Long range rifle pictures!


December 29, 2008, 10:50 PM
I realize some of these aren't going to be true long range rifles (including my own), but let's see pictures of your "long range" rifle(s)!!!! Also, what's the longest shot you've taken (or attempted), hunting, plinking, or otherwise.

(Hasn't been fired yet)...
Savage 10FP 308
Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 Scope
Leupold 2.5" Sun Shade
Warne Steel Bases
Weaver quad lock rings
Butler Creek flip caps
Harris 9-13" Bipod
Choate Ultimate Varmit stock

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December 29, 2008, 10:56 PM
Isn't mine but I wish it was:


December 29, 2008, 11:05 PM
I took a picture of my friend hunting while I was standing about 300 yards away. Is that what you meant by long range rifle pictures?

December 29, 2008, 11:39 PM
Nope I mean pictures of the rilfes, not the shot(s).

.38 Special
December 29, 2008, 11:48 PM
Zam, I think you are in for a rough ride. There is so much BS and juvenile fantasy foolishness regarding "long range" rifles that a lot of folks simply can't resist poking a bit of fun.

Moreover, long range riflery is 10% gun and 90% rifleman. In that sense, a "long range" rifle is whatever is in the hands of a competent "long range" marksman, perhaps barring such things as .30-30 lever guns. Simply slapping a heavy barrel and a kielbasa-sized scope onto a stock action doesn't really mean a whole lot.

Good luck with the thread, anyway...

December 29, 2008, 11:51 PM

MRC 1999 .30-06
Accurate Innovations stock
Leupold VXIII 6.5-20X scope
Warne steel bases
Tactical Precision steel rings

I've been working up loads at 200 yds and occasionally try shooting at 300 yds.

December 30, 2008, 12:12 AM
700 PSS
Mueller Tactical Scope
15MOA rail
Rifle Basix trigger


December 30, 2008, 12:25 AM
Mauser 98 over a hundred years, and still copied today. .308 winchester. I don't feel like typing everything that I have into it, Ill just say I have more in it that I could ever get back. It gives me pleasure though. If I feed it quality handloads or premium factory ammo. It responds with a boom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TANGGGGGhttp://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/308asshat/100_1361.jpg

December 30, 2008, 10:20 AM
This will have to do for now. I'm gonna see if my Dad can get a couple pictures of her with the jewelry on. This is the picture from the guy I bought it from off gunbroker. Now she wears an old 7x weaver my late Uncle gave to me. With the Norma ammo she shoots 1" groups at 200yrds. Not bad for an old junker. Newer picture to come.

December 30, 2008, 10:41 AM
I was hoping to see a picture of a Savage 12 F 6.5 too... :)

December 30, 2008, 12:00 PM

Winchester Action
28" fluted Obermeyer AMU contour barrel
McMillan Prone Stock
Williams one-piece steel bottom metal
Jewell trigger
SpeedLock firing pin and spring
Badger 20MOA picatinny rail
TPS tactical rings
Sightron SII 6-24x42 scope
Caliber: 6.5x55
Gunsmith: Terry Cross of KMW
Use: 1,000 yard F Class Rifle


Winchester Action
26" fluted Krieger MTU contour barrel
McMillan A2 Stock
Williams one-piece steel bottom metal
Jewell trigger
SpeedLock firing pin and spring
Badger 20MOA picatinny rail
Badger tactical rings
Leupold 6.5-20x50LR M1 Mildot scope
Caliber: .30-06
Gunsmith: Jack Krieger of Krieger Barrels
Use: 1,000 yard F Class Rifle


FN SPR (Winchester) Action
26" chrome-lined FN SPR barrel
McMillan A5 Stock
Williams one-piece steel bottom metal
Trigger lightened to 3#
Badger 20MOA picatinny rail
Badger tactical rings
Leupold 3.5-10x40LR M3 Mildot scope with Premier Gen. 2 reticle
Caliber: .308
Gunsmith: George Gardner of G.A. Precision
Use: Tactical Rifle


December 30, 2008, 12:04 PM
Very nice rifles USSR, cant go wrong with a Winchester action.

