Disabled Hunter/VeteranVietnam

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by rferdinand, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. rferdinand

    rferdinand New Member

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    No long range hunting for me, as a disable hunter/veteran my time is running out to be able to hunt. I started late, I married into a family where my wife family hunted, fished and camping. Originally from Minnesota the whole family move to Alaska in the 1970s and the 1980s. I got my first rifle 1989/10 a Remington 700 300 Weatherby Mag. 1991 February/March, I went on my first hunt to King Salmon Alaska, and shot my first caribou with that Rem. 700 300 Mag. I started reloading and reading about reloading, and came across an article on the Weatherby Mark V chambered in 300 Weatherby Mag with a 26" BBL. I saved my ducketts, and bought the real rifle for the 300 Weatherby Mag cartridge. I would love to say that I've shot a lot of game, but I can not. Job and time and money. I'm retired but I still love the HUNT, I've got a hunt to Texas for five days hog hunting plus Axis deer (doe) for 2014, no 300 Weatherby Mag, I'll be taking Tikka T3 300WSM, and if everything goes good for a family member, 2015 I'll be taking my airboat up north for caribou. I've got the time, and some green backs. I hope that "no" caribou will be no farther than 200 yards for me and my hunting partner. For someone who started late, I believe that one Remington rifle multiplied into many. Good Shooting.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Some of my favorite people in the world live in Wasilla so you're in good company.

    Your basic army marksmanship with the M16 taught you to shoot to 300m and you are most certainly equipped with better today than you were then.

    You can easily stretch your skill to 400yds or more with a simple drop and wind chart. I've taught people who'd never shot a rifle in their lives who come to me in their thirties and forties to shoot well enough to feel comfortable to 600yds in a matter of three days and only six hours shooting time involved at that.

    Really, out to 600yds it's just marksmanship and rifleman skills so don't be afraid to "give it your best shot.