#1 best tip for new shooters trying to get into the long range game!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by nt7332, Nov 9, 2019.


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  1. TangoOscarMike

    TangoOscarMike Well-Known Member

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    My number one tip is not to spend a billion dollars on your setup until you decide if you really are serious about doing this. This is an expensive hobby. By the time you get your rifle, your scope, your other odds and ends, and all of your reloading equipment you can spend $10,000 if you want top shelf stuff. However, you can buy a Savage 110 Tactical .308 with a 24" barrel and a 20MOA rail for about $650 brand new. You can get a decent scope in the $350 range and keep your whole set up at around $1000 or less if you shop around. This will be a great entry level rig and let you do a whole lot of meaningful shooting. Once you master this weapon and you realize whether or not you love the hobby, you can invest in something more substantial. You will never regret buying a setup like this either, because it will be a great hunting rig and will be easy to sell if the urge ever strikes you.
     
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  2. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Is your goal long range shooting only (targets) or hunting too?.If it includes hunting then with the practice.....shoot from every possible position, and off of trees, backpacks, stumps and stones!
     
  3. nt7332

    nt7332 Well-Known Member

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    Targets mainly. Despite how proficient I get I will never shoot an animal that far with so many variables. Not to mention back East when I move back target opportunity at those distances don’t really exist.
     
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  4. robert l

    robert l Well-Known Member

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    I would have to disagree with that being a perishable skill.Now the equipment may change but the skills u learn will last a life time.But that is just my opinion.
     
  5. robert l

    robert l Well-Known Member

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    Yea i know what you mean. We had a nice 1000 yard range and for some reason they shut it down to 600 yards. It is still nice but long range has to be done on private property.
     
  6. cloverleafs

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    HOLY SPIT!! That's great shooting!
     
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  7. BigJohnH

    BigJohnH Well-Known Member

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    Find a copy of FM 23-10, print it out and read it cover to cover MANY times.... and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.
     
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  8. 7magcreedmoor

    7magcreedmoor Well-Known Member

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    I almost blew my drink out of my nose when I read that one.
     
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  9. 5.56×250

    5.56×250 Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid most of the old farts on here would have to use a clip on bun. I might get one of those to keep the airy spot on the top of my head warm .
     
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  10. nt7332

    nt7332 Well-Known Member

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    Well if u can’t do a manbun there is always skinny jeans and a Starbucks!!
     
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  11. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Whut "snox" sed. Practice, practice, practice.
    And with your level of accuracy I'd say you sure have the right rifle and load.

    I have been lucky in having a few very accurate rifles.
    The 1st an inexpensive 6.5 CM Ruger American Predator.
    The 2nd and 3rd are two very accurate Browning X-Bolt Pros, in 6.5 CM and 6.5 PRC. The 6.5 PRC is my keeper. Selling the 6.5 CM B/C it's redundant.

    Eric B.
     
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  12. 5.56×250

    5.56×250 Well-Known Member

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    Almost all jeans are skinny jeans when you get the senior table muscles I'm packin !
     
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  13. 5.56×250

    5.56×250 Well-Known Member

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    Had to let the coffee go too. It was disturbing my lazy streak.
     
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  14. ToastyTheProfessor

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    Since you can shoot well at a short distance, here it is:

    1) Extreme spread (ES) on the velocity of your ammo should be single digits or close to it (if you do not have this factor, the group you showed above could be two+ feet apart vertically at 1000 yards).

    2) Practice with the above ammo - the practice is to learn how to "judge" the wind and physical technique.

    Good luck in your endeavor.
    Dr. T