Skip to comments.**RIFLE VANITY** Long-Distance Shooting and Hunting
Posted on 12/17/2011 9:34:30 AM PST by rabidralph
I am looking to buy a rifle that would serve two purposes: primarily a long-distance shooter and secondarily a larger game taker downer :-)
I like to shoot beyond 600 yards and I want a rifle to suit that purpose. From info I've gathered, I should get a larger-calibered rifle, with at least a 24" barrel. I would like to keep the rifle below 10lbs because I also want to hunt with it some day. I am interested in hunting elk and moose, eventually. So I am thinking of a .308.
Remington 700 in .308
And get thee hence to http://www.stormmountain.com and take their Long Range Rifle courses.
FWIW I’ve done 1000 yd shots with a pencil-thin 19” .308 Steyr Scout (with normal Leupold 10x scope).
There is a small snippet you might find interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3QsBUoX2aQ
We will just have to disagree.
It is not that important who is right or not. I would watch the video but I have a dial-up modem and it would take forever.
One thing we probably can agree on is that every American has the right to own and use a good accurate and powerful rifle if they want to.
Rifle bullets cost about same at Midway.
LOL, Hence the need to own more than one! ;)
LOL. Yep. I hope to reach a point where I will buy two brands of the same caliber but I’m not there yet.
>>No offense, but your post is incredibly naive to the point of being suspect as a troll.<<
Certainly for your edumacation, regular practice and shooting targets at long range, the .308 is a lot more fun.
Myself, I'd just as soon take my lever action .45 colt with homemade bullets and buckhorn sights to the 100 yd range as well.
If you have the proper equipment and the skills to use it I see no problem taking game at long range. I was at the range today speaking with a friend whose father 68 yrs old took his elk at a little over 1000 yards. A neighbor of mine shoots coyotes at 800 yards to keep his skills honed. Back East people would never consider a long shot because there just aren’t many places to do it or develop the skills needed to shoot the distance. Out here a person can practice at 1000 yards in their yard as I sometimes do. This season there were 9 antelope taken on the property here at distances of 500-1000 yards, one was taken with a 7mm SAUM pistol.
There is a thing on FR called caliber creep. What ever cartridge you like the next poster will up it as necessary.
I've hit Mule Deer at 250 yards in the North Dakota Badlands. A .270 hole in one side of the chest, mangled up insides, and a fist size hole blown out the other side.
Your money would be better spent on quality glass.
HAHAHAHAHA! CAN I CALL 'EM OR NOT?! WHAT DID I SAY? (See my post 63.) Oh, man, it's good to be right. Didn't realize we were going to have to wait 'til post 176 until one Freeper accused another of being a troll, but it finally happened, just as I predicted. I love being right. (sigh of contentment)
Okay, the next thing you have to do is trade insults with the other guy for about 20 posts each. Hit "abuse" a few times and accuse each other of being secret Romney supporters, 9-11 Truthers, illegal immigrant supporters, and soft on Islam. When the mods tell you to knock it off, tell them something really rude and get banned for a few days. At that point you can either cool off and apologize or you can join the Clown Posse and make snarky bitter remarks about JimRob.
heheheheh. Thanks for the heads up, Daffynition. You made my evening.
LOL. I at first wondered if the poster was kidding with me after reading your #63. But I guess not. Pure genius! And there have been a few insults along the way as well. Then we’re all friends again at the next Republican Inauguration.
Thanks for the insight. I do love my .270.
I highly recommend you take up reloading as a hobby, too. There are a number of benefits not the least of which is you can build the most accurate cartridges possible for your rifle of choice.
RCBS sells a great starter kit. I bought one about ten years ago and I still use it. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of obtaining long range accuracy with home rolled ammunition.
Then there is the money you’ll save doing it.
Thank you. My friends have encouraged me to learn reloading, as well as several people on this board. I do plan on purchasing the RCBS kit at some point.
Start saving your brass. It’s the most expensive part of the cartridge. Pick up range brass whenever it’s permitted and you get permission to do so. I’ve amassed several thousands of cases for the calibers I shoot regularly that way.
Once I volunteered to sweep up my Police Dept range for free if they let me keep the brass. I ended up with a couple thousand .40 caliber cases that way.
I have not shot Noslers from this rifle. Besides the Sierra, I tried Berger and Hornady. I’ll have to try some. My current hunting load for .280 Remington uses the Winchester/Nosler CT 140 grain SBT and it is very deadly.
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