Originally Posted by barnesuser28
It was the "I think shooting at game at 1000 yards ain't considered huntin!" comment that offended people. Broz on this site killed a bull elk at 1250+ with either his 338 Lapua or 300 Win mag ( i cant remember which one or the exact range) with hand loads of course.
There isn't a required ability to be on this site, and shooting at paper all day isn't a waste of time it's this thing called PRACTICE. Broz felt comfortable with that 1250+ shot because he PRACTICES way beyond that range a lot and can shoot 1/2 MOA PAST that distance.
Nobody is saying practicing is a waste of time. i was just saying after so long at the range shooting your likely to be doing more harm then good.
Yes shooting at long ranges is hunting, however what I consider actually hunting is when their is more to consider then just the gun, the wind, the bullet drop, and yourself. At those ranges you really dont have to worry about the animal, it pretty much just like shooting a paper target. They wont be effected by you really at all, wont smell you, maybe sight but chances are it wont bother them, you dont need noise discipline, no point in camo. Hell you could just drive a wheeler till you see something, get off and shoot it, then get back on and go get it and then your done for the day! I personally like the hunt, the stalk, the every little move counts, the getting into the right spot without letting the animal see, smell, or hear you! I Like getting as close as possible to put the best shot possible on the animal to give it a clean kill. BUT
!!!! if i cant get close without spooking the animal i am willing to take a long range shot that im comfortable with. My long range shot is not the same as all the experts on here but im on here to expand my knowledge so i can be as accurate as possible while taking shots even if its not out to y'alls 1000+yds.
I am not trying to offend anyone on here and i mean no disrespect!!! I think its AWESOME that you shoot at these distances and accomplish them!!! I hope to someday be able to do that at a range! but for now ill keep it under the 750 mark.