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Old 08-13-2011, 08:20 PM
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Opinions on my long range rifle

Just wanted to get some constructive opinions on my setup:

Savage model 10FP with stock heavy 22" fluted barrel
HS Precision Pro series 2000 stock
Muscle brake muzzle brake
Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 scope
UTG heavy quick detach rings
EGW scope base
Dark Eagle 10 round magazine

I want some thats good for game up to 600yds and good for paper at 800-1000yds. What do you think?
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:12 PM
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Re: Opinions on my long range rifle

Most important question:

What caliber is it?

Since most (?) 10FPs are 308 that might be an assumption, but since I own a 110FP in 25-06 I know that other options are available.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:14 PM
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Re: Opinions on my long range rifle

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Most important question:

What caliber is it?

Since most (?) 10FPs are 308 that might be an assumption, but since I own a 110FP in 25-06 I know that other options are available.
I left out the most important part, It's in 308.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:42 PM
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Re: Opinions on my long range rifle

The rig as you have described will be right at the maximum effective range on deer at 600 yards.

For targets, 308 benefits from every bit of velocity it can get when it comes to longrange. As such, you would benefit from a longer barrel...26" or 28" would be better than 22".

Is there some particular reason you intend to use QR rings?
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:26 PM
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The rig as you have described will be right at the maximum effective range on deer at 600 yards.

For targets, 308 benefits from every bit of velocity it can get when it comes to longrange. As such, you would benefit from a longer barrel...26" or 28" would be better than 22".

Is there some particular reason you intend to use QR rings?
The 22" is the factory barrel so I want to see how it does before I go longer. I saw the UTG's at a local guns show and they felt really stout and for the price I figured I'd give them a try.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:29 PM
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Re: Opinions on my long range rifle

What do you think of the Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 scope?
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:35 PM
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The 22" is the factory barrel so I want to see how it does before I go longer. I saw the UTG's at a local guns show and they felt really stout and for the price I figured I'd give them a try.
See how it goes before you go longer? what does that mean? it's quite easy to determine that it will produce very low velocities in a cartridge where velocity means everything for longrange shooting.

For rings and bases at an economical price, check out the Burris Signature Rings and bases.
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