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Old 01-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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Red, .223 will do the job nicely, although, (more food for thought) the .204 Ruger is outstanding and re-loadable. This baby hits velocities up 4500 fps.
.204 is a very good choice!
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:45 PM   #12
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Even a 223 will get expensive if all you are doing is plinking at cans and other targets of opportunity. Refine your definition of plinking, most people don't plink at 300 yards.

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what I meant is the extent of my target shooting so far has been plinking at cans with my Marlin or Winchester .22's

they are lever actionand pump action respectively, so i wanted a bolt action rifle that i can get into some more "serious" target shooting.

the local gun range has target shooting competitions, love to watch and would like to get involved.


right now i don't have enough "know how" to reload my own. although i'm looking into it.

TCH2FLY - nice set up, do you mind me asking how much the total package cost you?

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Red, if you are going to reload, steer clear of a rim fire. Reloading will reduce your costs and greatly improve your accuracy, besides giving you some quality time alone.

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TCH2FLY - nice set up, do you mind me asking how much the total package cost you?
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It's not all about velocity, I'd say it's more about twist/practice/setup.

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My christmas present to myself was Savage 12BTCSS in .223 and I am very pleased with it so far. The Accutrigger is a sweet setup.
That model of Savage is getting quite the reputation. Congrats on an awesome gift.
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It's not all about velocity, I'd say it's more about twist/practice/setup.

YouTube - 1,000 yards 1942 91/30 Russian Mosin-Nagant (P/U) sniper rifle

Now that is some impressive long distance shooting

Anyone know what kind of scope he'd need to make those shots? They show the view at 80x in the vid which must be from the camera or the spotting scope but what about the scope he's using on the rifle?
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now that is some impressive long distance shooting

Anyone know what kind of scope he'd need to make those shots? They show the view at 80x in the vid which must be from the camera or the spotting scope but what about the scope he's using on the rifle?
its the stock scope... 60 years old!
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Now that is some impressive long distance shooting

Anyone know what kind of scope he'd need to make those shots? They show the view at 80x in the vid which must be from the camera or the spotting scope but what about the scope he's using on the rifle?
The original PU scope is 3.5.
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