Guy From England Looking For Long Range Shooting Vacation In USA.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by robbobsam, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. robbobsam

    robbobsam Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Hiya Guys,

    I am from the UK and have just taken up rifle shooting. I have purchased a few rifles for shooting on my local far.

    .22lr CZ
    .17hmr CZ
    .243 Tikka Super varmint with Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 x 56 Scope.

    I shoot varmint (Rabbits and Foxes) at my local farm at ranges up to 300yds which is really the maximum safe shooting range, but I would really like to go to the USA and learn at a shooting school or hunting vacation center how to become a better long range hunter.

    Can you offer any advice on such a good vacation venue with a good reputation.

    Also, the Tikka super varmint is an out of the box rifle and is currently shooting about 1" groups at 100yds. is this about right or should I make adjustments to the ammo or rifle.

    Can you make suggestions as to the best ammo for this rifle?

    The rifle has a 1 in 10 twist.
  2. KC 280ack

    KC 280ack Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Shawn Carlock puts on a great long range class in Coeur D alene Idaho and knows Night Force inside and out contact him at 208-687-2659 and the price is right. As for the rifle ammo would be the easy fix hope it works if not look at the stock and barrle make sure you dont have contact this could open up your group pillars might be lose its the little things that can drive you nuts. Good luck and have fun.gun)
  3. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Welcome to LRH.

    I would check out a couple of the guys on this site that offer long range shooting classes and take one of them while you are over here.

    Hope the vacation goes well.
  4. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2010
  5. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Welcome, glad to have you here. lots of good folks and lots of good info. +1 on Shawn and Darrell. Enjoy.
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    +1 on Shawn and Darrell. If you happen to come threw Virginia check out the shooting opportunities on Quantico Marine Corps Base. They have a 1k range. Anyone shooting on that range will be willing to give you advice and their opinion(s)!

    Your 10 twist barrel is a bit slow. You need a 1:9 or 8 to be able to shoot the heavier bullets.

    With a stock rifle, there are several things to consider that may help with improving the accuracy potential of your rifle. They are:

    Pillar and skim bed action
    Tune Trigger
    Recrown Barrel
    Lap Locking Lugs
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  7. kellyzier

    kellyzier Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2009
    Come out and take shawn's class, it's a reasonable price and he pretty much guarantee's everyone will be shooting 800 yards by the end of the course. Look me up when you get out here, if Im available I will take you out shooting after you get done with Shawns class. We shoot from 1,000 to close to a mile. I live about 30 minutes west of Shawn.

  8. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    If you are coming in the Fall during hunting season there are places where there are nonresident elk tags available. Idaho is one of them.

    There are a lot of "prairie dog ranches" that you can go to if you are willing to pay. There are also several forum members who guide for coyotes.

    It is likely that in September that there will be leftover doe/fawn antelope tags available in Wyoming.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010