what do you consider long range ?

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  1. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I hear some people state they are getting into long range hunting I was wondering how far out do people consider long range where does long rang start? Just wondering...
     
  2. barnesuser28

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    Long range for me is 350-1000 yards, extreme long range is 1000+ yards.
     

  3. gohring3006

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    I think long range starts at 400 that means when I look at my target no matter what it is target or game I consider it to be long range I can remember when people thought 250 was a long poke I'm just wondering what the general consensus thinks is long range I would bet you are at that consensus thanks for replying
     
  4. FearNoWind

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    In my mind, long range is a somewhat subjective personal value. My own assessment is any range where I have a clear, still target in the open and have to stop and evaluate my ability to make a clean quick kill under the prevailing circumstances. On a still day with a target as described I'd consider anything over 500 yards as long range. When the wind is stiff and difficult to judge, that distance would come down to perhaps 300 yards.
     
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    I consider long range as three quarters of a second of flight time. A lot of things can happen in one second. I agree with FearNoWind on situations.
     
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  8. 7magcreedmoor

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    To me, long range starts when I have to adjust the elevation on the scope (or use holdovers in the reticle, though I prefer the first option) and continues to whatever distance I can identify the target and deliver a first round hit with enough terminal velocity and energy to kill cleanly. Of course, target size, wind conditions, stability of shooting position, visibility etc. can make that distance shrink to CQB...
     
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    For me I consider long range when you have to adjust your scope or you point of aim to hit the target.
     
  10. Clovis Man

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    I grew up in South Texas, using Weaver scopes with the reticle with two horizontal lines. What did they call that thing??? We didn't use them as a pseudo-rangefinder, we just "knew" that the top line was for 200 yards and the bottom line was for 400 yards. We usually hit pretty good, too.

    Today, after having shot in the Marine Corps with open sights at 500 yards -- or meters, depending which base we were on -- I guess anything over 500 yards is a long range. But it's all subjective.

    Did I mis-spell "reticle"???
     
  11. 7magcreedmoor

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    To Clovis Man: Reticle is the first spelling listed in Merriam-Webster. Some also spell it "reticule" which is closer to the latin origin, reticulum. In a nation where basic education has been in decline for decades, it is nice to know some still care...
     
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    Not to hijack the thread, but grammar and spelling just bug the DAYLIGHTS out of me -- when either one is wrong. Guess I had good teachers.

    Breath is a noun, breathe is a verb. When you take in a breath, you breathe...
     
  13. BrentM

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    700 plus in good conditions. Only because I tend to shoot at 1000-1500. 500 seems like point blank anymore. I shoot 500-600 with my 204 to keep it interesting.
     
  14. barnesuser28

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    show off. :D:rolleyes: