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Old 01-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

A great article. You can tell that Darrell is a very good teacher. It's should be required reading for anyone thinking of long range hunting.

That along with:
Long Range Hunting on a Budget by Jerry Teo
Low Priced Long Range Scopes by Ian McMurchy
Setting Up Your Long Range Scope by Jerry Teo
Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting by Jerry Teo
Reading the Wind by Shawn Carlock
Setting Up For The Long Range Hunting Shot by Shawn Carlock
Advantages Of Using The Long Range Spotter by Shawn Carlock
Reticle Perpendicularity by Darrell Holland
Angle Shooting - Correcting For The Effects Of Gravity by Ward W. Brien
Following Up After The Shot by Shawn Carlock
Nightforce Ballistic Targeting Software by Ward W. Brien
Dwell Time And Your Trigger by Darrell Holland

While this may seem like a lot of reading, given the seriousness of the endeavor, it really isn't and remember that the information here is FREE. There are some places that charge $1500+ for this kind on knowledge. Not that $1500 it isn't worth it... but, again, it's FREE here.


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Re: Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

Paul, that was nice of you to put together the list. I agree, we have some very generous and knowledgeable writers on this site.
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Re: Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

Thank you Darrell for reminding us how complex LR hunting really is.
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Re: Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

one of the best articles i have read.It amazes me that companys sell a rifle all set up and encourage such long range shooting with there products straight out of the box.
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Re: Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

Most excellent article and long overdue I feel.

One aspect that needs greater emphasis is wind estimation. As an NRA shooter I well know the vagaries of wind and in the real world without flags, you're in WAG (wild a-- guess) territory. How many guys can confidently distinguish a 5mph from a 10mph wind, let alone have any concept of the angle and relative importance of close versus distant wind?

Your suggestion of the 12" squares is great. Humbling for sure.

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Re: Environmental Hazards By Darrell Holland

Darrell

+2 on this article.

I particularily like you emphasizing the importance of the powder selection and use of accurate chrono data for your range card/data.

Too often here we have seen the advocated use of temp sensitive powders and even highly sensitive surplus powders for inexperienced shooters and reloaders.

This article needs to be the first "go to" article for any new LR shooter and even more experienced.

thanks

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