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    This is my fist post. I was looking for some reloading info and found this fourm and I tought I could learn some things from folks who know. I've been shooting indoors for about 4 years with handguns and .22's. Now I'm into long range shooting. I bought my intro gun which is a Howa 1500 with a 26" semi-heavy barrel and a Houge stock. I pick it up at Turners Outdoors for 320.00 and I thought it would be a good starter gun that I can easily customise as I go along. I've been to the range 3 times breaking in the gun and I have added a Nikkon Buckmaster II since some of the more expensive scopes have to much to learn just starting out. Also added a check riser and drop box magazine. Put a bipod on since I really didn't like the shooting bag rest . I've put 200 rounds down range so far and getting use to the rifle. More to come as I learn with not to do and what works. Thanks to you and your and the NRA
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    Welcome from NW Iowa!
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    Hi there!

    Ahhh, what caliber are you shooting ?

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    Howdy, 200 rounds is not a lot but a significant amount for a rifle especially if you're talking factory ammo. Not trying to talk to you into reloading but the savings can add up. I don't shoot a lot of rifle but can cut my ammo cost in half reloading.
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    Welcome from New Jersey!
    Long range can be fun and addictive. We do some 300 yard shooting. That’s long range for old guys using hunting 30-06’s. I also have a .223 heavy barrel that can connect the holes at 200. Ground hogs don’t stand a chance.

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    Shooting .308 with factory ammo from Target Sports and with my prime membership I can pay from .50 to 1.00 for factory match ammo. After about 1000 rds. I'll have enough brass to start thinkin about reloading.

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    Welcome, how far are you able to get out? Tough where I live to get past 600 I envy those with public and private venues that go ELR

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    I'm only at 100yds. but each time I go I find there's something else I need in order to get comfortable in shooting with a scope. I've used red dots and reflex sights on my .9mm and 5.56 carbines out to 50yds. and handguns to 25yds. Use to do deer hunting out here in California about 25 years ago but it is so dry in the mountians and our season starts in the 3rd week of Sept., at that time of year there hasn't been any rain for 6 months, so it's dry, noisey and dusty. Plus 62 year old knees that worked on very steep roofs for 30 years would rather target shoot than walk the mountains.

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