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Old 01-29-2006, 01:18 AM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

ya, I like quick bullets as much as the next guy, but I am leaning toward the 180gr min, thinking between 180-220gr, really like the looks of the 200gr pills, so now I just need to get the dang gun and see what it likes....

I think I'm going to go pick up a remington 700, and hope i can get a factory shooter like 25-06's LSS, so it can keep me going till i get it set up the way i want...are there any remingtons that supposidly shoot better than others? I like the plain old BDL. also, if I bought a stainless now, could I refinish it matte in the future?

I think all I'll do now is get a new trigger, and some good optics, and start shooting.

thanks..
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:36 AM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

Keep us posted on how you do. What bullets you use and such. I hope you get a shooter like mine to. It makes a factory rifle not all that bad when you can get them to group as well as the customs. I just hope you dont get a bad one, I can hear it now. Its all your fault remman. What kinda scope you plan to put on it?? Like I said, all I did to mine was work the trigger down to 2.5#, then glass bedded it, and worked up some handloads. Lots of trigger time behind it as well.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:24 AM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

I'm sold on leupolds, but been looking at some nightforces, but they are a little on the heavy side. I've got a mk4 4.5-15x50LR on my custom built AR, and a another 4.5-14x40 VX-III on my volquartsen .17hmr and love those scopes. I'm thinking another 4.5-14, but I kind of want to switch things up a little, so not sure. Was thinking about 6.5-20x50, but would like something a little lower on the 6.5 end....still deciding.

YES!!! I really hope a get a decent shooter like yours also, what loads are you shooting through yours, maybe I could work a couple of those up, and see how they do in mine when I get it...

did you get a new trigger(jewell, rifle basix) or did you work the factory trigger down?

thanks.....oh, 25-06 I live in oregon also....
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:52 AM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

I am sold on leupolds as well. My rifle wore the 6-18 vx2 target at first, but I upgraded to the mk4, 4.5-14. I like the scope, but I am shooting longer distances now, and wished I woulda got the 6.5-20, oh well. The nightforces sure do seem a lot bulkier and heavier dont they? Well my most accurate loads are with the 150g ctbtips, 200g ab, and 210g vld. For the 150g, I was using 105g H-1000. Gave me .3" at 100 yards, and 3.5"-4" at 800 yards. Did not shoot them very long, only 50 bullets, as they were leaving the muzzle at 3650fps. To fast for my liking. The 200g AB I was using 92g H-1000, and got .5" at 100, then I shot a 3 shot group the day before I left for elk season at 525 yards that measured 1.5" They are going 3100fps. The latest bullet giving me good accuracy at 1150 yards is the 210g VLD. I am using 89g Retumbo, at 3000fps. I was using all Fed 215 primers, and R-p cases. OAL for the 150g and 200g was set at 3.660" to feed through the magazine. The 210g VLD's are set up for single shot use only at 3.8" I did not buy a trigger, I just worked on it myself down to 2.5#. Where you from in Oregon, maybe we can get together and shoot sometime, or go yote hunting.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:45 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

good info, i'll save that load info for when I get my gun. now i'm just trying to figure out where to get one for a decent price. by any chance would the Rem LSS be more accurate than the BDL? I would think that they are just the same, but I thought I heard differant...?

ya I think i'm leaning toward the 6.5-20 glass also.

I live east of Salem in small town called stayton. I would love to shoot some yotes, we call quite a bit around here and down by lakeview and anywhere else I end up. Hunting coyotes is one of my favorite things to hunt. I'm heading over east of Bend on thurs to try my luck with those dogs.

thanks...jon
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:46 AM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

I have a Harrington and Richardson 7mm Rem. Mag with a Leupold 3-9X40 for sale. Since I do not hunt big stuff anymore I am willing to part with it. The gun is about 35 years old and has had less that 200 rounds put through it. It has a Belgium made mouser action and is a great shooting and looking weapon. $650 & you pay the shipping.
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

Remington BDL 300 Ultra Mag
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