Just got a new gun so it will be awhile before my next one. I'm looking at a good gun for longer shots like 700+ yard shots. Haven't shot over 300 but i don't have many places for much longer shots than my gun ranges 300 yard range. I would like to start shooting longer ranges to get more comfortable in the event i get to go some place where a long shot presents itself. But i need to start somewhere with a gun and its a good reason to buy a new one. I have thought about several options but still have room for more if you can dream one up for me. Not set on caliber but i'm thinking bout 300 win mag. i have a 308, 30-06, 270, 243 so something bigger would be nice. I would like to stick to a larger 30 cal or go up into a 338 caliber cartrige. And ill probably put a muzzle brake
on so i can watch where my bullet hits.
1. Get a 300 win mag barrel for my new Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter and have a brake put on. I like the 28 inch barrel for the extra velocity for farther shots. I would like a bolt action for a follow up shot though. This seems to be the cheapest way out.
2. Weatherby vanguard or SUB MOA and install a brake. I would probably drop a timney trigger in. my 30-06 vanguard shoots under half inch at 100 yards with factory ammo so I am a fan of weatherby. with a regular vanguard i might upgrade to a bell and carlson medalist stock. Or if i got the SUB MOA i would leave the stock on it because it's already upgraded.
3. Savage 111 long range hunter and do nothing. It comes with an adjustable brake. I don't know much about them but it has an accustock and from what ive heard the are a decent factory synthetic stock. there accutriggers are one of my favorite.
Like i said it will be a long time before this happens but I'm starting to plan ahead and still open to suggestions.