Just a long range wanna be hello from texas

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  1. Mkstrip

    Mkstrip Member

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    Hello folks,
    I am new to the forum I am a LEO in Texas. I have been hunting and shooting from a young age. I have been involved in uspsa and 3gun competitions for a few years now. I recently purchased a Howa hcr 6.5 Creedmoor American flag edition. My new goal is to learn to shoot a 1000 yards. All advice will be appreciated. The gun came with a nikko stirling 4x16x50 that is hardly adequate for the gun. I have been looking into athlon optics(any experience or first hand knowledge on these would be great to know). Also other than a wind meter, shooting mat, range finder, and the strelok pro app, any other gear that will be essential to get started. I will use factory match grade ammo for now.( Brand preferences and why would be helpful) Understand my family needs come before my hobbies. I consider myself a budget minded shooter so gear that cost thousands of dollars does me no good to learn about. Please leave your arrogant condescending remarks off my threads. Seems to be a problem in other forums I have tried and left. We were all new shooters once. One day I will repay my experience to another new shooter looking for advice.
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

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    Gus here are not going to give you any problems. No worries there. I think your list will do for now. You will find things as the need arises. Fill them then. I would look at reloading sooner than later.

    Thanks for your service and welcome!

    Steve
     
  3. Mkstrip

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    Thanks for the reply any advice on optics or links to threads on here with good info
     
  4. werth338

    werth338 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome.

    Where do you live in TX? I haven’t used Athlon but a friend of mine speaks highly of it and might be able to help you on that. I don’t shot a 6.5 Creed but Hornady match might be a good one to try.
     
  5. RockyMtnMT

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    Check the optics section. Loss of info there. Will really come down to your budget.

    Steve
     
  6. Mkstrip

    Mkstrip Member

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    Near lubbock
     
  7. werth338

    werth338 Well-Known Member

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    Got it. Never been in Lubbock.
     
  8. Mkstrip

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    That would be great to get more info on the athlon thanks
     
  9. DustySpotter

    DustySpotter New Member

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    [​IMG] hope this helps you find your next athlon

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  10. zr600

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    What’s your price range on optics? That will help narrow done some options. For range finder I would seriously consider the Leica 2400r. It’s a Leica and you can find them under 500. Maybe just get a range finder shooting mat and some hornady 140 ammo and go shooting see how it does for now. For now you could use a free ballistic app try the vortex one, could also skip the kestrel for the time being and learn to read wind flags. I had my creedmoor our to 1100 yards with just windflags factory hornady 140eldm and a vortex viper pst geni. The gongs were already setup by my buddy so we knew the distance. He uses either a g7 range finder or his 1600 Leica. For a range finder I would t get anything but the Leica. I have bought 3 rangefinders in 4 years. I bought a leupold 1000tbr was hard to range anything further then 300 yards or so, then picked up a sig kilo2000 and it works ok will generally pick most things up out to 500-700 yards. When out shooting the gongs at my buddies it wouldn’t pick up a 8” plate at 600 yards so it needs a big reflective target to get to its ratings. I’ll write up a review in the optics forum on the Leica 2400 vs the sig 2000.
     
  11. Mkstrip

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    Somewhere around a $1000 bucks is where I would like to be for a scope
     
  12. zr600

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    Ok check out the Burris xtrii I think it would be better then an athlon they have good glass nice turrets and a zero stop ffp. They are onsale at sportoptics.com and ask them about there best price last I looked a 5-25 was under 1000.
     
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  13. Mkstrip

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    Thanks
     
  14. stx

    stx Well-Known Member

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    I second the Hornady ELD Match ammo!
     
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