Originally Posted by mrmud
So I was looking to get into target shooting. In the research I've done I have come up with Remington 700 30-06 with a Bushnell 8-32x40 for a scope. I am looking for a setup that I can start with at 100 yards and work my way up to 1000 (hopefully). Is this a good combination to go with? Also which grain 150 or 180? Thank you in advance for your input.
welcome to the forum, mrmud! stop over in the introductions section and say hello.
okay i will try to address your questions as best as possible and these are just my opinions on the subject. the Remington M700 out the box is a very accurate and capable rifle and Bushnell makes very good scopes. it is a very good combination to start with and the M700 platform is an excellent place to start to build a target rifle as many have done. but once you start getting beyond a certain distance, you find the rifle has limitations. IMO, to ever achieve the magical distance of 1000 yrds or more, you will have to have much more than an out the box rifle. either ordered, built by someone who has done such rifles before, or built a little at a time. either way isn't going to be cheap! an accurate long distance rifle is about many things, barrel, stock, trigger, action and much attention to detail. the scope for that rifle, can cost almost as much. then, most people who target shoot, handload their ammo specific to the rifle and fine tuned for accuracy. then even if the rifle, scope and ammo are up to the task, we enter the last element into the equation, the shooter. lots and lots of shooting.