Just starting out.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by pgohil, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. pgohil

    pgohil Member

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    I'm just starting out into long range shooting. Here's what I got. Savage 10fcp-k topped with a millett lrs-1. Going to add a cheek piece later this week or next. Gun shoots great. .5 to. 75 moa out to 200 yards. Haven got to shoot farther. Here in south central wv, I'm limited as to the range I have to shoot.
    Anyhow I've tried federal gamekings, matchings, and hornady match, and the sierra match king 168's group the best. The others seemed all over the place. I don't know why.

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  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    What caliber is that? 7mm or .308? She should treat ya right.
     

  3. pgohil

    pgohil Member

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    308. Between the brake out front and savages factory recoil pad, its a joy to shoot. Recoil is bout like a 22-250 or 223
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's about right. I'm a Savage fan through and through. I had the 12VLP in .308. It was a very good shooter. Had to sell to fix up the house. Miss the old girl, but get to stroke the trigger on it every once in a while. My cousin bought it off of me. It wears a Lothar Walther barrel now. I'll tell you, for shooting to 1K, you'll want to try the Berger 168 Hybrid. They seem to be a good bullet for both the Lothar barrel and a short barreled rifle I own. It shoots very well and has the BC to get you there. Other options are the 168 NBT's and 180's for past 850yds. Have fun with it.

    Tank
     
  5. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    Just from looking at your pic you might want to go with medium height runs instead of the highs. That way you don't have to crane your neck so much. Just a suggestion. Liltank's .308 is a dream to shoot, it will pretty much shoot one hole groups at a 100 and it will shoot good way past that as well.
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. I'd put it on a rail, move it forward past the end of the bolt handle when the bolt is back, and put it on a set of lows or ultra low rings.

    It'll save a lot of neck aches and make it much easier to get a good consistent mount and eye alignment.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig and a great choice in caliber to get yourself started. The .308 is cheap to shoot, very manageable recoil and can drive nails with the right combo of load, scope, and rifle.

    Welcome to the addiction.gun)
     
  8. pgohil

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    Thanks everyone for your warm welcome. As far as the rings go, actually I believe a set of low I gs would fit great. But I'm a tight ass right now. Lol.