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Old 01-15-2011, 08:40 PM   #11
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actually I haven't heard of that movie, but it would be nicer if you would be helpful instead of flaming me, and thus probably closing this thread.
If you'd like, I could actually flame you.

I asked because I've had about 3 or 4 co-workers talk to me (me being the gun-nut of the shop usually) and talk about how they wanna start getting into long range shooting, and most of them just watched Shooter.

That's a pretty awesome movie btw, at least worth a rental/netflix.
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That was not a flame. If you want we could flame you big time. I can flame you so hard that you would cry and go suck your thumb in the corner while crying for your momma to come change your underoos....


Lighten up.....

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Old 01-15-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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Sorry, you had a very informative post than to me when someone posts something like that, it comes off kinda rude to me but whatever.

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:41 PM   #14
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For the 1000yd range, I'd recommend getting a heavy barrel model (VLS). I went with a Savage 110FP many years ago for the half mile shot. Got my 700VLS in 22-250 to better that on critters alone. Been a fan of the .308win for many years. My debut was in the Marine Corps with the M40A1 which was built on the Rem 700. To this day, I believe in the effectiveness of the .308win out to around 800m simply because I make my own ammo. For the urban sniper, 300m might be a long shot these days, so came about the SBR (or short barreled rifles) more duty specific. Technology breaks new ground almost every day. Twist, barrel length, bullet weight, etc....... I'm pretty much stuck with what I know, and it comes from years of experience.
You ask a billion times what you want to know. Nobody is going to tell you it's been asked before if they are worth anything. What needs to be decided is your application more than anything. IMO...the .308win is very easy to reload for. Reloading for the bolt action is where you might find the niche you're looking for.

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Vette,

If you are into the Remingtons that strong. And going to spend some money for the best they have. You can order a Remington 40X from the Remington Custom Shop. It will shoot! They cut the barrel until they get optimum performance. The barrels normally end up 26 inches and + in length. Not that the 308 is the optimum caliber for shooting 1000 yards. But I have a 40X in 308 and have shot it many times out to a 1000 yds in the past E-Silhouette Pop-Up Targets.

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Im not stuck on a specific make at all I just dont want to spend a huge amount money initially, if I continue to proceed in shooting long range I will look into a high end rifle. I just thought a remington 700 was a good platform to start out on for a reasonable price

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These are my varmint rifles. CZ550 308 and Howa 1500 .223(although I havent gotten the M1 turrets on the 308 yet.)

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.308 is a fine round to start with. It is accurate and the ammo is plentiful. Just get the 26" SPS and a decent scope and start shooting. If you are on a tight budget then get a Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 from SWFA for $99. It will get the job done. Thr great thing about the 700 platform is the easily available upgrades. Get the rifle, start shooting and enjoy the learning experience. You can upgrade the rifle as you become more proficient.

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Thank you for the great post, that is exactly what I was looking for in a post.




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.308 is a fine round to start with. It is accurate and the ammo is plentiful. Just get the 26" SPS and a decent scope and start shooting. If you are on a tight budget then get a Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 from SWFA for $99. It will get the job done. Thr great thing about the 700 platform is the easily available upgrades. Get the rifle, start shooting and enjoy the learning experience. You can upgrade the rifle as you become more proficient.
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UBERGOPHER, if you liked the movie, "the shooter" you should read steven hunter's novel "point of impact" and it sequils that the movie was based on.

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