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Old 07-22-2009, 09:19 AM
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Re: Totally Over My Head

Haha! Thanks for throwing me in to the mix! I think that at this point the .308 sounds the best as an all around rifle that can be fun to shoot long range. I know that there are better calibers that can compare in price once you start reloading, and odds are if I get in to long range shooting I will start to reload as well. At that point I can look in to the larger, or harder to find, calibers and it wouldn't bother me at all to have several rifles, eventually.

After shooting the rifles that I did, my favorite of my possible picks was the .308 and that is the caliber I will be going with. Thank you guys for all your help and suggestions. Who makes good stocks and scope rings? The stock isn't as important right now, as it will be a long while before I would look in to getting a new one, but the scope rings are a necessity and I might as well start off with a good pair of them.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:51 AM
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...Who makes good stocks and scope rings? The stock isn't as important right now, as it will be a long while before I would look in to getting a new one, but the scope rings are a necessity and I might as well start off with a good pair of them.
Congratulations on your caliber pick! As far as rings go, I think you may just have opened another can of worms, but alot of it depends on the scope that you are going to get.

But for the main part, I would suggest a 20 MOA base, picatiny style and a good set of rings that attach to a picatiny rail. This set up will get you reliably out to 1000 with most scopes.

If you want, I have a 10X42 Super Sniper scope, a Ken Ferrel 20MOA base, and a set of TPS low height 30mm rings and a set of LaRue Tactical quick release 30mm rings. You can borrow any combination of these or all of them in the meantime until you figure out what you want.

As far as stocks go, there are tons of options, specially if you get a Remington 700. It all depends what style you want to go with. Hunting, Tactical, etc. But when you get to that point, you can go to one of the F-Class shoots we have in New Braunfels every month and take a look at the different stocks guys are using, also I can get my buddy Mark Pharr from Tumbleweeds Custom Rifles to bring some of the stocks he has laying around his shop, that will give you a good idea of what's available and what it feels like, and then you can make your decision based on that.

-X3M
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:36 AM
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Re: Totally Over My Head

Is there a site or info for the shoot somewhere?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:18 PM
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Congratulations on your caliber pick! As far as rings go, I think you may just have opened another can of worms, but alot of it depends on the scope that you are going to get.

But for the main part, I would suggest a 20 MOA base, picatiny style and a good set of rings that attach to a picatiny rail. This set up will get you reliably out to 1000 with most scopes.

If you want, I have a 10X42 Super Sniper scope, a Ken Ferrel 20MOA base, and a set of TPS low height 30mm rings and a set of LaRue Tactical quick release 30mm rings. You can borrow any combination of these or all of them in the meantime until you figure out what you want.

As far as stocks go, there are tons of options, specially if you get a Remington 700. It all depends what style you want to go with. Hunting, Tactical, etc. But when you get to that point, you can go to one of the F-Class shoots we have in New Braunfels every month and take a look at the different stocks guys are using, also I can get my buddy Mark Pharr from Tumbleweeds Custom Rifles to bring some of the stocks he has laying around his shop, that will give you a good idea of what's available and what it feels like, and then you can make your decision based on that.

-X3M
That is a great offer, and one you should definitely consider! Larue rings are at the top of the stack, as are Nightforce and a few others.

Remington builds good rifles, especially for later changes and upgrades. Savage also builds great rifles and probably has the best stock triggers available, though others are closing the gap rapidly.

Bill
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:34 PM
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If money is an issue, you can't beat the Burris Signature Rings and bases.

You can get a set of rings for $25

Burris 1" Signature Universal Dovetail Scope Mount Rings. 420500, 420510, 420511, 420501, 420502, 420512. Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases.

Full set of inserts for $14

Burris Signature Pos-Align Offset Insert Kits & Individual Inserts. 626016, 626017, 626018, 626019, 626024. Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases.

and bases for $15

Burris Rifle Scope DD Two & One Piece Bases (Double Dovetail). 410546, 410547, 410589, 410590, 410591, 410592, 410593, 410594, 410520, 410521, 410595, 410596, 410598. Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings &

The beauty of the Burris Signature rings are the inserts. You can set it up so that your rifle is canted +10, +20 or +30moa. These are the rings and bases on my 308 and they are rock solid.

In terms of stocks, earlier posts are right...you need to determine the style of shooting you will be doing and match the stock to the task. In general though, you can't go wrong with HS Precision, Bell & Carlson, Joel Russo.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:42 PM
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Re: Totally Over My Head

Another affordable great mount are the Dead Nutz Game reaper mounts, you can get them in a 20moa or regular as well.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:42 PM
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If money is an issue, you can't beat the Burris Signature Rings and bases.

You can get a set of rings for $25

Burris 1" Signature Universal Dovetail Scope Mount Rings. 420500, 420510, 420511, 420501, 420502, 420512. Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases.

Full set of inserts for $14

Burris Signature Pos-Align Offset Insert Kits & Individual Inserts. 626016, 626017, 626018, 626019, 626024. Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings & Bases.

and bases for $15

Burris Rifle Scope DD Two & One Piece Bases (Double Dovetail). 410546, 410547, 410589, 410590, 410591, 410592, 410593, 410594, 410520, 410521, 410595, 410596, 410598. Burris Riflescope Mounts, Rings &

The beauty of the Burris Signature rings are the inserts. You can set it up so that your rifle is canted +10, +20 or +30moa. These are the rings and bases on my 308 and they are rock solid.

In terms of stocks, earlier posts are right...you need to determine the style of shooting you will be doing and match the stock to the task. In general though, you can't go wrong with HS Precision, Bell & Carlson, Joel Russo.
I've had a friend whose Burris Sig rings failed on his .338 RUM, but haven't heard of problems on .308's.

HS Precision is on my "Never Buy" list because of their use of Lon Horiuchi as an endorser. (He was the sniper who shot Vicki Weaver while she was unarmed and holding a child.)

Bill
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