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Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:03 PM
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Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

This is my first rifle for LR which I built.
As a base was taken a stock Remington 700 XCRII in 300 WM.
The original stock had been replaced by Hogue stock with aluminum bedding block on which I made a glass bedding.
The trigger was replaced by Jewel.
As a scope I mounted Nightforce 5.5-22x56 MOAR on Nightforce rail and rings.
To reduce recoil I install a muzzle brake which gives me opportunity do not think about my eyebrow.
In addition I attached Harris bipods and bubble level
After this tuning the rifle does subMOA easily by three shots.

So far the longest shot was on a balloon - 1000 yards.
As for hunting it was on prairie dog - 583 yards.

As an additional equipment for LR I use Leica 1600-b and Vortex Viper HD 8-42.
The ballistic calculator of leica works very well until 600 yards.

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

I didn't know they had prairie dogs in kazakhstan. Hmmm, learn something new everyday.

Nice looking rig. I am jealous of the NF scope and your leica 1600-B rangefinder.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:00 AM
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Re: Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

We have two types of prairie dogs, one is mountain and second is a plain one.
The mountain one is bigger and can reach until 13 kg.

These ones were taken this summer.



I very like my leica and nightforce. Before I used Leupold RX IV. Leica is much much better. Very fast and accurate. No need to carry a smart phone with a ballistic calculator.

As for a scope, before I used Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20X50 TMR, M1. Very good scope but I could not manage with mills in TMR and MOA in tarrets. Nightforce provides me everything what I need, good readable MOAR reticle in MOA and deadly accurate tarrets, also in MOA.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:23 AM
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Re: Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

A prairie dog that can reach 28 lbs (13 kg) is huge!
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:38 PM
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Re: Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

Looks like what we call groundhogs. 25lbs is big though!
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:22 PM
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Looks like what we call groundhogs. 25lbs is big though!
Groundhogs live in forest but ours in the mountains. It is also called as marmota bobac.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:37 AM
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Re: Rem 700 XCR II, 300 WM as a long range rifle

I see. We also have lots of marmots in the mountains. Nice rifle by the way and nice shooting!
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