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July 1, 2008, 07:53 AM
Well, in the past few weeks all I've been doing is looking at guns and drooling over guns here or at the stores. I've always liked long range shooting. I think I've found the gun I want but I feel like I could use a little guidance from you guys. I have this Savage 7mm Rem Mag in mind. I've been looking for a good scope and until yesterday when I looked at a Nikon 3-9 with bdc I realized there is a difference in quality. Granted, it's nooot Leupold I could tell the difference between that and the scope that comes with it. I also plan on getting an extra swivel on the gun so I can have both a sling and a bipod. From what I've heard or from what I've seen I think I'm headed in the right direction. Later on I'd also like to get a Dragunov stock for it as well. Is there anything I'm drastically missing or I'm overseeing? Thanks for the read, and don't be afraid to comment. =]

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Art Eatman
July 1, 2008, 11:39 AM
Rambling around, sorta miscellaneous like: How much rifle shooting have you done? What sorts of rifles; what ranges?

Have you ever shot rifles that use such as the 7mm Rem Mag? Acquainted with the recoil? Is affordability of ammo a consideration?

Nothing wrong with you choice or ideas, don't misunderstand me. It's just that there's a learning curve, and your post doesn't say where you are on that. :)


July 1, 2008, 08:32 PM
The guns I've shot.. Hm. About the average guns I would guess. That being: AK, SKS, M1 Garand, Nagant, some 9mm's, 45 ACP's, 4-10, and a 22lr.. lol

I know I have quite the resume, but I gotta start somewhere. I like to get pretty knowledgeable about anything before I do it and I would like to think someone with my build could handle recoil fairly well. Prices on ammo, I have checked, about 25 bucks for a box. Prices on things I want don't really come into play with me. If I'm into something I dedicate to it and stick with it.

It's kind of funny actually because the only times I ever shoot are in my yard, hunting, or at the local range. I live about a mile from the state forest and they have a shooting range there. I was playing around with my friend's 9mil and I was wearing some milk jugs out about 50 yards away.

I understand there will be a learning curve, and I'm pretty good at adapting and taking things in. Later on once I fully understand my gun I plan on breaking out the ghillie and doing some long-range-style-stalk-erm..-hunting.. If anyone understands that.. Think sniping for deer.

Okay, I hope that was adequate material.

July 1, 2008, 09:09 PM
The Savage is likely to be a good rifle: the 7mag. is both fun and challenging to shoot well, and the Nikon is a fine scope even if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Have a blast !


July 1, 2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks for that, I can't wait to start training. I really would like as much feedback from everyone as possible. I love being given advice and such personally. Any and all feedback is appreciated. =D

Thanks for reading!

July 1, 2008, 11:47 PM
Not knocking the 7mm Rem Mag...

If you haven't looked into F-Class shooting, you might want to search that.

Then, you'll probably notice that the .308 is allowed in F-Class Target (as is the .223). Anything else is F-Class Open.

Then, look at Savage's 12F/TR

This isn't a 7mm Rem Mag, but it's an acknowledged long range target rifle that can double as a long range hunting rifle. With a proper scope, you'd be set.

Art Eatman
July 2, 2008, 08:00 AM
Unless you get into serious turkey hunting, camo and ghillie stuff isn't at all necessary. Most any dull earth-toned clothing from GoodWill is plenty good. I've eased up close on many a deer while wearing old khakis. Learning how to walk quietly is probably the most important part of hunting. That and how to move without marching along...

July 2, 2008, 08:09 AM
Yeah, I live in West Virginia. I've been hunting many times in blue jeans and a beer shirt, lmao. Good times all around. I'd just like to take on a role of complete stealth. As with stealth, I like not being seen in general, I like observing. I guess I could be uhm, one with nature and stuff? Haha.

Also, thanks for showing me about F-Class, I think once my shots are good on the range I'll probably step it up and get into competition. But for now, I'm just a average hunter who is insane about his accuracy.

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