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Longest shot ever?

Old 02-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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What's your longest shot ever successfully made on a game animal?
Recently had the thought of in all honesty how many hunters will ever even take/shoot at an animal at 400yds or more? very few I'm thinking.

Also after a lifetime of hunting, I would guess most hunters shots would be under 200 yards, while maybe one or two were 400yards or so.

I'm sure it's possible with practice and the right setup to shoot 800-1000yards, but really I'm thinking the fantasy of needing a .30-378wby to take an elk at 800 yards is pretty much a fairytale for most of us.

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Old 02-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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125yds, not really far with a borrowed 300WSM
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:23 PM
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My longest shot to date was ranged at 397-yards. I hunt in some pretty open country and still a shot over 250-yards is not that common. I try to sneak as close as I can, when I can.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:34 PM
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607 yards is the closest spot to the deer that the range finder would grab. but i think it was more like 612-615..
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
1,350 yards on a whitetail on 12/20/08. saluki, thats it, its the equipment, and ballistic knoledge, I've taken 8 young people out who never shot past 200 yards, let them shoot my rifle with my advise and they've all made 1 shot kills from 493 to 722 yards
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Holy buckets Ridge Runner! I can't even spell 1,350-yards little own think about shooting something that far. That is some darn fine shooting!
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:23 PM
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Longest shot I ever made was on a doe with a 30-06. Ranged 213 yards,most places I hunt you rarely get a shot more than 200 yards.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
1,350 yards on a whitetail
That is one heck of a shot!!!!!!!! It's only 1150yds. further than I've ever shot.LOL!!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:03 PM
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440 yds. on a moose in alaska needed flippers to get closer 300win
285 yds. antelope 300 rum
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:37 PM
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Around 260 yards on a doe in 2007. I've got one year of college left and after that I intend to stretch my range. I've been reading everything I can on LR shooting, and just need the income to satisfy my appetite. Hopefully I can get things rolling after I graduate!
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:43 PM
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326 yards on a cow elk last Friday. Before that, 250 yards on an antelope three years ago.
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