Finally joined...

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Crono, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Crono

    Crono New Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Hi, all. I've been trolling along here and there for about a now I've joined. I've become interested in LRH and so have been doing research on how to get started. I would be a completely new member to the sport. I live in New Mexico, and my understanding is that there are a number of options to "shoot" for right in my backyard. As far as hunting goes, I'm considering starting off with Coyote (predator) hunting, but I think I would like to move on to larger game later on (granted if my skills improve). The only experience I have in firearms is what I gathered during my brief years in the military (army). I have no side-arm (pistol) training. But I do have the standard BRM. With those very basic fundamentals, the question begs....with what do I start? I have read some good things about Savage rifles, but I'm curious to hear about others. I understand that your target game has almost everything to do with what you go with...not to mention budget! :p And if you have multiple types of game in mind...the tool needs to fit the job I suppose. So, I was considering a rifle in the 5.56mm caliber range for Coyotes (300 - 500 yrds), and perhaps a .338 Lapua for Oryx/Deer (once I'm to very long range...if I ever get there :p ). I'm just babbling now....

    Hello all.

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    Welcome to LRH and enjoy! You made the right decision, lots of good folks here that are always willing and able to help out.

    I too am a big Savage fan and budget :D. I don't know if you've read it yet, but this one is a nice article to start with ...

    You can also check out the West - LongRangeHunting Online Magazine
    for posters/members from the ABQ area. I'm sure others will chime is soon.

    Although I own other caliber rifles, the .300 WM (SAKO M995 and Savage 111F) is my go to caliber rifle and hunt from javelina/pronghorn to elk/moose size game using .180gr and up pills.

    BTW, I was stationed at Kirtland from 1996-2000.

    Good luck!