new to long range

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by 308or7mm, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. 308or7mm

    308or7mm Member

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    Hello from central Oregon, new to long range shooting.
     
  2. ss7mm

    ss7mm Writers Guild

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    Welcome to LongRangeHunting. You found the right site for your new addiction.:)
     

  3. 308or7mm

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    I am afraid to see where this goes now. Have a habit of over doing things. It's only money right?
     
  4. ss7mm

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    Oh, I can tell you're in big trouble already with an attitude like that. You'd better lock up your billfold and checkbook while you still have a chance.:)

    Nah, that wouldn't be any fun cause half the fun is planning and spending the bucks to get what you want.:rolleyes:
     
  5. 308or7mm

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    Will trade wife for guns and ammo, need 7mm parts. Maybe a long range varmint gun. One way of paying for them right??? That was a joke!! Been a reader for awhile, now a poster. I am a learner and doer, (when funds allow).

    Thoughts on up coming builds or buys.
    losing my mini 14 for a 600 yrd .223 tack driver
    7mm is the choice over the .308, since i have dies and cases, along with the performance.
     
  6. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Hey welcome to the site. A fast twist .223 is good fun and a great practice gun!

    And I agree, 7mm is a great caliber, if you have a .223 to practice with. I have a 308 win and use it for practice. If you only want one gun for now, 308 win is a great do-it-all caliber. And will get you more accustomed to some recoil than a .223. Piece of advice, don't skimp on optics!
     
  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, glad to have you here. lots of good folks and lots of good info. +1 on the 308, good starter and inexpensive. Enjoy.
     
  8. winmag

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    Hey big dog, where you at here in Central Oregon? Im in Redmond, so if your close by, maybe we can go out by Millican/Brothers, and torch a few rounds off. ive got a spot with flags tied to a fence form 0-600yds. out there, not real ''long'' range but way fun!
    Anyhow welcome to L/R/H! And like ss7mm said might as well concede to the idea that your gonna be hoplessly addicted, and $ becomes ''dispensible'' real quick!
     
  9. 308or7mm

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    I am out at C.R.R. and work in both Bend and Redmond. Sounds good about the shoot. I have been trying to set up a 500 - 600 range out at one of the properties I hunt on.
     
  10. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    My cousin works for Hooker Creek, and just poured some concrete out there. P.M. me your phone number, and Ill give you directions to my house. Im almost in Terrebon, I live by the new grade school here in Redmond.