close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out

Reply

Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Unread 06-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 64
Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

Quote:
Originally Posted by roninflag View Post
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.
__________________
"Only accurate rifles are interesting" - Colonel Townsend Whelen

"The .30-06 is never a mistake" - Colonel Townsend Whelen
Reply With Quote
  •   #9  
    Unread 06-12-2010, 09:13 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: az
    Posts: 3,211
    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??
    Reply With Quote

      #10  
    Unread 06-12-2010, 07:05 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2010
    Posts: 64
    Re: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by roninflag View Post
    do you shoot a model 94??
    Yes. They are nice rifles.
    __________________
    "Only accurate rifles are interesting" - Colonel Townsend Whelen

    "The .30-06 is never a mistake" - Colonel Townsend Whelen
    Reply With Quote
      #11  
    Unread 06-12-2010, 09:11 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: Falls Church, VA
    Posts: 3,474
    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!
    __________________
    I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
    Reply With Quote
      #12  
    Unread 06-13-2010, 03:51 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: Carrollton, Ohio
    Posts: 637
    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.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Advice for a newcomer to long range hunting
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Need Long Range Scope Advice <$1k TORCHRIDER Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 92 03-30-2011 11:32 PM
    Newcomer looking for advice Wisconsin_Boy The Basics, Starting Out 9 08-03-2010 05:49 AM
    Advice on a Long Range Gun! matt_3479 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 6 04-21-2010 10:26 PM
    advice on optical set up for long range hunting locotrician Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 5 03-17-2009 07:16 AM
    need advice on long range gun trgtsnpr General Discussion 4 01-21-2007 08:34 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC