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Joined: May/23/2011
Location: Salt Lake City
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I haven't shot a centerfire rifle in well over a year. My shooting skills have really gotten rusty. Here in Denver I am an hour to the nearest range, 25 dollars, wait in line over an hour... Sit between two guys with braked semi-autos flinging bullets down range.

My AR came back to me pretty quickly. But I struggled to shoot a 2 inch group with my 30-06. With a performance like that, the deer are going to have to be mighty close in November...

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Joined: January/08/2009
Location: Cottonwood, AZ
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If you are shooting factory ammo, keep trying. If you are hand-loading, try a different bullet. Other than that, a 2 MOA weapon, given the vital area on a deer is 8", is good for 400 yards. Groups don't tell the whole story, the important one is the first one out of the bore...Always!
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I think several trips to the range practicing shooting fundamentals are the key to improvement here!
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You'll do fine, but g-d I'm glad I'm only a visitor to that area. I think it's bad enough to have to drive 25 min. to the range that I pay $40/year to use. (Other than weekday mornings, it has its share of peckerwoods with muzzle brakes too).
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A little more practice and you will be fine.  And if you get annoyed with the muzzlebrakes, throw a flashbang under their bench.  They will stop shooting for a little bit, and you should be good to get a few peaceful rounds in.
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Joined: May/23/2011
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I'm so out of practice... Where I lived before it was 3 or 4 miles out to public land and a nice place to park the truck, all alone, any distance. Also 22lr silhouette matches once a month to stay tuned up. Just never drew a tag with the goofy NM lottery system.

I'm trading two effortless 30 dollar deer tags and comfortable suburban living for the inconvenience of a busy public range or buying a private range membership. The better job here is more than enough to justify.
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