What would you build?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dragman, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    There have been many threads about only having one gun. This thread is what would you build for long range hunting and shooting if it's the only one you could have for that. Meaning you can have handguns, shotguns, 30/30 rifles, .22's, etc, BUT ONLY ONE LONG RANGE PIECE.

    What would you want?
    Action?
    Stock/Stocks?
    Barrel?
    Trigger?
    Rings/Mounts?
    Scope?
    and
    Chamber?

    Just curious what everyone thinks
     
  2. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Stiller/ Rem 700
    McMillan A5
    Kreiger 26" w/ Vias brake
    Jewel
    Nightforce
    NXS 5.5X22 npr1 or moar reticle
    300 Win Mag

    Maybe not ideal but would get job done, IMO.
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Manners T5A
    Benchmark Barrel in 30" 1-9 7mm
    7RSAUM chamber
    Savage Action
    Rifle Basix trigger set to around 12-14oz.
    Big Chubby muzzle break
    EGW HD 20MOA Base
    EGW HD Rings matching set
    Premiere Heritage 5-25x56 w/ Gen 2XR reticule
     
  4. killerspoons

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    Surgeon action
    manners t5 stock
    krieger 28" .284 #6 heavy bull sporter with jp enterprise brake
    timney trigger
    Nightforce rings
    March 5-32x52mm scope
    7mm ultra mag
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Bat action
    Micmillain A5 stock
    Brux 29" With muscle or painkiller brake
    Jewel trigger (of course)
    30 MOA base, nightforce rings
    Nightforce 5.5x22x56
    284 WIN throated for 195 grain EOL.

    284 win because of amazing barrel life, ballistics way out of perportion to its size, easy to neck up Lapua 6.5x284 brass, and with the 168 grain LRX i can get out to 1180 yards before i hit 1600 fps.
     
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  7. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Nice to see everyone likes something a little different. Here is mine

    Bat model B
    shehane tracker
    Krieger .284 cal barrel 9 twist 30" varmint taper with Vias
    .284 .190 freebore
    Jewel trigger
    Ken farrel steel base
    Burris Zee rings
    Sightron 10-50 MOA
     
  8. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Why such a short throat?
     
  9. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    it's long enough to shoot the 180's well and I wouldn't use any heavier than that.
    if memory serves me correctly I think most reamers for 180's are .188
     
  10. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Is that with the bottom of the shank below the neck/shoulder junction?
     
  11. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't know (I should) with .188 or a .190 marked on the reamer you have about .200 bearing serface left in the neck when you jam seat a 180 berger.
     
  12. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    My Caliber choice is hard I chose the .284 but would be almost just as happy with a
    7SAUM or 7WSM or 300WSM

    I just liked the shootability and the barrel life of the .284 a pinch more.
     
  13. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I'm working my way to a ELR rifle, Raptor action from Kirby, Manners MCS-T5A, HS Precision DBM, Brux med Palma at 30in with Muscle Brake.
    Jewel trigger, Nightforce rings, Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 with NP-R1 and chambered up in 338 Norma Mag set up for 300gr Berger.
    Not building it for shooting close so I better through in a Vectronix range finder:D
     
  14. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    On order chambered in 338 Terminator +P..!! Patiently waiting as I am really looking forward to the door this rifle opens.

    Jeff