Originally Posted by goattman
Knowing my rifle and my ability I never doubted it. Having only shot to 800 yards, I wasn't sure if something magical happened between 800 and 1000 based on what the clown at the LGS stated.
If the rail sits flat I won't bed it.
Nothing magical happens between 800-1000, except maybe an extra wind channel or 2, lost velocty, and some bullet drop. But that's gonna happen with any caliber beyond 200 yards.
The guy at your local gun store sounded like a toolbag. I'd tell him to get bent. But that's just me. I'm not one of those guys who walks into a gunstore looking bewildered and needing help with a weapons purchase, like 85% of the yahoos that walk through the door. LOL When I worked for my local LGS (small business, not a corporation), I was amazed at some of the questions people would ask. I guess having grown up around guns and shooting them my entire life, you retain knowledge that you don't notice being any different, until you are talking to someone who was not grown up around them, and has no clue where to start... It's crazy some of the questions you will get. But, just like on here, I try to be helpful and unbiased and speak from life experiences....But alot of fanboy type folks don't seem to grasp what I'm saying in that I'm not putting down their stuff, I'm just telling you what I've seen.
But to tell you that I'm not biased towards Remington 700's.....Well.....That would be a lie, b/c the 700 is my first choice for a rifle action, and a Weatherby Mark V and Browning A-Bolt II are in a close tie for 2nd place. LOL
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.