New shooter and I read all the threads. A lot of valuable knowledge here built from lots of experience and money spent on gear. For a new shooter such as myself, what is the #1 tip to assist in the journey to long range shooting? Thanks in advance.
This pretty much sums it up. Spend more time shooting and less time worrying about your gear.Practice. Practice a lot as much as you can. Even at 100 yards. I notice after a few months of not shooting during my busy season that I lose a lot of trigger control. This time of year I don’t go two days without the range and it’s shows. I have a buddy who really wants to get into long range. I coach him all the time but he only wants to show up twice a year and try and buy his way into taking game at 1000.
I’m really glad he hit the range before going because it crushes his confidence enough to stay within 200 yards. But every year he tries to buy a new rifle that will do it for him.
I honestly think you get what you pay for...sure you can buy a ruger american and a vortex hs-t to get in the game. If you really want to get serious about it you need to go full custom and you can’t cheap out on glass - at least thats what I was told by another member on this forum. I am hoping my kids decide not to go to college and am saving up my pennies to be able to get a tangent theta in the next few yearsAlso relatively new to long range shooting/hunting. Best advice I got when getting into this sport was to buy a 6.5 creedmoor. I was able to get out to 1000 yards easily, factory ammo was crazy accurate (its an inherently accurate round) and even the budget rifles will shoot 1/2 moa. That’s where I started and its the best advice I ever could have received.
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