Cast bullet long range rifle thread

Snakeoil

Active Member
I know I'm a newbie here so will not be offended if this suggestion is rejected.

I find that pistol and short range rifle shooting get mixed into many threads. I realize that access to extended ranges, beyond 200 yds is limited. But shooting at extended yardages is different and what is good at 50 yds or accuracy acceptable for hunting is not necessarily helpful for those seeking accuracy at extended distances.

That said would there be any value to adding a forum category for long range rifle shooting?
 

Ian

Notorious member
I usually put my rifle work in the testing/shooting section, you could start a thread there for now. The stuff that doesn't get a lot of traffic falls off the first page, but that could be called a "clue". I can think of four members off the top of my head that shoot past 100 yards with regularity.
 

Tomme boy

Active Member
I shoot out to 350yds for about 8 months out of the year on a regular basis. 950yds for about 5 of those months. Cast is usually about 200 yds. The rest is usually all jacketed. The shack we shoot out of is in the upper rt of the first pic. This is us shooting at 950ydsThe 24" ar500 plate is on the treeline in the center where it dips. Hot in the summer but we have a kerosene heater we use in the winter months.

But like Ian said, not many shoot farther than 100.

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waco

Springfield, Oregon
Long range cast is fun and challenging. Here is a short vid of me with cast in the .308 Win at 500 yards. Hoping to try this load out to 1000 this spring.
 

RBHarter

West Central AR
At this stage I'm limited but I used to have a real range with fixed targets to 350 and targets of oppertunity past 500 . I had the option of going a little farther and being able to set targets you couldn't shoot prone because the curve got in the way . It was water front so not a hump . We had mud flats to 700 plus available also . I don't know that I shot cast much over 250 yd with any regularity .

Of course each shooter has an idea of what hunting accuracy is and coming from a region where 200 yd is often a nominal shot and 350-400 isn't really considered sniping above the tree line and in 4-8" scrub my definition is closer to minimum competition accuracy than "Pawpaw's 30-30" with the loose fore end accuracy tweek .
 

Tomme boy

Active Member
@waco . Can't wait to see your next vids. Humor me and if you have any of the Lee 155 or 160gr 0.311", shoot some at 500. I surprised a bunch of people at one long range shoot I went to. I was banging a Torso sized plate every shot at 500. Then the wind started to blow. And.......... I am not good at reading wind.
 

waco

Springfield, Oregon
Tomme. I have a 6 banger of that Lee mold. Never really pushed it but I don’t doubt it would do well.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
long range is subjective.
I shoot my 1917 at 300yds pretty much exclusively, my 0-3 is dialed in at 200.
I have places where I can shoot pretty much measured in miles, but I really try to keep everything to 300 or under just as a personal preference.
 

RBHarter

West Central AR
For grins once we were shooting at a 8" hex plate about 300 yd with a 357 rifle . 1894C 18" . Just so you know hold over is the top of the front band centered in the factory rear with the target doing the pumpkin on a post deal over the factory front sight . Impressive to hit 1/10 with such precision sighting . Some are much easier . Man steel at 250 with a 200 gr spitzer from an 06' basically shaped like the assorted 230s about 1800 fps . Easy peezy .
 

Snakeoil

Active Member
Well, if long range shooting is not something most here enjoy, then I certainly understand why there is not much discussion about it here and certainly no need for a separate discussion group.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
It is something that certainly be considered. It doesn’t cost anything for a few extra pixels on the screen.
 

JWFilips

Well-Known Member
Man I just Love Those Coats Brother Videos! Way better then the Super Bowl to me!!!!
I only shoot low velocity with my rifles .....mostly because I would like to shoot like waco does but here in NEPA we do not have that luxury! So I tried to find a neat type of shooting ( unique to my area) so it became "low node"

When I was growing up an anxious rifle shooter in the 1960 my dream was to shoot the 1 mile club in Bradford County ( North west PA) Some guy was writing about a club that shot mountain to mountain to harvest a deer! ( 1 mile)
Much later in my life I met that man's son Jim Borden! I was photographing a catalog of his rifles and tools! I mentioned the one mile club being the most exciting article I had read as a young man and he said that was his Dad! What a fantastic coincidence!
 

waco

Springfield, Oregon
Head out West and come visit sometime Jim. We can go spend a long weekend in the high dessert and do some extended long range shooting with the big magnums. We a looking for a new spot with a better backstop to spot misses with distances at 2K+
 

JWFilips

Well-Known Member
I don't know waco....I've grown up in NEPA mountain valleys were it is alway humid! and the weather is only pretty blue sky once in awhile!
I'm afraid that big sky and open arid land may kill me!:)

But I just love seeing what you are doing in the vids! Man you guys do a great job!