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#1834244 - 12/15/21 07:10 PM Is there really no one here that shoots long range?
MoS Offline
Double barrel

Registered: 02/19/20
Posts: 77
Loc: VA
City or County: CHANTILLY
Just finding this thread and I'm surprised that there's nothing here.
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#1834385 - 12/16/21 07:00 AM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
K31fan Offline
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Registered: 01/18/18
Posts: 345
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Loudoun County
For the average shooter 200 yards is “long range”. I shoot a .300WM out to 600m when I have the access but thats about it.
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#1834515 - 12/16/21 03:45 PM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
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Registered: 01/20/14
Posts: 498
Loc: NOVA
City or County: Woodbridge
because it's all done on private land and no one wants to share...

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#1837300 - 12/25/21 04:29 PM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
Ken1773 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 14
Loc: I am in Louisa County
City or County: I am in Louisa County
Until this year I shot pretty regularly out to 600 yards. I can shoot 500-600 with fairly good confidence.

I have shot out to 1000 on 3 different occasions. I can do it, but am not great at it. I have all the math down to get from 100 to 1000, but I am not that great at the wind calls

Especially when the wind blows different directions during the 1000 yards of travel.

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#1837419 - 12/26/21 08:24 AM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
SWRichmond Offline
Marksman

Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 309
Loc: Central VA
City or County: Richmond
Very active long range program at Butner, northstateshootingclub.com

PM me for more info if you want to. .308 WIN will get you there with 175's or 185's. 6.5 or 6 Creedmore etc. No magnum rifle calibers at Butner. 5.56 with 75's or 77's will get you to 600 very well (see below).

Shooters include mostly F Class and Palma. F class is shot prone from a bipod and rear bag. Palma shooters are sling and coat. You will see a lot of fancy equipment but it is not necessary.

NRA long range is 800-1000 yards. A "palma" match at Butner is 800, 900, and 1000 and is shot by both F Class rifles and Palma rifles, just on different targets.

Numerous nationally ranked / national LR champions live in VA / NC and shoot at Butner. You will get to see how well it can be done. New shooters always welcome. No brakes or suppressors.

I cannot strongly enough encourage your participation. If you want to learn how to read the wind, this is definitely tbe way to do it. Remember you are competing with yourself first. Don't be intimidated.

You need ammo 1MOA or better, a shooting mat, spotting scope, squeezie rear bag and a bipod, a good 100 yard zero and a reasonable approximation of your muzzle velocity. Math will then get you on paper at 1000, and after that the learning begins.

Math = jbmballistics.com


Edited by SWRichmond (12/26/21 08:48 AM)

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#1837420 - 12/26/21 08:43 AM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
SWRichmond Offline
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Registered: 04/11/10
Posts: 309
Loc: Central VA
City or County: Richmond
The midrange matches come in two flavors: 300, 500, 600. And 600 yard weekend.

Wind is a very noticable factor at 300 and up. If you want to try distance shooting and learn wind reading go shoot midrange first if you want.

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#1837440 - 12/26/21 09:36 AM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
big_lu_lu Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 542
Loc: Richmond
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I second the previously stated comments on Butner via North State Shooting Club. You can go to their web site and find the dates, course of fire, etc. I regularly shot there for nearly 10 years (medals, NRA records, International records and I am not the best wind caller around) and unfortunately had to stop due to work however plan on starting again in 2022. Dont be intimidated, everyone is willing to help you get to your “next levels”, be it load development, equipment, or technique. I shoot FTR and it can be an “arms race” of equipment as all things there is an evolution. That said, a factory bolt gun in .308 that shoots sub MOA and with ammo shoots 1/2 MOA is a very good thing and I am including the ammo in that sub MOA equation…the rest is up to you in technique and wind reading. The team matches are a great way to learn much as typically a very good wind coach is directing the shooter where and when to pull the trigger. You will make terrific friends and a good time all around. Reach out if you want to know more.

You can also check Quanticoshootingclub for their 1000 yard matches. Typically not an NRA match so less stringent on rules but a really good way to try your equipment and yourself…thats where I started when I lived in NOVA.

If you have a friend who belongs to Cavalier you can get out to 600yd.

Reach out if you want to chat via phone
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#1838089 - 12/28/21 11:06 AM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
Ken1773 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 14
Loc: I am in Louisa County
City or County: I am in Louisa County
Thanks for the tip on North State Shooting Club. I was hoping to find something closer and a place to practice, not just jump right into a full on competition.

I am in Louisa County

I lived in Alabama for many years. I was a 40 minute drive from The CMP and shot their 600 yard range regularly.

So far the only thing I have come up with near Louisa is black bear
https://blackbearsc.com/index.html

but the sign up fee is really high and they are only open on the weekends, and do not allow guests. The mix of all that is not appealing.

I have driven to Peacemaker in WV and had a good time there, but the open range days out to 1000 are limited.

I am also looking for 22 shoots of any type.


Edited by Ken1773 (01/02/22 10:54 PM)

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#1839691 - 01/02/22 04:52 AM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
A Virginian Offline
Still shooting after all these years.

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 734
Loc: Loudoun County
City or County: Loudoun
Peacemaker for those of us in NOVA or close.

1,000 yd only on Wednesdays - Patriot Range - must qualify
500 yd on Sundays - Starlight Range - must qualify
Independence Range Wed - Sun, out to 300 yd

Blackbear is out for me, too pricey and only open Sat and Sun, plus too far away.
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#1843446 - 01/12/22 10:25 PM Re: Is there really no one here that shoots long range? [Re: MoS]
Cnstruct Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 09/02/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Dublin
Southwest Va
Hard to find distance here in mountains. I have piece of farmland i can shoot couple times a year with a 1150 yd max. I shoot mountain to mountain at 986 yds at 9 degree decline regularly
sub moa if the wind is consistent
Worked Savage guns
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Cheap weather machine and free Strelok Ballistics calc app


Edited by Cnstruct (01/12/22 10:34 PM)

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