Re: Sporters for medium to long range?
I have had excellent success using sportier weight rifles out to 500-600 yards. My Model 70 super grade in 270WSM with 140 gr. Ballistic Tips will keep 3 shots in 4" pretty consistently at 600 yards. The mulie photo in my signature was taken with a frontal neck shot at 450 yards with this rifle. The biggest difference compared to my heavy rigs is that I have to be much more conscious of a consistant grip/hold with the lighter weight sporters to get accuracy at the longer ranges. The heavy weight rifles are much less sensitive to rifle hold due to better damping.
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