Re: Help, I want to get into long range hunting but don\'t know anything!!
Hillajam, you can always use the search function and look up the terms you don't fully understand yet. 1 MOA for the purposes of this discussion is basically 1" per 100 yards. As in, if your rifle can shoot 6" at 600 yards, it is still shooting MOA "Minute of Angle".
Minute of angle really is minutes of angle. A circle is 360 degrees, each degree is made up of 60 minutes. According to my math then, 1 minute of angle (MOA) is 1/21600 of a circle. When you extrapolate that small angle at distance, it conveniently comes out to around 1.047" at 300 feet (100 yards). For your purposes right this moment, this paragraph is unnecessary. Remember 1" per 100 yards (ie 2" at 200, 3" at 300....etc) and you're good for now.
Also... I am in Big Rapids, Michigan... ifn you're ever over this way there's some state land that offers 700 yard shooting with a good backstop if you're looking to send some downrange with a friend. I could give you a reloading/component crash course to the best of my ability too... keep it in mind. My email is juniorwrangler @ hotmail.com (without the spaces).
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(edited because my spelling is stoopid)
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