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Old 01-09-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default First attempt at long rang- Iím hooked

Never thought about long range. At the ranch this weekend my buddy had his 6BR and we put a metal plate out at 880 yards. It sure was fun listening to the plinks. 4 shot group
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:08 PM   #2
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That's good shooting.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:42 PM   #3
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no turning back now!
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:11 PM   #4
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My brother in law had never shot LR before. I put him behind my WTO built 6.5 SAUM at 1278 with a nasty 15-18 cross wind, and had him run 4/5 on a 12” gong. He was instantly hooked, and now he has a 6.5 PRC coming.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:12 PM   #5
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Oh yeah welcome to the disease it only gets expensive from here
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:34 AM   #6
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Good shooting!
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:36 AM   #7
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That’s some good shooting for sure. Welcome to the sport.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:20 AM   #8
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Go to a PRS match at CCC in Navasota on the second Saturday of the month. Big fun. Prepare your wallet, it's going to start hurting.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:47 AM   #9
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Iíve built custom hunting rifles but this is a new beast. Looking forward to the new adventure and stretching the limits. At the ranch we are building a birm at 1050 yards 😳
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:00 AM   #10
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This is why i have been avoiding it like the plague. I have too many expensive hobbies as it is and I'm one of those people that will go all in at the drop of a hat.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:12 AM   #11
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Now you can kiss your wallet goodbye, lol.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:29 AM   #12
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I'd love to try it
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:49 PM   #13
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It's a blast. Started out messing around at 400ish yds with factory hunting rifles. Now i have 2 custom bolt guns I've shot out to 1k and a 3rd on the way when we get the APR TBH special ironed out.

I love it and loves hunting at mid ranges (550 is my farthest shot on a doe)
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:56 PM   #14
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Very bad habit for sure, I have been shooting my custom at 1800 yrds very addicting.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:36 PM   #15
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What calibers do you all shoot? this was a 6BR and was fun. Just wondering what everyone else shoots
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:40 PM   #16
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I am shooting a 7 STW
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:16 PM   #17
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IMO the small 6s are the most fun, as well as the fast 22s. Something about a fast little pill and soft recoil just makes for a really fun combination. I’ve stretched the big magnums out too, and they’re fun but not my cup of tea really. That being said my next build is a big magnum. Next build will be a 28 Nosler pushing a 195 Berger so I can stretch to 2500, with killing ability past 1k.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:15 PM   #18
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I like shooting fast twisted .22 and 243 also. Will throw some 50 BMG in there too because it shoots flatter that the highly regarded 6.5 CM and has about 7-8 times the energy at any given range.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:51 PM   #19
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I felt the same in Colorado they have public ranges set up by parks n wildlife one was 1300 yds we were slapping it with 300 and 7 mag
U can shoot and remove your ear protection and hear the ping a second later. Blew us away but if u have a good ballistic program on your phone and a good steady rest just dial up turret...physics will take your bullet down exactly where it says
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:54 PM   #20
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Opens up a whole new world when you are chasing elk and they are way across that ridge unaware
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:32 PM   #21
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I shoot a little bit of everything, but really I could live happily ever after with any of the following 4 rigs.

1. 223 w/75gr ELDM/AMAX - By far the most economical to shoot and legit to1k on a good day. More rounds down range before the heat builds up and it will absolutely teach you to read wind. It's hard for me to imagine a better training rig that will take your LR game to the next level, or humble you so quickly Lots of barrel life as a bonus.

2. Any of the BR based 6's - Boringly consistent to 1,200ish and sometimes further. I like the Dasher the most, but they are all ridiculously pleasant to shoot and about 10X as effective as a case that small should be. They are not expensive to feed, and barrel life can be decent if you don't hammer on them.

3. 7-300/7-300AI/28 Nosler - All pretty much the same. I built my 7-300AI around the Berger 195, but have since found the 180ELD to be a better performer at distance. To me the performance vs. recoil hits a good balance right about here. I have not seen a ton of consistency beyond 2K, but it owns anything inside of a mile and slips wind very well. Barrel life straight up sucks.

4. 375 CheyTac with 377-400gr monos - Kind of leaving LR and heading into ELR, but if the bug bites you hard enough, you'll end up on the ELR side anyway Expensive to build, expensive to shoot and I don't have a clue about barrel life(because I can't afford to feed it enough ammo to kill it yet) but it ratchets up the fun factor by at least double The 2 mile mark starts becoming a possibility at this level.......and I think it's also the point you have to admit to yourself you may have a problem, not sure.

Somewhere in there should probably be the 6.5 SAUM/PRC. Been shooting a lot of the PRC this past year and if I had to pick only one, one of these two would probably be it.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:16 PM   #22
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I’ve got LR rifles in 243, 6.CM and 300RUM. It’s fun and expensive.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:12 PM   #23
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22 creedmoor and 300 win. It’s a terrible disease lol
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:52 PM   #24
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6br, 6 BRA, 6 Dasher are great. 6XC, 6 Creedmoor, or 6x47 are also very prevalent in PRS/NRL matches

I like having the Curtis Vector with .223 as a switchbarrel trainer as well.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:54 PM   #25
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This is why i have been avoiding it like the plague. I have too many expensive hobbies as it is and I'm one of those people that will go all in at the drop of a hat.
This is where Iím at! I want to try it but donít think itíd be a good idea to fall in love with ANOTHER expensive hobby
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