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Old 01-26-2002, 07:58 PM
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How capable is my equipment?

I've been putting this together over the past few months and was wondering what you guys thought. I won't be shooting any great distance until I get a lot more range time, but I was wondering what the outter limits of this setup would be:

Stock Remington 700 Sendero
7 STW
Jewell HVR
McMillan A4 Stock
Nightforce base/rings
Leupold M3 LR 3.5-10 duplex
Harris 13-27 inch bipod
Butler Creek sponge sling
Cartridge???

Still need to pick up a few more items like a rangefinder and spotting scope.

LRH out
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Old 01-26-2002, 08:50 PM
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Re: How capable is my equipment?

Hello
Practice out to 1000 yards and see how it goes with the equipment you have.

Get a good reliable rangefinder and an accurate load.

Good luck
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Old 01-26-2002, 09:28 PM
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Re: How capable is my equipment?

Looks like a great setup. How do you like the McMillan A4 stock?
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Old 01-26-2002, 09:50 PM
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Re: How capable is my equipment?

I haven't shot it yet, but I have no doubt I'm gonna love it. It just feels right. The grip is perfect and moves my trigger finger to the right spot. At first I didn't like the looks of the hook on the stock as I'm more into a traditional appearance. But function over looks is a lot more important to me. I'm thinking about painting everything with flat camo paint, but it's just so pretty. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-26-2002, 09:54 PM
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Re: How capable is my equipment?

how much did the stock run you? I think the hook in the buttstock would be great in prone positions, I wonder if it would be hinder the use of a rear bag.

How wide is the fore-end?
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Old 01-26-2002, 09:57 PM
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Re: How capable is my equipment?

"Practice out to 1000 yards and see how it goes with the equipment you have."

1000 yards? Cool.

I hate living in NW Florida though. Hard to find a place to shoot long distance.
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Old 01-27-2002, 08:17 AM
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Re: How capable is my equipment?

The Leupold M3 LR is a 1 MOA elevation and .5 MOA windage scope.

The reticle is pretty thick.

If you're going to be shooting varmints you'll be hard pressed to shoot much beyond 600 yards without holding over or under a bit to get finer than 1 MOA adjustment.

For deer sized critters you'll be fine to about 800 yards.

There are significant advantages to the M3 over the M1. You'll never be a full turn off on elevation with the M3 as it only has one turn available for elevation. It's very quick with the Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC) cam if you can find a match for the rifle/chambering you're using. (There are blank and custom ones available.)

I've used both the M3 and the M1, I prefer the M1 for hunting and the M3 for competitions.
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