Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

Got my begginner gun built.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-11-2012, 01:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 16
Got my begginner gun built.

Finally got it in, and put together. I have right at $1300 into this build and am really happy with it. How'd I do?



Rifle is a Savage 10FCP 5R with a 20 inch barrel, the scope is a Vortex PST 4-16 with MOA reticle.





Have some Hornady 178 BTHPs to figure out a load on, and a bunch of 168 BTHPs to practice with. It's really light for what it is, will be adding a bipod, but right now it's about 10 pounds. Not bad at all, since I normally hunt with an M1 Garand
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Copper Basin, Alaska
Posts: 773
Re: Got my begginner gun built.

What caliber? What are you going to shoot with it?
Nice looking rifle!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 16
Re: Got my begginner gun built.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
What caliber? What are you going to shoot with it?
Nice looking rifle!
Sorry, it's a .308, and the plan is 600 yard matches and deer and everything else hunting.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Copper Basin, Alaska
Posts: 773
Re: Got my begginner gun built.

I'm just curious, why not a verticle grip stock. Target shooting is something I'm pretty ignorant on. But I'm beginning to learn.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 16
Re: Got my begginner gun built.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
I'm just curious, why not a verticle grip stock. Target shooting is something I'm pretty ignorant on. But I'm beginning to learn.
Well, that's what it came with mainly. Not sure what I will go with when I replace the stock, but gonna just shoot it as is for now. I figure my money is better spent on ammo and range time rather than getting new stuff, until I feel limited by the equipment I guess.

And, while I plan to shoot matches, hunting is the purpose for the gun. Matches are simply a way to learn. So in the end it will be optimized for hunting, hopefully.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Got my begginner gun built.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
308 built by ssg tjonh2001 Gun Photos 6 01-19-2009 11:48 PM
260 built by SSG James Jones Gun Photos 9 12-12-2007 01:24 PM
New gun built jgreen369 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 10-07-2007 07:24 AM
Which .338 should I have built? lv2hunt The Basics, Starting Out 43 10-13-2005 01:58 PM
want to have built a 6 br or maybe a 222 garrett'sdad General Discussion 7 08-04-2005 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC