Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

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

  1. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Bighorn action, proof barrel 26” long chambered in 7mm Sherman Short, carbon stock something that mirrors the grayboe Terrain just in carbon. Trigger tech trigger, scope not to sure on either a leupold vx6hd would do a very good job I think.
     
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  2. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    7RM
     
  3. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    My Mountain Rifle
    6.5 Creedmor Browning X-Bolt Pro

    ->22" stainless steel fluted barrel and bolt
    ->360 deg. wrap carbon fiber stock
    ->burnt bronze Cerakote on barreled action and CF stock
    ->factory lapped barrel
    ->Feather Trigger -2.8 lbs.

    MARCH 3- 24 x 42 scope (FFP, mil/mil, lighted reticle)
    Talley burnt bronze Cerakote rings W/level in top of rear ring

    Eric B.

    P.S. I also have a .300 Win mag Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker W/BOSS brake in black Teflon coating & Burris Black Diamond 3 - 12 x 50 scope.
    (See a coated stainless Browning rifle pattern here?)
     
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  4. BUCKWORKMAN

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    Again...It has to be the .280 Rem. Kevlar stock Mountain Rifle with a 3.5X10 Leupold VARI X III W/A.O. 7#12 OZ. Loaded. Easy pack at 8,000 ft. where most of my hunting is done. FYI I am well into my 60's years of age. No Problemo.
     
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  5. sika64

    sika64 Well-Known Member

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    Model 70 WSM action, blue printed and squared , 300 WSM Bartlien 1-10 #4 contour barrel, 175gr VLD with 59.2 of Big game powder, CCI 250M primer set in the McMillan Game Scout bedded. James Appleyard in Pa. built it, It shoots so well that he ended up building 3 more exactly like it with different color stocks for other clients. 1 out of the 3 shoots with mine, and the other 2 are at 2 1/4- 2 1/2 at 500
     
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  6. johnlittletree

    johnlittletree Well-Known Member

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    A 300 Win Mag in a trued Mauser action, 1:8 twist #3 barrel 26", Maple stock glass bed, 6x42 scope New SWFA used Leupold.

    A 338 Edge in a Howa Action, 1:9 twist #3 barrel, Walnut economy grade wood checkered heavily pillar bedded and glassed, Burris 4x12 scope

    These would kill anything that walks and breaths in North America from Kodiac Bear to Deer. The top one could be used almost any place on earth. The bottom one is a Wildcat so that rules out most countries but would work just fine in North America.

    To be honest though anything that shoots flatter than a 45-70 that can push big heavy bullets would work. 35 Wheelen, 30-06, 7mm Rem Mag, 338 Win Mag, 8mm Mauser, 270, 7mm Mauser, 6.5x57 RWS think Mauser. If you rule out Kodiac Bear and Moose you can even include things like 260 Remington, 25-06 etc.....

    Truth be told you could drop anything in North America with a $50 Mauser you bought from a gas station in 8mm Mauser with the rifles sitting in a barrel. 500m is not hard to do even with iron sights. Keep in mind your shooting large game usually with their head down eating grass when you shoot. That does not require 1/4 MOA rifle! Shooting sticks super handy! I load my 8x57 Mauser with 196-200gr bullets. If I hit it it goes down.

    Practicing freq. to keep your shooting skills sharp and having good field craft are what you really need more than any amount of gear. Being able to accurately range and read the wind again is more important than the cartridge. Knowing how to stalk an animal is super useful if you are going to be shooting 500m and under. The closer you can get the less likely you are to mis-read range or wind!
     
  7. sika64

    sika64 Well-Known Member

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    This is a great post !!! Lots of info on what works
     
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  8. Grumpy1911

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    ttt
     
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  9. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt Well-Known Member

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    How about an AR style rifle in 6.5 Creed with a 30 round mag and all that tacticool stuff. Maybe even a flash light and some red pointy lasers. Oh one of those chest slings and a tacticool outfit to boot. :D
     
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  10. Smokepoles

    Smokepoles Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    280ai, 6.5 saum, 06 with Germans reamer would be my top choices for that range. 6.5-7.5lb range before scope is my ideal weight. Pick your stock by fit and let her eat.
     
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  11. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    For now, a clunker Steyr Pro-Hunter in 30-06 with a Leopold VX-2, coin turn turret 3x9. It'll drop them in just fine at 500 if I can get a nickel out of my pocket fast enough to turn the turret. Super basic and light enough to haul up and down.

    Got some parts for a 338 Norma though.
     
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  12. barleydog

    barleydog Well-Known Member

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    fine display......
     
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  13. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Funny, one of my friends shot more stuff than I can pay for with one of those "ol clunky prohunters" they shoot...
     
  14. MudRunner2005

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    They're not THAT clunky... I used to shoot lots of them at the gun store, because customer's would pay us to sight-in their rifles after mounting a new scope. They're one of the most consistently-accurate (production-wise) factory sporter-barreled hunting rifles I've ever shot. Always wanted one of the 26" 7mmRM stainless SBS Prohunters. We used to get them by the truckload and sell them really cheap, wish I had bought one now, they're really hard to find.