Idiot with a "power saw"
- May 15, 2022
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- Island Terrific in the North Pacific
I definitely do my best field shooting with a rifle at game over 200yds. From the prone position and with a rest of some type. Often it can be difficult to get above the vegetation in the prone position so I will shoot from the sitting position or rest on or a against a big rock or tree.Good advice KK. I'm thinking since the deer on that farm are often that far away, and don't let you get much closer, I may just bring a bipod with me and go prone. Most of it is very flat.
At those distances, accuracy (of the gun and shooter) is key. The box of bullets I'm bringing are second load of virgin brass, fire formed, and the die adjusted to the chamber (FL). The last two 3 shot groups were both 1/2" at 100 yds.
I usually just think of a bipod for woodchuck hunting on my 220 swift, but different situations call for different methods.
I usually wouldn't take a shot over 200 yds when woods hunting, and anything over 100 yds I would either be sitting, kneeling, or in my sling and leaning against a tree.
Regardless, a well placed shot on an animal at longer distances. Let's say 200yds or more. Makes a fella feel good and that his range time and practice has payed off!