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Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Dbull84, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Dbull84

    Dbull84 New Member

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    New to the forum and long range shooting. Just wanted some opinions on the setup I purchased. I just purchased a rem700 varmint sf in 308 . I am topping it with a nikon 5-20x44sf scope with egw scope base with Burris xtr scope rings. I know it's prob not the best but its a start. Thanks for the input.
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Before you burn up a bunch of ammo have a good free float, bedding and pillars installed.

    It'll save you a lot of aggravation in the future.

    No it's not a 3,500.00 custom setup with a 2,400.00 scope on it but it's damned sure a great start.

    Enjoy.
     

  3. 16Bore

    16Bore Well-Known Member

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    No need to apologize for your schit. The stock is probably your weakest link, but easy to replace.

    Shoot the piss out of it, trigger time is your friend. Once heard a fella say that any Joe could walk out of WalMart with better gear than Carlos Hathcock ever had.

    Food for thought.....
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    There's a hell of a lot of truth in that.. . at least what he started with.
     
  5. Dbull84

    Dbull84 New Member

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    Thanks guys for the input def making me feel better about the money spent lol.
     
  6. dbrow6272

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    New to the forum and glad I found it. My intent is to get into some bench rest long range shooting. The club I belong to only goes out to 200 yards but I am sure there are some clubs here in Minnesota that go out farther.
    Some interesting information here.
    Dan
     
  7. Dbull84

    Dbull84 New Member

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    Update. Got scope mounted on gun went to sight in and ran out of adj on wind age and elevation. So sending scope back and replacing with vortex viper 6.5-20x50mm.
     
  8. 16Bore

    16Bore Well-Known Member

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    Mounts?
     
  9. Bman940

    Bman940 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely some great information can be had here N. I would be surprised if the problem was with the scope, more often, as already suggested, it is the way the scope is mounted. Dovetail, base,rings? Either way, I hope you achieve the results you are looking for.