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Old 08-05-2008, 06:01 PM
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I'm getting a 6BR together for that purpose.


I'm so low that if I were someone's smith they'd fire me.

It will be a similar configuration as my LRH rifle but w/some improvements. I keep learnin' stuff.:(

I think the optics should be the same on both the practice rifle as the LRH rifle. Switching scopes is just another thing to think about. Which I don't do very well. I screwed up the other day by visualizing an 1/8th minute turret while adjusting a 1/4 minute turret. It was the last shot before dark and I'll be darned if I can remember that I made the correction. Another wasted shot:mad: But, I think I did, maybe..........
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:36 PM
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I read the article, "Bug holes from a bipod", ever hear of a guy named Froggy. Suppose to do amazing things with a 6.5-284, and 308 off a bipod. We are talking one hole groups at 100 yards. Any way if you haven't read the article, give it a look pretty interesting. The thing is when they asked what he does to practice, he said dry fire trigger work in a dark room, and a lot of time behind a 22. That is what actually got me thinking of this post. Thought we might pick up some more ideas for practicing. Keep it coming!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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I would think the best learning tool is a good old fashioned 22LR. IT teaches you the pure fundamentals of shooting for cheap. Breathing, trigger squeeze, holding. Everything you need to become a great shooter without the fear of developing a flinch.

I think everyone on this forum learned with the 22LR. Now you may already be beyond that in which case I use a .223 REM because its the next cheapest round compared to a 22LR if you reload.

either way you need to put a lot of rounds downrange to become a proficent long range shooter.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:22 AM
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I had a fast twist .22LR barrel put on a Savage Accutrigger specifically to shoot the 60 grain Aguila SSS rounds. It will shoot right around 1" at 100 Yds, and a hair under 2" @ 200 Yds. It is really affected by the wind, so it's a good teacher, plus ANY yardage change requires a click adjustment.

Cheap to shoot, pretty quiet with a 28" barrel and a good teacher.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:24 AM
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Needing a practice platform that is close ergonomically to my A5 stocked 338AM, I built a Savage based practice rifle. I used a laminate A5 stock from Joel Russo and put a short action Savage 300WSM in it. I also have a 338-300RUM (Edge) barrel that is currently at Shawn Carlock's getting a brake installed.

So my light practice rifle is either a 300WSM with 26" barrel, or a 338-300 RUM with a 28" barrel.

Both the 338AM and the Savage have 3.5x15x50 NXS with the NP-R1 reticles. The scope sits a bit lower on the Savage and I get a really nice cheekweld against the stock, although I have the saddle adjustable cheekpiece that I will probably install and leave all the way down. On the 338AM, I need the adjustable cheekpiece to get the same line.

Here are pictures of both rifles.

First the 338AM (18lbs with bipod)




Then the practice rifle (this is with the 300WSM barrel on it). Around 12lb's





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Old 08-06-2008, 10:33 AM
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I had a fast twist .22LR barrel put on a Savage Accutrigger specifically to shoot the 60 grain Aguila SSS rounds. It will shoot right around 1" at 100 Yds, and a hair under 2" @ 200 Yds. It is really affected by the wind, so it's a good teacher, plus ANY yardage change requires a click adjustment.

Cheap to shoot, pretty quiet with a 28" barrel and a good teacher.
Which action is this? The Mark II?

Who re-barrelled it for you?
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:40 PM
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My practice rig is a Remington VSSF-II in a .204 with a Zeiss 6.5-20 X 50. Probably not the cheapest gun and glass to practice with but I have learned a ton about reloading and it is similar to the Sendero 300 RUM that I hope to soon have.
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