Need your Help

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Gun Smoke, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Gun Smoke

    Gun Smoke New Member

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    I have been shooting all of 30 yrs. Mostly hand guns.
    What I need to know is if the setup that I'm thinking about is a good starting point. My budget is up to around but not over $2000.00.
    Rem 700 Bull Barral in .308
    Doing a triger job and brake
    And for glass a Leupold vx3 6-20x40
    Is this a good setup for lets say shooting around the 600 to 700 yrds?gun)
     
  2. eferry

    eferry Active Member

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    Definitely sounds like a good one. Cant beat a 308. Good all around round, plently of capability, not hard to find ammo.

    My buddy has a 700 police sniper in 308 and its very capable of that.
    I would use a heavy grain bullet to buck the wind. You have great great glass and are on your way.

    Egun)
     
  3. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

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    Definitly sounds like a winner hard to beat a 308 great starter gun.
    robster
     
  4. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Well-Known Member

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    I would leave off the brake. Put a Limbsaver recoil pad on it and it will be fine.

    I would get the larger objective 50mm. long Range version.
     
  5. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    308 is an excellent one to start with. Plenty of knowledge online for you to read about, economical, availability of ammo, components for reloading etc is wide. Minimul recoil so I'd forego a brake and save a few bucks. Enjoy.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man SPONSOR

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    + 1

    sound advice !
     
  7. Gun Smoke

    Gun Smoke New Member

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    I like to say thank you for all of your input. You all have some good points and that is what I need to know so I spend the money in the right place the first time.lightbulb
     
  8. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    +1 absi-posi-lutely what I was thinking