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Unread 07-25-2008, 06:51 AM
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New Long Range Shooter From Australia

Hi all,

My first post on the forum.

I'm from the Northern Territory in Australia, I've been reading info from the site for a little while now - a few months.

I've always wanted to own a 'long distance' rifle and so here it is:


Savage Tactical 10FP .308
Lynx 3.5 to 10 X 44 (NATO Reticle)
Vaais Brake
Warne 20MOA rail and rings
HS Precision Stock option

I just love it, now working up some hand loads very nicely thanks.

The articles and details here helped me make a decision on what to build, so thanks all. I've got a great rifle for many years to come!

So far, I can engage out to 500mtrs with ease (actually it can almost be called: monotonous regularity). So, after shooting in a competition with my brothers custom 6.5X47 Lapau at 600 yards, I'm HOOKED!

I'm going to try 900 in the near future.

Seeya.
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    Unread 07-25-2008, 12:30 PM
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    Location: Yakima, Washington
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    Welcome to Long Range Hunting.;)

    Great looking gun you've got there. Sounds like it's a shooter. When you stretch it out a little longer let us know how you do.
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    Unread 07-25-2008, 08:34 PM
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    Thanks for the Welcome

    Hi there ss7mm,

    Thanks for the welcome. Looks like you are in a nice part of the world (checked out that neat feature: map pins) I imagine there is some great shooting there for sure.

    Yes, I'm stoked with the Savage, as I built it up from a very modest budget and I believe it rivals some of the so called 'Tactical' expensive rifles we have here at our local rifle club - especially price factored in:p.

    I was most impressed when a new shooter was along side of me at the range with a multi-thousand Accuracy International rig and couldn't stop ogling the Savage, and after having a shot with it the grin on his face was priceless (oh yeah the muzzle brake is amazing at reducing felt recoil)
    I guess it just looks the goods - I'm so happy.

    Cheers.

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    Welcome to Long Range Hunting.;)

    Great looking gun you've got there. Sounds like it's a shooter. When you stretch it out a little longer let us know how you do.
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