First Long-Range Gun

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MontanaMarksman, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. MontanaMarksman

    MontanaMarksman Member

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    Hey everyone, sorry in advance for maybe doing this in the wrong area or whatever, new to the site and how it works. So I am going to put together a rig. My thoughts are a Remington 700 5R 24" mill spec ( after extensive research, comments and thoughts welcome) Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 FFP with XLR reticle in MOA. Badger Ordinance 20 MOA rail and Vortex Precision Matched Rings. Probably Atlas bipod in future, cheap Champion for now.. but does this seem like a worthy rig to start with? I have heard these guns like 175 Match Kings..hard to find anything on the newer ones, are they as good as the 'first' run?
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i can't tell what you are shooting at. i can't tell what caliber rifle.
     

  3. MontanaMarksman

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    It will mostly be for sport, paper punching and metal gongs, it will be a .308
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the 5-r is a good one.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I love my 24" 5R .308.....Had it since about late 2010.

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    24-shot group @ 100 yards. 1.286" corrected measurement.


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  6. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    Mud- nice rifle. nice group.
     
  7. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of a 24 shot group before, but that is damn impressive! Says a lot about the gun AND the shooter.
     
  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    Mud- what load?
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    :D I got bored and decided to shoot the last 24 handloads I had loaded just to see if I could do it. Plus, my buddy that was with me bet me that I couldn't put them all under 2". I had to accept the challenge. :D
     
  10. MudRunner2005

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    For some reason my .308 is not picky at all on seating depth. I can load to SAAMI or to the lands and it will shoot good.

    Here's the load I was shooting that day, which has become my go-to load for 168gr bullets.

    Nosler 168 Custom Comp bullets
    Lapua brass
    Fed 210 primers
    44.0gr of Verget
    Seated to SAAMI spec of 2.810"
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    yer gun, ammo and shooter were more than a match for that challenge
     
  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I try...I will try to shoot a better group next time I take her to the range. Right now the scope is on my 7mm STW. I'll try to give a better group next time. :D
     
  13. MontanaMarksman

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    Can we get back on topic please? Gunna do some shooting tomarrow will post my abilities. 5r still not here:/ but break in of brothers armalite ar-30a1 is almost completed so we will use that!