FINALLY got a rifle to learn LR shooting with

Overkill338

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I sorta did. Made him buy me a 9.4 twist Proof 28”. Built a new rifle. Hated giving up the titanium muzzle break. Not sure why Chis used a 5/8 nut and bolt thread on mag 30s. Now I have a Christensen/Proof hybrid. Gave me the opportunity to blueprint the 700 action, which certainly needed it. Just finished putting it together. Breaking it in now. Already Shoots my Surgeon loads 1/4” @ 100. Oddly, every 300RUM Ive owned or tuned for others shoots the 210 SMKs over 90.0 grains of H1000 extremely well. Haven’t had a chance to stretch it out yet. Only have 25 rounds thru it. The Chris barrels are lighter but I feel the Proofs are solid match quality stuff. Action is still in the Chris stock. In the end, I’m not sure if I gained or lost on the deal but I have a great rifle I can trust. Chis’s have been hit ot miss for me. Only decision left is whether I leave it in its stock, put in AI magazine bottom metal or put it in a chassis. It will just go into the safe while my kids wait to inherit it.
I was thinking about ordering some SMK's
 
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Are these a useful ?
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As I said, I'm not a fan of brakes. But in this case, now I see how it could be useful. So I thought I might try one of these, to see how much difference it makes.
 

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It's a Remington 700 Long Range in .300 RUM. This is one that was suggested when I asked awhile back. For now I'm going to swap my Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 onto it, but plan to get something better. The fella I got it from said it shoots the 220 ELD-X into a 1/2" at 100.

So, am I on the right track ? Suggestions for what to do next? Should I get a 20 moa base 1-piece with rings, or do a Weaver mount and rings separate?

Thanks

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I don't think a 20 moa base will be of any benefit using your present scope. I owned one for many years as well but it doesn't have the
It's a Remington 700 Long Range in .300 RUM. This is one that was suggested when I asked awhile back. For now I'm going to swap my Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x50 onto it, but plan to get something better. The fella I got it from said it shoots the 220 ELD-X into a 1/2" at 100.

So, am I on the right track ? Suggestions for what to do next? Should I get a 20 moa base 1-piece with rings, or do a Weaver mount and rings separate?

Thanks

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I wouldn't spend the money YET on a 20 moa rail. I don't believe the Bushnell 4200 ( had one for many years) has the internals for the rail....in either direction +/-. Just me!
 

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I don't think a 20 moa base will be of any benefit using your present scope. I owned one for many years as well but it doesn't have the

I wouldn't spend the money YET on a 20 moa rail. I don't believe the Bushnell 4200 ( had one for many years) has the internals for the rail....in either direction +/-. Just me!
Thanks for chiming in. Its nice to hear from someone who has used one.
 

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If you don't like the brake or need it you can always take it off and put a thread protector on. I understand why some people don't like them. My uncle calls a muzzle brake a loudener. 😆
If you really want to learn long range shooting. Get a good bolt action 22LR and a lot of ammo. The 22 LR at 200 yds is like shooting a 308 at 1000 yds. The 22LR is unforgiving and will tell on you if you mess up like flinching or your NPA is off. It will also teach you how to read wind.
im just a few pages threw this thread and agree. We use both the .22lr and ..17HMR to rabbit hunt.
“We” meaning my wife and I. Trigger time and lighter weight rifles are awesome for teaching and relearning skill sets. ( not to mention cost savings)
North central Wyoming rabbits are on the up, the last three years we have not harvested much because of rabbit cycles and conservation views have curbed this for us the last few years, but I’ve been running over excited rabbits on the HWY lately.
Wife is excited cause we both prefer cotton tail to domestic (which we raise).
Shooting rabbits at extended(for rim fire) can be exciting. I just had to admit to myself it wasn’t a locker room thing and realize the powder/primer/case life stuff was in our wallets advantage
 

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As I said, I'm not a fan of brakes. But in this case, now I see how it could be useful. So I thought I might try one of these, to see how much difference it makes.
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Try it. I waited to have a brake installed on my RUM until I shot out the first barrel. I have a 28 nosler with a brake and I wish I would have had a brake installed on the RUM and had it blue printed a long time ago.
 

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I emailed a company that makes clamp on, and they say, its "supposed" to make the .300 RUM feel like a .243.


If its Witt Machine, they make a great brake. I'd say making a 300 Rum like a 243 win is a little optimistic but they are very effective. Have one on a 300 WM. Definitely a game changer.
 

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