Long Range Hunting Rifle Opinions

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Motor622, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Motor622

    Motor622 Member

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    I am new to Long Range Precision shooting and preparing to purchase a new setup. I am thinking of a Savage 110FCP HS PRECISION 300WIN topped with a Huskemaw Blue Diamond 5-20 Scope with Custom Turrets.

    I want a rifle capable of hunting bull elk out to 1,000 yards. Please let me know what you think.gun)
     
  2. Caleb

    Caleb Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with that rig and caliber, but practice, practice, pracitce. Have you shot an elk at 300yds or closer?
     

  3. Motor622

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    Yes, I have shot several animals ranging from 100 out to 647 yards being my furthest. I am a veteran police officer and shoot 1000 to 5000 rounds a month depending on the time of year.
    I am building a range capable of shots out to 2000 yards so practicing will depend on budgeting for ammo.
     
  4. Engineering101

    Engineering101 Well-Known Member

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    Motor622

    That looks to be a quality rig with some long range capability. I’d rather it had a 26 inch barrel and a muzzle break but it will do for a start. With the right bullet it will get to 1,000 yards with enough velocity to mushroom and enough energy to take down an elk. I have a Savage 260 Rem LRP with the HS Precision stock and it is a shooter. When I’m up for a challenge I try to hit golf balls at 800 yards. It is great practice but hard to do even with a tack driver. Elk seem pretty big after that which of course is the whole point. Another nice feature is the barrel swapability of a Savage.:)
     
  5. Caleb

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    Roger that. I would say you are off to a good start or way ahead of the game, and I'm a big fan of the 300 win mag for hunting purposes. I used to have my my own multi-thousand yard range. It was a dream, but I've adjusted and find myself behind the pistol a lot this year. I'm working on residency in a new state and won't be able to hunt elk until next year. Good luck.
     
  6. Motor622

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    Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, being a veteran cop most of my shooting is pistol obviously because it is our side arm carry and first defense alternative. That being said, I have always been a believer that the pistol was made to fight your way to a long gun or carbine to finish the fight.

    I am a Firearms Master Instructor for our agency so I am fortunate enough to have the ability to shoot as much as I want, this includes the Colt AR15, and Remmington 870.
     
  7. A Train

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    Not trying to hijack but what are you using for a load Engineering 101 i have one and i am running rem brass 42.6 gr of H4350 140gr berger VLD .020 off
     
  8. Engineering101

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    I’m using 41.4 grains of H4350 in neck turned Lapua brass with a 140 AMAX running 2,709 fps. COAL set to 2.850”.
     
  9. A Train

    A Train Well-Known Member

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    Sent you a pm Engineering101
     
  10. Motor622

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    Are you current or retired military?