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Long range rifle training - hunting

Discussion in 'Training' started by Vin100, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Vin100

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    Hello - I am planning a sheep hunt and would like to brush up on my long range skills. Is there a coarse available in greater New England?

    Thank you.

    Vin
     

  2. SgtHal75

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    Plenty of sheep in this state, no need for a long range rifle.
     
  3. one-eyed Jack

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    Where will you be hunting? Jack.
     
  4. Vin100

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    Looking at sheep / Ibex in Kyrgyzstan
    Thanks.
    Vin
     
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    didn't little jack take an ibex in kyrgyzstan?
     
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  7. one-eyed Jack

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    Don't give him any ideas. Jack.
     
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    It would be helpful if you can clarify what you consider long range. 300 yards? 500 yards? 1000? More?

    Google can be your friend try “precision rifle training.”

    Sig Sauer academy in Epping NH has intro course (out to 300 yards) and advanced courses to 1000 yards. April and May courses seem already full.

    If you haven’t already done so join a club with longer range. ( Harvard out to 300 and Granby to 500).
     
  9. Vin100

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    Thanks for the feedback. Shots are average 300- 400 yards. Looking for some real training. Didn’t know Sig offered riffle. I’ll look again at Sig and research the facility.

    I am a member of woodcock in Dartmouth they are I think out to 500. I’ll ask around there as well.
     
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  10. one-eyed Jack

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    What caliber are you considering?
     
  11. Vin100

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    Not 100% - maybe 300win mag
     
  12. one-eyed Jack

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    Can't go wrong with that. Jack.
     
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    Just used Google maps for Kyrgyzstan... what an incredibly beautiful country. good luck on your hunt, and feel free to post some pics
     
  14. Vin100

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    I'll be at a class later on this month in Dalton NH at Ridgeline precision taking the Precision Rifle Fundamentals 1.5 class.

    Precision 1.5 - Precision Rifle Fundamentals

    2 Days/20 Hrs/400rds



    Designed for beginner/intermediate shooters, PR 1.5 adds a second day to our Intro course. Graduates of this course will be able to achieve a hit rate of 80% or above on B/C sized or smaller targets to distances of 700+ yards, without technological aids or the use of a spotter.



    Topics Include:

    • Equipment Selections
    • How to properly setup a Precision Rifle
    • The Fundamentals of Rifle Marksmanship
    • The Zeroing Process
    • An Introduction to Ballistic Theory
    • Data Collection/Validation from 100-750 Yards
    • Wind Theory and Application (MOD 1)
    • How to develop a Firing Solution
    • How to Decrease Engagement Time

    It's an investment at $500.00 but I think it's worth it for what I will learn.

    As others have said, there is Sig Sauer also.
     
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    Those two calibers bring back memories to son Mark in Alaska. When he had sled dogs, his food storage shed attracted the brown bears. One day a really big one wanted to get into his house for breakfast. He clawed at the door for a while and backed off. Mark nailed him with a full mag of .300 Win Mag and his wife emptied her .30-06. They both reloaded and finally put the bear down. Not one shot had missed. That afternoon they took both rifles to the gun shop and came back with a .338 Win Mag and a .375 H&H. Like they say, have enough gun for the job at hand. Jack.
     
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