I finally took the plunge and bought a hunting rifle. I have always wanted one and always wanted to get into hunting. My girlfriend bought me a guitar from a pawn shop for my birthday and i hated it. So i took it back to get a different guitar but they didn't have anything better. They did however have some rifles. It came down to 2 for me, a Remington 700 or a Winchester 70. They both had scopes but the rem didn't have a floor plate and it had a synthetic stock. Being a woodworker by trade i opted for the nice walnut stock of the Winchester 70. I now know that i overpaid for my gun. I'm pretty sure its an XTR in 270, it was made in 72 and it has a Sigh-tron scope. I payed 500 dollars for the gun and didn't think much about it when i bought it but after researching prices i think i over-payed by about 100 or so bones. Anyways, whats done is done and I now am the proud owner of "the rifleman's rifle", albeit its not a pre-64 I still like it.
I was wondering though if someone could answer a question, I know that the range of my gun is about 700 yards, kills at 1000 have been made but im thinking I wont be making any over 200 or 300. when you sight in your scope at say 200 yards and then go hunting, what do you do when your target is closer or farther? Do you adjust for elevation and windage on your scope again? or do you just guess? Say you see a buck at 300 yards and you just sighted your scope at 100 yards, how do you compensate for the extra distance? Thanks in advance for any help and Im happy to be a part of these forums.