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Old 06-27-2013, 12:56 PM
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Re: New to shooting long range.

Its still really basic its a stock sigm400 enhanced its chambered for 5.56 1:7 twist and seems to prefer 62gr ammo (tho I'd like to try 69 and 77gr) and has magpul moe furniture. I really enjoy shooting it (iron sights right now) but due to the current ammo market, it has less than 100 rounds through it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:36 PM
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Its still really basic its a stock sigm400 enhanced its chambered for 5.56 1:7 twist and seems to prefer 62gr ammo (tho I'd like to try 69 and 77gr) and has magpul moe furniture. I really enjoy shooting it (iron sights right now) but due to the current ammo market, it has less than 100 rounds through it.
An AR is a decent platform for longrange shooting though not optimal. To shoot beyond 300 yards you will want to develop a load with 68+ grain bullet. Even with a heavy bullet the wind will be a challenge. I say this from seeing a buddy of mine who has an AWESOME AR that he built specifically for longrange shooting. He shoots the Berger 70grain VLD out of 24" bull barrel. As soon as the wind starts to get switchy it was a struggle to put bullets on target beyond 400.

Consider picking up a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in 243 or 308. They can be found for less than $500 and are a great platform to start with.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: New to shooting long range.

I would but I'm really not going to be buying anyguns for a while. I figured for 600 yards I'd have to use 77gr bullets, there are only a few select places to shoot beyond 300 yards here anyway Lots and lots of trees and brush.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:10 PM
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I would but I'm really not going to be buying anyguns for a while. I figured for 600 yards I'd have to use 77gr bullets, there are only a few select places to shoot beyond 300 yards here anyway Lots and lots of trees and brush.
For 600 yards your AR should be ok. Regardless of the bullet you use, you will become a wind doping master!

Rather than the 77grain SMK, look at the Berger 70grain VLD. It has a better BC and by virture of being lighter, you send send them faster.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:35 PM
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Re: New to shooting long range.

Is there factory ammo loaded with that bullet? I cannot hand load sadly.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:02 AM
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Is there factory ammo loaded with that bullet? I cannot hand load sadly.
I am unaware of factory ammo with the Berger bullet. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist though. You could call Berger and they could give you a definitive answer.
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Paper mostly but we do have wild feral dogs around here they are alot like coyotes
around here? where are you ??
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