Practical Range w/ This Setup

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bryceh12321, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. bryceh12321

    bryceh12321 Well-Known Member

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    Ruger M77 Hawkeye
    300 Win Mag
    Sightron SIII 6-24x50LRMD
    Hornady 180 Gr. SST


    What would you say would be the farthest I could get out to w/ this setup, and still maintain a decent amount of consistency?
     
  2. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    Shoot it and you will find out very quickly. It has the potential to be a 1000yd rifle. In reality it may only be a 500yd rifle, or even less.
    the only way to know is to shoot it..

    You may need to do a little trigger work as well as have it bedded. But the only way to know how it performs is to stretch it's legs out on the range.
    Let us know how it goes
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    +1...
     
  4. bryceh12321

    bryceh12321 Well-Known Member

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    Im sure I can get some pretty decent groups if I wait a while in between shots.
     
  5. RugerM77.270

    RugerM77.270 Well-Known Member

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    A word of Ruger advice if it doesn't shoot as good as you hope at first don't form and conclusions most Rugers don't start shooting their best until after the first hundred rounds or so. Mine went +1'' new to 3/4'' at 50 or so and when I crossed 100 dropped below 1/2''.
     
  6. bryceh12321

    bryceh12321 Well-Known Member

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    You have to be kidding me. Do you know exactly why that would be?