Originally Posted by philsummers21
Ok first post i know. But ive read and read and read. I allready own a Kimber 8400 Classic in a 7mmWSM and have used it for a few years and like the rifle. I have it setup with just a leupold VX3 4-14x50 and take shots up to 600 yards with it now. Im usually bow hunting as rifle hunting isnt what it used to be but the Long Range shots are getting my attention. Will be hunting Deer, Moose, Elk, and Antelope. Live in wyoming where there is wind. Would like to be able to punch out to 1000 yards or so. So question is can i make this rifle work for that or should i keep this one as it is and start over fresh. Also what bullets are people using for the longer shots and whats Definatly not working. So point me in the right direction please on whats needed, New barrel? Stock? Trigger? i know scope, was looking into the Nightforce. Anyways thanks in advance.
First off welcome to LRH!
I live in Gillette.
What kind of groups are you getting on average @ 600 and 1,000 yards with current your set-up from field positions?
Your scope is enough magnification for 1K game.
I use VX-3", Mark 4's, NXS, and Huskemaw
On my Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20 FFP I have the Holland ART Reticle-Really like it. Gives me the versatility to use the reticle quickly or dial if I so choose too.
Deer and antelope the Berger 168 and the 180 work good and also the 162 A-Max is a possibility. Never hunted moose, but would use the 168 or 180 Berger for elk.
Not sure if the Jewel will work with the Kimber???
If looking at 1K elk/moose, I would consider a larger 7mm or a 338.