I'm new here, first posting. Not new to shooting, comfortable at 1000 (300WM and 6.5-06)(my range near Opelika, Al is 375' ASL, 26-28" BP, no wind constant). I want to go further, like one mile and 2000 yards.
Jacob Bynum, Rifles Only, Kingsville, TX, is planning a 2000 yard match sometimes in Fall 2004.
The range at Kingsville is 78'ASL, 30" BP normal, wind speed constant 20 mph, gusts to 35 mph.
Caliber restrictions are 300WM, 190 grain bullet and up to .50's.
I have a couple of 300WM's that probably can get 1500 with just a little work. 210 Berger at 2900. Could I get further with this, I don't know. I don't believe the 26" 1-10 twist would push a 240 fast enough to be stable and hold at those ranges, but I DO NOT KNOW. Maybe some of you would?
With that in mind I started a post on Snipershide in which JB1000br got me to come here. (Thanks Jason)
I would like to build a man portable system that would be close to my work rifles, (Police Sniper) and would like to be able to use factory brass in the loadings. I would like to have a repeater, bolt action, versus a single shot.
General suggestions have been the 300RUM, 338RUM, and 338Lapua Magnum. No offense to the Weatherbys or fine wildcats out there. I am not a wildcatter. I'd like to hear from those of you that have those calibers and use them at extreme range, please. Loads, bullet selection, powders, etc, what to watch out for, barrel twists, lengths, and so on.
At this point, my options look at the Remington 700 RUM action, Accuracy International Chassis, using the Lapua Magnum magazines, a 28-30" Hart Max Heavy Varmit Barrel, Vais brake, (which I know will make it muzzle heavy, which I don't like. Would like to go as short as possible and still get performance.).
Would use pretty much a factory chamber rather than a match tight chamber (unless you guys know better.)
Scope would more than likely be a NXS 5.5-22-56 mil-dot on a 30 or 40 minute tapered base.
2nd Option would be using one of the two pre-64 model 70 magnum actions I have, (both long-300H&H types.), in a McMillan A-3 or A-5 stock. If I go this way, I'd still like to be able to magazine feed rounds.
So guys, I hope this is enough to get started on a reasonable path to a serious 2000 yard rifle. Can you help?
The 338 Lapua would be my first choice, Remmy action would be fine. AI chassis or A5, your choice. AI will hold more rounds, but mags are a little short for the best velocity with a 300gr MK. A5 will hold less rounds, but can load them out a little longer for better 300gr speed.
300 RUM would be second choice with 210- 240 gr bullets. AI or A5, both good to go.
Thanks Chris Sir, (wyowhisper suggested I speak directly with you on this rifle, likes your work.)
Mr. LeMay, Rusty sorta fell off the face of the earth. Several of us still shooting, but Rusty fell on very hard times, and moved away. Good pics you have here. I see you still are running good camera equipment.
The more ballistic programs I look at, the 338 with a 300 looks better and better, (gotta figure out barrel length/twist/best brake..) unless you look at Lost River Ballistic bullets, and do any of you have experience with them, beside they cost too much?