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Old 02-21-2011, 02:50 AM   #11
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Ohh yeah what 30~06 would you guys recommend, i dont want some cheap gun, but not anything super duper expensive either.
Didn't you say your Dad has a few?
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yeah kinda hes got one, and my grandpa is the one that has a few, and their all at grandpas house, which happens to be a long ways away (utah)

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Redbull,

What $ Range are you talking about fot the Rifle!

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:32 AM   #14
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There are loads of rifles out there now. I'm partial to remington for the money but Savage makes a very good rifle for a lot less.

The scope you have will probably work ok.

Keep in mind when you're practicing at 100 yards and you get good enough to shoot 1", 5 shot groups (measured from center of the bullet holes), don't be discouraged when you can't hit a 6" target at 500 yards. When you reach extreme ranges the rifle's ability to hit targets will exceed your ability to see the target and hold on it. Not just you, anyone.

Just for kicks, ask your grandpa if one of his rifles is a "1903 springfield". If it is, you have your rifle!!!

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Haha yeah i should have be more specific, i want to be able to hit bullseys at onethousand yards, and i want to know what guns can do it so that im not wasting my time trying to hit it with a gun not even capable of it( like my little .243...) I know a few people, well just 2 that were snipers in the military that would probly be able to help me out, but i dont really know them to good, so im asking you people.
IMHO it would be good to practice an awful lot and keep tight groups at lesser yardages. Do you have a good amount of practice shooting rifles, it is not as easy as you may think to just pick up a rifle and shoot 1,000 yards...there are several variable involved.
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Haha yeah i should have be more specific, i want to be able to hit bullseys at one thousand yards....
Hitting a target @1000 yds is difficult and "hitting the bullseye" consistently takes more then just buying brand X rifle with caliber Y .... waaaaaayyy more.

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... and i want to know what guns can do it so that im not wasting my time trying to hit it with a gun not even capable of it( like my little .243...) ...
Do a bit of research, there are plenty of guys competing with 6mm cartridges at 1000 yds. A .243 is plenty capable of hitting at that range and with the right loads it is very accurate. You can't buy the right factory load to do that so you will need to reload and that takes some work.

I get lots of arguments suggesting a .308 (the .243s big bro) but there are plenty of reason to go that way, reasonably priced match grade ammo, lot's of ballistic data, and several factory rifles that will shoot .5-1.0 MOA right off the shelf.

I realize it isn't as impressive as saying to your buddies that you have a .300 Win mag or a bada$$ .338 lapua
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In a couple of years (when you're old enough, saw you were 16 in your other thread) join the military and if you show the aptitude - they'll train you to shoot at distance. This IS NOT a skill that's easily acquired or cheap to attain...

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30-06 is a good comfortable round with plenty of capacity for long range shooting. 300win mag is popular but its not fun to shoot and tend to wear out the barrels faster
Well,that all depends on the rifle.I would rather shoot 100rds out of my 300WM,than 20 out of my 30/06.
My 300WM is a *****cat compared to my 30/06,but then it weighs about 6-8lbs more.
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Well,that all depends on the rifle.I would rather shoot 100rds out of my 300WM,than 20 out of my 30/06.
My 300WM is a *****cat compared to my 30/06,but then it weighs about 6-8lbs more.
Hey! My 300 WM is a *****cat for felt recoil as well. It only weighs 17 lbs.

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We have 1,800 yds out on the desert public lands. Targets are heavy steel gongs. We have a 1,000 yd paper range. Many of the guys shoot the big 50s. I have found the M1 Garand is OK at 800 yds. The AR15 HB 1-9 shooting a 62grs OK at 800 yds. I have a tuned K31 with an 18X power scope which works at 1,000 yds. My Elk rifle an old 77 cal. .338 WCF is very good at 1,000 yds with 250 gr bullets.

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