Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

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

  1. 35 Whelen

    35 Whelen Well-Known Member

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    Your fourth and last paragraphs says it all, bigger cartridges fit in very well but know how to shoot and being confident with the rifle/caliber/cartridge you use is all that really counts.
     
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  2. Shooter 69

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    A 300 Winchester shooting a 190gr Berger. Also if you had to . You could find ammunition anywhere.
     
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  3. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    TRADES?!
     
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  4. sydhunter

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    Already have one fierce carbon titanium with Swaro Z5 3.5-18x44 with ballistic turret and 4W reticle. Light, accurate, and delivers plenty of punch with 175grain LRX or the various 178 -185 grain bullets out to 600 yards.
     

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  5. GonzoK34

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    7-08Rem to 600yds
    3.5 -15x NF NSX NPR2
    120gr TTSX Deer
    140gr TTSX Elk
    130gr, 150gr SMK Target

    300WM 1000yds
    8-32x NF NSX NPR1
    168Gr TTSX Deer
    200gr ELR Barnes
    168gr, 190, 200gr SMK Target

    Both rifles are tuned and trued by Grunning Precision of Riverside, Calif.
    Steel Pillars and Glass bedded. They are my primary big game rifles and have contributed to may successful hunts.

    Depending on terrain, weather conditions and the State I'm hunting will dictate which rifle I carry. Surprisingly the 7-08 has made many 450-650 yd kills.
     
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  6. wilkup

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    That sounds absolutely amazing and more like a piece of fine art than something to knock around in the woods with. I love the design and never would've thought of something so beautiful in a 375 Ruger.
     
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  7. jmcmath

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    Yeah... I think it would turn out pretty amazing. One of my weaknesses is taking awesome wood stocks and just plastering “memories” all over them in the woods.
     
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  8. Rifleman513

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    1B733D51-B5A7-4D1C-B335-135ED1BABB7D.jpeg I just finished my setup for a light 5-600 yard gun about a month ago. I went with a Kimber Montana in 280 AI with a NF NXS 2.5-10x42 in Talley mounts. Thinking about trying the Jard trigger, though the factory trigger feels great I prefer a pull around 1.5 lbs. So far I have shot it to 700 and it groups great. For 6.89 lbs it will be a pleasure to carry next season.
     
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  9. jjmp

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    my Browning BBR ,708 1/9 tw/cm 27 inch #3 conture Lilja, shooting Sierras 160 TMK's or 168 B /vld's /tmv 2780 , shssssssssh she thinks she's a Magnum. scope NF 8x32x56 Bechrest, just to sea better . fun topic!
     
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  10. Good

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    Excellent choices all. I’m intrigued by several and will be researching some like the 338 SS. I would love someone to build a true short action Ackley version of a Lazzeroni Galaxy in .338.

    I also didn’t know Fierce (and a few others) offered a titanium 3-lug. There are a bunch of different stocks out these days too.

    That muzzle loader is great also. I love mine, but haven’t killed anything with it yet.

    Well played gents. Thank you for your input. Keep the dream rigs coming.
     
  11. tomsd

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    A friend of mine in Montana and his buddy bought .270 Weatherby (mags) 30? years ago and took everything up to and including Elk. He eventually added a .338 Winchester Mag for Moose but usually carried the .270 - which they both loved.
     
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  12. Tortoise

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    I've got a few that could answer that call.. My favorite though would have to be my Rem. 700 in 300 RUM with a Leupold 3-9.
     
  13. wilkup

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    Then you have tangible reminders of the memories made though. I have recently become converted to the classic wood look. There's nothing more beautiful or comforting to hold. It actually feels alive in your hands.
     
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    You guys mean something like this? 20170904_205035.jpg
    VZ-24 Mauser action. Douglas 300wm SS bull barrel. Custom made Winchester style safety. CDI bottom metal. Timmeny trigger. Home made mesquite stock...it now has a fixed 16x SWFA sitting on top!
     
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