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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    hmmm. Long distance shooting... I can't see well enough to clip my toenails.
    Neither can I. Good glass helps a lot.
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    Yes, I never cared for scopes on my rifles until I hit middle age and suddenly everything got small and very fuzzy!

    Would you believe that "middle age" was now a lifetime ago?

    As time goes on the magnifications get higher and higher too! Even my spotting scope for 200-300 yard work is now a 400x beast! I can get by with the 100x setting for 100 yard work.

    I always get a kick out of still young"bare gun shooters" who don't trust those new-fangled pieces of two hundred year old technology.
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    It's all fun and games, until you realize that a 5 mph cross breeze will move your point of impact almost 4 feet over, at 1,000 yds. LOL

    Oh.....and it was kind of a shock, to realize that you have to wait for the bullet to get to the target, 1,000 yards down range. (With what I was shooting, it was right at 2 seconds, which is longer than you think.) LOL
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    Is 2 seconds longer in North Caroline than it is in the Midwest? I've heard of New York seconds being quicker but never heard of Carolina seconds being longer. Learn something every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Is 2 seconds longer in North Caroline than it is in the Midwest? I've heard of New York seconds being quicker but never heard of Carolina seconds being longer. Learn something every day.
    When I say 2 seconds, I'm judging by counting 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi. Have you ever heard us southerners talk?
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    snort... that was purty good.

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    Yea, we don't rush anything in the south, even a two second count!

    Does one have enough time after the trigger pull to eat a samich before the bullet hits at 1000 yards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    Yea, we don't rush anything in the south, even a two second count!

    Does one have enough time after the trigger pull to eat a samich before the bullet hits at 1000 yards?
    Sounds tricky, but there are some big ol' boys 'round here that might just be able to do it. LOL
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    I've always wondered how you expect to get animals or people to hold STILL while you do all the necessary calculations? Cause if they are moving, nobody can reliably hit them, at anything like 800 yds. They just know that they lose nothing by trying. If I had a gun to their heads and they knew that I was going to brain them if they missed, nobody'd shoot at a live, man sized target, who can MOVE, beyond 400m, even without any wind or mirage. Dangerous men know better than to be holding still, in the open, in daylight, during hostilities. The above is why they try to snipe men who are relieving themselves, especially number 2, cause they know you'll be holding STILL for a while! Murphy says that when you actually HAVE to hit a man or animal, not only will it be moving, it will be windy, raining, cold and DARK. Which means 200m as the outside range.
    Last edited by highlo; 04-23-2019 at 10:11 AM.

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    Very cool! I've been mulling over picking up the same rifle but with a different scope.

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