Long Range Shooting Checklist?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Billinsd, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Billinsd

    Billinsd Well-Known Member

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    When you are preparing to take an ethical, long range precision shot at undestirbed game what is your checklist? Say for me, I have a tripod rest for my rifle and bullet drop turrets for my ammunition of choice.
    This is something I just thought up. #1 range the animal, #2 calculate the true horizontal distance with an angle cosine tool, #3 check the wind, #4 adjust the windage and elevation turrents to the corrected range and wind, #5 pick a place to sit down where I can lean against a tree or rock, #6 then sit down, #7 adjust my tripod/bipod legs, #8 adjust the rifle, #9 look back up at where the animal was before I sat down(maybe never take my eye off it?), #10 look through the scope, #11 pick a spot, #12 take a deep breath (or a half breath), #13 take the safety off, #14 squeeze the trigger?
    What do competition rifle shooters do? Of course there is usually not a lot of time to do a bunch of stuff when shooting at an animal. I am talking about where you have a little bit of time and want to make a precision shot off of a tripod.
    Thanks
    Bill
     
  2. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome Bill ,

    I think you do pretty much what the rest of longrange shooters do ,although i'm curious about your tripod set-up.

    I can't seem to find a shooting rest that suits me ,got any pictures of your set-up ? -Mike
     

  3. Billinsd

    Billinsd Well-Known Member

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    Mike, thanks. Hey I see there is a big article on shot preparation as well as others. Great into.

    I have the new Stoney Point Rapid Pivit tripod and the tag along for the rear rest. I like it. The rapid pivit tripod legs are a bit too small for the tag along, so I put a piece on tubing on the tripod leg and it did the trick. I really like it.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  4. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    I would nt use the Bullet drop turrets. I would use a scope that tracks well and has measurments in moa then I would use a ballistics program that you can put your actual feild conditions in and it would give the actual MOA that i needed for my conditions.

    1doug