Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Good, Dec 5, 2018 at 1:43 PM.

  1. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    Inspired by John Spadaro's thread found here:
    https://longrangehunting.com/threads/help-chosing-an-elk-cartridge.211198/

    What is your ULTIMATE rifle outfit for ~500yds on North American big game? Think packing WAY back/up in there with a shot of a lifetime on a trophy animal that has never seen a human.

    Long/short action? Caliber? Action? Stock? Optic? Trigger? etc. Overkill is fine; what is your ULTIMATE dream rig for out to 500?
     
  2. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    Howa Alpine rifle in 7/08 with a SWFA fixed 6x
     
  3. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Going to have to be 300 win mag.
    I’m all about being over prepared and then just go with the flow.
     
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  4. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    For the Shot of a Lifetime I would deal with the weight and take my R.Crouse
    300 WM! With it's Nightforce ATACR A-5 stock Bix N Andy.It would even work for a Moose!
     
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  5. duckhunter175

    duckhunter175 Well-Known Member

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    Sub 9.5lb Proof Barreled 7RUM, zero'd at 250y gets me less than 5MOA to 500
     
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  6. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Light as I could build 280AI...

    LH LP TI action
    22 proof carbon light sendero .284 1-8 twist
    Manners EH1 or MC-T carbon fiber--ADL blind bottom repeater
    Good trigger--timney/triggertech im not that pickey
    dNZ reaper 2 piece mounts--Leupold Mark 5 3.8x18 or one of my bushy 4.5x18 LRHS

    (In a nutshell of what my thoughts are)
     
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  7. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    Well. Right now my good old ruger m77 .300wm. It’s been my go too meat gun for years and has never failed me. It ain’t pretty but it’ll get the job done out to 500 yards pretty easy.

    Dream gun? Maybe a Proof research model in .300 WM with a nice Leupold VX6
     
  8. stx

    stx Well-Known Member

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    As Auodad Shooter said.....a lightweight 280AI (with a Jewell trigger) would probably be my choice!
     
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  9. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    7 RUM, Carbon Barrel and carbon stock, Terminator 3, titanium three lug action, Trigger tech, March 2 1/2-25X52, Talley.
     
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  10. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I’m pretty fond of my current .338 RUM. Nothing special really, not 1 hole accurate and sure will not win any beauty contests. Weighs around the 9 pound mark so if I made any changes it would be a carbon barrel. However don’t want it too light.
    A shot of a lifetime on a trophy animal for me is currently a monster bull elk. If 500 yards was my max I would switch out my Hammer Hunters for some Sledgehammers!
     
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  11. Sykes

    Sykes Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Cooper 52 Timberline 280AI with a VX5HD 3-15x44 shooting 143 hammer hunters.
     
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    sika64 Well-Known Member

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    I love my 300wsm shooting 175 Bergers at 1 3/4" at 500
     
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  13. TG-5150

    TG-5150 Well-Known Member

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    Holly Cow.... not one vote for the Creede:rolleyes:

    Mine would be Like this.
    Lone Peak Razor-TI action
    24” Proof Light Sendaro 7.5 twist
    AG Composits CAT stock
    7mm Sherman Short
    169 gr. Hammer Hunters
     
  14. Lakeview outdoors

    Lakeview outdoors New Member

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    7mm Rem mag has a high b.c and plenty of knock down power out to 500
     
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