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Old 02-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #11
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You can get an AR in calibers large enough for deer. In Kansas we can't use
.223 but larger calibers are legal. The expensive part is a small magazine. Most states won't allow a large caliber mag for hunting. A .223/5/56 AR is able to shoot to 500-600 yards. The round can be affected by wind more than a heavier bullet, though. At that range a .223 doesn't have much oomph left in it either though it will still punch paper.
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fireguy, the problem with an AR10 (for example) is that the two main benefits of the AR are negated. I want an AR as a cheap(ish) gun to shoot that I can just dump a mag of without my shoulder (or my wallet) hating me for it.

About killing a deer, I've never been hunting and have no plans to. It was just something I was pointing out. However, I do feel like a bolt-action R700 will be more dedicated to putting one big hole in a small piece of paper really far away.

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Putting holes in holes is more what a bolt gun can do. An AR of any kind not so much.

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Once you start doing this with very little effort you won't want to shoot much anything else.

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Putting holes in holes is more what a bolt gun can do. An AR of any kind not so much.

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Once you start doing this with very little effort you won't want to shoot much anything else.
Do you mind me asking what you were using when you did that handy work? I wish I could do that.
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Do you mind me asking what you were using when you did that handy work? I wish I could do that.
300 Win. Mag. with 210 grain Berger target bullets. It was only my 100 yard zero so it's not that special. The rifle is built around a Remington 700 reciever only. The rest is all aftermarket. The barrel is shot out now and the new barrel should be here fairly soon. I'm having a 260 Rem. built now.

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It took me a bit of time before I could shoot that good. The rifle could always do it but not me. I spent money to go to several clilics for long range shooting and I had to correct a few of the bad habits I had developed over the many years that I had been shooting. Lots and lots of practice. Still sometimes I have off days that I shoot worse than I was shooting before but when I get in "the groove" it's pretty much unbelieveable to me how good it gets. I've been off from shooting long range for a few months and shooting like this does have a shelf life for me. It will probably take a couple of months to get back where I was and then continue to progress. This is one of the most expensive shooting hobbies that I have gotten myself into and it is extremely addicting as well as somewhat spendy.

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I've seen that gun on the forums before, and I LOVE IT!! That McMillan A5 is exactly what I'm looking for in a stock, but about 10x more expensive! If you feel the need to donate it to a broke college kid with a fiancee, I can get you my address...and I'll even pay the shipping!

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If you think your a broke college kid now wait until you get into one of these. When I was in college I would have never been able to afford both. Christ, I only had a cheap 12 guage duck gun then and even couldn't always get away to hunt. So get that college degree or two, get that carrer or business going, break off the bank making that money, save and invest that money, and you can afford many of these.

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Hahaha, that's the plan! Hopefully I'll get my degree next may and be able to use it to buy many, many pieces of metal used to throw smaller pieces of metal into a little hole. Guns are high on my list, but right after this target rifle is going to be reloading stuffs.

The reason I want to make the right decision the first time is because my list of guns to buy is too long to make the wrong choice so early

Anyway, it seems like the 700 is the way to go. I might just get the absolute base model, cheapest 700 I can and add little things slowly. There are a couple of things I've read as cheap things to increase accuracy. One of them was a series of 50-75 bullets that "sand" the barrel smooth. I might just try little things one at a time as I can afford them and hopefully get the prettier stock farther down the road. The Axiom stock is also an option on the 700. Is the Axiom that good of a stock?

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Also, what's the opinion on the bull barreled version? Is it worth the extra cost? Are there any drawbacks?

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