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Unread 05-19-2009, 10:25 PM
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Long Range Rifle

I have purchased a sako L61R in 7mm mag. It seems heavy, but very stable. Is this a pretty good platform for a long range gun? I have a friend who 'loads' his own and has said we can reach out to 500 yds and maybe a little farther. I have purchased a Kahles Helia CL 3X10X50 (wanted a 42mm, but was sold out) with the multizero feature and am looking forward to 'getting to know' this setup. Any thoughts?

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    Unread 05-20-2009, 01:46 PM
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    Re: Long Range Rifle

    Although I'm not familiar with your rifle or scope, I can say this. "Everybody has to start somewhere". Get your stuff put together and go shoot. A 7 mag isn't going to have any problems at that range.
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    Thanks, that is what I was thinking, just wanting to get some advice on that.

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    No sweat! Go shoot, get confused, and report back for therapy!
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    Re: Long Range Rifle

    Quote:
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    No sweat! Go shoot, get confused, and report back for therapy!
    That's one of the FUNNIEST and TRUE things I ever seen. I'm feeling like I'm about due for some therapy myself - LOL



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    Unread 05-20-2009, 06:37 PM
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    Re: Long Range Rifle

    sako has good trigger ( adjustable too ); good barrel ; good action. you have a great scope. load some good ammo and go shoot. the 7mm will shoot a long ways. my son-in law won the 1000 yard match here with 7mm mmag ( laredo)and had never shot a gun before.
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    You've got a great sart there. Though if you're like anyone else here you'll end up building a dedicated rig after a while. But that 7 mag should serve you nicely, particularly if it's a good shooter, which most of those Sakos I've seen tend to be.
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