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Old 08-12-2008, 12:33 PM
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Re: backpacking and long range

You don't need a 20lb gun for a 767.4 yard shot. Normal size/weight rifles shooting "normal" cartridges are perfectly capable LR rigs.






Those rifles work better for the 500-1,0000 yard shots, then the "specialized" LR guns work for the 100 yard shots.....
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:49 AM
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Re: backpacking and long range

What's the highest BC bullet I can get to load in my 7mm Rem Mag and what is the BC? A berger 190 VLD or something...?
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You don't need a 20lb gun for a 767.4 yard shot. Normal size/weight rifles shooting "normal" cartridges are perfectly capable LR rigs.






Those rifles work better for the 500-1,0000 yard shots, then the "specialized" LR guns work for the 100 yard shots.....
Wow. Those look great.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:30 AM
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Re: backpacking and long range

Of the readily available bullets, the 162gr AMAX and the 168gr Berger. Both with a BC over .6...

Those would be my picks for the sub 1K work.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:17 PM
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Re: backpacking and long range

Berger 180 gr has a BC of .684. There are others that are higher, but I don't know how easy they are to find.
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Re: backpacking and long range

My rifle weighs 5 3/4lbs or about 7lbs with scope. I am comfortable with it to around 1000yds. I haven't had the opportunity for anything farther than that yet so I feel its a good set up. I like to hunt the timber sometimes so I really like having a very light and handy rifle. My set up is a .340wby,24" #2 lilja barrel. You don't need a heavy rifle to shoot long range. They key for me is a bipod or pack up front and a rear support of somekind. I have a self made poly bead made "pillow" for a rear rest. I can't imagine carrying around a 17lb rifle. That doesn't sound like fun. At the range yes but not in the field.
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:58 PM
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Re: backpacking and long range

I did the- "carry the 17lb rifle thing". Actually 22lb...... it was gay.
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