Long Range Marskmanship

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  1. Michaelmas profile image62
    Michaelmasposted 7 years ago

    I'm very interested in marksmanship but I really want to do long-range marksmanship. I'm thinking 700 to 1000 yards for competition later. I don't know where to start. Anyone have any good suggestions?

    1. kschang profile image86
      kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Breathing exercises. When you go out to that far, you need to learn how to calm yourself, almost meditative state.

      You also need to learn ballistics. There are calculator apps that do that, but you still need to learn how to do it manually... just in case.

      1. Michaelmas profile image62
        Michaelmasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Where do you learn ballistics? A good place to do so

        1. kschang profile image86
          kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Did you start to make a "shooter's notebook" yet?

          Record every shot, range (you can buy a laser rangefinder), your estimate (before you cheat with the rangefinder), windage, temp, humidity, exact bullet used (they *do* matter), time of day, direction of travel, and so on and so forth.

          You can find tables for stuff like that for popular bullets, and how to apply them to your scope. (That's ballistics) 

          You can get app or calculator to do that, but again, doing it on paper makes sure you actually KNOW what to do instead of just going through the motions.

        2. kschang profile image86
          kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Here are a few links to get you started:

          http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2d.rifles.htm

          scroll down to bullets and ballistics

    2. Pandoras Box profile image65
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just in case you want to shoot your spouse. Must calculate proper amount of distance nd appropriate ball size.

  2. Pandoras Box profile image65
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    Your spouse. Can't beat that level of motivation.

  3. Pandoras Box profile image65
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    You don't want blood on your clothes.

  4. Pandoras Box profile image65
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    Oh just shoot the fuckers already.

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I can't help. I enjoy skeet shooting.

    1. Pandoras Box profile image65
      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No blood, no fun!

  6. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for your service

    One simple answer you already know, Re-enlist and sign up for Army or Marine Corp Sniper School.

    Option Two is apply your service experience and go to the Police Academy and then SWAT Training.

    Option Three is go to work for a Private Security Company and get the training there.

 
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