What distance is considered long range?

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  1. VG370

    VG370 Previously VGRAY370

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    I suppose "long range" means different things to different people, but I was wondering, in general, what is considered long range? Is it any shot over 200 yards? is it 500 yards? Is it 800 yards? What's is considered "long range" to most hunters in real world hunting situations?
     
  2. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

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    Lots of opinions here, but I'd say anything outside of an 'optimized' (not maximized) point blank range for any given cartridge dips your toes into 'long' range. I say this in a hunting context because outside of an optimized PBR you need to start considering elevation corrections and shortly thereafter wind corrections. Anything inside an optimized point plank range typically doesn't need to consider much in terms of ballistics. Longer is of course longer.
     
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    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    sea2summit Well-Known Member

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    I would consider it dependent on the weapon and target. Probably any combination where miss judged wind or range would cause a miss of a vital area. Might be greater than 70 yards on a rabbit with a .22, 200 yards on a deer with a .308, etc.
     
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  5. VG370

    VG370 Previously VGRAY370

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    Thanks, that was pretty much what I was looking for.
     
  6. VG370

    VG370 Previously VGRAY370

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    Thanks. That makes sense.
     
  7. VG370

    VG370 Previously VGRAY370

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    ok. Thanks
     
  8. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    Here in southern Arizona in the terrain we hunt, normally 15 to 20 mph winds on a daily basis and with wind gusts of up to 35 mph in late mornings and afternoons, so qe jave to read the wind right.

    For me 500 yards is long range, thats my max right now, but I want to better my skills so I can shoot further.
     
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  9. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    For me 500 and up. Over 1200 is elr. But that's just to me.
     
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  10. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    HUNTING long range, for me, would be 400+. Even though we have shot game animals a lot further than that under the right conditions.
    SHOOTING long range, 800+.
    COYOTE HUNTING long range....as long as I can see em's, I am flinging lead at em'. 1365 so far is as long as I have shot them....so far.
     
  11. VG370

    VG370 Previously VGRAY370

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    1365?! That had to be a rush!! And taking a coyote instead of a milk jug(nothing against milk jug snipers) makes it even better.
     
  12. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Long range is whatever distance if pushing your own limits as a shooter
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    "IF" you have not noticed, LRH website has two forums:

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    (1) Longrange hunting and shooting:<1,000 yards

    (2) Extreme longrange hunting and shooting: starts at 1,000 yards

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    Cheers!
     
  14. e1harris

    e1harris Well-Known Member

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    Anything past max point blank range.
     
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