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Old 01-24-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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What is a good caliber for shooting anywhere form 500-1500 yards ? What scope ? What ammo ? And what grain for which distances ..thank you
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What is a good caliber for shooting anywhere form 500-1500 yards ? What scope ? What ammo ? And what grain for which distances ..thank you
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338 lapua, nightforce optics, handloads, berger bullets, go start reading up on that, to much to further explain. If you really even know how much is involved in long range shooting it might change your mind, my 338 ultra is a christensen arms carbon one custom, nightforce, an hundreds of load trial an errors before I found the right money maker. Total on gun an scope alone $6800, I got a great price through my buddy who is a dealer
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The Lapuas, Cheytacs, Barretts- once you are going beyond 1000-1200 meters. Inside of 900, the 6mms, the .30s (including 308s) and even the 7.62X54R 7.5 Swiss, etc.

Accurancy at "long range" is expensive- the smaller the group, the longer the range, the bigger the $$$. So, how far, how accurate, and how much do you have to spend?

As the man said- about the price of a GOOD used car.

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The Lapuas, Cheytacs, Barretts- once you are going beyond 1000-1200 meters. Inside of 900, the 6mms, the .30s (including 308s) and even the 7.62X54R 7.5 Swiss, etc.

Accurancy at "long range" is expensive- the smaller the group, the longer the range, the bigger the $$$. So, how far, how accurate, and how much do you have to spend?

As the man said- about the price of a GOOD used car.
and some of the benchrest shooters will spend closer to the cost of a new Cadillac!

many calibers can acheive those distances, but your rifle and scope are the largest expence.

to be able shoot long range, lots and lots bullets sent down range. practice is the only way to be able to do it accurately.
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and some of the benchrest shooters will spend closer to the cost of a new Cadillac!

many calibers can acheive those distances, but your rifle and scope are the largest expence.

to be able shoot long range, lots and lots bullets sent down range. practice is the only way to be able to do it accurately.
Yea and with the lapua ext.... Your looking at $100 for 20 rounds. That is if you do not reload.
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Mulie is a very advnced shooter. I would say like most rifleman he started out as any "Poor Boy" with an old Mauser or some other Turn bolt rifle.
C3 mentioned the K-31 Swiss 7.5X55. This is a good choice to start banging some 600 yard iron. I have one of these old girls with a 20X Tasco that is amazing. Point is start out and work your way up.

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Out to 1000 yards I've had good luck with .300 Win. Mag. and the .260 Rem. The Bullets I've used so far for the .300 WM are 190 gr. SMK's and 210 gr. Bergers. This barrel is 28" long and has a 1 in 11 twist for these grain bullets. Will be using 1 in 10 twist barrel soon and plan on trying the new 230 gr. hybrid Bergers.

My .260 Rem. rifle has near the same exterior ballistics ay my .300 Win. Mag. out to 1000 yards. I am using primairly the 139 gr. Scenars and have used the 140 gr. hybrid Bergers with excellent results. This barrel is 26" long and has 1 in 8 twist.

The .260 Rem. rifle is now my primary 1000 yard target rifle and the .300 Win. Mag. is semi retired.

Other than reloading my own, I've had extremely good results with Copper Creek Cartridge and Southwest Ammunition in these two calibers.

http://coppercreekammo.com/

http://www.southwestammunition.com/

I use Premire Reticle scopes on both my rifles as I am very used to their Gen 2 XR reticle.

http://premierreticles.com/products/heritage-5-25x56mm-tactical.php

Heres the Gen 2 XR reticle I use.

http://premierreticles.com/pdfs/2009-5-25xxGen2XR.pdf

The .300 Win. Mag is a trued Remington 700 reciever with a Krieger barrel and the .260 Rem. is a Surgeons 591 reciever with a Bartlein barrel.

Both are tack drivers.

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Mulie is a very advnced shooter. I would say like most rifleman he started out as any "Poor Boy" with an old Mauser or some other Turn bolt rifle.
C3 mentioned the K-31 Swiss 7.5X55. This is a good choice to start banging some 600 yard iron. I have one of these old girls with a 20X Tasco that is amazing. Point is start out and work your way up.
Very close, it was a winchester 94, 30/30 an something in me always wanted further. I struck out to find my further,it came in the form of a model 94 in 264 win mag. That damn gun got me all kinds of messed up, cause FURTHER HAS COST ME ALOT over the last 35 yrs, but I sure love to safely send rounds down the pipe at far out targets. Safely.
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shooting long range distances can get costly quick. time spent behind the trigger sending bullets downrange is costly. the equipment to achieve accurate results and produce small shot groups is costly.

there is also the time factor involved. shooting long ranges is a discipline in paitence, because it's an extreme learning curve. there is not any substitute for that time behind the trigger shooting and learning.

a couple of questions come to mind.

what is the longest distance you have ever shot?
what is your shooting experiance? how long and what types of rifles?
how much are you willing to spend?
do you reload or are you strictly going to want to use factory loaded ammo?
how many large magnum caliber rifles have you shot? are you affected by heavy recoiling magnum calibers?

many people think or want to shoot long range distances. truth be told, few are capable. they either lack the funds to do so, or the commitment in time and dedication to be able to learn.

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Accuracy costs money, how accurate do you want to be?

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