Re: 300 Weatherby at 1000yards?
Originally Posted by oh_j0ker
This disease must be contagious … I was only going to have one gun but that was a year ago.
I have a 300 wby mag in a Vangard stainless with a Bushnell 6500 4.5-30X50 and I am just getting into hand loading.
Do you have any advice for me as I advance to longer distances?
Yes we all have caught what has become known as triggers disease. the best advise I can give you for long distance shooting is master the fundamentals at the shorter ranges first.
Don't get wraped around the axle with shooting groups. Groups should only be used to gauge the rifles performance. The goal for the shooter is ONE SHOT ONE KILL. Try to to put one round on ten different MOA sized targets with out missing one. Snipers call that the dot drill ( no I was never any kind of sniper) Start wtih ten one inch dots on ten different target backers spread ten feet apart at 100 yards. When you can do it twice, move to 200 with 2 inch dots. You should also do this from field positions.
I learned to shoot in the Marine Corps and have been pulling triggers for a lot of years. I still can't put ten rounds on ten MOA sized dots with out jerking at least one out
( this is still at the 100 yard line). I have come close though. The dot drill is much harder than it sounds. shots on the edges of the dot count as a miss. The shot hole mus be completly inside the target. The goal is to master the skills required to make one shot DRT kills from extended ranges.
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