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    Longish range shooting.

    Hi I have a .270 and was wanting to know the best way to start to learn to shoot out to 600m in the field. How do I get my rifle set up for this. What do I need?

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    Do you know your bullet capability i.e. Speed and bc? Then you need a scope you can dial or a whoop ass reticle. Then a range finder. The key to shooting range is knowing your bullets flight path. Once that is known you can dial the scope accordingly.

    Side note; im what they call new to it so im probably all kaka
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    learn to shoot at 100 yards...when you are CONSISTANTLY under an inch THEN and only then move out further...if you are managing 2-3" at 100yards you are /should be limiting your self to 300 yards or risk wounding.
    if you want to leap ahead keep some 3ltr plastic milk bottles fill them with water and see how far you can hit them.
    plenty of ballistic charts/programmes out there. stick in info as best you can and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Do you know your bullet capability i.e. Speed and bc? Then you need a scope you can dial or a whoop ass reticle. Then a range finder. The key to shooting range is knowing your bullets flight path. Once that is known you can dial the scope accordingly.

    Side note; im what they call new to it so im probably all kaka
    How do to you work out your bc I am only using factory ammo at the moment to cheap to reload. What sort of scope would be a good one to get started.
    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    learn to shoot at 100 yards...when you are CONSISTANTLY under an inch THEN and only then move out further...if you are managing 2-3" at 100yards you are /should be limiting your self to 300 yards or risk wounding.
    if you want to leap ahead keep some 3ltr plastic milk bottles fill them with water and see how far you can hit them.
    plenty of ballistic charts/programmes out there. stick in info as best you can and go from there.

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    Just look up what type of projectile the factory ammo has, it's usually on the box. Then just look at the manufacturers details and they have it listed.
    These are the Hornady ones: Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Bullets :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: .277 270 CAL

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    You could always 'cheat' and get a Burris Eliminator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southhunter View Post
    Hi I have a .270 and was wanting to know the best way to start to learn to shoot out to 600m in the field. How do I get my rifle set up for this. What do I need?

    Cheers

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    Join a NRA club, practice lots of shooting at 600yds even 1000yds. Wind will be 98% of your problem. (says he getting owned at 800yds last Saturday)
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    Would a 270 get that far? There seems to have been a bit of discussion in the past on this round.

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    Not all projectiles will expand well at long range or slow velocity if your going to try hunting. You need something soft, In a factory ammo like a sst. Amax are good but I doubt you will find that already loaded.

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    How much do you have to spend? No point getting a scope that dials if you have no way of measuring the range to target. So you will likely need to spend at least $1000-$1500 just to get an average scope and range finder, could get better if buying second hand.
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    get a scope first that dials

    put it on your .22lr and learn to shoot out to 200, 300 yards

    then decide if you have the interest to carry on with the .270 at longer ranges
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    Where are you?

    There are rifle clubs that shoot long range most weekends who welcome people who want to improve their skills.
    You don't have to want to compete, a desire to improve is enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    Where are you?

    There are rifle clubs that shoot long range most weekends who welcome people who want to improve their skills.
    You don't have to want to compete, a desire to improve is enough.
    I'm in Dunedin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southhunter View Post
    I'm in Dunedin

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    Send me a Pm. Our club has a 600yard range. Im in Dunedin


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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    Send me a Pm. Our club has a 600yard range. Im in Dunedin


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    Hi clickbang . . . out of curiosity where is the range ( old Dunedin boy ) didn't think you guys had a range out to 600 down your way

    cheers R

 

 

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