Just for fun....Ultimate LRH Build!!

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by FullCurlHunter, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. FullCurlHunter

    FullCurlHunter Well-Known Member

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    Whats up guys, I am relatively new to the longrangehunting members but have been learning quite a bit....

    I thought this would be an interesting topic and I would like to see all of your guys' feedback!

    What would your ultimate long range hunting rig for big game be if you had $5000 to put towards it?

    From what I have read as well as what I have picked up over the years, i decided my dream LRH rifle is as follows! Let me know what you guys think, this may be a possible build in the near future!!


    Action, Barrel and Muzzle brake by Shawn at DefensiveEdge.net:

    -Remington 700 stainless Steel action - squared and trued
    -27.5" Hart Barrel (SSor Chro-moly??) contour #6 or 7 chambered in .338 Edge
    -Defensive Edge Muzzle Brake - matching the barrel contour
    -Either a brown precision thumbhole stock or McMillan ADJ-HTG stock.
    -Nightforce optics 3.5-15X50mm NXS with MP-1RR, NP-R2 or NP-1 reicle???
    -And I am not sure which rings and bases would best fit this setup...
    -I wouls shoot 300 gr. SMK's to take advantage of the 338 edge's ballistics as well as the high BC of the bullet for long range accuracy. For hunting I would think about switching to an 225 gr. accubond or a 250 gr. sierra game king.

    Do guys' use ballistic software out in the field on a palm pilot or is that a myth?

    Thanks guys, hope to hear some feed back as well as some of your LRG builds!
     
  2. IceSniper

    IceSniper Well-Known Member

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    Hi FCHunter, good to have you here /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif .

    If your thinking about an "Ultimate" LR gun i'd look close at the 338 snipe tac and .408 chey tac. I've heard the .408 keeps up to or exceeds the .50BMG out to 2500y with the 419gr(?) lost river match bullet.
    .338 snipe tac is just a necked down .408CT and from what i have read it will push a 300gr Matchking at 3400fps, punch them figgers into a ballistics program and you should get a read out like this.....

    EDIT: Ok the drop chart keeps screwing up when i post it but a 200y zero will land you 43.3MOA low at 1760y with a velocity of 1550fps and 89.5MOA low at 2500y with a velocity of 1092fps.

    Ofcouse you could just get a 155mm....Pest control from 10,000+y /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif .
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Well........Hmmmmmmm

    I'd upgrade the whole idea. May as well burn all of those funds. Check w/Shawn and go for the 16# version of this: Link

    BTW, you did say "ultimate LR build" but also included hunting. This'lldoer!
     
  4. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Remington 700 stainless Steel action - squared and trued
    For hunting I would think about switching to an 225 gr. accubond or a 250 gr. sierra game king.



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    considering these things what you have described would be ideal

    d-a
     
  5. Buffalobob

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    If we are going to spend some big bucks we might as well get us a big bucks action. Don't you think?
     
  6. lerch

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    If i had unlimited funds to produce the ultimate in longrange North AMerica hunting guns I would do as follows:

    Caliber would be .338 either the 338AM or SnipeTac--or the 338 Kahn if recoil would be too bad in the 408 casing
    BAT Action
    28-30" Carbon wrapped BBL
    Holland QD Brake
    Jewell Trigger set at 2lbs
    Some form of McMillan stock in a hunting style, not tactical
    NightForce 3.5-15x56mm in Mil Dot LR Reticle
    I would use Leup PRW rings on whatever steel tactical base
    I would use the 300gr Wildcat ULD for most game and the 325gr Bonded Flatbase for bear

    I would get Kirby Allen to build this hog for me and hopefully with it nothing in North America would be safe. Hopefully the recoil would not be horrible!!!!!

    I know the Kahn uses a belted case so I would rather use the 408 wildcat cases but I am kinda leary of the recoil in a 10lb rifle. From what I can figure the Kahn is the next step down in power from the Allen Mag and SnipeTac.

    For practical purposes I think your rig would work perfect, but if we are gonna dream lets dream BIG

    take it easy
    steve
     
  7. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    Lerch

    If funds are unlimited you don't have to worry about recoil. Just have Shawn mill you out one of these artificail shoulder sockets.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Meister

    Meister Well-Known Member

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    Well guys, I hate to blow the budget a little. I'd have to charge up the AMEX to about $8800 with optics and build one of THESE. and top it with a S&amp;B 5-25x56 PM II. I could hunt any game in africa....... from my back porch! 1173g bullet at 2700fps. Can I pre-order a backup rotator socket now?
     
  9. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Well if I ever win the lottery I will have to have you order me one of those, Maybe sunglasses will help keep my eyes in thier sockets!!!!

    My grandad is a former worldchampion trap and sporting clays shooter. About 15 years ago he started having severe neck pain and when he went to the doctor they told him that he had shot so much that he had seperated a few disks in his neck.

    After he had surgery on it he quit trap and moved to sporting clays because of the smaller amount of fire. Within a year or so he was senior champion and captain of the senior olympic champ

    I guess that talent aint genetic cause I cant hit crap at trap!!!

    take it easy
    steve
     
  10. bailey1474

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    I guess that talent aint genetic cause I cant hit crap at trap!!!

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    He's not lieing either /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!!!

    J/K Lerch.
     
  11. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I guess that talent aint genetic cause I cant hit crap at trap!!!

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    He's not lieing either /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!!!

    J/K Lerch.