Originally Posted by MikeP.338
Hello to everyone. I am new to the sport of long range hunting and I have many of the same questions as alot of new guys, is my rig a good starting point? I have a Rem 700 XCR in .338 WM topped with a basic Leupold VX3.
I know I am looking at upgrading the scope in the future but I wanted some thoughts on if the rifle itself is a good starting point for let's say 800+ yrds? That is my goal. If it is what would be the right first steps in accurizing? Possibly muzzle brake, recoil pad.. Thanks in advance.
It all depends on how your rifle shoots.
IF you can find a load it will shoot .75moa at 100yds, you have something to work with.
If you don't, you're going to have a real hard time beyond 600yds.
As for glass, you can spend a lot more than you did on your VX 3 without getting any appreicable return.
What magnification is it? Is it a side focus parallax adjust?
Has your rifle been free floated and pillar bedded?
If you haven't done the latter I'd say start right there, then see if you can get a load that suits you.