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Old 06-22-2013, 03:07 AM   #41
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rule of shooting. difficulty is exponential as you increase range.

a 1000 yard shot isnt 10 times as difficult as a 100 yard shot its more like

1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x10 as difficult....

if i was going to have your goal i would try mastering each 100 yard increment since it will build on itself as you increase difficulty

if you youtube 1000 yard shooting vids what you will find is a AWEDUL lot of people putting up very creatively edited videos. there arent too many folks that can sit down and ring steel on a 18"x18" target at 1000 yards with any rifle on a consistant basis. most laser range finders cannot lase a target that far!! heh. even with a 40x optic the crosshair will be huge in comparison to the target.

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rule of shooting. difficulty is exponential as you increase range.

a 1000 yard shot isnt 10 times as difficult as a 100 yard shot its more like

1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x10 as difficult....

if i was going to have your goal i would try mastering each 100 yard increment since it will build on itself as you increase difficulty

if you youtube 1000 yard shooting vids what you will find is a AWEDUL lot of people putting up very creatively edited videos. there arent too many folks that can sit down and ring steel on a 18"x18" target at 1000 yards with any rifle on a consistant basis. most laser range finders cannot lase a target that far!! heh. even with a 40x optic the crosshair will be huge in comparison to the target.
1x2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x10 as difficult....

answer is 3,628,800 times more difficult!

and did all that math in my head!
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Save yerself a bundle and go get a Marlin X-7VH in .308, they start around $325-400,
but will shoot the pants off of many much more expensive rifles
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_323/products_id/69909

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/x7vh.asp

Great writeup here...which matches my findings that a Boyd's Stock can improve things quite a bit over the OEM Synthetic.
http://www.austargets.com/marlin308.htm

Boyd's Riflestocks is THE place for solid wood & laminate wood stocks
the thumbhole is Niiiiiiice!!
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=18066&cat=1221

Mind you, they only list the one for the VH, but the other XS7 stocks will fit if you take the time to hollow out the barrel channel a bit

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Save yerself a bundle and go get a Marlin X-7VH in .308, they start around $325=400,
but will shoot the pants off of many much more expensive rifles
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_323/products_id/69909

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/x7vh.asp

Great writeup here...which matches my findings that a Boyd's Stock can improve things quite a bit over the OEM Synthetic.
http://www.austargets.com/marlin308.htm

Boyd's Riflestocks is THE place for solid wood & laminate wood stocks
the thumbhole is Niiiiiiice!!
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=18066&cat=1221
hello Big Shrek! i too can vouch for the Marlin XS7VH in 308. i paid $370 for mine NIB. had to order mine as they were still new at the time and no one had them in stock yet. took three very long months to get it in! great shooting rifle. very pleased with mine. here's a couple of pictures of my 308 Marlin.

and the Boyd's stocks. great stuff. so far i have used them on two different rifles and they are excellent stocks. great pricing and fast shipping. i restocked my Savage M93r17 and my Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08. i highly recommend them and wouldn't hesitate in buying another one, which i already plan to for one of my Remingtons.
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hello Big Shrek! i too can vouch for the Marlin XS7VH in 308. i paid $370 for mine NIB. had to order mine as they were still new at the time and no one had them in stock yet. took three very long months to get it in! great shooting rifle. very pleased with mine. here's a couple of pictures of my 308 Marlin.

and the Boyd's stocks. great stuff. so far i have used them on two different rifles and they are excellent stocks. great pricing and fast shipping. i restocked my Savage M93r17 and my Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08. i highly recommend them and wouldn't hesitate in buying another one, which i already plan to for one of my Remingtons.
Holy hell now that is a scope, what is it? And yall have talked me into it, think I'm going to get a Marlin.
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Holy hell now that is a scope, what is it? And yall have talked me into it, think I'm going to get a Marlin.
i ordered that Marlin XS7VH in 308 when they first announced they would be bringing them out. i bought it as a project. one for developing some reloads and the other as a budget target rifle. i have done quite a bit of work to the rifle. i stiffened up the stock and glassbedded the stock. did some minor trigger polishing and have it adjusted to just under 2 lbs. added quite a bit of weight to the rifle. it weighs in at over 13.5 lbs now with the scope. i mounted a Swift Premier 8-32x50 scope that i ordered for it. recoil is next nothing with the amount of weight it has. my 204 Ruger recoils harder! it's still a work in progress and i still want to add some more weight to it and possibly even put a bipod on it. it's possibly the second most shot rifle i own. it has been a fun and rewarding project so far. just makes me want another one though!

IMO, the Marlin X7 series is one great rifle line-up and i very much enjoy all my Marlin X7's, and plan on few more as well. they come with pillar bedded stocks, an adjustable trigger, and a great recoil pad. they are very accurate and very affordable. i highly recommend them to everyone. everyone i know that has bought one on my recommendation has been very happy with them.
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i ordered that Marlin XS7VH in 308 when they first announced they would be bringing them out. i bought it as a project. one for developing some reloads and the other as a budget target rifle. i have done quite a bit of work to the rifle. i stiffened up the stock and glassbedded the stock. did some minor trigger polishing and have it adjusted to just under 2 lbs. added quite a bit of weight to the rifle. it weighs in at over 13.5 lbs now with the scope. i mounted a Swift Premier 8-32x50 scope that i ordered for it. recoil is next nothing with the amount of weight it has. my 204 Ruger recoils harder! it's still a work in progress and i still want to add some more weight to it and possibly even put a bipod on it. it's possibly the second most shot rifle i own. it has been a fun and rewarding project so far. just makes me want another one though!

IMO, the Marlin X7 series is one great rifle line-up and i very much enjoy all my Marlin X7's, and plan on few more as well. they come with pillar bedded stocks, an adjustable trigger, and a great recoil pad. they are very accurate and very affordable. i highly recommend them to everyone. everyone i know that has bought one on my recommendation has been very happy with them.
What did the scope run ya
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What did the scope run ya
IIRC, i gave $265 plus tax for it.

it's no Zeiss or Nighforce, but all in all, not a bad scope for the money. the optics are clear and it holds zero.
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... yeah, I kinda think those 100 yard quarter-sized groups are going to open up quite a bit at 1,000 yards.

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Found a deal for the Marlin x7 in 308 with Harris bipod, and konus pro for $500 doesn't sound like a bad deal. Think the optic is running $130. Think I may hit the gun show tomorrow to see if I can find a better deal

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