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Old 08-15-2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: Let's face the facts.............I'm too poor

I suggest you invest part of your limited budget getting set up to handload. At the price of premium ammo you will probably not shoot much.

A rifle that will hold 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 moa will still get you to 400 or 500 yards. 1 1/2 moa at 500 is a 7.5 inch group. Good enough for a deer. Obviously smaller is better but a factory rig does not mean you can't still reach out there. 500 is still a pretty far poke!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:14 PM
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Re: Let's face the facts.............I'm too poor

I would also suggest getting set up for reloading. You will want to do quite a bit of shooting and you will make your money back very soon if you are shooting premium ammo. Plus you will be able to "tune" your load to your rifle (mainly loading to the correct length for the throat in your rifle).

If you are planning on putting a Nikon on this rifle why not get a BDC model with the holdover points for ranges beyond 200 yards. If you are limiting yourself to about 500 yards and you shoot to verify at the actual distances they work very well.

Almost every factory rifle I have shot was able to shoot 3 shot groups under 1" at 100 yards with at least one load.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: Let's face the facts.............I'm too poor

I'm poor as well. I have a wife and 2 children. I am the only income for the family. The only thing you can really do is save all your pennies and buy a part or piece at a time. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:18 AM
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True but if one is contemplating shooting long range at anything the thought would cross the mind that the basics had been established and there are enough resources to get at least mildly proficient at it before taking a "poke" at something? in other words there should a lot of shooting one is doing before setting out on a long range task wouldn't you say?
With a max range of 300-500yds, no not really.

As far as becoming proficient there's a reason the army use .22 trainers for most of the last century. You can become quite proficient at the basics of marksmanship without shooting long range.

Once the basics are learned at these ranges no, it doesn't take a whole lot of shooting with the hunting rig to become extremely accurate and proficient.
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I'm poor as well. I have a wife and 2 children. I am the only income for the family. The only thing you can really do is save all your pennies and buy a part or piece at a time. Good luck.
Yep and buy smart when you do. That doesn't mean buying the most expensive, it just means making sure you get quality and value for those hard earned dollars because there's just not enough of them to waste trying this and then that, and then maybe one of those till you get it right.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:39 AM
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With a max range of 300-500yds, no not really.

As far as becoming proficient there's a reason the army use .22 trainers for most of the last century. You can become quite proficient at the basics of marksmanship without shooting long range.

Once the basics are learned at these ranges no, it doesn't take a whole lot of shooting with the hunting rig to become extremely accurate and proficient.
True, however 300-500 is more of a midrange parameter. i also concur with your statement that becoming proficient at that distance should be achievable in short order.
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Re: Let's face the facts.............I'm too poor

I would split the diffrence and get a Sendero in 7mm, they shoot damn well for a factory rifle.
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