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Old 08-08-2013, 11:39 PM
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New long range rifle

Hey guys,

I'm looking to build a long range rifle but I have a couple questions first, what is the best action to buy and what caliber I want to shoot varmints with it. And I want a good barrel to put on it so what brand of barrels do you guys like?
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:53 AM
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Re: New long range rifle

check out Snowy Mountain Custom Rifles - Quality performance rifles for long range marksmanship.

pretty sweet outfit they can build you anything you want.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:40 AM
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Re: New long range rifle

There are lots of good actions and barrels out there that will do what you want. I normally recommend the Remington 700 (Short Or Long depending on the cartridge you chose) because of ts ability to be very accurate and the availability of Stocks, Triggers, scope mounts and any other accessory you want.

They are simple, abundantly available, and respond well to accurizing. There are other good actions
available but the 700 is my first choice.

Good Barrels are another item that comes down to choice but like everyone I have my favorites base on
quality, performance, velocity, longevity, consistency, ETC.

My preference in order is Lilja, Kriger, Hart and so on. Other people may/will have there preference in
a different order/brand, but this is just my opinion.

There are many fine calibers to choose from, and I suggest you start with the game to be hunted, the max distance you will be shooting, if you reload and any other information you can give us. With this
information this site should be able to guide you through the selection process for your build.

If this is your first custom build feel free to ask questions.

Good luck

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:49 AM
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Re: New long range rifle

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There are lots of good actions and barrels out there that will do what you want. I normally recommend the Remington 700 (Short Or Long depending on the cartridge you chose) because of ts ability to be very accurate and the availability of Stocks, Triggers, scope mounts and any other accessory you want.

They are simple, abundantly available, and respond well to accurizing. There are other good actions
available but the 700 is my first choice.

Good Barrels are another item that comes down to choice but like everyone I have my favorites base on
quality, performance, velocity, longevity, consistency, ETC.

My preference in order is Lilja, Kriger, Hart and so on. Other people may/will have there preference in
a different order/brand, but this is just my opinion.

There are many fine calibers to choose from, and I suggest you start with the game to be hunted, the max distance you will be shooting, if you reload and any other information you can give us. With this
information this site should be able to guide you through the selection process for your build.

If this is your first custom build feel free to ask questions.

Good luck

J E CUSTOM
Im wanting something to shoot varmints like coyotes and up to 1000 yards.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:00 PM
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Re: New long range rifle

What kind of budget are you looking at not including glass?

What you want to do can be done with a $700-$1200 factory rifle, or if you have deep pockets, a custom build between $3000 - $4500.

As far as caliber.. I'd say a 6mm or 6.5mm variant. I like the plain ol' .243 with heavies (105s) as it can do 1000yds better than most. Next I'd look into a 6.5mm. I like cartridges I can get Lapua brass for so I like the .260, and if you want a little more bump, go 6.5x284 (but buy 2-3 barrels from jump to save time/wait down the road as it will eat them up).
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:09 PM
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Re: New long range rifle

Rock Creek
Obermeyer
Douglas
Krieger
Hart
Shilen
Brux
Broughton
Bartlein
Muller

My smith always told me that it's not necessarily what barrel brand you use, it's how well the smith does his job on all the other little details that really makes it shoot.

And I believe that to be true. Because he's took factory rifles with factory bull barrels, trued everything up, and re-worked them, and made them 1K shooting machines for me. I've seen rifles (other people's) with custom barrels shoot horribly, and seen factory barrels shoot 1 hole. I believe it's mostly in how good the smith is.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:05 PM
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I'm wanting something to shoot varmints like coyotes and up to 1000 yards.
For 1000 yard shots I would recommend a minimum of 6.5 or 7mm because of BCs.

I would look at the 280 AI. low recoil, long range capable with 140 ABs, 160 ABs and 162 Bergers

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