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Slavano 10-20-2013 03:20 PM

long range shooting
 
Hello,

I am looking at getting into long range compedative shooting and am needing some opinions. I am thinking about starting at 500 to 1000 yards. Also I was recommended the browning x-bolt stainless stalker 7mm as a first gun for this. It is a beautiful gun but I am looking for some peoples thoughts. Lastly does anyone have a good recommendations for a scope that would work for that? I am looking in the $800 range for the scope. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Overkill0084 10-20-2013 03:35 PM

Not knowing what you have in mind specifically, here's my $.02:

1. Find one of the competitions you plan to participate in.
2. Go out to one.
3. Watch & talk to the competitors and see what the popular setup is. What are the better shooters using? I'd be shocked if you came away without a good idea of what works well.
4. Buy something similar.

Bonus: Going out and talking to people at the competition may get you a lead on a used setup or pieces-parts, with which you can dip a toe into the water at less than full retail.

sniper762 10-20-2013 07:27 PM

remington 700 heavy barrel in .308...............leupold mk 4 scope

lbwar15 10-20-2013 07:37 PM

Well I'm in the middle of a 6.5 Grendel build. But it's kinda expensive. What's your budget. The above recommendation would bee a cheaper option.

mountainman13 10-20-2013 07:54 PM

I'm contemplating a savage 110 in 7mm. You can pick one up in the $500-$800 range. Just need a scope for it and you should be able to reach out 1200 yards.

Axxe55 10-20-2013 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slavano (Post 1407514)
Hello,

I am looking at getting into long range compedative shooting and am needing some opinions. I am thinking about starting at 500 to 1000 yards. Also I was recommended the browning x-bolt stainless stalker 7mm as a first gun for this. It is a beautiful gun but I am looking for some peoples thoughts. Lastly does anyone have a good recommendations for a scope that would work for that? I am looking in the $800 range for the scope. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

what is your rifle shooting experiance?

what is the furthest you have shot and accurately at?

what is your budget for the rifle and scope?

do you reload or going to use factory loaded ammo?

how much time do you have to devote to practice?

what's the largest caliber you have shot in a rifle?

what are the rules for the particular form of competition shooting you are interested in?

first of all you need to find out and assess you own skill level with a rifle. find out what the rules are for the type of class you are interested in. see what others are doing in that class and talk to them. they can give you lots of valuable information.

be prepared to spend lots of time shooting and practicing. ammo to practice with will be expensive if you don't reload, especially for premium match grade ammo. the 7mm Mag can be shoulder thumper, and more so for someone not use to it's recoil. it can cause a lot of problems for a new shooter and factory premium ammo for a 7mm Mag. isn't cheap by any means. if you have never shot past 100 yards, there isn't much possibilty that you will hit accurately at 500 plus yards. quality rifle and scope are going to be needed and ususally will not be cheap. the rifle isand the caliber are less important than the scope. the further you plan on shooting the quality of the lenses become much more important. quality lenses in a good scope are not cheap.

John_Deer 10-21-2013 02:54 PM

Look people, I don't care what you do to a hunting rifle it will not be as accurate as a dedicated target rifle. Quit making yourselves look foolish by recommending that someone get involved in competition with a hunting rifle. Honestly, if you don't know there is a difference between a hunting rifle and a target rifle you should refrain from commenting.

kytowboater 10-21-2013 02:58 PM

This should do ya.

http://www.surgeonrifles.com

kytowboater 10-21-2013 03:00 PM

Here ya go.

http://www.surgeonrifles.com

John_Deer 10-21-2013 03:20 PM

To the OP get a rulebook. Most sanctioned rifle matches specify what equipment you can use.


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