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Old 10-30-2011, 04:41 PM
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A long range build question

Okay so I am semi-new to the world of long range marksmanship. I was at the local outdoor store today looking at prices at a long range setup. I want to use said setup for long range target shooting (1000+ yards) as well as hunting. As nice as the guy was I do not know if he was feeding me a line or not.

He turned me on to a website called gunwerks. He said nothing but good things about this place.

This is the rifle he said should be my number one, two and three choice.
Gunwerks - LR-1000 Shooting System

Now the gun setup he told me to get was the 7mm mag set up. With the custom load development. And a Nightforce scope.

I understand the in order to get an amazing long distance rifle and scope you have to pay the big bucks.

And to be honest I do not even know if this is the right site to talk about this at but it seems like it with a name like longrangehunting.com.

But anyways. (sorry to ramble)

For a price of 7k+ I thought I could find an equally good setup for less cost. Am i wrong... probably...

Now I was in the market for a sharpshooting setup about 5 months ago. I found rave reviews on the new Savage .308 police setup. Without the break in the barrel.

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/10FCPK

Now i have never been to good with scopes so I was going to get a nightforce optics.

8-32x56 & 12-42x56

I guess i completely got off track.

I was just wondering what you guys thought of said gunwerks. And what setup you would say. I know everyone is different. I just want the most bang for my buck. (pun intended)

Thank you very much.

Happy shooting

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Old 10-30-2011, 05:24 PM
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Re: A long range build question

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I understand the in order to get an amazing long distance rifle and scope you have to pay the big bucks.
For a price of 7k+ I thought I could find an equally good setup for less cost. Am i wrong... probably...
Ok the first one is NOT TRUE AT ALL, and man you were right on the money with the second one.

Most guys including myself will tell you buy a rem 700 sendero in a LA chambering for around 1k. Look for rounds like 338 rum, 300rum, 300 win mag, 7mm rem mag etc. Then get your self a top of the line scope, Nightforce or Leupold are worth looking at there are others sure, expect to pay around 1500 to 2000 for this get good rings and bases. Learn to reaload, then start changing the rifle around to suit you after you in the door and have a few hundred rounds down range.

Or you can buy a used rifle from a guy here who already did all the work for alot less than that. Here is one example of what you can do to get a 1k deer gun for under 2k.

FN PBR in 300wsm (barreled action) 500$
Used McMillan hunter stock 300$
Accuracy package from Kevin Cram at Montoure county rifles plus muzzle brake
Horus Vision Hawk scope 650$
Now there is shipping involved

Im at about 1800$ on a rifle that has the power, weight and looks I want and will reach out to 1k on game.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:08 PM
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Re: A long range build question

Gunwerks makes good stuff but you pay for it and the load development they work up for you. You can get a long range setup for a lot less. You will need to get into reloading to get the best results from your rifle if you don't already do so. It all depends on what you want and how much work you want to do yourself. Several others on this site Like Lem (LongRangeRifles), MCR and others build very good rifles for less money. Spend some time and read more threads and you will find what you are looking for.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:10 PM
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Re: A long range build question

Thank you for your reply ICANHITHIMMAN.

I have to say that your rifle looks amazing. It is like the one I in-vision myself owning.

Learn to reload is a piece of advice that every person I talk to has given me. I think it is about time to learn to reload.

I will look into the rem 700, as well as the calibers you stated.

I do have one question that probably could be answered via Google.

You said something about in a LA chambering. What does that mean?

And thank you for your reply as well WyoElk2Hunt.

I will search the forms for more help. And hopefully get some unknown questions answered.

Thank you again.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:17 PM
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Re: A long range build question

A long action. Unless your going to pic one of the WSM rounds. LA long action, SA short action. There is a metric sh!t ton of info on this site, the best rifle smiths and shooters in the world. Not alot of BS here either great place to learn and make friends.

If you define what your going to use the rifle to hunt we can help you narrow your choice of rounds down. Also its good to know a range you want to eventualy feel comfortable at. Also finish editing your profile so other guys know where your at, one of us could be your neighbor and help get you started on reloading.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:22 PM
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Re: A long range build question

I will hunt mostly deer, maybe an elk here or there. A metric ton of hitting small targets at great lengths at the range. The range I want to feel comfortable at is at least 1000+ (always been a dream to shoot that far and actually hit something)
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:23 PM
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Re: A long range build question

.................already answered by others.
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