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Introducing New Shooters to Our Sport

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Unread 09-19-2002, 05:21 PM
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Re: Introducing New Shooters to Our Sport

Apparently I have it good compared to lots of guys out there.

I used my wife's rifle to make my first long range kill! All my rifles are varminters that aren't exactly suitable for big game.

Then I made the mistake of putting her behind a bench/varmint rifle and she thought that was pretty cool. I can just see that I am going to have to get another 6BR varmint rifle for her now.

Peter Cronhelm
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Unread 10-21-2002, 08:53 AM
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Re: Introducing New Shooters to Our Sport

Well people I'm new to this board....and to real long range shooting too. I can't belive the amount of information on this board. It's been a big help. I'm pretty much on my own here so I'm just pluggin along by myself. The biggest problem is finding a place to shoot. I use a pit I can squeeze 500 yds out of and if I do say so myself I'm getting fairly good at it.....I use a 300 win (Savage 112)and the Rem 700 ( sendero sf) in 300 rum. I've been handloading for years now too....so that isn't much of a problem. Sure would like to get out to 1000 (and beyond) tho.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 01:31 PM
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Re: Introducing New Shooters to Our Sport

Your situation is not uncommon up here, we don't have many (if any) actual 1000 yard ranges in the whole country so a person has to look for safe alternate locations.
We also don't have access to the good toys and what is available is rediculously expensive, probably double what our U.S. friends have to spend.
I suggest that you try to get a partner interested since the only way to shoot long (that is an arbitrary term, but lets say past 500) is to use the shooter-spotter teamwork. Just doesn't work great by yourself and not nearly as much fun.
I would also suggest mooching or buying some large steel plates as they are the best target for long range, you can get your zeros much easier way out there.
Another suggestion, check out www.shooterready.com, then buy the CD. It will give you info that you need as you get into wind, mirage and range estimation.
Good luck, you found a good place to get info on this sport.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 03:41 PM
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Long time no see. How have ya been? How did that Ultra shoot? I havent done anything so far with the rest of my gun projects.

This site is a Godsend for a lot of information about super long range shooting. Should be right up your alley.

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Unread 12-01-2002, 03:15 PM
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Re: Introducing New Shooters to Our Sport

hello everyone, this is my first post here. i too have been bitten by the bug. trying to learn as much as possible before buying any equipment. also trying to find a range longer than 100 yards is a problem around here as well. unfortunantly i will probably have to start with something like a savage 110 tactical, hopefully 300 wm.
mostly though, thanks for the site and info.
overkill? how much more dead, is dead, than dead?
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Unread 12-05-2002, 01:59 PM
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Unread 12-05-2002, 04:56 PM
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Re: Introducing New Shooters to Our Sport

S1, great data. Nice to know that even the best still need to "hold'em and squeez'em" and the best also miss.

Any idea what type of tasks are being asked of the equipment? I have never participated in a tactical event but have read many times about broken this and that. Why are the shooters treating their equipment so rough?

I always thought that the equipment takes priority over the body, so a "pro" would be more likely to suffer a flesh wound then damage their rifle.

I am sure that these shooters are using the best equipment that their agencies or country can provide. What type of scope failures are they experiencing? I thought Luppies and others of that class were pretty much indestructible.

Oh well, if given enough will, anything can be broken. Makes you wonder.

Yes, optics are the most important part of your rifle. You can't hit what you can't see, and you will not try if you have no confidence in your adjustments. Scopes have to be reliable and repeatable. They do not necessarily have to cost a fortune.

I am guessing if the Bushnell Elite and Tasco super sniper are an indication, the scope industry is going to start producing good quality and affordable scopes with mil dot reticles and plenty of adjustment.

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