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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jb1, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. jb1

    jb1 Member

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    What a great sight lots of great info. I have been raised around guns my whole life (29 years just a young guy)thoght that I had it all dialed in until a buddy of mine talked me into looking into long range shooting. Instead of just going out and doing it I have done alot of research and found out that man do i have alot to learn. We were always raised that if you want a good accurate huntig rifle buy a browning or a weatherby. Through my research I have found that this is not exactly true. Currently I own a browming a-bolt (synthetic) chambered in .280 and a weatherby mark-V (synthetic) in .300 weatherby. I hand load all of my rounds and get descent accuracy with them. What i would like to know is should I try to build somethig or just work with what I have got.
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    You have some reasonable firearms there BUT the biggie is what scopes you have access to. Cheapest and slickest way to get into this is to get a Bushnell Elite 3200 fixed 10x Tactical - put it on the .280 and start to shoot a lot.
    Good luck with your plans, there are lots of great guys who will steer you in the right direction.
    Me, I would get a .308 Win. rifle as a training/learning tool. Heavy barrel Win, Rem. or Savage and shoot as much as I could afford the time and ammo.
     

  3. bailey1474

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    I would say work w/what you've got until your 100% sure what you need (and want of course) and can afford it. Going cheap to start w/will only wind up costing you more money in the end.

    Oh, and shoot the heaviest for caliber bullet w/the highest bc you can stabalize for long range work. Speed is not the name of the game here. It's accuracy and consistancy.
     
  4. jb1

    jb1 Member

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    As far as scopes go I have always shot with leupold vx-2 3-9. For my birthday my wife went out and bought me a nikon buckmaster(bless her heart). I was a little unsure but it was a gift and for the money she spent it will do for a while. Optics are not bad and I can start to learn drop tables with it.
     
  5. duckinalaska

    duckinalaska Well-Known Member

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    jb,
    Those nikons will surprise you, they are great scopes and even better deals. Use that scope with confidence and get good with it.