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Unread 02-05-2011, 07:55 AM
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new gun or not

I'm thinkin bout getting a new gun my encore shoots great ! First time out to 600yds average moa for 3 three shot groups was .69 with factory ammo wich I think is good but im new to long range hunting .how much better would a custom gun shoot ? looking @ the icon from t/c its not a custom but its new lol

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    Unread 02-05-2011, 10:00 AM
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    Re: new gun or not

    You are not going to get much better. Stay with what you got.
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    Unread 02-05-2011, 11:42 AM
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    Re: new gun or not

    well dont think i am correct . my best group was .36 of a ft@ 600yds that would be a little over 1/2 moa .i think lol
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    Re: new gun or not

    It sounds like you're already shooting pretty well with what you have.

    So if you buy a new rifle, you may want to do so in order to gain some functionality that you don't currently have as compared to expecting some big accuracy gain.

    e.g. different caliber, bolt, semi-auto, tactical, carbine, etc...

    Alternatively, you may want to start handloading. Factory ammo seems to be working for you thus far. But, it will let you down as you continue to use it for longer ranges.
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    Re: new gun or not

    Hey any excuse to get a new rifle is a good reason! I personally have never bought a custom rifle although I have bought a 700 action, stock, barrel etc and had a smith assemble one. In the end I probably spent way more money than I would have just getting a stock rifle with a reputation for being a tack driver and come out ahead... but where is the fun in that!
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    Unread 12-21-2016, 11:30 PM
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    Re: new gun or not

    We can all think up a reason to buy another rifle.
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    Unread 12-22-2016, 08:50 AM
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    Re: new gun or not

    Heck yeah! Buy what you think will be your last one...right.
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