my remmy or my m1?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by whisperinthewind, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. whisperinthewind

    whisperinthewind New Member

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    Looking to put together a long range shooter say 850 yrds max now i currently have a older mid 60 remmy in 25-06. that im thinking of puting a 26 inch hart barrel on opinons!Then i have a old m1 thats still tight with a danish barrel on never shot it past 275yrds so which one would be better? Thanks you.
     
  2. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    depends on what you're going to use it for.
     

  3. whisperinthewind

    whisperinthewind New Member

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    remmy or m1

    long range praire dog ,antalope, plinking ect.
     
  4. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Conventional wisdom is going to say build the Remington bolt action. A Hart barrel can be a very good choice too. Doesn't have to stay a .25-06 either...

    But - as both a Highpower shooter and a military guy - I've seen too much fine shooting done with the good old M-14/M-1A and M1 Garand to discount that possibility. There are obstacles to overcome - scoping it properly can be tricky - then getting a stock with a high enough comb to use the scope well can take a little work too. But doing so, you'd be "doing it your way" for sure.

    I'd go the bolt action route with a custom barrel. It's tried and true - works like a charm and there's guys all over who can build you an superb long-range shooter for relatively low bucks on a Remington platform. It's simple and it works.

    The M1 though - one of those as a long-range hunter - now that would be something to write an article about...

    Regards, Guy
     
  5. Catfish

    Catfish Well-Known Member

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    Since you said antalope I would recomand you stay with a least a 6mm ie .243 cal. bullet min. If your wanting to stay with a factory round the .25-06 would be a very good choice. If your considering a wildcat eather the 6-284 or the 6.5-284 would be alittle better. If you go with a wildcat your dies will be around $100 and reliable loading data is hard to come by. Any of the .300 mags. will help alittle in the range department, but you`ll pay in extra powder and lost meat.