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I am after your opinions on how you rate shooting ranges for Short, Mid ,Long, Extreme.

You need to know that I shoot long range rifles at paper targets most of the time and the longest shot I have taken on an animal ( coyote ) was 405 yards witch I would consider Mid range.

I will give you my personal ratings for high power rifle and I would like to know your opinions.

100 to 300 is short range.

300 to 600 is mid range.

600 to 1000 is long range.

1000 to 2000 or what ever distance is extreme long range.

Let me see how you rate them.

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Zero to 35 yards Oh sh*t

 24/7 about where the surefire light maxes out

 

50 to 150 close (normal)

 Most of the time, if it is not too dark/ past the barn

 

150 to 300 mid range

 Daylight/ way past the barn

 

300 to 450 Could use some luck

 that would include the neighbors houses

 

450 to 600 Could use lots of luck

Would cover the bean field

 

600 to 800 You have to got be kidding

Too much topolgical features

 

800 plus What for?

Past the section lines and the next road

 

 

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What sort of time frame were you looking at on those shots as I put everything in the "minuteman drill"?  I have not had need for longer range shots.  I have shot dogs out of the cattle at o'dark thirty from a moving vehicle with a rifle.  Shot 1200 pounds of cow at near contact range.  Paid for my first car by 'coon hunting.  Had punks at the drive 'bout midnight.  An escapee from the mental ward at the door, one night.  The neighbors horny 2000 pound bull in the back yard trying to pick a fight with our 2000 pound bull.   Then the one neighbor liked to keep an African Lion...  The longer shots do not worry me as much as other people on this list.  Now, how fast I can get the shot and under what conditions that is another matter.
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I like that silver

My question really is not important to real world hunting or shooting and I am not asking to be critical of anyone, I was just wondering about when your talking casually to others what your ideas of long range or short range shooting is.

It doesn’t matter if long range is 50yds or 1500yds so long as you are hitting what you want even if it is a 2000 pound horny bull in the back yard.

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When it comes down to it i think that's dead on for the "categories". I'll be using just those designations for several handgun articles i'm currently writing on shooting coyotes.

 

1) XP-100 17 Mach IV (short range to 300 yds.)

 

2) XP-100 20 BR ( intermediate range)

 

3) Savage Striker 243 WSSM (intermediate to long-range)

 

4) XP-100 6.5 WSM (long-range)

 

 

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Do you write for any magazine in particular or are you willing to say?

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Sniper6  you are on target as far as experienced shooters with rifles.

But we have one guy in training who gets so flustered on the pistol range that he has to run to the crapper each time its his turn to shoot. For him 25yds is a long long way.  

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That is really funny , It is strange the hang ups some people have.

I have met several ( howdy neighbor ) types  at the range who ask me ,why cant I do that? And I just tell them they probably can if they practice and have patience.

Some people make shooting too hard !

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