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Old 12-31-2012, 05:39 AM   #11
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Thanks i am now convinced to go with the 300
You best plan on putting $200-$300 worth of ammo down range at that pie plate before trying it on bambi. Such a shot is not easy, with any caliber.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:47 AM   #12
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You best plan on putting $200-$300 worth of ammo down range at that pie plate before trying it on bambi. Such a shot is not easy, with any caliber.
That is cheap and also one of the best ways to spend money so i would be willing to spend over $500.
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Take a look at the 300 wsm as well, some don't like it as much, but its a bit flatter shooting which I really like as I don't always have time to use a range finder to get my yardage and everything worked out.

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That is cheap and also one of the best ways to spend money so i would be willing to spend over $500.
At least that is encouraging. Practice, practice, practice. Too many these days think a bunch of bling and $ signs guarantee an accurate shot. Few of them can hit the broad side of a barn, from inside the barn.
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Take a look at the 300 wsm as well, some don't like it as much, but its a bit flatter shooting which I really like as I don't always have time to use a range finder to get my yardage and everything worked out.
Alright i will for sure take a look at the 300 wsm
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.30-06 or .308.

If you want to shoot living animals at 800 yards, the .50 BMG would be more appropriate. Preferably hard mounted on a vehicle.

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I would say .300 wsm. The 7mm is a good one also. But ammo is a bit more.

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I have win 300 mag. It is accurate up 1000 yds+. I can shoot it up to 200 yds with no drop whatsoever. It is a bolt action rifle with a very sweet trigger. I put a muzzle break on it to save my shoulder from the massage therapist. You can go wrong. Check your Kmart. They are closing out their rifle ammo at half price.

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I have win 300 mag. It is accurate up 1000 yds+. I can shoot it up to 200 yds with no drop whatsoever. It is a bolt action rifle with a very sweet trigger. I put a muzzle break on it to save my shoulder from the massage therapist. You can go wrong. Check your Kmart. They are closing out their rifle ammo at half price.
I meant can't go wrong.
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Seems to me 800-1000 yard shots are mainly done with targets for competition or the heck of it, I don't hear of many hunters even out west shooting that far at animals, you get to the extreme long ranges and many other variables have a big effect on your shooting, mainly good old mother nature, different wind gusts for example can throw you off different amounts, those sort of shots are very risky and take a ton of practice, even the most accomplished shooters aren't going to be near perfect at those ranges and are going to think twice before pulling the trigger and risking wounding an animal.

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