Best 1500 Yard Sniper Rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by FlavoredGorilla, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. FlavoredGorilla

    FlavoredGorilla Guest

    What would be the best 1500+ yard sniper rifle to get?
  2. billt

    billt Active Member

    Exactly what do you mean by "Sniper Rifle"? Bill T.

  3. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

    for long distance ground hogs....right?

    For being able to really reach out and touch something....

    .338 Lapua Magnum, the Cheytac, most of the Barrett catalog :D

    Any of these, properly set up - re-worked stock, action, trigger, match or handload ammo, etc. - should suffice.
  4. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member


    at 1500 yards, over 2/3 of a mile....nothing is hit reliable on a man sized target.

    Paint is with a lazer and deploy a laser guided mun ition !

    99% of shooters couldnt do it...increase probability with $ 10,000 + in rifle, optics and custom rifle. 50BMG or 15.7mm russian maybee

    Where would you sight it in ???
  5. billt

    billt Active Member

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    .338-378 Weatherby Magnum. Good to whatever distance you want to hold at. No one can "Hold" to 1,500 yards. You've been reading far too many SOF magazines. Bill T.
  6. rickrem700

    rickrem700 New Member

    Ldrd ( Long Distance Resolution Device )

    Ok flavored gorilla; I'm going to stick my neck out here, on my very first post with this outfit, there are a few options available to your question, some will agree others won't, This thread caught my eye because this is what I do, I have been shooting longrange and loading my own for sometime now, 25 years or so, First there are no rifles that shoot 1500 yards with any kind of consistant accuracy, yes some hail marry's have been pulled off, and they look good, but could not be repeated consistantly, if you are talking a shoulder fired rifle, you are more in the range of 1000 to 1200 realisticly, but lets keep it at 1000 for now, The best would be several thousand's of dollars, and probably would have to take out a second loan on your house. A rifle you could realisticly afford is in the 1000 to 3500 not including glass, I personaly feel the remington 700 sendero 11 stainless and fluted in 300 ultramag is one of the best options, I have 4 all dressed out they are as listed .204 Ruger, 7 mm ultramag, 338 ultramag, and 300 ultramag that is my primary sniper rifle, It is good as any I have ever shot, The best sniper rifle will get you no ware, if you dont know how to shoot it, There is more math than most people realize, after 400 yards everything comes into play from tempeture,humidity,wind,lighting,elevation,cold bore,hot bore,amunition selection,heartbeat,breathing,optics,quality of shooter, a few months at the range, dose not make a sniper, once you are really serious, the reloading of the perfect round for said application, the right primer,the right brass, powders, bullet weight size and bullet construction is enough to confuse most people, thats probably why there are so few who enjoy my sport, In the whole world of shooting, longrange shooters are probably the smallest percentage of all shooting sports, I could go on and on for houres, but to answer your question, I would go with the above information.Hope this helps.
  7. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    1500 yards

    To begin with,I cringe at the term sniper rifle-don't let the antis hear you say that. Now,yes,you can reliabily hit at 1500 yards. I did as well as watch others. In civie form, there are 3 cartridges that fill the ticket:338 laupa mag,416 barrett,and good ol 50 bmg. To be able to do this requires extensive if not years of training,and exact estimation of range-thus LONG RANGE laser rangefinder,and match quality rifle/scope costing thousands of dollars. This is the ONLY WAY to get CONSISTANT hits out to 1500 yards. I'm done,now yall can argue with me.
  8. RePete

    RePete New Member

    Prairie GunWorks Timberwolf in .338LM.


  9. Army11B S5

    Army11B S5 Guest

    wow... that is quite impressive & by quite, I mean extreamly
  10. BigO01

    BigO01 New Member

    This forum seems to be obsessed with this subject !!

    Where do people go to practice shooting at 500 yards much less a grand + ?
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  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    Well, to be honest, this was first posted back in October by a guy with 5 posts... LOL

    I have a 600 yard range open to the public ( 2 ) weekends a month about 1/2hr from my house.

    Beyond that, I have a true 1,100 yard range open to the public one day a week and one day on every other weekend in Eatonville, which is about an hour's drive.

    We are pro-long range shooting in the Pacific Northwest. :D

  12. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

    I skipped this thread when it originally started because I'm not into the tactical type stuff, but in a couple of years when it's been completely built out - unless the anti-gun people throw a fit big enough to derail it - the Clark County Shooting Park will have a 1200 yard range. I'd like to see if my M1, '03 Springfield, and Swiss K31 can hit that far.
  13. Army11B S5

    Army11B S5 Guest

    In Coshocton, OH. 1/2Hr away from back home there is a 1.5KM range, Oh ya plus Camp Perry 1.5Hr away
  14. Army11B S5

    Army11B S5 Guest

    P.S. Both open to public, both extreamly well kept send it type ranges... well Camp Perry is kinda.
  15. matt g

    matt g Guest

    We've got a nice stretch of BLM land in my area that is open to shooting. It's about 4 miles wide and close to 2 miles long. There is plenty of area there for long distance shooting. It gets nice mirages and opposing crosswinds through it. It's a lot of fun to shoot.

    Call the local USDA Forest Service office in your area and inquire as to what public lands are available for your use in your area. It's your land, use it or lose it.
  16. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    At 1500 meters, I have always been partial to the 105mm Howitzer, but in a pinch have been known to use the 81mm Mortar. :)
  17. fieldhunter

    fieldhunter New Member


    As far as shooting 1500 yards...I was a tanker in my Army life...It wasn't cake shooting accurately at that range, using sabot ammunition, at tank sized targets and with a heavy penetrating rod leaving the muzzle at something approaching 6,000 feet per second...and with a 105mm main gun. Now the Abrams tank has bucked up to 120mm round and is doubtlessly more accurate. But we're talking about a rifle, not a tank at 1500 yards... Forget the rifle...walk over there, get the exercise and stab it with a good Randall knife...$500!

  18. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

    Best 1500 yard Sniper Rifle?

    Easy. My Marlin Mod 60!
  19. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    OMG :eek:

    I am sorry that has to be the worst looking rifle thing I have ever seen. The gunsmith that built that should be banned from building guns for ever. Looks like an airsoft rifle. LOL

    105mm Na I prefer to call in the big boys.


    You light that SOB off and everything within 1k is dead or burning. Each launcher can take out a grid square. Now that is long range fire power.

    Or you could pull out the really big guns and get the USS missouri. Unleasing some 16" shells ought to take care the ground hog population in an area reall well.

    I had seen video from the 1st gulf war (Solider shot) where they were so bored they started shooting camels. Boy you think a 22-250 with red mist a P Dog you ought to see what a 120mm M829 Penatrator rounds does to one. They even shot one with a M830 Heat round. Talk about fast food killed and cooked in a matter of 2.1 seconds. You have to watch out for sand in the burger though.