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Ultimate_sig 06-21-2013 12:09 AM

I'm debating getting a Remington 700 or building one. I would use it for competition and would love for quatre size grouping at 1k yards. Also debating which caliber to go with for that distance. This would be my 1St long range rifle. Here are the calibers I'm debating;
6.5x47 lapua
300 win mag
300 win
Or 308 for the simple fact that ammo will be easy to find. As far as parts id probably go with shilen or AAC.
What are your thoughts?

cleatus85 06-21-2013 12:13 AM

A 300 win mag is what our military uses so I would probably go with that now as far as building vs buying a built rifle if you build it yourself it will fit you better as a shooter because you can customize as you build and if you don't like it you can change it right then. But that's just my opinion on the matter

Ultimate_sig 06-21-2013 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by cleatus85 (Post 1281983)
A 300 win mag is what our military uses so I would probably go with that now as far as building vs buying a built rifle if you build it yourself it will fit you better as a shooter because you can customize as you build and if you don't like it you can change it right then. But that's just my opinion on the matter

That's what I was thinking, kind of like trying on shoes. I'm thinking about a timney trigger, they had great reviews and I like the L96A 1 frame. I like the chasis too but man those look heavy.

robocop10mm 06-21-2013 12:58 AM

Maybe it is my browser, but I am not able to see the green font

Txhillbilly 06-21-2013 01:32 AM

The 260 Remington,6.5 Creedmoor,6.5x47 Lapua,or a 6.5x55 Swede would be a great starting point for a first time long range platform. The 6.5mm match grade bullets will perform as good/better than the .308 match grade bullets,plus you'll have less recoil,less cost per round if you reload.

I always shot a 300 WM and 308 long range,but they haven't been out of the safe since I built my 6.5 Creedmoor and bought a LR-260H AR10. The 6.5mm bullets are just too fun and accurate.

Ultimate_sig 06-21-2013 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly (Post 1282049)
The 260 Remington,6.5 Creedmoor,6.5x47 Lapua,or a 6.5x55 Swede would be a great starting point for a first time long range platform. The 6.5mm match grade bullets will perform as good/better than the .308 match grade bullets,plus you'll have less recoil,less cost per round if you reload.

I always shot a 300 WM and 308 long range,but they haven't been out of the safe since I built my 6.5 Creedmoor and bought a LR-260H AR10. The 6.5mm bullets are just too fun and accurate.

What part of TX you in? Close to DFW

darthjkf 06-21-2013 02:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Sniper03
I guess it would depend on what you are referring to as Long Distance?

03

He says 1k yards

nitestalker 06-21-2013 03:28 AM

You plan on shooting 15/16" groups at 1,000 yards? You are joking?:rolleyes:

Steel_Talon 06-21-2013 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig (Post 1281978)
I'm debating getting a Remington 700 or building one. I would use it for competition and would love for quatre size grouping at 1k yards. Also debating which caliber to go with for that distance. This would be my 1St long range rifle. Here are the calibers I'm debating;
6.5x47 lapua
300 win mag
300 win
Or 308 for the simple fact that ammo will be easy to find. As far as parts id probably go with shilen or AAC.
What are your thoughts?

If I may ask... What are you shooting now? and what are your groups at 400 and 500 yards?

Ultimate_sig 06-21-2013 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Steel_Talon (Post 1282176)

If I may ask... What are you shooting now? and what are your groups at 400 and 500 yards?

I don't have a long distance rifles, I have a nice Ar set up but I've only shot at 100 yards and had quarter size groupings.


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