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Old 01-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #21
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What type if long range shooting do you want to do? Bench shooting at static targets or hunting? It can make a difference on bullet recommendations.
Right now I want to get shooting at static target down pat before I try deer hunting. I'll most likely be prone shooting but if I find a better range then I'll be shooting from bench. I have a Bushnell 3-9x40mm that I stole off my savage 30-06 and a Harris bipod 6-9".
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Right now I want to get shooting at static target down pat before I try deer hunting. I'll most likely be prone shooting but if I find a better range then I'll be shooting from bench. I have a Bushnell 3-9x40mm that I stole off my savage 30-06 and a Harris bipod 6-9".
please tell me that from what i read from your first post on this thread, that you are not thinking about hunting at the distances you showed? (500-1500meters, = 547-1640yards)

because, if so, then i am saying that you are approaching what many of us will term unethical hunting practices! target shooting at those distances is one thing, but hunting at those distances is unethical and very irresponsible as a hunter.
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Right now I want to get shooting at static target down pat before I try deer hunting. I'll most likely be prone shooting but if I find a better range then I'll be shooting from bench. I have a Bushnell 3-9x40mm that I stole off my savage 30-06 and a Harris bipod 6-9".
Alright. Practice at long distances on static targets is great for honing your shooting skills. As others already brought up once you get into the hunting realm it is critical to know your limitations because the ethical harvesting if an animal is at stake. Ammo selection and shot placement is critical as is bullet performance. Again I tend to limit my shots in game to pretty short or intermediate ranges. I target shoot out to 600 yds but that isn't the same. Also consider that if you wound a game animal at a distance it gives it that much more of a head start on you for tracking and finishing off. Some states require by law that you exercise every effort to recover an animal that you shoot. Trying to locate the beginning of a blood trail that starts 300 yards of more away can be difficult for experienced trackers. Then you have to follow it. Most deer are shot in the early morning after dawn or in the late afternoon near dusk. This can mean that you need every minute of daylight to track that deer.

So there are practical reasons to limit shots to closer range where it can be easier to take a clean shot. It also makes you become a better hunter and scout ahead of time to know game movement areas and patterns to give you a better chance at a nice easy shot by doing the hard work ahead of time.
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please tell me that from what i read from your first post on this thread, that you are not thinking about hunting at the distances you showed? (500-1500meters, = 547-1640yards)

because, if so, then i am saying that you are approaching what many of us will term unethical hunting practices! target shooting at those distances is one thing, but hunting at those distances is unethical and very irresponsible as a hunter.
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What is a good calibre for shooting anywhere between 500-1000 metres? What scope? What ammo would you recommend? And what grain for which distances ..thanks.

R700 .30-06 user.
This what I said. I also put as the title "Long Distance Shooting" so hopefully you're intelligent enough NOT to assume I'm talking about hunting but instead, target shooting.
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Alright. Practice at long distances on static targets is great for honing your shooting skills. As others already brought up once you get into the hunting realm it is critical to know your limitations because the ethical harvesting if an animal is at stake. Ammo selection and shot placement is critical as is bullet performance. Again I tend to limit my shots in game to pretty short or intermediate ranges. I target shoot out to 600 yds but that isn't the same. Also consider that if you wound a game animal at a distance it gives it that much more of a head start on you for tracking and finishing off. Some states require by law that you exercise every effort to recover an animal that you shoot. Trying to locate the beginning of a blood trail that starts 300 yards of more away can be difficult for experienced trackers. Then you have to follow it. Most deer are shot in the early morning after dawn or in the late afternoon near dusk. This can mean that you need every minute of daylight to track that deer.

So there are practical reasons to limit shots to closer range where it can be easier to take a clean shot. It also makes you become a better hunter and scout ahead of time to know game movement areas and patterns to give you a better chance at a nice easy shot by doing the hard work ahead of time.
Thank you, I'll take that in consideration, if I go hunting I would be shooting farther than maybe 300 metres. However, I'm going for target practice and eventually competition shooting hence why I wanna shoot between 500-1000 metres.
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This what I said. I also put as the title "Long Distance Shooting" so hopefully you're intelligent enough NOT to assume I'm talking about hunting but instead, target shooting.
i try not assume anything! reason i posted what i did, is because there was a person here a few months ago that did start a thread similar to this, and was looking to hunt at those distances!

i merely stated what should be the obvious, but might not be to some. even though i gave up hunting years ago, i still by no means condone unethical hunting practices. so when i see from your first post and then the mention of hunting deer, it just didn't add up.

no harm or foul. just wanted some clarification.
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If your serious then this what you need. A barrett .338 Lapua. $3,500 and shells cost 2-3 dollars a piece.
You don't look very comfortable sitting there!!
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If your serious then this what you need. A barrett .338 Lapua. $3,500 and shells cost 2-3 dollars a piece.
I'll pass on the Barrett .338 simply because I'm not a huge fan of the manufacture. If I had the storage, and money I would buy a PGW Timberwolf 338 SWS seeing how it to is .338 and highly recommended as very accurate.
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