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Old 12-29-2008, 08:11 PM
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Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

is shooting 1/2 moa at a thousand yrds posable for under $2000 bucks. please post some photos!
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

I believe the new Savage F-Class rifles chambered in 6BR and 6.5x284 could be capable of shooting 1/2 moa at 1000 yards. They run about $1100.00. I hope this helped.
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

I have 3 tikka's and all shoot 1/2 moa or better - two 270 wsm T3 lites and a 308 varminter. I haven't shot the 308 at a 1000 so I don't know what it will do at that distance but I get 2" groups at 600. The 270 wsm will shoot 5" groups at 1000. I paid $570 and $400 for the 270 wsms and $630 for the 308.

If you want to spend more you could do a custom project - here are some rough numbers:

800 stiller action
600 barrel + chambering
200 trigger
350 stock
65 trigger guard

$1915 Total

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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

I would say shooting a few 1/2 MOA 3 shot groups would be pretty easy under $2000. But start raising the number of shots to 5 or 10 and saying you will ALWAYS be 1/2 MOA or better, and all bets are off. Shooting 1/2 MOA at 1000yds is easier said than done. And it takes a lot more than expensive gear.

If you're shooting in a 1000yd indoor range with no wind, that makes it a LOT easier. But conditions are rarely that favorable.

I have 3 rifles that will shoot 1/2 MOA or better 1000yd 3 shot groups in perfect conditions, only one of them cost more than $2000 (rifle only).

The 3 rifles I mentioned are as follows:
1) 7mm Rem mag- Rem 700, Brown Precision stock, Timney trigger, 24" barrel Leupold 4.5x14x40
2) 338 Edge - Savage 10, Laminate Joel Russo A5 stock, 28" Pac-Nor Barrel, DE Brake, Nightforce NXS 3.5x15x50
3) 338 Allen Mag, Kirby Allen custom, Bat action, Jewel Trigger, 32" Lilja barrel, McMillan A5 stock, APS brake, Nightforce NXS 3.5x15x50

Don't know if this helped, but thats the way I see it,

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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

Yes.

My 2 best 3 shot groups at 1K were with a factory remington 700 24" 308 (900.00) with a used McMillan stock (300.00) and a used but mint lupy mk 4 10X (750.00) The total here is less than 2000 bucks.

BTW those two groups were 3.5" and 4.5" The same rifle with other loads has shot too many .5 MOA groups at 1K to remember.
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

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is shooting 1/2 moa at a thousand yrds posable for under $2000 bucks. please post some photos!
Cost of a rifle that is capable of it...certainly could be less than $2000.

Cost of shooting, gaining ability and experience, and actually doing it...not so certainly less than $2000.

Cost of my advice...certainly worth what you paid for it.
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under $2000!

I freely confess to being a Tikka T-3 kool-aid drinker.

I think staying within the $2k budget would be pushed if you include the funds needed for optics. To get repeatable results, is 14 power enough? 20 power? 36 power?

If you are saying $2 for the rifle and pic "any scope" of your liking - then dropping a $1.6k Nightforce scope on the package would make this goal very easy to meet.

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