Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > Member Introductions

Member Introductions Tell us about yourself. Include your Location in the thread title.


First post...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-08-2007, 08:11 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4
First post...

... on a great site I discovered while searching for info on the 7 RUM; a friend recently bought one and has asked me to load ammo for him. Anyway, I'm a long time "gun nut", having been hooked at a young age by a neighbor who used to let me shoot his S&W M27 with wax bullets in his garage. I compete in NRA long range, Palma, and smallbore prone. I load and shoot about 3k rounds a year, mostly 6BR Improved and .308 Palma loads. While I consider myself a fair hand at loading ammo for paper 10's and x's at a thousand yards, I don't know a whole lot about loading ammo for puttin' meat on the table and look forward to learning from those who do.

Mike T.
Reply With Quote

Unread 12-08-2007, 08:26 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,232
If you can hit the x at 1000yds with your reloads, your loading is good enough for hunting too! What kind of hunting is your friend going to do with his 7RUM? Thin skinned deer, heavy skinned elk/moose/bear etc? Close range or long range?

The search utility on this site is excellent and you will probably find everything you need right there, but feel free to ask. I haven't seen anyone hollered at on this site for not using the search (like you see so often on other sites).

Welcome and enjoy!

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2007, 10:25 PM
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 6,506
And use the Archives, too.
- -
Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

Reply With Quote
Unread 12-09-2007, 11:59 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4
AJ and Len,
Thanks for the welcome ! This site and all the contributors are a wealth of information; I look forward to evening reading in the archives.
My hunting friend recently had an opportunity to drop a deer at just over 500 yards with a 7STW and now he's hooked on long range hunting. Richard has about 50 years of hunting experience, and until his new 700 n 7RUM showed up, he used a Winchester M54 Carbine in .30 Gov't '06, and occasionally a Rem M7 in .260.
I've already prepped a couple boxes of brass to round out the three boxes of factory ($$$) ammo he bought, and will probably start with some 140 grain bullets as that is what he used on his 600 yard deer. I'm thinking with the RUM's case capacity, a 140 is kinda light and may up the bullet weight depending on what Richard is hunting.
Anyway, I appreciate this forum as a great resource and hope I can something of value from time to time.

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: First post...
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first post climb-101 Member Introductions 2 06-13-2011 09:27 AM
First Post Distance Member Introductions 2 05-30-2011 09:27 PM
First post from SA jeremiahgus Member Introductions 2 02-02-2011 03:17 PM
hello all, first post here hits Long Range Hunting & Shooting 11 02-22-2006 01:58 PM
Practice post (trying to post pictures) winmagman Long Range Hunting & Shooting 0 12-09-2004 07:17 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC