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Old 12-14-2010, 12:29 PM
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Question about my rifle setup...

I have a Savage model 10fp in .223 with a 1:9 26 inch bull barrel on it. It is a real tack driver and a fun gun to shoot. My question is, with the barrel that is on it, would it be able to reach out to 1000 yards? This is assuming optimal conditions and shooting at a steel target about 30''X30''.

The reason I ask is I haven't had an opportunity to shoot at that distance yet, and I was curious if the rifle could even do it, so as to keep from wasting time and ammo in an exercise in futility...
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:53 PM
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Re: Question about my rifle setup...

Even a .22 rimfire will deliver to 1,000 if you do everything right! But for practical purposes, it would not have the desired accuracy at that distance. I shoot a Savage LRPV with 80 gr. Bergers at 500 meters. When conditions are right and I can read the wind well, I can keep it to about 1 MOA (a 5" group). I believe some long range BR competitors are using the .223 at that distance, but cannot tell you their results. It would not be a preferred caliber.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:45 AM
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Re: Question about my rifle setup...

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the info.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:09 PM
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Re: Question about my rifle setup...

I think it's fairly safe to say that with the right load, you could reach a steel target at 1000 yards with that rifle. The deciding component will likely be the scope/bases to accommodate the drop at that distance though.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:55 PM
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Re: Question about my rifle setup...

Get yourself a Leupold scope with M1 turrets.....get to know it, practice with it, and then watch out!

Answer is YES!
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:07 AM
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Re: Question about my rifle setup...

Thanks for all the input. I heard of a range in the Philomath area that goes to 600 yards, and I think there is one in Bend that is putting in a 1000 yard range, so sooner or later I will be figuring it out.

Again, thanks for all the input.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:13 PM
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Re: Question about my rifle setup...

Yes, but you will have a hard time knocking anything down bigger than a rock chuck. You will need some turrets with extreme range of adjustment, like 75 MOA. Or just mount it 20 MOA high.
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