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.