Newby from north of the border

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by lewk416, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. lewk416

    lewk416 New Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    Hello everyone,

    Been reading some of your posts for a few months. I am getting back into rifles after taking several decades off. Interested in both hunting and long range target.
    Two recent purchases for shooting paper are Savage 111LRH 338 Lapua Magnum and a Remington 700 SPS heavy barrel in 22-250. Couldn't decide which one so a buddy said 'buy both, otherwise you won't sleep at night'!lightbulb

    New to both calibres and I have not shot either rifle yet.
    I mounted a Millet LRS 6-25x56mm scope on the Savage and have a Meuller AO Tactical 6-16 x 50mm ordered for the Remington along with a Boyd stock.
    Keeping the Accustock for now to see how it shoots.
    Not a serious shooter and barely a weekend warrior so I don't want to get into spending thousands on optics etc.
    Before you say it, why buy a 338 Lapua where one requires a co-signer to shoot the thing? Just wanted a big boom stick. Will be shooting the Remington and a 17hmr primarily.

    Plan is to shoot both out of the box first then keep track of any accuracy improvements as I attempt to improve accuracy using off the shelf components and some elbow grease.

    Great site with a lot of really good information. Thanks very much for the info I received thus far.