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Old 01-27-2014, 11:54 PM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

savage ( 12 VLP DBM ) is the rifle you need for long range .
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:56 AM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

Coleman- i have shot in competition out to 1000 yards. i have never shot against a .270 . i have shot against sporter weight rifles and they did not do well at all. if you want to shoot long range , you need a long range rifle and reloading equipment. you do not need two sporter weight .270s .
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:10 AM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

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Coleman- i have shot in competition out to 1000 yards. i have never shot against a .270 . i have shot against sporter weight rifles and they did not do well at all. if you want to shoot long range , you need a long range rifle and reloading equipment. you do not need two sporter weight .270s .
+1 on the reloading part. 99% of all long range shooters reload their own ammo. Its hard to find factory ammo that shoots lights out at an affordable price. Also correct on the sporter weight rifles. Coleman, if your looking to buy a new rifle for long range then id suggest a savage or a custom build in a 6.5 Creedmoor. Since how you dont have access to reloading equipment, then you will have to buy factory ammo. Hornadys match Creedmoor ammo shoots lights out at an affordable price(25-28 bucks a box). Also, the Creedmoor is a great hunting cartridge. I've shoot a few critters with the 6.5 Creed' and it is devastation. There are other calibers out there that will work just fine for you as well but its hard to beat the Creedmoor when it comes to buying factory ammo.

Just my .02
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:36 AM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

You didn't say what kind of scopes you are using. Don't let anybody tell you that you need to have a special rifle to shoot long range, helps but what you have will work just fine to get started. My Remington 700 CDL's in 243 and 300 win mag with Leupold 4-14X M1 dials will consistently ring a 12 inch plate at 840 yards. My Remington Sendero in 270 with a Leupold 6.5-20X will put some impressive groups on that same plate. For starters I would suggest - a good scope with dials, start reloading and a good rangefinder in whatever order you want to put them. Down the road you will probably want to get a different cal better suited to long range but start with what you have. As your just starting out, be careful not to over heat your barrel.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:04 AM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

What i am thinking right now is to most likely get a SWFA SS 10x scope to start with. My eyes are pretty good, and i like ten power, im also low on cash right now so i thought the swfa would be a good starting point for long range scope. Right now im just using a weaver 2-10 clasic v with the ebx reticle. and its good for shooting to around 400. but i have practiced and learned what range each dash actually shoots. I'm thinking to use the model 70 until the barrel is burnt out, then maybe get a new one in 6.5-06 and start reloading for it then. I was surprised just how good the rifle was when i stopped using the crappy cor-lokt ammo and switched to ballistic silvertips. When i do change barrels in the future im going to go with a varmint contour most likely. And i found out from my dad that the Savage was a walmart special when he bought it, so im probably not gonna mess with it
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:42 AM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

i would get a 4.5-14 leup with cds. light , clear , versatile. enough power to determine if it is you or the rifle. i would not a get a fixed power , i would not get a power lower than 14. i would sell what scope and rifles i needed to do it.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:57 AM
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Re: Which rifle to use for first long range set up.

I dont have the money to go $600 into a scope. Trust me, if i could i would have already bought one. Now i could go 16x with SWFA for $299. But i would think thats too much. Again, this rifle will only be shot at more than 400 at targets, i dont plan on hunting at 500 yds with this rifle at any point. That wont happen until i have more money and time to reload and purchase a dedicated longrange rifle
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