Opinions on my long range rifle

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by alloutsmith3, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to get some constructive opinions on my setup:

    Savage model 10FP with stock heavy 22" fluted barrel
    HS Precision Pro series 2000 stock
    Muscle brake muzzle brake
    Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 scope
    UTG heavy quick detach rings
    EGW scope base
    Dark Eagle 10 round magazine

    I want some thats good for game up to 600yds and good for paper at 800-1000yds. What do you think?
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Most important question:

    What caliber is it?

    Since most (?) 10FPs are 308 that might be an assumption, but since I own a 110FP in 25-06 I know that other options are available.
     

  3. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    I left out the most important part, It's in 308.
     
  4. trebark

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    The rig as you have described will be right at the maximum effective range on deer at 600 yards.

    For targets, 308 benefits from every bit of velocity it can get when it comes to longrange. As such, you would benefit from a longer barrel...26" or 28" would be better than 22".

    Is there some particular reason you intend to use QR rings?
     
  5. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    The 22" is the factory barrel so I want to see how it does before I go longer. I saw the UTG's at a local guns show and they felt really stout and for the price I figured I'd give them a try.
     
  6. gamehawker

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    What do you think of the Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 scope?
     
  7. trebark

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    See how it goes before you go longer? what does that mean? it's quite easy to determine that it will produce very low velocities in a cartridge where velocity means everything for longrange shooting.

    For rings and bases at an economical price, check out the Burris Signature Rings and bases.
     
  8. Outlaw81

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    Allout: I've owned that exact gun and pretty much the same setup with a badger 20moa base and even the viper hs. Work up some 155 scenars to about 3000fps and you can get there every time. Trust me. That load will knock a white tail on his ass at 600 and a properly place shot will stone cold him at 900. gun)
     
  9. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered it so it should be here early this week.
     
  10. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    I understand that a shorter barrel equates to lower velocities but also is easier for manueverability and I don't feel the velocity loss can out way that extra manueverability. Until I run some velocity tests and see what this barrel will produce velocity wise I'll make the trade off for now.

    Have you used the UTG's and found them to be inferior?
     
  11. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input, if I can knock down some whitetails at thise ranges I will be very happy.
     
  12. trebark

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    I have no particular opinion on the UTG's really. It just sounded from your initial description that the basis for your decision was driven by economic factors. So I offered you an alternative, that I have used and do use on all my rifles...Burris Signature Rings and bases.
     
  13. bookworm

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    Please let us know what you think of the Vortex scope.
     
  14. gamehawker

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    So have you gotten the Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 scope yet?

    If so, what do you think of it?