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Old 02-20-2012, 05:12 AM
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long range rifle advice

hey i'm new to the long range shooting rifles farthest i have ever shot was 400 ( oddly enough with a marlin 22 with a bsa scope and i hit it more than i missed ha )but i have always wanted to shoot out to 800-1000 yards but just never tried it nor do i know anyone in my area who shoots long ranges to shoot with and learn from now dont get me wrong just because im new to long range im far from inexperienced with rifles and hand guns just not out too long ranges . i own some great rifles in great calibers i own 1 b.a.r browning from the 60s 1 browning safari 30-06 also own a browning a bolt in 300 win mag and a rem 700 cdl in 270 , but i want a custom rifle built the way i want it i have narrowed down what i want and would love opinions on what you would go with and why etc this rifle will mostly likely built around july so here is what ive come up with


calibers - 308 win, 300 win mag, 7 mag
actions - pre- 64 winchester, remington 700
barrels - shien, krieger
stock - mcmillian
trigger- timney, jewell (2.0 lbs -2.5 lbs)
scope rings- badger(30mm)
scopes- u.s. optics ,zeiss nightforce and schmidt and bender


this gun will be used for paper and will be used to hunt medium to large game also i do not reload so no wildcat catridges or odd balls that cant be bought one day when i have someone to teach me ill get into reloading but till then just wanna stick with the over the counter ammo so thanks yall and looking forward to the responses!!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:34 AM
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Re: long range rifle advice

No offense intended but a full custom sparing no expense being fed factory fodder is never going to reach it's full potential. I would build a 308 do to match ammo availability but bet your money would be better spent on a good heavy barreled factory rifle and a reloading set up. In my humble experience, bullet seating depth alone can make the difference between a 1.25" rifle and a 0.3" rifle. Good luck
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: long range rifle advice

No offense but we will have to both beg to differ I've saw a rifle made by tactical rifle inc shoot 1/4 Moa through 1000 yards it shot 3.00in at 1000 using hornady match ammo over the counter and I could also get the barrel built for one certain round or get some one to work me up a load I just don't see the logic in not buying the rifle when I have the chance and finances to do so but to buy a factory rifle when I have several? I'd love to reload but I guarantee with out someone showing you something's I would most likely mess up along one step and boom brand new rifle or old rifle gone :(
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: long range rifle advice

Do you have someone that's going to teach you to shoot long range?

That's a much more difficult task to learn than handloading. Especially on your own.

Since you have no budget limitation, skip the factory action and go for a custom. Stiller, Borden, Bighorn, or similar will be money better spent than fixing up a factory action.

Krieger is a good choice, but IMHO Shilen is a step down. I'd also look at Rock, Lilja, and Brux. Cut rifled seems to be more popular lately, but good button rifling has proven solid performers.

Don't forget all the accessories. Range finder, Ballistic Calculator, Anti-cant device, Weather meter, Angle Cosine indicator.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:02 PM
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None taken. I am not saying It can't be done with factory ammo or that you should not buy the best gear that you can. Just that these types of performance often hinge on a small detail and reloading can control allot of details. Reloading intimidates allot of people but really can be pretty straight forward. It is Your money and your machine= your call. Good luck in either case..............Duke
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:15 PM
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Re: long range rifle advice

Thanks and yea I know it does make a big difference alot of times and I would love to reload and prolly will get the equipment and start sooner rather than later I'm just gonna have to find someone to teach me things I can't read in books etc but that's why I'm here to hear more experienced opinions I just would like to get the best rifle I can then get into reloading bit by bit so I'll know my rifle etc
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:53 PM
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Do you have someone that's going to teach you to shoot long range?

That's a much more difficult task to learn than handloading. Especially on your own.

Since you have no budget limitation, skip the factory action and go for a custom. Stiller, Borden, Bighorn, or similar will be money better spent than fixing up a factory action.

Krieger is a good choice, but IMHO Shilen is a step down. I'd also look at Rock, Lilja, and Brux. Cut rifled seems to be more popular lately, but good button rifling has proven solid performers.

Don't forget all the accessories. Range finder, Ballistic Calculator, Anti-cant device, Weather meter, Angle Cosine indicator.



No I someone told me of a long range shooting range not far from me so gonna check it out and see if they are helpful etc and also thanks for the barrel ideas I've heard of lilja also I have heard the chimera action is very good don't know who makes it I forgot any advice on caliber and also I have 58 acres with two pipelines so 1000 shots aren't hard to set up
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