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Old 12-10-2011, 09:55 AM
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your opintion on a long range setup

I am looking to get into 1000+ yard bench rest shooting. i have done some 600yard or less but i want to go farther and i am looking at getting a new gun and scope.

i have been looking at either the savage 6.5x284 benchrest model 12 or the model 12 f class.

scope night force 8-32x56 Bench rest


i just would like to know what ya think.

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Old 12-10-2011, 10:27 AM
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Re: your opintion on a long range setup

Use the scope....leave the rest at home.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:00 PM
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Re: your opintion on a long range setup

how do you decide what reticle to choose?
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:58 PM
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Re: your opintion on a long range setup

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how do you decide what reticle to choose?
That depends on total preference. What do you LIKE and whats your intended usage?
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: your opintion on a long range setup

If your doing benchrest, go with the Savage Target action and have the 30" 1:10 twist chambered in 300WSM. Use 210 or 215 Bergers and H4350 powder with F210M or CCI BR2 primers. I would use Norma brass, but its up to you which brass you use. This caliber and combo set the record at 1000yds last year in Williamsport at 2.8". I would definitely consider the benchrest stock. Its a very stable platform.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:17 PM
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Re: your opintion on a long range setup

Skip the factory rig, if your on a budget try this;
target action
pre fit criteion from Jim Briggs

and one of these stocks.

http://www.centershotrifles.com/products/img/FStock.jpg

I can get them made with-out the adjustments as well.

for just a little more money you will have a much nicer rig, it will require you to buy a couple tools but once you have them you are able to change things whenever you want.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:35 PM
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Re: your opintion on a long range setup

I call BS on skipping the factory rifle, until you shoot the barrel out. My 6.5x284 savage 12 f class was a 4-8" shooter at 1k with the factory barrel and a 12-42 nf with the np-r2 reticle, get the load right and it will treat you right for about 850 rounds as a ligth gun, just have a break installed to keep the rifle from torqing.
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