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Old 05-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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What to do next Rem7mm mag help

Dpi posted this in equipment discussion but I am new and perhaps I posted to the wrong thred? Anyway thought maybe you guys could help?

I have started to get into the addictive world of long range hunting and shooting and have come to a point where I would like some more advice from those that have been there and done that, and that are overall more experienced.

I will list the current set up I have and then would like to know what everyone else would do in my situation. My overall goal is to have a rifle that I can confidently shoot game (elk/deer) out to (max) 1000 yards.

For my next purchase I was thinking of the Swarovski EL 10x42 range finder/binoculars combo that runs about $3k, however, I am hesitant to pull the trigger (ha ha) on the purchase because I am wondering if there is another purchase that should take priority given my current set up, and the direction it should go.

What I have/ have done so far....

Remington 700, 7mm Mag BDL, Walnut stock. (everything is factory).

Barrel is free floated, done by me. Gun shoots 3/4 MOA at a 100 yrds. (factory barrel, but it is good).

Up graded the scope to a 5.5 x 22 x 56 Nightforce, with MOAR.

I still need rings and proper long action rail (suggestions?).

I invested in the Nightforce Xball ballistics program.

I have a Harris Bi pod, a good back pack and thatís about it.


So what do the experts think? in a priority list? Stock?, barrel?, reloading equipment? optics? I just want some advice on where I should spend some money next? If this is your set up and you had $4k to put into it what would you do next?

Thanks,

Asquared
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:11 AM
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Re: What to do next Rem7mm mag help

I would start shooting.And then I would shoot somemore.And after that I would try to get some trigger time.
Until you have shot alot don't rush to spend money.The bino/rangefinder combo is a great piece that you can use no matter what direction you decide to go with the rifle.
The factory gun will shoot better than you can for awhile.Practice and then decide what you need//want.
And remembr to have fun.Try to take someone with you.That way is way more fun.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:25 AM
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Re: What to do next Rem7mm mag help

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Dpi posted this in equipment discussion but I am new and perhaps I posted to the wrong thred? Anyway thought maybe you guys could help?

I have started to get into the addictive world of long range hunting and shooting and have come to a point where I would like some more advice from those that have been there and done that, and that are overall more experienced.

I will list the current set up I have and then would like to know what everyone else would do in my situation. My overall goal is to have a rifle that I can confidently shoot game (elk/deer) out to (max) 1000 yards.

For my next purchase I was thinking of the Swarovski EL 10x42 range finder/binoculars combo that runs about $3k, however, I am hesitant to pull the trigger (ha ha) on the purchase because I am wondering if there is another purchase that should take priority given my current set up, and the direction it should go.

What I have/ have done so far....

Remington 700, 7mm Mag BDL, Walnut stock. (everything is factory).

Barrel is free floated, done by me. Gun shoots 3/4 MOA at a 100 yrds. (factory barrel, but it is good).

Up graded the scope to a 5.5 x 22 x 56 Nightforce, with MOAR.

I still need rings and proper long action rail (suggestions?).

I invested in the Nightforce Xball ballistics program.

I have a Harris Bi pod, a good back pack and that’s about it.


So what do the experts think? in a priority list? Stock?, barrel?, reloading equipment? optics? I just want some advice on where I should spend some money next? If this is your set up and you had $4k to put into it what would you do next?

Thanks,

Asquared
If it were my setup, which, I am by no means an expert...This is simply just my opinion on what I would do, and how my build would be.

You already have the 700 action, and the NF scope I would pick...So, if I had an extra $4K after buying those 2 things here's how my setup would look...

700 action - trued and blueprinted by my smith

Barrel - Rock Creek 5R 7mm 1:9 stainless blank, Sendero contour, 28" finished length, w/ 11* recessed match crown, and chambered to 7mmSTW. Break the barrel in, and then have it melonited for extra barrel longevity.

Stock - JP Enterprises Benchrest chassis

Trigger - Jewell set to 1lb, on the nose.

Base - EGW 20MOA base

Rings - TPS TSR 30mm Medium height

I already hand-load, but since you don't, I would take what's left I would invest in a good reloading setup. I use the RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme single-stage press for precision and simplicity, RCBS ChargeMaster 1500, and some good dies and good brass (Nosler).

Then I would get out there and get my perfect load developed, and start practicing at some distance, once I got my load perfected.

That's just what I would do, I'm sure others will have different opinions, but that's what makes us all free-thinking individuals.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:59 AM
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Re: What to do next Rem7mm mag help

Thanks for the replies. This is the kid if conversation/advice I was hoping for. Please keep the advice coming.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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Re: What to do next Rem7mm mag help

*kind of
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:09 AM
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Re: What to do next Rem7mm mag help

We can all post our ideas but only you can really determine what your current rifle is capable of. In my opinion your current equipment is satisfactory, however my preference for elk at 1000 would be a little heavier caliber. Develop your load make sure its one that it still has enough velocity to expand at 1000 yards. Find 1000 yard range work your way out to 1000 and shoot (lots), I use a 12 inch square gong, I prefer gongs reactive properties over paper at distances . If you find your gun is capable by all means get the leica binos however you might find that you need to split that money on a standard leica range finder, decent pair of binos, and some rifle mods.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: What to do next Rem7mm mag help

Personally a brake and a br7 range finder. Maybe a bedding job just for saftey sake or better yet an hs then when u decide on a different caliber/ wear that barrel out have it blueprinted and bedded
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