New from Oregon


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May 4, 2011

Long time 0-300 yard shooter, been lurking for a while, joining to stretch my legs a bit. Learned to shoot as a kid, had a .22 before a pellet gun, and honed that skill with 20 years of hunting shooting (Mostly varmits), and as an infantryman in the Army National Guard.

I’m currently in a seasonal, entry level position with Wildlife Services (Federal Agency, runs many county trapper programs as well as assisting other federal agencies with animal damage problems).

I suppose a story or two is the best way to cover my current skill level. 2 weekends ago after mounting and zeroing a new 4-12x Vortex scope on a very accurate .223 Remington 700 I fired a 3 shot group at 300 yards to verify the BDC reticle. It measured about 1.5”, so ½ MOA. About 6 months ago I fired my Dad’s custom 7mm w/Husquema Scope a few times for familiarization, and then fired a 3” 500 yard group, so about .6 MOA. Both of these groups were fired from a good bench with an excellent rest in fairly calm conditions. So I think it’s safe to say my aiming, trigger squeeze, and breathing techniques are up to snuff. But as you all know, field shooting and bench shooting are 2 totally different animals, and that’s what I’m here to bridge.

My goal is 2 parts:

1.) Put together a rifle, optics, and ammunition set up capable of cold bore hits out to 600-700 yards. I have an idea of what I want and the conditions it will be used in, but will be asking for advice in another thread, which I’ll link back to here after I post it.

1.) More importantly, learn how to use that set up to it’s fullest potential IN THE FIELD…which will probably be the more challenging of the two :) They are both numbered “1.)” for a reason :)

Anyway, that’s me in a nutshell. Looking forward to being a member, although I plan on adhering to some sage advice I was once given…if the person you are talking to knows more about the subject at hand than you do, keep your mouth shut and ears open! Thanks for reading.
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