Without knowing your history I will go over the staples of what i have learned while shooting with the 50 BMG, 300 win mag, and all the other 1K+ shooters.So this week will be my first time shooting 1mile -2k yards. Any tips to consider? I am shooting a 28" 300wsm with 208gr eld. I just want hits not concerned about total accuracy.
Breathe slow, relax, read the wind with your flags/ribbons, your spotter should have a slightly out of focus scope so he can tell the wind deflection and watch the bullet in flight. beware of heat mirage. it is a wicked thing.
Breathe.. breathe more. settle your nerves/heart, look through the scope and remember, "it's not that far." believe it is not that far, you shoot 1,600 yard comps then this is only a couple of hundred yards more. it is not something to be nervous about. confidence helps settle nerves and heart beat.. also quiets adrenaline. you shoot 1K through 1,600, then 1,760 should be the same except a bit more elevation. 338 Lapua either 250 or 300 grain slugs drop on average 24 feet at 1 Mile (going from memory here so no hate if my numbers are not exact). the last time I went out to 1,500 I hit a coyote. that was a thrill and an accomplishment since I have not shot over 600 yards in more than 18 years.