I didn't think I had to quote your entire messages to remind you what you said.... read it again.Well the sign over the entrance here reads (long range hunting).
And for those who might be interested in simply doing that, none of the information contained in the above posts will be of much real use to you.
You dont have to agree with me on anything, fact is id advise not agreeing with anybody till you yourself have tried shooting at some targets at the distances most animals are killed at long range.
And that distance will be up to 1000yds max, with most shots well under that distance.
Many of todays factory rifles having just a decent scope that can be dialed will be a good starting point.
A rangefinder is helpfull, but even that isnt absolutely essential to start.
Guessing the distance will get you closer to the target than you might think at the closer distances. And it can actually have benefits in that it can teach you how to use the dial of the scope in a hunting situation.
Read about the (one shot zero) method of sighting a rifle and practice it. Then use it on the long range targets you shoot at.
You will soon learn that all you need is you, a decent gun, and a good place to shoot, with the latter being the most important.
Dart boards are placed on walls and not floors for a good reason, and shooting a rifle at targets on steep sidehills is visually similar.
As for necessary equipment for a long range hunter?
The hunting part starts with finding game, and that requires very good binoculars, preferably mounted on a tripod.
Ask any experienced/successful long range hunter what he needs most as for equipment, and you will find that things like wind meters, scope levels, and angle indicators for scopes wont even be on the list of at least most of them.
How we shoot, is a far more important topic than this one.
Maybe you've been here so long you forgot about what this sub is about.I didnt forget about the so called private room.
I was here when the so called room was created, and i also remember well who the prime mover for its creation was.
Point of the whole matter is that average Joe shooter can become much better at shooting longer distances than he might think.
And in order to do that he dosent need to be investing in things he himself will later find were unnesasery to have.
As for the experts, there have been no shortages of them spewing forth their opinions on things for much longer than my now very long life.
Much of it related to things like selling books or gadgets.
The only good info I've seen you give in this sub is "go shoot". Every post you make seems to have some little bit of truth then a whole bunch of bad advice so it'd be pretty hard for a new comer to see through. But I'm sure we should listen to you instead of the guys who literally wrote the book. If you have some custom drag models I'd like to see them... I bet you have a reason we don't need those.I'd really like this sub-forum to be mainly for the guys who already know how to do it over 1,000 yards.
I hope everyone of all levels of skill and experience will enjoy reading the topics in order to learn more.
But I hope the questions and discussion will come mostly from already qualified thousand yard plus shooters or those who are almost there right now.
I want this to be a special spot for the guys who already do it over 1,000 yards. Their own playground.
I'd like this sub-forum to be free from the 300 yard shooter asking the same question that someone else just asked yesterday about 300 yard shooting.
- No neophyte questions and discussions, find them elsewhere on this site.
- OVER 1,000 yards