Looking to send gun off to get sighted in.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WEATHERBY460, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    Is there any gunsmiths that I can send my gun off to have them build a load for it and sight it in for 1000 yards and make a drop chart for it?
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    A 460 Weatherby for 1000 yards? You're not playing with all the cards partner
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    You do realize that just because it's "sighted in" elevation wise, for 1000 yards doesn't mean you won't still have to learn how to shoot that far, and judge windage, right?

    There's no such thing as a perfect solution when long range shooting.
     
  4. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    338 lapua...
     
  5. WAMBO

    WAMBO Well-Known Member

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    Give Jim a call at Arizona Ammunition:

    Welcome to Arizona Ammunition

    I know him personally and he is a great guy, he is not a gunsmith but does custom loads and load development so he should be able to do what you want.

    Tell him Wayne from the Saguaro 1000yd Benchrest Club referred him to you.
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Another bad idea presents it's self.

    Having a zero and drops set and developed remotely seems doomed for failure.

    I provide frequently this service for local friends. After the rifle is bedded, tuned and loads for their purpose are developed zero set they are personally involved in drop chart development.

    One thing I have noticed is that initially my zero differs slightly from their zero. Then sometime during the extended range shooting zero needs reverified. Guess what? After some trigger time their zero more closely approaches my zero. Hence I suspect it may be an unreasonable expectation to send'r off and expect to be promptly competent at varying extended ranges.

    Just my tho'ts…..
     
  7. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Roy and others on this. IMHO Not really going to work as expected.

    We've had guys how up to the range this way and they always leave upset that it didn't work "right".

    You need to be involved. Find a local shooter to work with.

    AIUI, the 338 LM is not that hard to load for.
     
  8. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Isn't there a country song entitled....'Oh Brother'???
     
  9. 7magcreedmoor

    7magcreedmoor Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby, The crew at Gunwerks (makers of the G7 ballistic rangefinder for sale here) used to offer load and turret calibration as part of an optics package, maybe they can take care of your initial setup.