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Old 12-05-2010, 09:45 PM
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build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

How would you do it? Stay as factory as possible....cheap accuracy please

Objective: Long range hunting

That bullet traveling >=2950fps will do the trick ballistically, but I need the accuracy to make ethical shots at extreme ranges...looking for less than 1moa out to at least 1000yds.

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Old 12-05-2010, 09:58 PM
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Re: build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

Stevens 200 in 7mm mag. Usually less than $300.

How's that for cheap?

Then you can add as necessary
Stock- $100+
Barrel- $250+
Trigger- $25+
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

So, you think I can get less than 1moa with that past 1000yds?
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:06 PM
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Re: build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

Are there any factory options in a 7WSM? Or, can I even find a way to shoot that long of a bullet in that cartridge?(and it still feed from magazine)
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:25 PM
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Re: build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

Weatherby Vangard. You can seat into the lands if needed and still fit the magazine. Mine does .75moa @1000 with 180 Berger @3000fps with RL22. Get a Vortex Viper 6-24, $249 from cameraland, and some Talley lightweights from Natchez for $35 and have at it. You will be able to dial to 1000yds+.

Rifle $399
Scope $249
Talleys $35
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:34 PM
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Re: build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

I guess you're not talking about the 7WSM, right? Weatherby's website doesn't show that cartridge as an option for the vangaurd...at least at a glance.

But no matter, that is impressive shooting on that rifles part and yours anyway! I would be happy with factory groups that hold 7.5" at 1000yds!
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:18 AM
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Re: build a budget rifle around this bullet...7mm 180gr Berger hunting VLD

For a rifle capable of shooting 5 shots in MOA at 1000 yards I would start with a used Magnum long action Rem 700 that is beet up and cheep $300 ish

Custom barrel $350
Chambering $175
Stock $200

Total around $1000 + or -
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