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A Case For Prs
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Great article. Cannot wait for my first match April 20th in Cody, WY
Well done, there is no shortcut to long range shooting!
Good article, I have found a local group that shoots NRL22 matches, I think it will help me a lot when hunting. With two kids and a demanding job, it is nice to be able to work on my hunting skills without having to take the time to reload.
Good article! I started participating in PRS competition a few years ago and have since become quite addicted. I t has completely changed the dynamic of my off season(hunting) activity, shifting from simple(and often monotonous banging of steel targets, to a never ending expansion of different shooting positions, techniques, and equipment that has surely added to my LR hunting capability. Next season I will try a new build that blends the two disciplines(below). Their is a major difference between PRS and LR hunting that requires a shift in thinking process, particularly if you are a PRS shooter looking to take up LRH. PRS is a percentage game. You can take first place in s match hitting 70-80% of the targets which may be a full sized IPSC at 1000 yards, much larger then the vitals of a mule deer at that range. Correction/test shots during a match are quite common and often required for adjustments in difficult wind conditions. Like IPSC and other “action” shooting games, “center shot” accuracy is many times traded off against speed, as most stages are timed. As we are well aware, LRH is a one shot process that should be taken with the confidence that you have a 100% chance of a hit in the animals vitals. Speed needs to be traded against time, and certainty of conditions, accepting the fact that a shot may not be taken at all. This s a frequent conversation with ORS shooters looking to getting into LRH. Overall, I think the benefits of shooting PRS will add immensely to shooting skills and excitement in the off season and recommended if you have s venue nearby.
Just some thoughts.
My PRS rifle in 6.5x47L(980 yd steel stage during match), LRH Rifle in 6.6x284(for 10 years), my recent LRH Rifle in 6.6x284 that I will try out next hunting season. Ergonomics/balance of this build with the exception of overall weight(3.5# less) is identical to my PRS rifle.
How do you find out about events in your area? I'm in NJ and thinking about trying this.
I found out through Facebook, had to do some searching.
There is a club in Catskill called
Sheepdog Warrior that conducts PRS matches. It s very nice range run by great guys!
Thanks guys, I'll check it out
Hoping to get started in KY next year.
Accumulating some gear...
My experience matches the author's. PRS has allowed me to use my hunting rifle (.280AI Nosler M48) to hit 1 MOA targets at 1000 yards. I have no intention of shooting game at that distance. My personal limit hunting is 400 yards.
My rifle looks out of place next to all the PRS chassis in the rack, but is actually competitive in production class. The club is very welcoming and shares gear and advice willingly. I learn something at every match and can't wait for the next one.