What do you consider "long range"?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cmachine, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. cmachine

    cmachine New Member

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    What distance would you consider long range?

    I know long range for a .22 is going to be different than a 338, but on average say a .308, what would be long range?
     
  2. glockman55

    glockman55 Well-Known Member

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    500 yds and up
     

  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    600 yards for paper and 400 yards for game. But that's just me. We've got quite a few ultra-longrangers on this site so you should get a few different opinions. :D

    Now if you're talking 300 RUM than the numbers all change.
     
  4. fr3db3ar

    fr3db3ar Well-Known Member

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    300 yards for 22lr....what does that equate to in 223 or 308?
     
  5. Bud Martin

    Bud Martin Well-Known Member

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    I have clients that 200 yards is long range for, I also have clients that 75 yards is a long shot for, I also have clients that don't think it's sporting to shoot under 500 yards. I'm with the 500 plus guys. let it be what it is, everyone gets to shoot and have a good time. As long as we all know our personal limitations.
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    A 308 is very capable to 1000yards on paper but I would cut the distance in half for deer size
    game and half again for Elk.

    1000 paper , 500 deer and 250 for elk.

    Just my opinion

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

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    I think the 1 second rule holds true for the most part. Any projectile that takes over 1 second to arrive at the target I would consider long range. It roughly gives about the same amount of time for something to go wrong.
     
  8. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    +1 on these responses....



     
  9. brassprep

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    In this discussion (if you consider over looking the, " My throwing knife doesn''t have the same range as my WWII field piece" type answers,) what do you consider short range, and medium range, I assume short range would be from near zero to what ever, medium would be from what ever to long range.
     
  10. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Short range = 0 to 300
    Medium = 301 to 500

    For a 308 at 2600fps, 300 yards is about .5 seconds flight time and at 525 is about .75 seconds flight time.