What do you think long range is?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by MathewsMadness101, Apr 24, 2014.

What do you think is long range?

Poll closed Jan 18, 2017.
  1. 200 Yards

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  2. 400 Yards

    29 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. 600 Yards

    77 vote(s)
    45.6%
  4. 800 Yards

    39 vote(s)
    23.1%
  5. 1000 and more

    23 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. MathewsMadness101

    MathewsMadness101 New Member

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    My friend says he shot a buck from 200 yards and he thinks its long range.Tell me what you think.
     
  2. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    If he shot it with his S&W 686 357 magnum; yes, I would consider it long range.

    It depends on what I am using as to what long range is to me.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Tell him I'm in Alabama where most people are proud of 100 yard shots (not me, of course, I know my skill level). Sounds like a routine day in the woods for me. Popped 2 deer this year, one was 150, the other was nearing 200 yards. Cake walk shots. The one at 150 didn't move...Dropped dead instantly with a pumphouse shot. The one around 200 ran about 20 yards into the woods with a perfect double-lung & heart shot at about a 30* angle. Those are typical shots for me when I go hunting, because I strategically go to the longest green fields or powerlines where nobody else hunts because they all think anthing past 150 yards is "a long shot". :D
     
  4. paphil

    paphil Well-Known Member

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    Long range is any time you must compensate for altitude, angle, temperature,wind or other factor such as inability to hold the gun study due to fatigue, cold, excitement, pride,fear,anger or a host of other emotions that cause you or your target to move! The weapon also plays in to the equation, a 25 yard shot with a BB gun is long range.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Word!

    gun)
     
  6. matemike

    matemike Well-Known Member

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    5280ft/3=1760yds=1 statute mile.

    so

    440 yards is 1/4 mile. That's not THAT far.

    880 yards makes the half mile mark. That's far.

    I rounded up from the choices and said 1,000 yards is long distance.

    I bet many of us on here have shot over a quarter mile distances. Some maybe didn't even realize it.
     
  7. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Long range is any distance that I can't hit what I'm shooting at!!:D
     
  8. theEMP

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    Long range to me is when you can no longer just guess the range and use Kentucky Windage to hit.
     
  9. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

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    I think anything past 500 yards is when factors come into play.
     
  10. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Most loads I shoot will have a max point blank (no hold over required) approaching or exceeding 400 yards so for me "long range" has to be something more than that.
     
  11. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    On deer and larger game 600.

    Priarie dogs are a real challenge at 400, so are rabbits.

    The challenge grows exponentially with the range from beyond those ranges if there is any wind at all.

    It also depends a great deal on what you are shooting firearms and caliber wise.

    200yds is a hell of a poke with an open sight pistol for example.
     
  12. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    This is the LRH forum. For the most part 400yds doesn't approach LR for most of what we are shooting and I think, no, I'm pretty sure most of us know that.
     
  13. WildRose

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    Interesting. What caliber and load?