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Old 06-11-2010, 10:36 PM
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Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

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you do not say if you reload. you can get a good scope put it on the 1903 and try it. the 30-06 is a great long range round.
I currently don't reload, but I planning to.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:13 AM
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Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

i found a bushnell 5-15 for 200. most reload because it is cheaper. put a scope on it and start shooting. do you shoot a model 94??
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:05 PM
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Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

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do you shoot a model 94??
Yes. They are nice rifles.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:11 PM
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Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

ok - so you've got a rifle for free. That might be the best kind.

Now you need an inexpesive scope. Based on this article:

Low Priced Long Range Scopes

I bought a Bushnell 3200 10x with mil-dot reticle. Mounted the scope on my 308

My 308 1k Rifle - The Evolution Continues!

Used it to kill a ground-hog at 810 yards. If you read through the description of my 308 you will learn some of the basic things you can do to help improve the accuracy potential of your rifle.

I don't think mil-dots are optimal, but you can learn to use them.

Once you've got a scope mounted, the next thing to do is to start shooting. Read all the "stickies" at the beginning of this forum:

The Basics, Starting Out - LongRangeHunting.com Online Magazine and Forums

From there you will learn all the basic....trigger control, breathing, prone etc.

Once you've done your reading...go shoot. Then come back here and post your questions.

Have fun!
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:51 AM
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Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

I shoot a sporterized 03, you should do well with a nice scope.

I tried two Bushnell 10x 3200 mildot scopes, they both died on me in less than 200 shots, the first one died within 20. Just my opinion, get something else.

I also shoot a win94; made my best shot ever with that rifle.
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