Found my LRH hunting spot (PICS)

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bigbuck, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    In my state it is very rare to find a setup like I see you guys in Co, MT Idaho have . I found a nice little spot where I can get atleast 50 to 1000 yards hunting and I have found a spot that I can shoot a rock @ 1684 yards . I ran into a guy that said he saw a nice buck just below the pic that has my rifle in it. I didnt get to this spot early enough this morning , two guys beat me there . They left because they said they couldnt shoot that far and I told em I was going to try my luck , they then told me that if I had been 30 minutes early I could have seen 8 does walk around the side of the MTN. I hunted a few hours and the wind started to blow . I have just gotten my rifle and Exbal matched up as far as elevation but I havent been shooting with wind corrections . I decided before I left that I needed to see how I could shoot in this terrain its as close to canyon country as I can get here in the south . I had a 3 mile and hour wind from right to left nearly a full value . I ranged a rather large size rock the Leica said 900 yards Exbal said I needed 1 1/2 MOA windage but by the time I got settled in I noticed the wind had died down a bit so I re checked with my Kestrel and it confirmed that I had 1 1/2 mile and hour wind . So I only dialed .75 MOA got set up checked the anti cant level (good) pre loaded the bipods just a bit and sent one on its way . I watched the impact and it was dead nuts elevation and windage wise . I can only imagine how hooked I will be when I actually take a deer . I found out from the game warden that I can hunt from the opposite side of the bluff . There is deer tracts within 6 feet from my gun and I also spooked some from about 50 yards yesterday evening on the top of the bluff that I shot from , so this means I can relocate and I can hopefully get a long range shot gun)

    Note: you cannot see in the pics but there is several openings in the hardwoods that I should be able shoot thru.
     

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  2. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking spot which state are you in ?
     

  3. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    Impressive. You may need a spotter to help you to spot the bullets hitting the rock wall.
    The spotter will be able to see the bullet vapour.
     
  4. helidriver72

    helidriver72 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking set up, looks very similar to what I have. Best of luck and hope you get a shot opportunity. If you could get somebody to spot for you that would be great.
     
  5. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the replies . Most of my hunting buddies will be in a tree stand so I dont really have a spotter during hunting season. I have shawns break and I can spot my shots as close as 500 yards it works very well. The pics dont do it justice , there is little pockets in the hardwoods:)

    I know it may sound crazy but I would rather have a doe at long range then a buck at close range . I guess I have the LRH bug???
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That looks GREAT!!! I have one spot with a nice rock ledge to shoot of like that and love it, many a deer has met it's fate from a spot that looks just like that:D

    Can't wait to see what you put the smack down on gun)
     
  7. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.... I can't waite either:):) The only bad thing, is in this area we only have a 2 day hunt left for rifle so I will have to get at it once it starts.
     
  8. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    That's plenty time even with a 2 second flight time gun) I was planning on a real sweet LR shot this year from my spot and a Muley buck decided to commit suicide at 75 yards in from of me, close to the last day we showed no mercy :D