looking for a long range rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Buckethead47, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    So i have been looking for a decent long range rifle for hunting. but i also want it to have a second rail for a short range optic at a 45 dagree angle to the left incase a deer gets close with out me seeing it. and a bipod. i have been looking for a hunting rifle that is semi auto, and all i find are tactical rifles...
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    You'll probably going to have to get a rifle and get the crap gunsmithed outa it. I would recommend a Browning BAR, others should be by with some other good suggestions.
     

  3. USEBOTHHANDS

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    you want TWO scopes mounted on the thing?

    DUDE, know your rifle, know your ballistics, and compensate for "up close" shots! DON'T make things complicated!!!

    IF you are gonna put a long range scope on it, get one with a mil-dot system. that way you can sight it in @ whatever yardage.....100yds - 200 yds, and STILL be able to make the hold-over by using your mil-dot system when it comes to 500yds - 700 yds.

    a .30-06 might take a lil longer than a .338 to get to you, but when it hits you @ 600yds, you are still gonna have a hole in your chest or gut.
     
  4. Werminator

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    A .308 would also be a good range bullet. If you are concerned about the sudden close shot, get rings that allow you to look through them beneath your scope and use iron sights for that shot. My father uses a Remington 700bdl set up this way with great success. He took a doe last year at just over 200 yards through the woods with this rifle, chambered in. 243 for what its worth. I took a BIG 8 point last year with my Winchester 70 but my shot was much closer. Thankfully I saw the deer coming as I don't have irons on my rifle at all!
     
  5. Werminator

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    Coincidentally I too shoot. 243. We have had great success with this cartridge. A friend of mine lives in Colorado and he hunts elk with his father-in-law both using rifles in this caliber... not my first choice but he has taken a couple nice animals...
     
  6. heavyliftn

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    I have a FNAR 308 or it can be chambered with 7.62x51mm if you want to stretch out for long distance. It is the one in the picture. Yes its tactical but a great hunting rifle cause it is light even with a full 20 rd clip and yiu have the option of different cheek plates and recoil pads along with 5, 10, and 20 rd clips. Trigger has the option of 3 or 5 lb. I will say only thing it is a bit of a pain to clean the first couple of times til you get more fluent with it.
     
  7. Buckethead47

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    I wasnt going to put two scopes, I was going to have a red dot on the side for things within 50 yards. I was thinking a .300 or a .308 round.that way if a deer comes from behind me I can still make that shot. at that close of a range a scope is useless.
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Get a Browning BAR with a 2-7 scope in .30-06 or .308.

    Keep the scope set at 2X unless you have a long range shot.

    And remember that a sportsman doesn't shoot at game animals past 300 yards, so that scope set at 7X is more power than you'll ever need.
     
  9. Werminator

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    I would agree here. Once you hit those types of ranges, your bullet can do it, but most likely most of us can't. At greater distances too many vaiables come into play. A clean kill without the animal suffering, or worse yet, being wounded to suffer or die later. I was fortunate that my first deer went down almost immediately, never taking a step. I think if I had hit it and watched it struggle I would likely have lost my desire to repeat the process.
     
  10. Redneck420

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    Depends what you plan to do with it

    I would recomend a m40a1 from mcmillian.com with federal premium match grade ammo.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great rifle, as long as you don't have to carry it up any mountains.:D

    And BTW, match ammo is a poor choice for huntng. The bullets are constructed for accurcy, not terminal performance.
     
  12. Dionysus03

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    I have a Winchester Model 70 chambered in 7mm WinMag with a Leupold VX-2. Got some recoil to her but shoots great and does some damage.
     
  13. hardluk1

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    How far are you planeing on shooting animals at. I have made heart shots on deer at just shy of 400 yards and shoot them at the bottom of my tree stand at 20 feet all with just a 3.8-12 scope on a 7mm rm. Hunting game much beyound 450 yards you better be very good at judgeing range and wind or you can miss or make a very bad shot instead of a kill shot. It way easier to punch paper at 800 yards than guess a deer in the field . You can also by 6- power scope now. Get a 2-12 or 3-18 power scope now.
     
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  14. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    well i want a riffle that i can take places to shoot different ranges 200 to 400 is a reasonable range for any animal. but i would like to shoot farther just to say i can do it. I want a semi auto over the bolt so i can have a faster fallow up shot. especially since i have a hard time finding a bolt action that i can work in multiple positions being left handed. i am looking for a higher caliber round. but not a 50 cal because i dont have the money to shoot the max distance of that round. let alone a place. i really want to be able to break 1000 yds. So really is there a rifle i can get to shoot 1000 yds accurately and still ve a good hunting riffle or should i just get two?
     
  15. heavyliftn

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    .338 wld be the thing for 1000 or little more the next up for that wld be a 50. Now i think Barrett was working on a new cailber. 416 or something like that to reduce having to carry a 50 if you dont want but still get the same range a 50. Only thing i dont think the 338 comes in semi. I have only been able to find in bolt action plus if you dont reload rounds can get expensive and not sure if what Barrett is working will be something the pubkic can get our hands on. The 308 your looking at max of 800 yd depending om load. That is why I went with the FNAR cause it is light enough to use to close quarters and has power to reach out. Now if you have the money or I shld say willing to spend you cld always get a custom rifle built.
     
  16. johnbrowning

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    Look at the Savage bolt can't remember the model. Get it in 284x6.5 Norma. This gun went up against a Stier which cost 4x more and made an excellent showing. If you can afford it get the Stier
     
  17. tiberius10721

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    Sounds to me like a AR chambered in 308 would suit your needs.
     
  18. hoovco

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    Remington 700 ... My AAC SD 700 was shooting sub MOA out of the box. 700s are like the AR of bolt guns. Tons of stuff you can do to em.
     
  19. tacticalfun

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    One: .338 can tack out to 2k plus. Two: they make a .338 ar10 called the bad news irene. Three: .308 can reach out to 1500 yds+
     
  20. Dionysus03

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    Carlos Hathcock used a Winchester Model 70 in 30-06. Just saying.