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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by slick4591 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:34 pm

Bolt action 223 is all I know. He said it was about a 75 yard shot and would probably had 2 of them had he had a semi auto.
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by Silver » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:02 pm

I dunno, after that fella with JTF2 killed a guy in Iraq at 3,871 yards I realized I was never gonna be in that class. So if I can get my game at 400 yds or less I feel like that's good enough for me.
I also realized that I'm never going to knowingly pizz of a guy from JTF2. Those guys are bad dudes.

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by ez14. » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm

Silver wrote:I dunno, after that fella with JTF2 killed a guy in Iraq at 3,871 yards I realized I was never gonna be in that class. So if I can get my game at 400 yds or less I feel like that's good enough for me.
I also realized that I'm never going to knowingly pizz of a guy from JTF2. Those guys are bad dudes.

3871 is a ways out there! Hitting consistently at 1000 is my goal

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by Silver » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:18 pm

ez14. wrote:
Silver wrote:I dunno, after that fella with JTF2 killed a guy in Iraq at 3,871 yards I realized I was never gonna be in that class. So if I can get my game at 400 yds or less I feel like that's good enough for me.
I also realized that I'm never going to knowingly pizz of a guy from JTF2. Those guys are bad dudes.

3871 is a ways out there! Hitting consistently at 1000 is my goal


I have a good friend that was a sniper. In the Canadian military that means you need to be able to kill at 800m all the time. He claims that it doesn't matter what rifle you use, after 400m it's all just math.

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Silver wrote:
ez14. wrote:
Silver wrote:I dunno, after that fella with JTF2 killed a guy in Iraq at 3,871 yards I realized I was never gonna be in that class. So if I can get my game at 400 yds or less I feel like that's good enough for me.
I also realized that I'm never going to knowingly pizz of a guy from JTF2. Those guys are bad dudes.

3871 is a ways out there! Hitting consistently at 1000 is my goal


I have a good friend that was a sniper. In the Canadian military that means you need to be able to kill at 800m all the time. He claims that it doesn't matter what rifle you use, after 400m it's all just math.

I totally agree with this. Past that for me is more luck than skill.
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by Silver » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:41 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Silver wrote:
ez14. wrote:3871 is a ways out there! Hitting consistently at 1000 is my goal


I have a good friend that was a sniper. In the Canadian military that means you need to be able to kill at 800m all the time. He claims that it doesn't matter what rifle you use, after 400m it's all just math.

I totally agree with this. Past that for me is more luck than skill.


I don't know about that. When I used to shoot a lot I was pretty good at it. Only time I shoot anymore is to execute something or an elk at close range every couple of years. I no longer feel comfortable shooting at distance, but I'm sure that if I were to get to do a lot of shooting again it would come back.
I think it's a use it or lose it deal.

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by greybeard » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:52 pm

ez14. wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:I have the rifle and scope but not the ability. I shoot a Savage in 6.5x284 Norma with an Osphrey Global 8x32x50 scope. I have it figured out to 1000 but it's capable further out. The gun is great but I'm not very accurate though.

Kenny hypothetical here

You have $1000 and are building a gun for maximum range (the $1000 needs to cover everything from the gun and any modifications or add ons and the scope) so what would you get?

Evidently, a 9mm handgun is all you need.
viewtopic.php?p=1511030#p1511030
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400, maybe 500 yards I could do ok some years ago, but I doubt I could see 1000 yards anymore even with a good scope. Longest straight, clear distance on my place is only 720 yards, so no way I could even attempt 1000 yards any more.

Here ya go EZ:
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by ez14. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:07 am

greybeard wrote:
ez14. wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:I have the rifle and scope but not the ability. I shoot a Savage in 6.5x284 Norma with an Osphrey Global 8x32x50 scope. I have it figured out to 1000 but it's capable further out. The gun is great but I'm not very accurate though.

Kenny hypothetical here

You have $1000 and are building a gun for maximum range (the $1000 needs to cover everything from the gun and any modifications or add ons and the scope) so what would you get?

Evidently, a 9mm handgun is all you need.
viewtopic.php?p=1511030#p1511030
:hide:

400, maybe 500 yards I could do ok some years ago, but I doubt I could see 1000 yards anymore even with a good scope. Longest straight, clear distance on my place is only 720 yards, so no way I could even attempt 1000 yards any more.

Here ya go EZ:
http://www.marksmanshiptrainingcenter.c ... ships.html
http://www.marksmanshiptrainingcenter.c ... vents.html
thanks I'll have to look into that

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by dieselbeef » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:37 am

ruger precision is quality under 1500 with glass
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:31 am

https://www.barbourcreek.com
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:37 am

dieselbeef wrote:ruger precision is quality under 1500 with glass


Didn't know those words fit together. You've had better luck than myself apparently with Ruger rifles. I have a few Ruger pistols and 10-22's, but ZERO center fire rifles anymore.
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by ez14. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:34 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
dieselbeef wrote:ruger precision is quality under 1500 with glass


Didn't know those words fit together. You've had better luck than myself apparently with Ruger rifles. I have a few Ruger pistols and 10-22's, but ZERO center fire rifles anymore.
I like Ruger in fact I'm sitting on the back deck shooting my Ruger .22 mag right now. I know it's not a center fire but it is a good gun (my best group this morning from 100 yards can easily be covered by a penny)

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by ez14. » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:34 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Find somewhere to shoot prairie dogs, way more fun than shooting paper.
do you do this grit?

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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:40 pm

ez14. wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Find somewhere to shoot prairie dogs, way more fun than shooting paper.
do you do this grit?

I haven't but would like to. I hear spring is a good time to go.
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Re: Long range shooters?

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:52 pm

ez14. wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Find somewhere to shoot prairie dogs, way more fun than shooting paper.
do you do this grit?


I have done both. I now prefer shooting paper. Much better feed back on performance.
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