Re: Any tips and thoughts for a long range rifle?
cpgfan you are correct about shot placement. One thing most don't contemplate is as they get better they want to shoot farther. I am not saying hunting maybe just smacking some steele at say a mile. The farther you practice the better you become IMO.
Draw backs of a magnum:
cost more to shoot(powder, barrel life etc.)
heavy and cumbersome (30" barrel etc.)
Higher bc bullet makes less wind deflection
increased velocity which will cause less flight time for less wind effect
longer distance to shoot.
more down range energy.
So some important questions might be:
How much can I spend on this hobby? $2500
How many rifles am I going to have?
What kind of hunting do I do? (this can be a big deal carrying a 15lb rifle)
What distance am I going to shoot in the future? (practice etc.)
I like the idea of having a cheap long range rifle for practice and varmints 6X47lapua. I also have a 7wsm and 284Jazz(7-338norma mag improved) for larger game. I am having a semicustom 6.5X284norma savage accurized for a knock around gun. The 112bvss is a cheap way to get into long range shooting. Make sure it has a fast twist barrel though to stabilize those heavy high bc bullets. Maybe the 7wsm would be a better choice, my gunsmith was shooting his out to 1900yds.
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Last edited by blipelt; 04-01-2010 at 09:37 PM.