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Old 10-24-2012, 10:13 PM
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New to the forum and long range shooting. Just wanted some opinions on the setup I purchased. I just purchased a rem700 varmint sf in 308 . I am topping it with a nikon 5-20x44sf scope with egw scope base with Burris xtr scope rings. I know it's prob not the best but its a start. Thanks for the input.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:34 AM
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New to the forum and long range shooting. Just wanted some opinions on the setup I purchased. I just purchased a rem700 varmint sf in 308 . I am topping it with a nikon 5-20x44sf scope with egw scope base with Burris xtr scope rings. I know it's prob not the best but its a start. Thanks for the input.
Before you burn up a bunch of ammo have a good free float, bedding and pillars installed.

It'll save you a lot of aggravation in the future.

No it's not a 3,500.00 custom setup with a 2,400.00 scope on it but it's damned sure a great start.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:55 AM
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No need to apologize for your schit. The stock is probably your weakest link, but easy to replace.

Shoot the piss out of it, trigger time is your friend. Once heard a fella say that any Joe could walk out of WalMart with better gear than Carlos Hathcock ever had.

Food for thought.....
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:11 AM
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No need to apologize for your schit. The stock is probably your weakest link, but easy to replace.

Shoot the piss out of it, trigger time is your friend. Once heard a fella say that any Joe could walk out of WalMart with better gear than Carlos Hathcock ever had.

Food for thought.....
There's a hell of a lot of truth in that.. . at least what he started with.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:51 PM
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Re: Newby

Thanks guys for the input def making me feel better about the money spent lol.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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Re: Newby

New to the forum and glad I found it. My intent is to get into some bench rest long range shooting. The club I belong to only goes out to 200 yards but I am sure there are some clubs here in Minnesota that go out farther.
Some interesting information here.
Dan
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:36 PM
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Update. Got scope mounted on gun went to sight in and ran out of adj on wind age and elevation. So sending scope back and replacing with vortex viper 6.5-20x50mm.
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