long range and Indiana living don't match

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pressman, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys
    I don't know where everyone lives but from a lot of the forums i read it not in Indiana. One of my biggest issues is that i am a Precision nut. close just means it almost their. That being said I would love to have Shawn or Kirby to build me an 338 edge or 338AM but i could never really shoot it here and get the potential out of the weapon. I have been looking at the 6.5 creedmoore but no one builds the gun except creedmoore (tubbs) and if I am going to spend that kind of money why not just go all the way and get the ultimate 338's. I do go to Wyoming every year to hunt mule deer and antelope... but my custom 270 fits the bill ( somewhat) not as accurate as i would like. 3/4 moa. with hand loads. I really don't want a caliber that i have to fire form because i don't have that equipment and mainly the experiance of doing it. Not many wildcat shooters in Indiana. just not sure what i want ( sounds like a woman).. anyway my question is in your own opinion how much should a person shoot (long range) once a week, once a month, I know the true answer is as much as you can... which i would if I lived where i could. 300 yards is pretty long in Indiana and not really bragging but that is really not a big issue for me.
    Sorry for this being so long i just get all rapped up when i read some of your guys great stories and the precision of some of your shots.
     
  2. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Living in Indiana has to be tough for a long range shooter...

    ...go west young man...
     

  3. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    I second that - go west.

    I wish I could. Some day, if I am lucky, I will retire out west.
     
  4. LostInSpace278

    LostInSpace278 Well-Known Member

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    Although I do not live in Indiana, I have the same grievances with Kentucky. 300 yard shot is usually 100 yards onto some one elses property. On a lighter note, next spring I am moving west to Colorado. Yall should join me!!
     
  5. wadevb1

    wadevb1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't even want to hear about it.....you guys have a 1k range:Young's Longshot Range, Inc.

    I might have to start making trips there myself.
     
  6. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    i hear you, missouri is iffy, some big fields if you know someone taht owns them. but im moving to CO in january!
     
  7. kombayotch

    kombayotch New Member

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    I'm a member... it the nicest range I've ever been a member of. Indiana and long range are very compatible.
     
  8. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    press, I hear ya. Northern Michigan doesn't offer much for the LR shooter. I am fortunate enough to have a private range out to 1K.
     
  9. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Depends where you live and who you know. I have a 300 yd fixed range in my backyard extendable to 400yd with a portable bench. I have shot to 860yd on land I have permission though it is 90min away; I could set up a 1 mile shot there if I wanted to but getting downrange to check the target would be a huge ordeal.

    Indiana has tons of farmland, the real issue is stopping the bullets reliably as there are more houses than out west.