What Gun??????

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by H2OFUZZ, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    So i am getting into Long range hunting and think i may not go full bore into a custom gun. So if you were to buy a over the counter gun out to say 700yds what would it be. I shoot a Savage M14 American classic in 300WSM now out to 500yds and LOVE IT. So lets hear some ideas.........
     
  2. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Well depending on your target animals I think your 300wsm is just fine. I too just got into LRH and have a Sav. mod. 11 in 300wsm and this past summer ,have gotten very consistent out too 600 yds with 180 AB's. At the middle of October I discovered that berger 190's shoot even better ,so now once deer season closes in Dec. I can get back out to the farm where I shoot, can't have a centerfire rifle afield in my county during any open season for deer shotgun , muzzleloader and pistol only.

    Anyway my point is you can stretch the 300wsm farther then 500 yds. at least on targets and deer sized game.. Good luck and have fun.
     

  3. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    I have witnessed a 1760 yard shot on a steel plate with a 300 WSM. If 700 yards is your self imposed limit the 300 wsm you already have is more than enough gun to kill anything your man enough to chase.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to push my 300WSM to 1100yrds on Whitetails this year if I have to shoot that far. My current load is sub .75MOA on a factory Savage pushing 210 Bergers at 2896 fps avg. Today I was shooting sub .5MOA at 200yrds. Don't doubt the Savage or the 300WSM.

    Tank
     
  5. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 300 wsm and it is good to 700 yards. There are some that do it better depending on your parameters. What is the purpose of this new gun?
     
  6. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    It will be used on mule deer and Elk i found a Remington M700 XCR II in 300WSM i like an may pick up. My Savage is just to pretty of a gun to beat it up in the woods.
     
  7. H2OFUZZ

    H2OFUZZ Well-Known Member

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    But this will be a gun i slowly build into a custom gun so should i just go with the stainless insted of the Xtrem conditions gun?????
     
  8. keredeht

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    What nazi state do you live in? What if you want to hunt something other than deer, say coyotes for instance?

    All I can say is, God bless ND! (for now anyway, we still have SOME freedom)
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have to guess Ohio. They have no centerfire rifle laws in that state for deer. Varmints can be shot with rifles.

    Tank