Re: first long range rifle
I have a G7 Nightforce from Gunwerks, great scope snd highly recommend it. Using the G7 Ballistic program you can use turrets or the ballistic Reticle. Either the Reticle or turret using MOA, yardage , or both can be calibrated for use with either hand loads or factory. Lots of flexibility. Depending on your barrel twist, high BC VLD handloads will give you improved long range csabilty. I'd go with a 1:7 or 1;8 for long tange work. If you go this route make sure your throated to handle VLD's, and the magazine length will handle them. You csn't go wrong with s well bedded McMillan stock and 700 action.
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