I will use this to express outwordly my frustration at the Firearms industry as well as well meaning gusnsmith who is trying to eek out a living. My frustrations tends to stem from the sheer incompetance that they seem to exude when it comes to practical and long range shooting. Lets crunch on or pose a question. How many people by a firearm for hunting and actually shoot it more that twice three times a year? a large majority. Now how many of these people buy a firearm because they hunt and that is what they use it for? Then look at the adds from the likes of Best of the West, Oquirre gunsmithing, Christensen Arms lets even throw savage into the mix etc. etc. etc. I could go on
these manufacturers advertise there uber long range pin hole poker taking game or supposedly taking game at 1000+ yards and brag up there rifles and how they shoot minute of angle at 1000 yards. and the same guy previously listed sees the add comes into buy said firearm so he can get his uber mondo scope with his special reticle and turret that can dial him in to 1000 yards. And then he never shoots the rifle and the only way the rifle in fact shoots minute of angle is if it is lock in a vice mounted on a tank on the surface of mars where gravity keeps everything solid. and then goes out and wounds and animal cant find it and proceeds to shoot another animal cuz oh I missed. and somehow the rifle all of a sudden makes him capable of shooting a mile with out any dicipline or practice. ugggggg! / then to make matters worse they use match bullets.......Match bullets!!!!! seriously!!!!!what makes you think thin jacketed hollow point match king will do the job at hand and do it ethically.
Now do these people really think its ethical to do so and stimulate people into thinking they are colonel hathcock or Tubbs because they " have a 300 super light speed triple threat animal hammer" and that cartridge means they can shoot anything out to 1000+ yards........FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love shooting long range and would hope these guys all exercise the dicipline necessary to shoot those distances but i would hope they would realize that adn ethical clean kill is more important the latest super zinger mag and status of trying and maybe once in a blue moon succeeding in actually harvesting game at distances beyond 300 yards. Last is "SHOOTING" an animal at 1000 yards really hunting or is s trying to get as close as you can and doing it humaely and ethically more important.
K im done. sorry had to get that off my chest.