Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Noob needs advice on where to start...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 04-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,072
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

Here's what another member did to his 06:

12-15-2010, 05:10 PM
gunner52
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 28


Re: Let's see your Varmit rifles !
Just had this one built, Rem 700, 30-06. Busted 8 crows so far and looking forward to yotes now that deer season is over.






Gunner


Tank
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-25-2011, 09:43 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 3,280
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainjoe View Post
I like this kind of thinking... start with what you got and work up. Glad I found these forums. I have a Remington 721 and a Winchester which I don't want to modify due to sentimental reasons. The Remington has had extractor problems which have now been corrected for now. :(

On the note of calibers, I was thinking of starting out with 300 Win Mag. If I wanted upgrade options from there, what would you recommend if someone might want to eventually consider the .388 Edge?

Your nephew's rife is beautiful. Very inspiring!
Caliber...as I said, 300WinMag or bigger. Personally, I went with 300RUM.

My 300RUM by MCR

If/when the barrel is cooked, I will move up to one of the 338s.

FYI, the upgrades to my nephew's rifle were a grand total of ~$400

For optics, be sure to look at Sightron SIII. They are great scopes with glass that is as good if not better than Leupold. Several friends of mine use them exclusively on their longrange rigs.

Because of your questions about caliber etc, it seems your mind is still not made up about whether to work with your '06 for now or build something new. Which way are you beginning to lean?
__________________
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-25-2011, 11:52 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 67
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

Quote:
Originally Posted by trebark View Post
Because of your questions about caliber etc, it seems your mind is still not made up about whether to work with your '06 for now or build something new. Which way are you beginning to lean?
I'll keep tinkering with the .06, but you can't own too many guns, I would like to attempt my 'first project' gun... I'm leaning towards doing on a Savage with the 300 win mag.

I am interested in the 338 or the 6.4-284 Norma in time...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-25-2011, 12:17 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 3,280
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

Quote:
Originally Posted by captainjoe View Post
I'll keep tinkering with the .06, but you can't own too many guns, I would like to attempt my 'first project' gun... I'm leaning towards doing on a Savage with the 300 win mag.

I am interested in the 338 or the 6.4-284 Norma in time...

Savage in 300winmag is a good choice. I know that Savage has a LOT of different models. I would recommend you get the heaviest barrel contour you can/want to 'carry', also should be 26"+ in length, be sure it has their accu-trigger and hopefully you will be able to get a decent stock from them too.
__________________
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-25-2011, 02:31 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: az
Posts: 2,422
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

LILtank - that is a 30-06 . I LIKE IT!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-25-2011, 02:50 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,072
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

Quote:
Originally Posted by roninflag View Post
LILtank - that is a 30-06 . I LIKE IT!

LOL! Me too, got me thinking about a build in that caliber.

Tank
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: az
Posts: 2,422
Re: Noob needs advice on where to start...

LIL- remington ought to get their tale kicked for not offering something like that IN- a 9 twist 22-250, An 8 twist 243, 8.5 twist 6.5-284; 10 or 11 twist 30-06. pm'd the original poster on what i felt was a good buy on a a a you guested it ........ s a v a g e.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Noob needs advice on where to start...
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Be Nice To A Noob.... scenarshooter Member Introductions 2 03-13-2011 11:17 PM
noob from New Mexico arroyoshark Member Introductions 5 02-13-2011 10:17 AM
Noob question...20moa?ring heighth? chad allred Long Range Hunting & Shooting 6 02-10-2011 12:24 PM
Idaho noob Sperz208 Member Introductions 9 10-19-2010 05:26 PM
What to do to start out? alldayhunter The Basics, Starting Out 9 03-22-2007 08:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC