Whats up guys, I am relatively new to the longrangehunting members but have been learning quite a bit....
I thought this would be an interesting topic and I would like to see all of your guys' feedback!
What would your ultimate long range hunting rig for big game be if you had $5000 to put towards it?
From what I have read as well as what I have picked up over the years, i decided my dream LRH rifle is as follows! Let me know what you guys think, this may be a possible build in the near future!!
Action, Barrel and Muzzle brake
by Shawn at DefensiveEdge.net:
-Remington 700 stainless Steel action - squared and trued
-27.5" Hart Barrel (SSor Chro-moly??) contour #6 or 7 chambered in .338 Edge
-Defensive Edge Muzzle Brake - matching the barrel contour
-Either a brown precision thumbhole stock or McMillan ADJ-HTG stock.
-Nightforce optics 3.5-15X50mm NXS with MP-1RR, NP-R2 or NP-1 reicle???
-And I am not sure which rings and bases would best fit this setup...
-I wouls shoot 300 gr. SMK's to take advantage of the 338 edge's ballistics as well as the high BC of the bullet for long range accuracy. For hunting I would think about switching to an 225 gr. accubond or a 250 gr. sierra game king.
Do guys' use ballistic software out in the field on a palm pilot or is that a myth?
Thanks guys, hope to hear some feed back as well as some of your LRG builds!