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Unread 08-09-2013, 08:41 PM
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Re: New long range rifle

I think the 260 ai would be awesome for that
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    Unread 08-09-2013, 09:25 PM
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    Re: New long range rifle

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    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?
    "Best" Action: BAT is likely best in the world. Many others are excellent: Borden, Surgeon, Pierce, Nesika, Stiller, Winchester 70, Remington 700

    "Good" barrel: Most any from a Douglas on up. Great barrels include Krieger, Hart, Bartlein, Broughton, Brux, Lilja, Obermeyer, Shilen, Rock, Benchmark, Bison, Criterion, LW, Schneider.
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    Unread 08-10-2013, 07:59 AM
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    Re: New long range rifle

    I just finished a long range elk rifle. Remington 700, lilja barrel, reworked action, and HS precision stock. I already owned the action and put about 1,000 into the rebuild. Barrel is sporter weight and will put 160's in the same hole. Have not yet had good of luck with 180 Bergers but I have not done much load development with them. Caliber is 7 mm STW
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    Unread 08-11-2013, 12:12 AM
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    Re: New long range rifle

    from you have said so far- bat action , krieger barrel, mcmillain stock , jewell trigger and night force 12-42. 6.5-284
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    Unread 08-11-2013, 08:26 PM
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    Re: New long range rifle

    Cody - i have shot over 250 coyotes. i have shot in competition to 1000 yards. the coyote is a small challenging target. there is an article on page 22 of the american rifleman april 2007 "the professional" . you need to read it. nesika is another good action. roninflag
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    Unread 08-11-2013, 10:52 PM
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    Re: New long range rifle

    I had my latest long range varmint gun built in 7 Rem mag to take advantage of the high BC 180 gr Berger VLD bullets.
    I wanted a "best" quality build as well so I went with a BAT action, Kreiger barrel, Jewell trigger, Greybull stock with bedding block milled out and glass bedded, and Schmidt Bender scope.
    It's kinda heavy at 13.5 lbs, but it's worked out great with numerous kills on rock chucks between 900 and 1300+ yards.
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    Unread 08-11-2013, 11:38 PM
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    Re: New long range rifle

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    Cody - i have shot over 250 coyotes. i have shot in competition to 1000 yards. the coyote is a small challenging target. there is an article on page 22 of the american rifleman april 2007 "the professional" . you need to read it. nesika is another good action. roninflag
    would love to read the article but cant find it anywhere
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