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Old 02-14-2014, 08:17 PM   #21
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How often, can most, is it really possible, (etc.) for a l o n g range shooter to hit a 9 inch target with the very first shot? That is, without seeing what their correction(s) should be?
Again, long range is up to interpretation. It is easier w/ iron sights at 200 yards then a scope at 700 yards w/ a true high powered standard round, no mouse guns. That includes 6mm class.

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For me it is any thing over 200 yards !...............
They have these things called GLASSES. Only kidding Tom.
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Long range to a typical big game hunter is anything over 200 yards. Typical, not all.

Give the exact same rifle/scope combos to Joe deer hunter and a trained military sniper, and "long range" triples or even quadruples.

One thing that has struck me over the years is that out in the game fields, the more skill a hunter has, and the better marksman he is, the shorter the range he considers maximum.

One thing to remember when learning and developing your skill-set is the better HUNTER you are, the shorter range your shots will be.
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Long range to a typical big game hunter is anything over 200 yards. Typical, not all.

Give the exact same rifle/scope combos to Joe deer hunter and a trained military sniper, and "long range" triples or even quadruples.

One thing that has struck me over the years is that out in the game fields, the more skill a hunter has, and the better marksman he is, the shorter the range he considers maximum.

One thing to remember when learning and developing your skill-set is the better HUNTER you are, the shorter range your shots will be.
the ranges considered long distance for a target shooter will be much different than those an ethical and responsible hunter will use.
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Gees!! Finally the last two post show how experience provides a reasonable answer to "Long Range" shooting.
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Gees!! Finally the last two post show how experience provides a reasonable answer to "Long Range" shooting.
if a person shoots paper or steel at a 1000 yards and misses, not a big deal. you just keep practicing. but if a hunter misses a deer or elk at 500 yards and wings him, that isn't ethical at all.

my theory is a hunters maximum distance is the range he can hit accurately at 10 times out of 10 within about an 8" diameter. that will be different from one hunter to the next. the rifle and cartridge play a small part here, but the biggest factor is the person pulling the trigger.
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Axx so true. I have seen so many "Pronghorn" Antelope wounded or dead and not tagged. There is a very misdirected sport of shooting at Prong horns at unreasonable distances. On the open plains there are no references for distance. No trees or post or power poles. Anything beyond 250 yards for most shooter under these conditions is usually a very poor guess.
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My brother is a fair antelope hunter. He doesn't use optics. He only uses iron sights to hunt. He manages to tag out every year he hunts. He does take his hunting seriously. He isn't scared to spend money on a guided hunt.

My brother works a lot harder than I do. He works six days a week. The only way he misses a day is when he is hospitalized. When he plays, he plays hard. He makes sure he is going to have as much fun as possible.
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My brother is a fair antelope hunter. He doesn't use optics. He only uses iron sights to hunt. He manages to tag out every year he hunts. He does take his hunting seriously. He isn't scared to spend money on a guided hunt.

My brother works a lot harder than I do. He works six days a week. The only way he misses a day is when he is hospitalized. When he plays, he plays hard. He makes sure he is going to have as much fun as possible.
exactly what has this to do with long distance shooting?

do you ever bother reading the OP's questions before posting?
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When my iron sight accuracy drops off, it becomes long range.
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