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Phoenix

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Hunting...
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:48:27 PM »
what is your longest kill? mine is 938 yards, white tail...

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Re: Hunting...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 04:35:47 PM »
Don't really know, maybe 250 yards or so.
It is my close in kills that I am most proud of.
I am a bush hunter.

Only a couple of members on here do the long range stuff.  Speckle comes to mind.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 04:56:40 PM »
Yah I'm not to sure either. I can recall every animal and many details of the call or hunt itself but not so much the distance in any particular shot. Might be in the 300 yard range. Not that I'm a poor shot or anything and I pack more than capable firearms over the years, .270 Remi, 300 RUM, 300 WSM but I just enjoy getting them in close is all, or getting myself in close. Ive passed on clear shots in the 5 - 600 yard range to wait it out and bring them in. I can honestly say in 38 years of big game hunting and many a moose and deer and various other game under the belt it's never cost me an empty freezer and in 38 years of hunting I've lost 1 animal to a poor placed shot when I was 15 years old. That was do to being young and excited and poor shot placement, not distance or poor bullet.

But don't take me wrong, each to their own, everyone should enjoy it the way they like, as long as we are out there doing it and not fighting about it alls good.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 05:46:57 PM »

Gee Mr. Phoenix, you must shoot a the Sherwood Park Gun Range.  Apparently, that is where all the best rifle shooters in Alberta hang out. 


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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 06:04:06 PM »
Approx 440yrds I believe if I'm correct that is the distance across a 1/4 section from one fence line to the other.
A couple more around the 400 mark.
That's my self imposed limit unless I am able to get substantially more range time in the future.
But vast majority have definitely been around 50-150.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 08:23:12 PM »
Gee Mr. Phoenix, you must shoot a the Sherwood Park Gun Range.  Apparently, that is where all the best rifle shooters in Alberta hang out.

Nope, won't shoot at ranges, they make me nervous. too many idiots and not enough supervision. The first time I went to a range in Ontariaryaryo I was laughed at for shooting a .22 out to 100 yards. besides God made this wonderful area called free land.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 09:08:29 PM »
Mule Deer buck 1200yds lazer rangefinder later

Bull Moose 975yds lazer rangefinder later

Mule Deer buck 765 Camp Wainwright(no pic) verified by Corporal

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 06:58:58 AM »
Yup I am not a long range shooter either. Mainly because of the bush I hunt. Can't see to far. Mine is probably in the 235 yard range. Just paced it off.

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 08:10:32 AM »
Approx 440yrds I believe if I'm correct that is the distance across a 1/4 section from one fence line to the other.
A couple more around the 400 mark.
That's my self imposed limit unless I am able to get substantially more range time in the future.
But vast majority have definitely been around 50-150.

You might be shooting further than you realize, a section is 1 mile (1760 yds)square so a 1/4 section would be 1/2 mile (880 yds) square.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 08:34:19 AM »
You might be shooting further than you realize, a section is 1 mile (1760 yds)square so a 1/4 section would be 1/2 mile (880 yds) square.

Lance I allways called that the 1/4 mile fence.  Thereís lots of them around.

Yotes love to run down it.

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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 09:03:08 AM »
Lance I allways called that the 1/4 mile fence.  Thereís lots of them around.

Yotes love to run down it.

Nothing stopping someone from putting up a fence wherever they like but for agricultural purposes a section is 1 mile x 1 mile, so if you divide that into 4 equal parcels each 1/4 section is 1/2 mile x 1/2 mile. If you shoot from once fence to another that will be 880 yrds.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 09:52:44 AM »
Nothing stopping someone from putting up a fence wherever they like but for agricultural purposes a section is 1 mile x 1 mile, so if you divide that into 4 equal parcels each 1/4 section is 1/2 mile x 1/2 mile. If you shoot from once fence to another that will be 880 yrds.

Lots of 1/4 sections around to

Half a 1/4 be 440 yard?

As I say I allways called it the 1/4 mile fence and I get what you are saying that it could be further.

My father talks about roads in chains and rods.

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Lance Skene

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 10:03:45 AM »
I think rod/chain are surveyor terms with a square rod equal to one acre.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 10:23:10 AM »
I think rod/chain are surveyor terms with a square rod equal to one acre.

Must be how they broke up the land google is telling me 160 rods square is an acre.

If you ever look at fields in the USA like Montana I can tell you they didnít have any rods or chains.


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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 11:20:22 AM »
I believe "long range killing" is just shooting, not hunting. But to each his own. What is your nearest kill shot?
With the recent ban on spears, long rang shooting may also get banned. ;)

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 11:34:53 AM »
Mule Deer buck 1200yds lazer rangefinder later

Bull Moose 975yds lazer rangefinder later

Mule Deer buck 765 Camp Wainwright(no pic) verified by Corporal

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How did you know how far they where at the time?

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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 12:00:17 PM »
How did you know how far they where at the time?

Not first time shooting distance use too used Heinz ketchup cans as targets

then walk it out and back, went too town got argo and watched speedo

lazered with Leopold 1000 later

power poles in spots are 100yds apart

now with app's punch in numbers n tells u drop at yardage
 
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 12:05:17 PM »
My father talked about "mounds". ;)

He said a T1 A was a masterpiece of optical engineering. :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 12:18:49 PM »
I think rod/chain are surveyor terms with a square rod equal to one acre.

1 chain = 66 feet......the width of a road allowance.

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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 12:25:50 PM »
My father talked about "mounds". ;)

He said a T1 A was a masterpiece of optical engineering. :)

T1A is a dinosaur nowadays. Pits and mounds were to mark a legal pin(wood post), no longer done. Ya will still find them out there though.