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Old 12-29-2005, 09:40 AM
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First long range gun! .300RUM

I finally got up enough money to go out and purchase my first long range rifle. I was lucky enough to find a NIB Remington 700 Sendero in .300 Ultra Mag. I threw a Harris Bipod, and a rifle basix trigger on it.

I am hoping to be able to grab a Burris 8-32x44 Black Diamond by the end of the week. I think that should do just about everyting I need it to do.

I also pickd up some H-1000 and I plan to use some spare 165 Hornady BTSP's and 155 Sierra SMK's for fodder.

Anyway, here is a picture. I know you have seen a million of them, but this one is mine, and my first real hot rod caliber.

enjoy

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:55 AM
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Re: First long range gun! .300RUM

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I plan to use some spare 165 Hornady BTSP's and 155 Sierra SMK's for fodder

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Burn them up and get some 200 grain plus bullets of your choice. A muzzle brake would be a good Idea as well.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:04 PM
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Re: First long range gun! .300RUM

I may be a little behind the times but the Burris 8X32 X44 is a signature scope and it has a very limited elevation adjustment. IMHO it would be OK as a 1000 yds target scope where you only need limited adjustment but for hunting where you might be shooting at ranges from 100yds to beyond a 1000 yds it just does not have the adjustment capability to deliver what you need. Typically you need 25 MOA to get from 100yds to 1000yds. You can double check me by going to the Burris website and clicking on "specifications". If I am wrong I apologize up front. Your money -you should check it yourself and be happy with it.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:36 PM
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Re: First long range gun! .300RUM

Waffen,

May I suggest the Burris XTR scope in 6-24x50 version. Excellent optics like the black diamond but with tactical turrets and better reticle.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:58 PM
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Re: First long range gun! .300RUM

You are correct, I had completly forgot about that factor. I may just go ahead and opt for the black diamond as they don't make the XTR in a high magnification scope. I certainly hope that exta 6mm of scope apature will help a lot when it comes to light gathering.


Now I just need to rob a bank or save for another week to get the scope [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:35 AM
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Waffen,
6-24x50 isn't enough power for you? Wow man, seems to me mirage becomes a problem past 20 power.. Good luck anyways. Have fun
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:55 PM
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heh, I like high magnification. I want to be able to see holes at 400 through the scope.
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