long range shooting
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Competition Shooting >

long range shooting


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Likes Given: 1

Default 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.
Slavano is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,715
Liked 3258 Times on 1637 Posts
Likes Given: 433

Default

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.
__________________
Cheers,
Greg
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see. - Ayn Rand

Last edited by Overkill0084; 10-20-2013 at 03:40 PM.
Overkill0084 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sniper762's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: creedmoor, nc,nc
Posts: 644
Liked 87 Times on 67 Posts

Default

remington 700 heavy barrel in .308...............leupold mk 4 scope
sniper762 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lbwar15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,016
Liked 293 Times on 221 Posts

Default

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.
lbwar15 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mountainman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2922 Times on 1720 Posts

Default

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.
__________________
I don't need No stinking signature.
mountainman13 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22315 Times on 12477 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slavano View Post
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.
Axxe55 is offline  
bradam Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2220 Times on 1525 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

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.
John_Deer is offline  
Txhillbilly Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kytowboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 7,038
Liked 2414 Times on 1504 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

This should do ya.

http://www.surgeonrifles.com
__________________
Oh dern....


Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
kytowboater is offline  
bradam Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kytowboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 7,038
Liked 2414 Times on 1504 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Here ya go.

http://www.surgeonrifles.com
__________________
Oh dern....


Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
kytowboater is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2220 Times on 1525 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

To the OP get a rulebook. Most sanctioned rifle matches specify what equipment you can use.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Long range shooting locutus General Rifle Discussion 37 02-06-2013 03:47 PM
Long Range shooting... 2manyhobbies Heckler & Koch Forum 0 11-09-2012 10:44 PM
long range shooting opaww General Rifle Discussion 14 04-13-2011 07:35 AM
Long range shooting frankmo13 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 6 10-25-2010 04:56 PM



Newest Threads