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Unread 09-12-2002, 12:07 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fort Worth
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Re: gunsmiths

Great input. BountyHunter, the Savage factory barrel definitely can outshoot me at this juncture. If I am understanding you and DAN TEC, it sounds like my best bet may be to leave the chambering alone for now. After all, I can get to 3000 fps with the 168gr HPBT. That should be good for several hundred yards beyond my skill level right now.

After I spend the necessary time at the range/ p-dog hunting etc, for my skills to reach the effective range of the -06, I will be in a much better position to know what I want/"need" in a LR caliber and rifle. Money would be better spent on optics, rangefinders, etc that are not gun/caliber specific and would help me learn "the basics."

Am I barking up the right tree, here?

Thanks again!
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Unread 09-12-2002, 04:48 PM
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Location: Wilmington NC
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Re: gunsmiths

You got it. Spend the time and money shooting and buying quality reloading equipment and learning. If you can find a 1000 yard club near and go and shoot in a factory class if they have it and if not light gun class. Look at what is there, pick up the tips, tricks and see what works and what is BS. You will save hundreds of $ in long run.
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