Matt from east Texas. 1000 yard range at home.

stokley1

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Hello all. I have been a member for quite a while, but have neglected the forum. I few years ago I got my self a browning A-bolt target rifle, sightron SIII 6-24x50, and lucked into the deal of the century. I met a man who had just inherited his fathers gun and reloading gear. He had no interest in the stuff. I purchased his reloading set up. It an old (antique) RCBS full set up. With several thousand rounds of unloaded brass and bullets(tons of 168gr SMK's). It's all .308. I have reloaded about 1500 rounds out of the set and have barely scratched the surface. Oh yea $900 is what he settled on for the set. Well after really enjoying the browning and learning some good lessons in reloading and shooting I have sold the browning due to lack of assesories and options. I purchased a Remington 700 sps tac. Bobby hart LRT stock. Timney trigger. Stuck a Steiner 4-16x50 military scope on it. This is my hunting and target rig for anything less than 600yards. A fun gun, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good all around rifle. So I'm using the 168 SMK's with this rifle.
I also got a Savage 12 f/tr in .308 to shoot out to 1000 and beyond. For this rifle I purchased the nightforce competition 15-50x52 FCR-1 reticle. Got 200 Berger 185 juggernauts, 200 lapua cases, an assortment of primers, I have so much IMR 4064 I'm sticking with it for a while. Not shooting f class but challenging my self every time I shoot. Other than a good skim bedding job, and making an adjustable comb this rifle is stock. I really like the target accutrigger. My goal is to get comfortable and accurate at 1000 yards and start finding matches. Just wanted to say hi. And I will keep you guys updated on any progress. Good shooting.
 

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stokley1

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I just got lucky and live on 80 acres. I have 600 yards I currently use. But got an app on my phone that gives you yards from point A to B. I found a hill on one side of the property that I can see my 600 yard target at. It is 1000 yards. I have not shot from it yet but am exited to get set up to do so in the near future.
 

MR.SWIFT

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some of us have all the luck. but congratulations you are having fun this is what matters.
 

stokley1

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Thanks. I work in the oil field. I work about 30 to 40 days away from home and get about 2 weeks off in between. So when I'm home I shoot.
 

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