Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 37 of 37
  1. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Thanked 128 Times in 110 Posts
    I have a .300 win mag w/ Leupold 4x12 scope, It is more capible than I am. I don't spend the time mastering long range shooting, I can hit milk jugs @ 500 (which is long range to me), but I've never shot an animal that far with it. I just keep the wind right and try to keep my shots under 300 yrds. I don't think any of the above calibers or optics will dissapoint, more often than not, its the person behind the gun. There are some very good tips here, have fun! My only advise is don't get too caught up in shooting farter than you need to.

  2. #32
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Reno Nv
    Thanked 337 Times in 241 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ssliger View Post
    Is the 300 Win mag good for a long range shooter? This will probably be for target shooting only, just want some thoughts. Thanks.
    Yes with the proper scope you will have no problem to 800+ with plenty of practice and a good range finder

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    North of 60!
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Shooting long range is an involved process no matter which way you do it. A chronograph is essential equipment to me, but the work doesn't end there. Your chronographed muzzle velocities and published bullet Ballistic Coefficients (BCs) are a place to start. You use that info in a ballistic calculator (like JBM) to get data for your load. This should get you close. Then you need to verify and adjust your information with in-the-field shooting. Then you need to understand how elevation and temperture changes affect your drops.

    After you get all that down pat, then you need to learn the voodoo of doping wind, and that is a bugger.

    BDC reticles are approximate only. You need to verify and adjust those as well. Same with custom dials like those available from Leupold (CDS) and Vortex.

    It is kind of complicated to get into, but pretty fun too.
    This is pretty good, gouge, I shoot 1000-1400 yards for F-Class and we do a lot of long range hunting.

    You need more than ballistic turret or dots can give you for anything over 800 yards, there are too many verables with humidity, temp, and elevation for any ballistic turret or ballistic dot system to work beyond 800.

    Ammunition is much more important at 1000 yards than it is at 400. At 400 a 150 fps difference will be within an half of an inch of each other. At 1000 45 fps difference between rounds could change things 15 inches.

    You need a way to know the pre- tran-sonic flight (PTSF) speed of the round you are shooting. A Chroni will only give you a guess after it the leaves the chroni, based on the BC of the bullet (published BC).

  4. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Laramie WY
    Thanked 61 Times in 47 Posts
    The main thing I want to get out of this is to become a better shot at all ranges. I am a confident shot out to 350 yards. I want to get to know my equipment like the back of my hand. So after a few years I would feel confident to 700. My main goal is and will always be a 1 shot kill. Thanks for all your suggestions. I don't want to come across as someone who takes his long range system right out the box and shoots at animals 1000 yards away.

  5. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    The high plains of Colorado
    Thanked 43 Times in 40 Posts
    I agree with timberstalker. 500 yards is a long shot for me also. A lot of things go wrong after 500 yards. If I can't close up the distance on any big game animal to 500 yards then I don't need to be hunting that animal. I would rather put my faith in the stalk than a long shot. I have the equipment to shoot that far and am fine with 800 yards off the bench but field conditions are much much different. I think people watch too much T.V.

  6. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
    The 300 Win. is a great LR choice.

    As for the scope, that depends on your budget. Sightrons are inexpensive and are known for true, repeatable clicks.

    My last bit of advice is to not let other people tell you how far to shoot. Only you can determine that.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Elkoholic307 For This Useful Post:

    ssliger (03-19-2012)

  8. #37
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Laramie, WY
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Did you get the 300? I have a ruger m77 and had I llluepold on it. Could shoot confident with it outdo 600 at he range in Laramie. looking to get a vortex scope on it.



Similar Threads

  1. Accubond Long Range In Stock
    By LaHunter in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-11-2013, 06:54 PM
  2. New Nosler Accubond Long Range!
    By Bitterroot Bulls in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 04-10-2013, 11:56 PM
  3. Long range bullets, what is everyone using?
    By Edelweiss in forum Optics
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 06-11-2012, 10:02 AM
  4. Long Range Riflescope showdown
    By Bitterroot Bulls in forum Optics
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 06-10-2012, 09:43 AM
  5. Long range
    By tree talkin in forum Back at the Tailgate
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-09-2012, 11:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts