parts where Butch explains that "this is what you can do with an almost factory Sendero".
With the substantial differences between PB 1 and PB 2.
I cannot wait to see how PB 3 comes out. Some suggestions based on what I have learned from this forum.
It would be interesting to see the "Spotter Shot" method used on an "Ultra-long" range shot so people could see how it is done and how it can make for humane one-shot kills at really long distances.
Go into wind reading a bit and what it took to get the scope dialed in for the shot.
If possible, it would be neat to see through the cross hairs prior to the shot so you have an idea what the hunter is actually seeing as opposed to the camera. It was obvious that the camera could see the deer better than the shooter, but it would be interesting to see exactly what. What does a deer on a hillside look like through a 20x Leupold at 964 yds?
All fired up and waiting for more!
[ 04-15-2003: Message edited by: QuietHunter ]