Got my begginner gun built.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Mitch Rapp, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Mitch Rapp

    Mitch Rapp Well-Known Member

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    Finally got it in, and put together. I have right at $1300 into this build and am really happy with it. How'd I do?



    Rifle is a Savage 10FCP 5R with a 20 inch barrel, the scope is a Vortex PST 4-16 with MOA reticle.

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    Have some Hornady 178 BTHPs to figure out a load on, and a bunch of 168 BTHPs to practice with. It's really light for what it is, will be adding a bipod, but right now it's about 10 pounds. Not bad at all, since I normally hunt with an M1 Garand
     
  2. Cold Trigger Finger

    Cold Trigger Finger Well-Known Member

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    What caliber? What are you going to shoot with it?
    Nice looking rifle!
     

  3. Mitch Rapp

    Mitch Rapp Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, it's a .308, and the plan is 600 yard matches and deer and everything else hunting.
     
  4. Cold Trigger Finger

    Cold Trigger Finger Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious, why not a verticle grip stock. Target shooting is something I'm pretty ignorant on. But I'm beginning to learn.
     
  5. Mitch Rapp

    Mitch Rapp Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's what it came with mainly. Not sure what I will go with when I replace the stock, but gonna just shoot it as is for now. I figure my money is better spent on ammo and range time rather than getting new stuff, until I feel limited by the equipment I guess.

    And, while I plan to shoot matches, hunting is the purpose for the gun. Matches are simply a way to learn. So in the end it will be optimized for hunting, hopefully.