Originally Posted by BigNed69
Hello all, I'm new to this forum & long range shooting. Well here goes,I bought a Savage model 12FVSS 308 26"bull barrel used. When at the gun shop I noticed that a screw was missing from the trigger guard and when I opened the bolt and slid it back it clicked and would not close the bolt. Well I talked the sales person down from $695 to $300, I got it. I bought a Boyds thumb hole stock & made it with a detach magazine barris bipod & Nikon Prostaff 5 4.5 x 12 x 40 Matte BDC. I have never shot passed 100yds is this a good set up for long range shooting?? I have shot it at 100yrds and 3 shots 3 bulls eyes, what type of ammo is good for long range shooting say 300 to 500 yards???? Thanks Ned
Good price! That will get you hooked for sure. A word of warning....once you get to 500 you are going to want to go to 800, then 1000, then.....well you get the idea
You will start reloading, then you will start handloading (there is a difference). Soon you will start speaking another language, using strange words like; metplat, ogive, sectional density, ballistic coefficient and retumbo. You will be obsessing over acronyms like; oal, fps and moa and your wife won't know wtf you are talking about.
It's a blast! Have fun and keep us posted!