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First Long-Range Gun

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Unread 09-12-2013, 05:52 PM
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First Long-Range Gun

Hey everyone, sorry in advance for maybe doing this in the wrong area or whatever, new to the site and how it works. So I am going to put together a rig. My thoughts are a Remington 700 5R 24" mill spec ( after extensive research, comments and thoughts welcome) Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 FFP with XLR reticle in MOA. Badger Ordinance 20 MOA rail and Vortex Precision Matched Rings. Probably Atlas bipod in future, cheap Champion for now.. but does this seem like a worthy rig to start with? I have heard these guns like 175 Match Kings..hard to find anything on the newer ones, are they as good as the 'first' run?
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 08:56 AM
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    Re: First Long-Range Gun

    i can't tell what you are shooting at. i can't tell what caliber rifle.
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 09:16 AM
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    Re: First Long-Range Gun

    It will mostly be for sport, paper punching and metal gongs, it will be a .308
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 09:29 AM
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    Re: First Long-Range Gun

    the 5-r is a good one.
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 09:57 AM
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    Re: First Long-Range Gun

    I love my 24" 5R .308.....Had it since about late 2010.






    24-shot group @ 100 yards. 1.286" corrected measurement.



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    Unread 09-13-2013, 11:22 AM
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    Mud- nice rifle. nice group.
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 03:20 PM
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    Re: First Long-Range Gun

    I've never heard of a 24 shot group before, but that is damn impressive! Says a lot about the gun AND the shooter.
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