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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2018, 11:55:57 AM »
One more tip from a total non-expert and then I'll shut up.  Learning to adjust your parallax as you range and shoot is super helpful  :chuckle:

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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2018, 01:20:05 PM »
Mil-dot

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Re: Long range for beginners
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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2018, 02:52:39 PM »
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More of an MOA guy myself  :chuckle:
MOAs aren’t near as tacticool sounding as mil dots

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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2018, 04:40:53 PM »
I'm prefer moa as well.

Had some fun at mica range today shooting in the wind and rain at 725 and 1000.
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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2018, 06:07:47 PM »
I'm prefer moa as well.

Had some fun at mica range today shooting in the wind and rain at 725 and 1000.
Did you shoot at the bay chickens at 1000?

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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2018, 06:31:10 PM »
I'm prefer moa as well.

Had some fun at mica range today shooting in the wind and rain at 725 and 1000.
Did you shoot at the bay chickens at 1000?
no was hard to see at 1000 due to the rain. We could hear my hits but no clue where the misses went.  Had right to left wind at the bench and left to right above the 725y targets.  Never missed one at 725, Over 30 rounds at those targets. Had a good time with my buddy. He took his scout out to 600 with his Nikon pistol scope.  Also shot an Es of 4 today testing the 105 hybrids.
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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2018, 06:52:51 PM »
I’ve found shooting out to <500 yards to be doable with practice and I have gotten it done in the past. This year I’ve decided to invest in going out to a 1000 yards and I am trying to accomplish this without the need for a calculator in the field for every shot.

I’m hoping to have my new rifle around the first of June and am learning new things about reloading thanks to Panhandlepercsion that I never realized was so important. However with the more I learn it appears I probably could have achieved similar distances with the rifle I’ve used to shoot 500 with.

Good thread, I hope the pros keep the tips coming for us beginners.

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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2018, 09:14:31 PM »
I'm prefer moa as well.

Had some fun at mica range today shooting in the wind and rain at 725 and 1000.
Did you shoot at the bay chickens at 1000?
no was hard to see at 1000 due to the rain. We could hear my hits but no clue where the misses went.  Had right to left wind at the bench and left to right above the 725y targets.  Never missed one at 725, Over 30 rounds at those targets. Had a good time with my buddy. He took his scout out to 600 with his Nikon pistol scope.  Also shot an Es of 4 today testing the 105 hybrids.
heck ya! Those baby chickens are meant little suckers and will bring your confidence down a notch or 2 for sure. Hahaha

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Re: Long range for beginners
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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2018, 01:42:25 AM »
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More of an MOA guy myself  :chuckle:
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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2018, 03:07:35 AM »
Mil-dot

More of an MOA guy myself  :chuckle:
MOAs aren’t near as tacticool sounding as mil dots
If you're just trying to sound tacticool call it like it is, they're mil-radians.

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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2018, 08:19:35 AM »
Let's talk about wind

One of my practice techniques is to pack my kestrel in my lunch box. On break I look around at trees or brush and try to guess the wind speeds. Then check with the kestrel.
When I first started I was always over estimating. I'm getting better but I decided to add mirage to it. I've found this is a bit more difficult for me so far. 
I try to shoot in the wind as often as possible and include my reading skills in the practice.

What else can I do to improve my wind skills?
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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2018, 09:13:28 AM »
Let's talk about wind

One of my practice techniques is to pack my kestrel in my lunch box. On break I look around at trees or brush and try to guess the wind speeds. Then check with the kestrel.
When I first started I was always over estimating. I'm getting better but I decided to add mirage to it. I've found this is a bit more difficult for me so far. 
I try to shoot in the wind as often as possible and include my reading skills in the practice.

What else can I do to improve my wind skills?

I enjoy shooting canyons with opposing wind forces.

Some spots I shoot are 4-800 yards with draws that the wind gives opposing speeds.

The real way to practice wind is to just shoot it.


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Re: Long range for beginners
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2018, 09:26:53 AM »
Just to  clarify: While I agree there is no substitute for shooting in the wind I'm talking about practicing reading the wind even when you can't be behind the rifle.  Very few of us can shoot daily. I do plan my shoots when it will be windy so I can practce in real world conditions.  But I want to practice my skills when I can't be shooting aswell
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