New member in AZ

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by jlh820, May 20, 2012.

  1. jlh820

    jlh820 New Member

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    Hello, I just joined a couple of days ago. While I've been shooting a long time, I'm just now getting started in long distance shooting. I don't hunt, so it will be just targets.

    I just ordered a Remington 700 SPS Stainless in .308. I plan on putting a Bushnell Elite 6500 4.5-30x50 scope on it. I have the 2.5-16x50 on my M1A SOCOM 16 and really love that scope. But for the Remington, I plan to extend my range to 1000 yards. That may take a while, but I'll be having fun while learning the tricks.

    Speaking of tricks, that's why I joined this forum... hoping to learn the tricks of the trade for long distance shooting.
     
  2. Bigstrap3

    Bigstrap3 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome always glad to see another local.........gun)
     
  3. wlj4163

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    Welcome!
     
  4. jlh820

    jlh820 New Member

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    Thanks, guys. Looking forward to getting out there and putting some lead waaaayyy down range! :D
     
  5. jlh820

    jlh820 New Member

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    Well, it's been a while since I joined. Since then I got that Remmy 700 SPS Stainless Steel in .308. I've mounted a Bushnell 2-16X50 Elite 6500 scope on it and a Harris 6-9" bipod. Everything else is pretty much stock.

    But speaking of stocks, I've been looking at the Bell & Carlson Medalists stocks, but recently found out about HS Precision stocks. I've got a line on a good deal for a new one which I believe is a PSS003. I wasn't looking for a stock when I went into this LGS, but spied it before I left.

    From what I've learned, the HS Precision are right up there with B&C as far as quality. I'm not looking for anything radical, but a little higher comb and that aluminum framed bedding block system.

    I'll probably have to upgrade the glass on it, too. I originally bought that scope for my M1A which I don't plan on getting out beyond 300 yards. But I'd like to go further with the 700.

    I just ordered rifle reloading equipment. I've been reloading pistol rounds for a while now and my current equipment won't do rifle rounds. So, I've ordered what I'm missing to get into rifle reloading. I went with Lee this time around and ordered the classic 4 stage turret and accessories to load .223 and .308.

    My goal is to become somewhat proficient at 500+ yards, but that's still going to take me a while. My first set back is that my local outdoor range only goes to 200 yards unless I can get access to their long range area, which goes out to 800 yards. That's reserved for clubs, military and LE training, so looks like I'll have to join a club in order to gain access to it.

    I'd shoot out in the open if I could find a good spot. I'm still looking. :D