View Full Version : First time at 1000 yards

05-29-2009, 01:55 PM
Last weekend I had my first experience trying to hit something 1000 yards away. While shooting at steel silhouettes is no where near the precision of shooting x's, it still was quite the experience. I had the opportunity to try my hand on three targets. the first was a 36" round plate. the second was a 24" round plate. The smallest was a buffalo that was 14" tall and 18" wide. With a help of a spotter I scored multiple hits on all targets. This long range thing is truly addicting. I was quite surprised that I did as well as I did. I am not new to shooting but this trip really opened my eyes to what doping the wind is really about. If you know someone who thinks they can shoot, take them to the thousand yard line. Even though my head has been swelled all week, It really showed me how even the smallest mistakes in the fundamentals add up big when shooting long distances. I now know what consistency is all about.

Watch out world, Ron has a new obsession.

05-29-2009, 02:08 PM

It is kinda addictive. Almost as bad as girls and beer. OK, nowhere near to girls and beer, but a close third. :cool:

I have been shooting long range Benchrest for a few years and can honestly say that I am still amazed when I hit the paper, much less the middle of the paper. I'm sure the other shooters are even more amazed when I hit anything.:rolleyes:

You'll have days when you can't even hit the berm, but don't let them deter you. You'll also have days when you can't miss. Sometimes the wind blows them out and sometimes the wind blows them in.


05-29-2009, 04:39 PM

It is kinda addictive. Almost as bad as girls and beer. OK, nowhere near to girls and beer, but a close third.

Ray I'm not so sure about that, there's just something about the sound of a properly tuned rifle and the feel of a rifle tracking well in the bags.
When everything is working right it is sweet.

Hey I'll trade you my wife for your light gun.:D

The rifle can't bring you a beer but it doesn't tell you to "get your dirty clothes off the floor" either.:D


05-29-2009, 10:32 PM
I forgot to mention that my wife saw how much fun I was having that she wants in the game now. I am truly blessed.

05-30-2009, 06:59 AM
Get her either a 6mmBR or a 6mm Dasher. NO recoil and real tack driving cartridges. My wife shoots a 6mmBR and beats me most times.