I am very new to this forum and would appreciate some help in building a nice long range hunting rifle. I am an archery hunter and once a year I pick up a rifle for Antelope hunting in Wyoming
. Other than that week in Wyoming I fling arrows. I do own a two rifles that I grew up with and used for big game hunting before I became addicted to archery. I have a Remington Model 700 in .30-06 and a Remington Model 700 in .243. Both are great guns.
My father is aging and in 2003 he won a Winchester Classic with BOSS SS in .300 Win Mag during a national taxidermy completion. This gun has never been shot. My father wants to give this gun to me because I am one of the only avid outdoorsmen in the family. Needless to say this gun has sentimental value to me. My goal is to build this gun to take accurate shots up to 400 yards at game and hit paper at 1000 yards. The 1000 yard shot is only for fun and to see if I can do it consistently.
I am flying to Colorado on 9/23 and have already spoke with the local gun shop about mounting the scope and bipod and have it ready for our trip to Wyoming 9/24. I want to shot it with him at distance at paper. I will have my .243 for the game.
I can really use some of this forum expert advice since I have been focusing on archery for many years and donít have current knowledge on long range rifles. It would be nice to do this build once and still be able to pass this to my kids who also hunt.
For the build:
Rifle Ė Winchester Classic w/ BOSS in .300 Win Mag SS synthetic stock
Scope: Need glass that I can shoot @ 100 yards and 1000 yards. I like the concept of multi-zeros for different distances. I think I have a budget of about $1500 for the scope but that is flexible for the right reasons. I only want to do this once and it should last for my lifetime.
Scope: Mounts. I understand the rifle has been factory drilled to accept scope mounts.
Bi-pod: I would like to have the choice to shoot from a prone or sitting position. This will need to mount to the Synthetic stock. I would also like the option to still use a shoulder strap.
Case: I would like to get a hard case big enough to carry the rifle and ship it if needed.
I prefer to shop online since the prices always seem to be better if that matters.
I am going to pull the trigger on the parts ASAP so I can get them to my dad and he can bring the gun to the shop.
Please ask questions if I didn't give enough information.