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Old 10-28-2018, 08:28 AM   #1
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If I still spent any significant time shooting long range, I think I could get into this.

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Old 10-31-2018, 09:09 AM   #2
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If I had a place to do that again I feel the same way.

I've been considering building up an AR-10 pattern rifle with upper receiver assemblies in 7.62NATO and 6.5CM.

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Old 10-31-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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Agreed. I just don't do enough of it to make it worthwhile either. The cheap savage 10fp-le I have will plunk .308's in less than MOA groups if I do my part, and I almost never use it at things are now. No reason for another caliber at this point, and certainly no reason for a long-range caliber.

Most all the shooting I do now is close-in stuff; from 10-30 yards on steel, and closer on paper. The rare times I shoot further than that are almost all just playing, and even that is usually with smaller caliber stuff like 9mm or 22lr.
 
 
Old 11-01-2018, 07:22 AM   #4
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Last couple of years, the only Long Range Match I shoot has been with my Shilo Sharps #3 Sporting Rifle in .45-70 which is in July. We are so busy in the summer between travelling, unloading vehicle, loading vehicle, reloading that nothing else seems to get done.
 
Old 11-01-2018, 08:51 AM   #5
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We are so busy in the summer between travelling, unloading vehicle, loading vehicle, reloading that nothing else seems to get done.
That is, unfortunately, one of the things that keeps me from getting involved in matches outside my geographical area.

Have you been able to imagine any solution to it?
 
Old 11-01-2018, 04:58 PM   #6
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Shoot less Cowboy Action matches, which my wife enjoys shooting. Unfortunately the trend these days is for most clubs to build ranges of 100 yds and less. Long range ranges 300-1000 yds are getting fewer and farther between.
 
Old 11-01-2018, 06:39 PM   #7
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I noticed that when I started to look for one. Now, don't get me wrong, discounting the service, I've never made a shot longer than 200 yards, but late one night I got a wild hair and decided I need to make a 1,000 yard shot. After a bunch of research, the closest range to me is on the other side of the mountains, and the only reasonable class about such a shot is in Arizona!

So it might be a while.

But it's on the list.
 
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