1000 yard 7mm mag

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by redneck watchdog, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. redneck watchdog

    redneck watchdog Active Member

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    hey guys new member here,
    i am just getting into long range stuff. i have been hunting since before i can remember. some friends always like to talk about how good of a shot they are, and we often compete, but they have stopped inviting me because i win. we always shoot 100 yards or less. i feel comfortable shooting my rifle up to about 300 or so maybe a little more. i thought that being ablw to shoot long is only about practice and skill. i have found out now that equiptment is a Very large part. i have a model 700 remmington 7mm mag with a Zeiss 3x12x56 conquest with a reticle 8. i love this gun. is it possible to turn this gun and scope into a 1000 yard plus gun and scope and if so what would yall suggest doing first and overall.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I would suspect it already is a 1000 yard gun you just need some education. Do you hand load? What model of rem 700 is it?
     

  3. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I have a 7RM Savage with a Nightforce. My shooting buddy has a Zeiss. I have no idea as to how much elevation adjustment the Zeiss has, but I would imagine it has plenty to get you to the 1000 mark.

    As far as the caliber goes, you won't be disappointed.

    Just beware, once you hit the gong at a grand, you will get the fever.
     
  4. redneck watchdog

    redneck watchdog Active Member

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    to be really honest i did not now that there were that any different types of model 700. i dont see anywhere on the gun where it says what "model" of model 700. i looked at pictures and it looks most lie the sps. how would i find out? also this scope does not have windage turrets, just the screw on caps and the penny style adjustments. is that a bolt on accessory or do i have to take it to a gun smith or do i need a new scope.
     
  5. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    You're going to need a scope with target turrets IMO.
     
  6. redneck watchdog

    redneck watchdog Active Member

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    i have seen turrets on sale at midway usa, is that just an add on for scopes that already have such a thing or can it be added to my scope. i didnt buy this scope it was my 18th birthday/graduation present but i know that it cost around $1000 is there no way i can make it work
     
  7. redneck watchdog

    redneck watchdog Active Member

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    oh and no i do not hand load i really dont have time to, nor do i have the money to get started in that, i looked into doing it for shotgun shooting but it cost more to load target loads than to buy them from the store, may not be as good quality but dang i didnt have to do it
     
  8. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Unfamiliar with the scope. Someone else will have to chime in on that one.
     
  9. Hunter5325

    Hunter5325 Well-Known Member

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    If you ship your scope back to Zeiss they can fit it with an exposed target turret for pretty cheap. Then just find a hi BC factory load that your 7 likes and hit the range.....pretty simple really. That'll at least get you started and then you can fine-tune your equipment down the road.
     
  10. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    I started out with a stock model 700 SPS 300 win mag and a cheap nikon monarch scope. That combo got me to 1000 yards at sub MOA performance.
    Your factory 700 should easily do the same and if you get target turrets on your zeiss it'll be a great set up for you.

    I would strongly encourage you to start learning about hand loading and gather up the tools. You can get started for under $200 and it's arguably the most important aspect of long range shooting. Plus the money you'll save by not buying factory match ammo will pay for all the equipment and then some.
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    This is a 2 yr old thread.
     
  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I was waiting on someone else to say it... :D
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Mud, when you hadn't commented on a 7 mag thread, i knew something was wrong. :rolleyes::D
     
  14. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I had already saw the date on it. LOL