Long range hunting ???

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mikea5232, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a long range hunting forum but in your opinion what distance is to far? I was antelope hunting this past week and was able to take a long shot at one and was successful. I spent a whole mess of time load developing and testing that load for the hunt. I would like to share the picture and distance but don't want to if it would look bad because of the distance. So please comment. I know the effective range is cartridge specific and i had more than enough gun for the shot.
     
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  2. Buckfever34

    Buckfever34 Well-Known Member

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    "How far is too far" is certainly a case by case basis with the shooter, conditions, cartridge, etc...

    Fill us in!
     
  3. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    165g sierra gamechanger, in a 7STW. with a 5x25 ATACR optic, jewel trigger. Pillar and glass bedded, Br2500 gunwerks rangefinder.

    Sunny morning variable wind up to 5mph
     
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  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    No ethics are discussed here. Post any shot you want.
    A successful shot deserves recognition.
     
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  5. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    1311 yrds 20181017_104349.jpg
     
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  6. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!
    I take it the game changer worked well?
     
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    nmbarta Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot!
     
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  8. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    Very well!
     
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  9. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Congratulations on a fine trophy. If you practice and you did and know your guns limitations, why not. That has to be worked out by each individual shooter.
     
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  10. imyourhuckleberry

    imyourhuckleberry Well-Known Member

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    Never even heard the report from that rifle, nice shot.
     
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  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! It’s great to see the results of your efforts to make such a shot!
     
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    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    If you know your rifle, dope and your limitations, then ethical shot is a very subjective definition. Congrats on your trophy and ability.
     
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  13. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
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    Congratulations on a great shot. And a great trophy. That's got to be a great feeling to have all your hard work rewarded. I personally have fallen in love with long range shooting and hunting. Am always reading and on the lookout for better equipment and trying to improve my skills. There are hunters that don't think that long range is ethical. But a lot of these same hunters will shoot well beyond their means without the knowledge that we as long range shooters and hunters do our best to gather and understand. One thing I do believe that we need to do when taking any shot is follow up and do our best to ensure that we did hit or miss. Again congratulations on a great shot and the ability and confidence to make the shot.
     
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