SAKO M995, .300WM, 4.5-14x40 B&C, Harris S bipod (9"-27"?)
I bought it used a couple of years ago and considering re-barreling it. Last year's sight in grouped <2" @ 300 yards with 180g factory load Corelokts despite 25 MPH winds. My longest shot was just tad over 400 yards. I know I have to pay my dues to be a successful LRH but I want to have a modest start. My comfort range is within 200 yards and would like to be comfortable with 400 yards then to 600 yards with this set-up. Will also venture into reloading this year, thus could probably better the accuracy with the right load combinations.
Anyways, here's my newbie and budget (need approximate cost) conscious questions ...
- Barrel (Lilja, etc...)
- and any other accurizing work that you would recommend
Rifle weight is not an issue and it will be used primarily on antelope, deer, and elk in the wide open prairies of the big sky country. I have other rifles to match other type of hunting environments.
Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.
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