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Lets talk, whats you best long range shot, an on what animal. Mine was a 8x2 non typical mule deer buck, after 2 yrs trying to get this buck I took a 706 yrd shot, no wind ,good light, 300 ultra swaro scope with the brh reticle. Buck was bedded hit high shoulder, he never stood up.
 

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When using "Big Game" animals for risky shots over 300 yds. the crippled critter rate goes way up. Maybe we should have a Thread on the longest "Stalk" I made to make a safe killing shot.:)
Wasnt risky shot bud, I have sent thousands an thousands of rounds at 800,900,1000 yrds, im no damn rookie at long range fact is im very seasoned. If I wasnt 110% confident in my ability I would have never took the shot, end of story. I had a solid prone rest over my backpack, no rush I took my time an made the shot. A very well placed kill shot mind you.
 

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I have taken two deer at 460 yds, drt, with a 270 Win with a 2x7 Leupold.
Last year I took a deer, 2 ht in the chest, at 304 yards with my Marlin 336 in 30-30 (Leverevolution) with a 1x5 Leupold. Both with no wind. I would ever attempt this with any cross wind.:)
Sweet 304 with the thirty thirty, thats a great shot.
 

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Some people are better shots than others and do not need to stalk their prey. I know several Hunters who regularly hunt antelope and deer where the only shot you well ever get is 800 to 1200 yds. They have no problems harvesting at these ranges.
If the hunter feels comfortable with his skills why would you deride them for taking it? Precision shooters really don't mind taking the long shots and rarely if ever miss.
Exactly, my ranch here in New Mexico is that way, be ready for real long shots or be ready to eat a tag. The reason I practice at those ranges every time I shoot is becouse my love for Aoudad an ibex hunting, they are free range here an hard as hell to hunt. Average shots are 450 & up.
 

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A rifle capable of 1" at 100 yards is shooting 1 minute of angle at 1,200 yards. That means your best bet is 12". Now really things are never perfect under field conditions. My thoughts do as you please.
Yes I know you are all above average marksman. I shoot Compt. thru the SW how many of you have I met on the Range?
Either u have something to add about the longest shot you have made or shut up bud, dont need any of you fact pouring bs. If you cant shoot long range with any conf then thats on you. But dont get on here talkin **** bout how we are all pros an bs just shut up. By the way since you are so great about sizes whats the distance u gave 1200 yrds??? An moa is 12" well a antelope kill zone is 14" so hummm im no wiz but I do think you got one there huh. Enough of your crap.
 

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I have never been to rifle range except in the military. I don't know how far the longest shot I have ever made to take a deer. I shot a doe to catch a pack of dogs. She was far enough that I shot and a second or two later the doe fell. I drilled her right through the shoulder with open sights. I was shooting a 30/06 with 150 gr Winchester soft point ammo. The bullet stuck under the does skin on the exit side. I usually don't take such shots. If I had not shot that doe down we might not have caught the dogs until the next AM. I wanted to sleep in my own bed. I have never left a hunting dog in the woods.
Thats a good shot for open sights, damn dogs huh lmao. Lil buggers
 

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Not sure pronghorns qualify as big game, but... :)

488 measured and observed. Prone, bipod, custom long heavy M700 in 25/06. 115 gr. pill hand load, Weaver 4-16x, Leica laser'd, no cross, good light.

All went as intended, not a trophy but a nice buck. Long range game tastes better... :)

Seems to me most long range fellers know their rifles, optics and loads very, very well. Also, most will do noticeably better than 1 MOA. Never met a real long range hunter that wasn't a dedicated and ethical practitioner. Its a discipline.

I'm no seasoned 1000 yard artist and I own nothing big and fancy but if you step within that 500 yard mark, conditions permitting, I'll put yer *** in my meatlocker every time :)
Well yes lopes are BIG game lol, an 500 yrds is no chip shot either thats good shootin there.
 

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Especially not on something roughly 100-125 lbs max and can run 70 mph. Has the best vision of any land mammal and AWESOME hearing and smell capabilities
Speakin of running, I had a 73 yr old man stop out here one day an just start talkin like we were long lost pals, in short I offered him a place to hunt antelope due to his limitations, an health that was 4yrs ago an we hunt antalope every yr now together, I watched him this yr make a dead running shot on a buck lope at 140+ yrds, an I mean full out afterburners on run, he raised his old 243 led the buck an wam one of the best single shot kills I have ever watched. There was a dead cottonwood by where the goat was at when he shot an it was 143 yrds. What a shot.
 

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Ya this past year an old man iv met a couple times out in Wyoming shot one running at 275 w his 1963 model 70 270 win. It was a hell of a shot.....then again its that one gun man thing. Iv seen him kill 15 goats and call EVERY shot except that one. He broke its front shoulder and said he was trying to hit its neck. I still was impressed
You have meet him more than a couple times if u saw him kill 15 goats: cornfused or
 

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One buck and two does. I know people around here that get drawn for the buck tag then buy 2-3 doe tags when they get out there ao they can keep hunting
The lottery goes buck tags 1 only, an if no residents purchase the leftover doe tags then out of state can buy them, but at 286$ a tag why would you, for a doe antelope. Thats why I asked
 

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Glad to hear that....I want to arrow one so bad its not funny
If u want a fast pased action packed crawling through rattle snakes an cactus the hunt a oryx here ,they are free range implants from the 60's an have proved nm is perfect for them. They are tuff tuff tuff to hunt. Its hot dry an dirty huntin at its best. Look them up NM has free range ibex as well.
 

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That's badass mon ami!!!!! What did you whack that one w?
7mm ultra from a bout 450 yrds. They are very spooky animals one scent an their gone an when the go they dont stop like deer an elk do they run clear out of the county. No joke that hunt took me 16 days out of my 30 day season. An it was average 105° an up to 115°. Drank gallons of water had to go from camp to town 62 miles a dozen times getting water for us.
 
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