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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 05:09 AM
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go to sheapard scopes.com, hm. (spelling of shepard) i think a 12 power scope is enough for that range. i feel that my range is around 400 right now and with a little work could bring it back but i don't see me having to do that. the longest shot on a deer i have taken was 275. woodchucks is 510.
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 06:41 AM
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HM i've never really shot past the 100yrd targets at the range.I was always an open sight guy forever.Only recently have i moved up to scopes.I may start over the off season

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Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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To answer your question about shooting moving game. I believe that I am approaching 70 big game kills, and I think the number of moving shots that I have taken is less than 6. This year's deer was walking straight at me at about 50 yards or less when I shot it right through the heart, but shots at moving game are to be avoided in most cases.
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well I'm in Kentucky so no great planes here. I sight all my guns in at 100 yards but most of my shots are 30 to 60 yards. I have had deer in as close as 5 feet from my tree or blind a few times but I dont use a gun that close. I realy dont like to shoot any thing under 30 yards with my gun I save those shots for my bow or cross bow unless I'm turkey bird hunting.
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Just a question, with the rigs you currently own, how many here do/could take a 1000 yd quality shot at a deer sized animal. The best combo I have potentially, would be the 270 WM euiped with a 3X9X44 Weatherby Supreme scope. I've never shot it past 250 yds but the club has opened a 500 yd range which I will see what the gun will do just for kicks. I know I don't have enough scope for the 1000 yds. I will assume for the moment the 300 super mags will be the candidates?????
1000 yards???? I don't think so. How could you get an animal to stand still long enough for the bullet to get there.

I might go out 300 yards but it would have to be a perfect day even for that. Anything under 200 it's game on.
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Buckshot, you have to go up to a previous post to see why the 1000yd question. HM
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I saw that I was just answering your question. :)
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marines snipers take 1000yrd shots all the time

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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want to see a deer shot at a 1000 yards? look on sheperdscopes.com. did it with a savage 308 if i remember right. awesome scopes by the way.

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post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 06:12 AM
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I watched it again. there are 4 videos, the intro and 3 squares. the one with in "the field over it", the one on the right, is the 1000 yards shot. and it was a 300wsm not a 308.
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