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A couple weeks ago, I was wondering what I’d be doing for hunts later this year when the world gets back toward some semblance of normal. Things were looking up when a buddy drew a desert sheep tag for Nevada and another drew the best mule deer tag there, the PIW tag. I suddenly had a couple great hunts to help out on, but still nothing for myself.

Problem is, I sent my Pre-64 model 70, which is/was a .264 Win Mag, in for a new barrel since I’d shot out the original barrel. The rebuilt rifle, which is still a .264 and has the Same Brown Precision fiberglass stock it been wearing for 36 years, was pillar bedded, got a new 26” Krieger match grade barrel, Cerakoted, And got a new Leopold VX5 in 3-15 with a BDC turret. It’ll be a pretty good long range rig. I really needed a hunt of my own to break in the new version of my old 264; and last week my dilemma was solved...

I drew a Desert Bighorn tag here in California, in a unit that produced really good rams (165-174) last year. So, now I need to get ready for my Desert Sheep hunt. I’ve been thinking about all the things to do to prepare for my sheep hunt and started thinking about attending a long range shooting school. I figure my sorta new rifle and this once in a lifetime tag is a plenty good enough excuse to take a long range class. I’ve shot plenty of animals over the years, some at long ranges, but just learned the hard way, through trial and error. I think it’d be great to learn more about shooting at longer ranges. Practicing at 500-800 yards seems like it’ll make the 300-400 yard shots easier.

So, what schools have you attended and recommend?
 
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A couple weeks ago, I was wondering what I’d be doing for hunts later this year when the world gets back toward some semblance of normal. Things were looking up when a buddy drew a desert sheep tag for Nevada and another drew the best mule deer tag there, the PIW tag. I suddenly had a couple great hunts to help out on, but still nothing for myself.

Problem is, I sent my Pre-64 model 70, which is/was a .264 Win Mag, in for a new barrel since I’d shot out the original barrel. The rebuilt rifle, which is still a .264 and has the Same Brown Precision fiberglass stock it been wearing for 36 years, was pillar bedded, got a new 26” Krieger match grade barrel, Cerakoted, And got a new Leopold VX5 in 3-15 with a BDC turret. It’ll be a pretty good long range rig. I really needed a hunt of my own to break in the new version of my old 264; and last week my dilemma was solved...

I drew a Desert Bighorn tag here in California, in a unit that produced really good rams (165-174) last year. So, now I need to get ready for my Desert Sheep hunt. I’ve been thinking about all the things to do to prepare for my sheep hunt and started thinking about attending a long range shooting school. I figure my sorta new rifle and this once in a lifetime tag is a plenty good enough excuse to take a long range class. I’ve shot plenty of animals over the years, some at long ranges, but just learned the hard way, through trial and error. I think it’d be great to learn more about shooting at longer ranges. Practicing at 500-800 yards seems like it’ll make the 300-400 yard shots easier.

So, what schools have you attended and recommend?


Perhaps if you are new to long range shooting these might help, but honestly, if you have a good RF like the SIG 2400, you are only going to miss due to wind. And the problem with shooting schools IMO is you only have a few "first shot" chances over the course of several days. Anyone can correct a missed first shot, especially if they have a dedicated spotter.

If I was running a shooting school, I would start out right away in the morning, typically no wind. Then talk about wind techniques in the classroom. Then go out and shoot when the wind starts blowing. After lunch, do the same.

My long range school is drive out to the desert, shoot at a target 800-1300 yards away once. Do as often as possible. In Colorado, I leave my rifle on my shooting patio and take shots only when the wind condition is different - at least a few hours between shots.

If you want to get at 800 yards, you need a place to practice at least weekly. There are so many little things about wind that take a while to figure out.


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As AZ says, you might want to save your money on a school. Trigger time beats a 5 day school any day. Shooting 600 - 800 yards will teach you a lot about yourself, your equipment, and most of all your patience.

But if you don't have access to a proper range, then maybe a school is best. We can't all be like AnotherAZWriter...


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As AZ says, you might want to save your money on a school. Trigger time beats a 5 day school any day. Shooting 600 - 800 yards will teach you a lot about yourself, your equipment, and most of all your patience.

But if you don't have access to a proper range, then maybe a school is best. We can't all be like AnotherAZWriter...


Good point, Opus. I’ll be doing plenty of shooting on my own. A buddy drew a Nevada Desert Sheep tag, and we are going to get together a few times this summer and fall to shoot at distances in desert winds. I’m just figuring that attending a school would teach some theory and be something to do to get ready, sorta like preparation is part of the fun of going on safari.

On a related note, my rifle builder sent me a few texts today to update me on load development. California requires non-lead Bullets statewide, so we decided to build a load around the Barnes 127 grain LRX bullet. He sent me a text message photo with the question “Good Enough?” It was a 3-shot group that a penny would cover. 3/8“ group. Yeah, that’s Good Enough, especially for a caliber that never had a reputation for extreme accuracy. At 3,230 FPS, it’ll be an accurate, flat shooting rifle and load.
 
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Good luck on your quest and hunt!

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