Newbie here

Ridge Runner

Well-Known Member
Dec 13, 2002
mathias wv
Hi guys, fng to the world of real long range hunting. have taken deer to 487 yds with my custom STW but nothing Like I see you guys doing. still trying to break the 550 yd barrier on groundhogs with my RRA varminter. I'm sure I'll learn alot here
Hello, James

I'm something of a new addition here myself, and you're right--if you want to learn, this IS the place. I'm new to the shooting sports in general, but being originally from Minnesota, I had the chance to do some long-range stuff on or over a number of small lakes. It's great when they freeze over, because everything freezes nearly perfectly level, so actual testing was made a tad easier, and considerably more accurate. I have yet to take any big game out beyond 485, but I've popped a couple of rabbits at just over 600. Enjoy your time here, and if you've got any questions, post `em [I love reading new things!]

Welcome James and Cybra;

I have been gone a bit and and welcome you both.

James tell me about your STW and its diet.

Cybra, wherebouts MN ya from. I am from the NW corner (TRF)

Built by Mark Bansner on a 700 LH action, has a lilja 26" fluted stainless barrel/w break. Bansner synthetic stock, and a loopy 6.5x20 in loopy mounts. whole outfit weighs 7 3/4 pounds
I shoot 88 gr. of H-1000 behind a nosler 140 ballistic tip, lit up by fed. magnum match primers @ 3602 fps with an ES of 16fps. has shot in the .2's but I can't do it every day.
Hello, Nodak!

Another Sven? I'll be damned! I used to live about 30 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, if you know about where that is; and I'm assuming you do, since--once you get up that way--towns are far and few inbetween <thank God>. Currently I'm stuck in the Sunshine state, but come this spring I'm heading back. I used to work on a resort up that way on Spider Lake. Quite the life; a ****er the resort had to sell! Now if I could just get my two custom guns fully up and operational, I'd be a happy man upon my return!

Yessseriii, 99% Pure Lefse.. Dang I miss Gramma's norsk'e goodies this time of year. Yep, know the area fairly well with friends in Cohasset. I left 13 yrs ago and spent the last 12 trying to figure out how to get back.... Almost there.. Get this, my dream is to live in Fargo and make a good living.... That statement really gets me looks... What people don't realize is that Mulies & Elk are a 1/2 day drive. Whitetail all around, Moose at the farm, World Class Walleye fishing within a couple hours any direction and miles & miles of nothing..
(ya can dress for the cold, far easier than the heat. Besides it ain't cold til -30 and that only lasts 2 months anyhow..

Glad to make your aqaintance..

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