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Old 06-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi all, just joined up at my local rifle club and was wondering what type of rifle you would recommend for shooting 300 to 1000 yards. I don't have a great deal of money to spend but having said that i dont want a cheapie either and rifles are new to me as I have always been into shotguns. Any help would be appreciated..
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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You have picked a impossible rifle to find with out knowing what your dollar limit is. You could buy a basic savage /stevens 200 as it is nothing more than an old school savage model 10. Then over time upgrade what ever you may not needed as in barrel or stock and trigger up grades but you can shoot in a lower class to start and learn. Buy in 308 to start with as there is some good factory match grade ammo to get you started with. You will need some reloading equipment down the road and many single stage kits can get you started affordably. Do spend money on a good scope up front. A sightron 36 power br is a affordable quality scope that will serve on the range well. - http://swfa.com/Sightron-36x42-SII-Riflescope-P40522.aspx

Rifle- retail $420, lgs $ 350 or less. stevens 200 in 308
trigger- Rifle basix- $89 will give you down to a 14oz trigger-http://www.riflebasix.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&selectOpt s=1&products_id=181
Scope - sightron 36xpower BR- $434
20moa Scope base- $ 94- http://www.eabco.com/store/scope-mounts/warne-tactical-20-moa-scope-bases-picatinny-style/
Rings- $28 dollars- http://www.eabco.com/store/scope-mounts/warne-maxima-fixed-rings-black-all-heights-to-fit-1-tube/

Then what ever rifle rest you can justify. from the THE ROCK on up and rear bag.

With the stevens 200 rifle you can do any barrel up grades at home along with stock up grades and the trigger with no smithy needed.

That's my 2 cents worth of an affordable way to start long range shooting.

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I've nothing against a Stevens 200 as a starter/entry level rifle....own a couple myself. However, I'd recommend a Marlin X bolt action rifle. My three shoot pretty good. Nice thing about the Marlin, has a decent factory trigger that is adjustable.....something a Stevens 200 or a Savage Axis does not. Suggest you consider a Marlin XS heavy varmit barrel in 308 Win.

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Hi all, just joined up at my local rifle club and was wondering what type of rifle you would recommend for shooting 300 to 1000 yards. I don't have a great deal of money to spend but having said that i dont want a cheapie either and rifles are new to me as I have always been into shotguns. Any help would be appreciated..
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does the range even have the capability of shooting a 1000 yards?

have you ever shot close to a 1000 yards?

how much is your budget to spend on this rifle?

have you considered that the need for higher quality optics are going to be expensive? like really expensive.

my suggestion, start much closer and with a good decent accurate rifle with good optics and learn to shoot first before thinking about shooting at a 1000 yards. learn the basics first. being new this is where you need to start.
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My suggestion is to use the search function first. I know there are currently at least 2 threads on the front page of this section that are talking about long range shooting and rifles.

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Thanks for the replies, as I said this is all new to me and I was told by the manager that I would need something that could shoot 300 to 1000 yards. I've never shot any sort of distance targets before as I'm a clay shooter, but really want to get into rifles.. My little 22 that I use for rabbits is definitely useless on the range..lol.. And I've been told to look out for a 308 or 223 target rifle, and of course I had no idea where to start

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Springfield M1A.

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Thanks for the replies, as I said this is all new to me and I was told by the manager that I would need something that could shoot 300 to 1000 yards. I've never shot any sort of distance targets before as I'm a clay shooter, but really want to get into rifles.. My little 22 that I use for rabbits is definitely useless on the range..lol.. And I've been told to look out for a 308 or 223 target rifle, and of course I had no idea where to start
Mate what exactly are you going to shoot to warrant trying to nail something at 1000 yds.
If you can't stalk up to a pig or goat with in 100 yds or closer than you better give it away now. Shooting animals at 1000yds is a very precise bit of work requiring some very expensive gear and your hit/miss ratio is very high.

I can sneak up with in 100yds or less on pigs and goats using the wind and cover to my advantage using my 30/06AI.
It takes a lot of practise but in the end the rewards are great.
The last pig I dropped was up near Tullamore in NSW at Xmas at a range of around 50yds.

A .308,.270 or 30/06 will drop most critters in Australia as will a .243 and you'll shoot most game somewhere between 50yds out to 200yds generally.

For just shooting foxes or rabbits a .222,.223 or 22/250 will do for the longer shots out to 300yds but you don't really need some super you beaut whiz bang gun with laser sights to shoot most of these critters.

If it's deer your after especially Sambar then it becomes a different game as for Red and Sambar your going to need a good projectile and calibre like a .308 or 30/06 or better because a lot of shots are somewhere between 50yds out to 200yds tops in a lot of cases because of the thick scrub they're in.

So to make it easy what are you actually going to be hunting so that we can give you a bit better info?
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Not planning on hunting out to 1000 yards, this is all for target shooting at the range.. :-)

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I'm looking to spend around $1500 - $2500 on a rifle, strictly for target shooting at the range as I'm no where near good enough yet to start trying on animals at these sort of distances. As I said, clays and shottys have been my thing for a while, so rifles are all new to me.

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