I wanna see your long range hunting setups

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by kustomkoatings, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. kustomkoatings

    kustomkoatings Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Hey guys just got drawn for mule deer hunt on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation. I need to setup my Allen Precision 338 for actual field use, right now it is naked. Need to get a sling (thinking about flush cups on left side) scope level, ect. I would really like to see how you guys are setting up your rifles.

    Thanks Corey

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  3. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I would have a front post for a bipod and skip the sling. Pick up an Eberlestock pack and carry the rifle that way. It's a ton more comfortable if you have to walk any distance. My rig is 15.5 lbs and it feels like nothing in my X1A1, it feels like 100 lbs after only a mile with a sling.

    BTW, be sure you have a way to shoot sitting very well supported. Unless you luck out, a shot from the prone can be hard to find.

    Good Luck!
  4. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    This is the rifle I use for a carry rifle in the mountains 338 Nawakwa and it is around 18 pounds set up like in the pic I don't use a sling.

  5. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I would like to see a pic of you !! 18 LBs and you carry it without a sling . You must own a nice ATV:)

  6. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2006

    This is my LRH setup
    338edge, 18lb rifle with bipod, sling, scope, magasine
    I used 2 slings for better holding on each shoulder.
    It is like a school backpack, I can run, jump with the rifle.
    I have also a tactical pocket west for all LRH gear and some water and food for 1 day hunting trip.
    All the weight is well tight to my body, and all my concern is to scout and glass for games.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    300 win mag by Kevin Cram
    300 wsm by Kevin Cram
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Top is a 300 WSM Savage Low Pro. It is my primary LR rifle. The middle is a .308 Winny w/ Winchester Mod. 760 action and 18" military surplus barrel, Hogue Stock, the bottom is a Savage MKII with Leapers scope. I have shot 2.5" groups at 200yrds with it and bang steel at 240yrds with it. You have to shoot with your ear muffs off so that you can hear the bullet impact the steel. It is very faint, but you can hear it. Both 30's have EGW base w/ Nikon Buckmaster scope. 300 (6-18x40 w/SF Target Dot), 308 (4.5-14x40 w/SF Mil-Dot)


    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  9. load

    load Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2010

    shes ugly but extremely accurate
    won a bet over a 2 shot hit on a 16 inch rock at 1125 yrds, only took me one!
    300 winchester mag
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  10. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    338 Edge AI built by Alberta Tactical

    I use an Eberlestock pack as well, no slings for me. My spotting scope and tripod fit into the compartments of a J107 as well as the rifle. It's much easier on the shoulders than using a sling.
  11. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2009

    Remington Sendero .264 Winchester Mag
    Grey bull Precision Stock
    Grey bull Leupold Scope
    Timney Trigger
  12. groper

    groper Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    For field use, carrying the rifle and all you other gear is one of the most important considerations. Ive just ordered a "drag bag" that can be worn as a back pack with the rifle and everything else in it. Ive been down the sling route and decided that it sux. I even had one of the fancy 2 shoulder types... Plus you need a back pack anyways for water and binoculars, LRF, a bit of food GPS/PDA, ammo, blah blah blah...

    As for a scope level, i ordered one off Sinclair international, the "offset scope level" i think its called so it can be easily seen from my other eye whilst looking thru the scope and without shifting my cheek weld, good price too.

    Heaps of info on here, try using the search function, just about everything has been covered on here before.

    Good luck
  13. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    This is the rifle I will be hunting with this fall, as it is the only one I can shoot and handle the recoil on after shoulder surgury this past Jan.
    It was built for me by Travis Redell of R BROS Rifles, and it is an accurate SOB!
    6.5-06 AI shooting 140gr Berger's @ 3050 fps.
    It sports a Nightforce 5.5x22-50 NP-R1 now. Also has a muzzle break on it now, as my shoulder couldn't take the recoil without it.
    Travis builds a very accurate rifle, and I like this caliber alot.
    Here is a 5 shot group shot this past Thurday . 2.25" C/C @ 500 yards.
    Thanks, Travis
  14. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    Groper I like the idea of carrying a drag bag than having two slings on my back.
    What drag bag do you use?