Long Range Hunting/Shooting

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by submoa hunter, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. submoa hunter

    submoa hunter New Member

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    what are good things to know when shooting really long distances say 1000 yards . tips? what comes into account at that range and how do i figure my way around it.
     
  2. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean work your way around?

    There really is no way around it, unless I miss understand the statement.

    There are some really good video's on youtube by a master sniper trainer who discusses all aspects of LR shooting. NSSF video. National Shooting Sport Foundation I believe. This guy is very good at what he does. Also, Gunwerks does some nice stuff too.

    OK, my take:

    Coriolus
    spin drift
    Temp
    barometric pressure- absolute or eleveation or density altitude
    Slope angle
    and last but worst.....WIND.

    In the field I have:
    range finder, with integrated slope and ABP
    wind meter
    Drop Chart
    Ballistic program on an ipod- Shooter.
    GPS
    compass

    Of course, to make the shot you have to have all the fundamentals such as hold, trigger, sight, and breathing control. Repeatably accuracte rifle and good optics.

    I assume some of this stuff you know and I am just rambling.
     
  3. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    Almost all hunters, and a few target shooters, I have worked with have been able to shoot extremely well with a little coaching. One common theme with ALL of them, their ability to appropriately apply a correct ballistics solution in the field. This is a huge beast and not easily achievable without a sound understanding of ballistics.

    Applied Ballistics has some great books on this topic. I would start there! That's my "Tip" for the day.

    Good luck and good shooting.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Waaay to broad a question. but you're come to the right place. Read, read, read.