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Old 03-26-2014, 05:34 AM   #1
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I've always grown up around firearms, but have just recently became interested in high powered rifles. I have several things to learn. Was hoping I could get some insight on what kind of distance/yards I could expect to get from this rifle( Savage Model 111 with Simmons 3-9+40 scope . I'm hoping I could zero the rifle in at 400 + yrds. While keeping a pattern good enough to hit a target area of the size of a pumpkin (best thing I could come up with to explain the accuracy I'd like). I have a fairly cheap Simmons scope ( 3-9+40) & realize there are several factors involved with making that kind of shot. I shoot mainly for a hobby. My question is can I expect this performance from this rifle and if not or if so, what would be the maximum distance I could expect with some practice on the range. Appreciate any insight. Thanks


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Still trying to figure out the app. Will do as soon as I figure out how. Thanks


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I don't know much about long range shooting, but I do know that that scope is going to give you issues. Cheap optics = bad shooting. 30-06 will get out there, it's just a matter of how much you have to adjust your elevation/holdover. You'll also have to figure out exactly what your rifle likes, so handloading would probably be recommended. Again though, I don't know much about shooting distances like that. I'm sure someone more experienced will stop by soon. Welcome to the forums!
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Appreciate all the advice I can get. Thank you sir.


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Congrats on the rifle. Do yourself a favor and get another scope. Nikon, Leoupold, and Vortex all make quality scopes that won't hurt too much when purchasing. Midway has a nice sale on the Nikon Buckmaster no for 250 ish.
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I've always grown up around firearms, but have just recently became interested in high powered rifles. I have several things to learn. Was hoping I could get some insight on what kind of distance/yards I could expect to get from this rifle( Savage Model 111 with Simmons 3-9+40 scope . I'm hoping I could zero the rifle in at 400 + yrds. While keeping a pattern good enough to hit a target area of the size of a pumpkin (best thing I could come up with to explain the accuracy I'd like). I have a fairly cheap Simmons scope ( 3-9+40) & realize there are several factors involved with making that kind of shot. I shoot mainly for a hobby. My question is can I expect this performance from this rifle and if not or if so, what would be the maximum distance I could expect with some practice on the range. Appreciate any insight. Thanks


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Appreciate the advice. So basically the rifle has every bit of that potential just not with that scope.


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the 30-06 has plenty of potential and your Savage has the potential to be plenty accurate at longer distances.

a general of thumb i like to use when it comes to shooting is this, it's pretty hard to hit, what you can't see.

so my simple suggestion is to buy a higher quality scope and start realizing the potential of that round and your rifle.
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