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Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

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Unread 04-29-2013, 12:38 PM
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Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

Heya guys,

Does another caliber meet my requirements? Just looking for some input and experienced advice.
*edit* I do reload *edit*

I'm ordering a rifle from len here are going to be the meat and potatoes specs

28 or 30 inch barrel to get maximum velocity from the .308

28 in in sendero contour, 30 would be in MTU

Mcmillian stock

Long action

NO brake

Chambered in 308 win


This rifle will be mainly used for mind numbing amounts of practice by me to prepare myself to step up within the next few years to a truly long range rig.
I would like to practice up to 1000 yards. I have zero experience shooting beyond 4-500 yards, that is the limit I held myself to with the capability of my current rifle and the accuracy I could achieve with it.

In addition it will be used by my children and the women in my family for hunting from a rather nice stand on top of a hill with 600 yard shots MAX.

-I want good barrel life, i want to practice with this rifle ALOT and not worry about shooting the barrel out in 1500 rounds.

-Low recoil similar to a 308

-If i can find a range within 5 hours or so of North central arkansas that hosts F/TR events i would like to be able to shoot in them but its not a definate requirement.

-I want to be able to reliably kill whitetail from 6-700 yards. I still want sufficient energy left to kill.


Are there any other caliber choices that have similar barrel life and killing ability to the .308? While maintaining low recoil?

Some wildcat or obscure round I havent thought about?

Sorry for the wild ramling format of the post im at work and rushed on lunch break to write this.

Feel free to chime in with any advice

Thanks
Bishop
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    Unread 04-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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    Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

    I would stick with the 308, but go with a short action with a shorter barrel of 24'- 26".
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    Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

    I want a long action in ordered to not be limited to what i can rebarrel to when/if i do.

    Why go with a shorter barrel? The 308 is running low on steam out there close to 1k correct? Is it just personal preference or is there a reason you would go with 24/26 in?
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    Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

    The longer your barrel, the more susceptible it will be to harmonics. I would do the 28"... don't think you'll gain that much with a 30".
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    Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

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    The longer your barrel, the more susceptible it will be to harmonics. I would do the 28"... don't think you'll gain that much with a 30".


    Ok thanks!
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    Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

    whats the price of that going to be ? You could get the savage or rem action , have it trued up and a good trigger , a .308 12 twist 26" with 155 bergers, A barrel from most any of them, Krieger shilen, brux , broughton Lilja. or whatever and a good brake from Ross schuler screw on and off , and you would be set up with the mc millan stock assembled and accurate as hell...

    action $500
    true $175
    trigger $200
    barrel $350
    chamber$200
    stock $650
    assemble $350
    brake $100
    $2500 Total +/-

    Nightforce nxs $1800Something to think about , if you can see it you can hit it !
    If you need a gunsmith to put it together I can recommend one that put something similar together for me.
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    whats the price of that going to be ? You could get the savage or rem action , have it trued up and a good trigger , a .308 12 twist 26" with 155 bergers, A barrel from most any of them, Krieger shilen, brux , broughton Lilja. or whatever and a good brake from Ross schuler screw on and off , and you would be set up with the mc millan stock assembled and accurate as hell...

    action $500
    true $175
    trigger $200
    barrel $350
    chamber$200
    stock $650
    assemble $350
    brake $100
    $2500 Total +/-

    Nightforce nxs $1800Something to think about , if you can see it you can hit it !
    If you need a gunsmith to put it together I can recommend one that put something similar together for me.


    Yea I have a savage short action and a remington long action to build off of, and I may do that for the next rifle. Thanks for the input though.


    I guess from lack of reply's with different caliber suggestions, my choice must pretty well fit my parameters Makes me more confident moving forward with the build.

    Thanks all
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