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Old 12-21-2013, 08:25 PM
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Re: Seeking advice long range hunting equip 7mm/optics/ammo

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I am new to this long range shooting and hunting as well. I am shooting a savage 116 weather worrer in 7mm RM, it has a Zeiss conquest hd5 3-15 on it and i am shooting Federal vital shok 160 gn accubonds in it and getting consistent 1.325" groups with it at 250 yds. This gun is not the kit gun with a scope but the one with the accu stock I then had it bedded. My buddy has the kit gun without the accu stock and it doesn't shoot as well as mine and the stock has started to deform around the action.
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Good deal, yes the accustock is the one I am considering. Do you like it so far? The deforming sounds crazy I wonder what savage should do about that.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:29 PM
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The heaviest your particular gun will shoot accurately in all three.

The 160gr accubonds shoot really well for me in my 7mm STW.

I've also had really god luck with the 150gr Sirocco II's.

The 154 Interbond has shot very well for me in three 7mm Remingtons and three 7mm STW's and is the bullet I have taken the most game with over the years.

At beyond 300yds the Hornady 162 SST is a great choice but at higher velocity/closer range they can be really explosive. They'll kill what you shoot but waste a lot of meat.
I'm glad you mentioned the sst I was curious about that , most of my shots are inside 300 but I'd like to be able to shoot longer if need be. Thanks again for the info
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:35 PM
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Re: Seeking advice long range hunting equip 7mm/optics/ammo

Wanted to bring this back up. Have been busy lately but now it's back on my mind. Do you think I should go with the xbolt lrh with the fluted 26" barrel. I just want to get the best out of the box accuracy I can get . Also any scope recommendations other than what I have listed I really want a variable power for low light close range hunts which I do but want to be able to shoot long range as well. Any advice is appreciated I just don't want to regret a purchase. Just curious if there are better options for the money .
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:58 PM
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Re: Seeking advice long range hunting equip 7mm/optics/ammo

sendero first choice. remington 700 long range if you need to spend less.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:12 PM
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Re: Seeking advice long range hunting equip 7mm/optics/ammo

I think that would be in my range I will read up on it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:38 PM
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Re: Seeking advice long range hunting equip 7mm/optics/ammo

Really hard to beat the Sendero or Rm Long Range models for out of the box accuracy.

Bed the recoil lug area.

Do a trigger job.

Make sure it's free floated back to your recoil area.

Find a load it likes and you are done.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:06 PM
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Re: Seeking advice long range hunting equip 7mm/optics/ammo

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Really hard to beat the Sendero or Rm Long Range models for out of the box accuracy.

Bed the recoil lug area.

Do a trigger job.

Make sure it's free floated back to your recoil area.

Find a load it likes and you are done.
I think im leaning toward the sendero. I have been wanting a stainless barrel and its a little lighter i see. thanks for the input.
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