First dedicated longrange rifle!

killntime

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This is a pic of my first dedicated "LONGRANGE" rifle. I just put it together after receiving the stock from a member on this sight today. It's a Remington 700 5R in 300WM with a Timney trigger set at 2.5 lbs, Gretan (light) firing pin, B&C Medalist tactical/varmint stock, EGW 20moa base with Weaver (HIGH) tactical 6 hole rings, Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 SFP EBR-1 retical, Vortex bubble level, stock pack, Buttler Creek scope caps, Wal-Mart 6"-9" bipod lol..., Rifle weighs in at about 13.5 lbs. according to my Wal-Mart scale lol... If anyone has some good "LONGRANGE" loads that they would like to share feel free to shoot me some! I will be building a real custom next year if funds allow but I think this will be a descent starter, I got about $1,850 invested with 3 boxes of shells with the gun and everything except the stock is brand new, what do you guys think, money well spent or I could have done better?
 

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DocB

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Nice looking rig. Seems like you put a lot of thought and effort in to it. Good luck with your load work ups. As far as the 'better' thing, I suppose if money is no object you could always do 'better', but it's the rifleman behind the rifle that makes a gun good. Work with it, work on your skills, and it'll be a fine shooter.

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killntime

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yah DOCB, I think it will work fine! I have shot whitetail deer out to 425 yds with a factory rem 700 sps .270 win with Barnes 130gr x-bullets and didn't have to do any tracking, with complete pass through and it dropped right there! so I think this will be just as capable only I won't have to worry at longer distances as much but as always, proper bullet placement is key even with not so perfect bullets for the situation! thanks for posting!
 

bigngreen

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That should prove a solid rig! Every one I've tuned thrived on H1000 and Berger 215's seated in the .010-.030 of the lands, makes a phenomenal long range combo!
 

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