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Old 08-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #31
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Like others have said, reaching out to 1000 yards is quite ambitious. It will take alot of practice and experience to become accurate. I would get a budget friendly .308 and become dead nuts accurate within 600 yards, learn the moa adjustments and then extend yardage with a different caliber down the road. I am currently training for long range shooting with a savage mkII .22 lr.

I have been training @ 100 & 200 yards for a year and a half now.

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Been saving a little at a time and finally got to where I can get something I want.

So for those of you that have a bit more experience than myself with something that is capable of 1000+ yards; Yes or no on the
Savage 338 Lapua???

If no; Then what in place if it???

Thanks all....
Besides hitting your target accurately at 1K, what is your plan for this rifle? Benchrest, Prone, pseudo-tactical matches, walk around hunter, etc...? Do you reload or need an "off the shelf" caliber?

There are many calibers that will get you there quite accurately. Some more efficient and comfortable to shoot than others.

A 6mm Dasher is hard to beat if it's not too windy where you are. If it's always windy, 7mm (ie, .284 or 7RSAUM) has some of the best ballistics, short of the .338. 7mm will be about half the cost to load and be a lot more comfortable to shoot.

Budget for rifle? Optic?

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I use a 30/06 for about everything, including 1000 + yards. From what I have read the 260 will do everything the 308 will only better. Less recoil and doesn't burn barrels. The 6.5's are getting more popular all the time.

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Default Not a bad choice

This is a low cost weapon that will consistently reach 1000 yds. The rest is up to you and the scope you're using. I typically reach out to about 1500 yds with a 6.5mm SWED on a regular basis but this weapon will do the trick for a grand.

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Savage 110 300wm


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Nice rifle. Ive seen people take this one out to just shy of a mile.


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IMHO, 1000 yards is a range with a few different attitudes;

1. You see that range regularly, and have a practical use,

and the desire to shoot 1K regularly and well.

2. You don't see that range regularly, and still desire to have 1K

ability.

3. You don't see the range, but will attempt it, if, on the oddball chance

the range becomes viable, or the need arises.

Since I'm in category 3, I have a nice 30.06 with a decent scope. When

the chance to shoot 1000K comes up, I'll load up the 220 Grain mackers,

and educate myself as to how much work my extreme long range

shooting will require.


(P.S.- Nice rifle, CJ!)

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