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7.62 mm (NATO round). That's the round from my era. Travis shoots the girlie .223's.
Man night at the house. Wings. Big steaks. And beer. Pics later Here's the Beer Box tho
@paulheels I see you splurged on the beer. PBR! Your buddies will thank you as they sit on the crapper in the morning. )My buddies and I long range deer hunt. We were firing at a deer at 2300 yards this year. We figured the bullet had about 60 feet of drop. We adjusted for windage and the drop, but they decided that the gun wasn't powerful enough so they are having a custom .50 cal made. I can't wait to shoot it! Sure glad I don't have to pay for it though.
@Sandbilly, I'm not sure you understand the entire setup. We have very high powered binoculars that we can use to track all of our shots. We have NEVER left a deer wounded in the woods. If we don't have a clean shot, we don't take it. At any given time, we have 5 sets of eyes on the Target and that doesn't include the shooter. 2300 yards or 50 yards, what is the difference. We are very respectful of other hunters and the wildlife. Sorry for the rant, I just wanted to clarify.
2300 yds or 50 yds what is the difference? How much time you spend studying the drift & trajectory tables for your given bullet? Dude, you and this entire craptastic mentality are ever so wrong in believing that 2300 yd plunking at game animals is in any way sporting or ethical. In 2300 yds a couple mph difference in wind speed will mean the difference between a gut shot or heart shot deer. At 2300 yds a bullet starting out around 3300 fps will lack the speed to enact the designed expansion characteristics or are you lobbing out there mil-ball ammo so it doesn't matter.
So how is it you guys are determining whether a shot is "clean". If your range estimation/laser is off by even 50 yds at that range you will shoot over or under. How long does it take you to get on the trail of a wounded animal from 2300 yds away? Many gut shot animals won't leave any type of blood trail so how you gonna track it down?
There are a slew of TV programs on the cable channels these days showing guys popping elk, bears etc at 800+ yards and these shows seem to have glorified the endeavor in the eyse of guys who lack the skill and $$$$$ equipment to cleanly hit the kill zone at even 500 yards in a 15 mph wind. The whole thing seems a foolish undertaking that reflects a lack of concern for the future of hunting.
Sorry if I've offended anyone. We all have our opinions and no matter how much we try to change one another's minds sometimes our opinions are too strong. I'm on this forum to have some fun and learn how to better use my egg. @Village Idiot, your customer was an idiot and deserved to get an ear full. I would never act in such a manner. My intention of my initial post was in relation to the ammo box conversation. I'm not here to argue and therefore, I'm done.
Come on guys, let people on here say what they want. It is a free forum