December 30, 2008, 12:23 PM
Pedersoli 1874 Sharps, .45-70 with a vernier sight. I've only shot it out to 300 meters, but I hope to make it to some 500 meter silhouette matches this summer.


January 4, 2009, 04:48 PM
bump- anybody else?

January 4, 2009, 04:54 PM
Shot great out to 1,000 yards at Long Range International's "Long Range Hunting" course

Savage 10FP in 308 Winchester
Harris Bipod
Pride-Fowler Rapid Reticle 3-9x scope (RR800-1)

My spotter's gun...great at 1,000 yards and has a 20 round magazine. PFI scope was removed for some 100 yard work.

Winchester Model 70 with PFI Rapid Reticle in 30-06...another 1,000 yard shooter

An Accuracy International rifle in the foreground

One of these guns is in 338 Lapua and shot an 11" group at 1 mile (at the target on the wall)

This was on the 100 yard range

Tikka T3...another great 1,000 yard shooter. Another PFI Rapid Reticle scope.

January 4, 2009, 04:58 PM
There are better calibers for long range app then the .308 cals.. regardless.. nice rifles gentlemen..

January 4, 2009, 04:58 PM
Savage 12 FV in .243, Sharpshooter SUpply LVT stock, Weaver Grand Slam 6.5-20 scope.



January 4, 2009, 05:07 PM
Custom GA Precision .308 Accuracy International 1.5 with 26" Mike Rock 5R barrel, Badger muzzle brake, tune trigger, everything blueprinted and trued, Nightforce 5.5-22x50 NP-R1 scope, Harris swivel bipod

This is a 1/4MOA rifle.


January 4, 2009, 05:09 PM
There may be better calibers than 308 Winchester for long range, but it works.

You don't need an expensive gun and custom mods to play the long range game. My Savage 10FP cost under $600 and the scope was around $500. My gun, out of the box, has a 3 pound trigger and shoots 3/4" at 100 yards in my hands with Federal Gold Medal Match 168 grain 308 Winchester ammo. A better shooter could probably get 1/2 MOA.

I don't even want to know what these cost to get an 11" group at 1 mile:


I suspect the half the value on those tables is worth more than my 401K.

January 4, 2009, 05:10 PM
hey cerebralfix, nice toys

are those pics from the LongRangeInternational classes?

January 4, 2009, 05:16 PM
Yeah, this was from their Long Range Hunting course. Every one of those guns was able to get center hits on steel at 1,000 yards, assuming the spotter was doing his job. Considering we had FOUR USMC 8541's training us as spotters and shooters, EVERYONE made solid hits on steel from 100-1,000 yards.

In case you missed it, 18"w x 24"h steel looks like this at 1,000 yards:


The man shaped steel targets were at 200 and 300 yards.

January 4, 2009, 08:11 PM
There are better calibers for long range app then the .308 cals.. regardless.. nice rifles gentlemen..

I'd agree to a point, but so much of long distance shooting is the shooters capability and experience with that particular gun. When my dad was in nam there were guys with kills at 1200 yards using a 308, not bad for .68 miles with a moving target...

I think a lot of the confusion on long range guns has been pushed into the categories of competition small target grouping versus "killing your target" groupings.

January 4, 2009, 09:09 PM
DPMS LRT-308 SASS with a Leupold MK4 3.5-10X:


I've shot 1.5" groups at 200yds with cheap Walmart Federal Soft points. Can't wait to get it to a longer range with some match ammo.

January 4, 2009, 09:12 PM
this is just something i threw together for fun. fn columbian mauser action, finned 7mm-08 barrel from a madsen light machine gun & a home built stock. i still have to finish the stock & paint it then add a scope & mounts. the stock will be painted the same metallic blue as the action.

January 4, 2009, 09:24 PM



200yds only =(

January 4, 2009, 09:26 PM
Savage 25 in .223Rem with Leupold 4-12x


January 4, 2009, 09:36 PM
This only one of my long rangers. A Colombian Mauser M98 in .308 Winchester that I built myself.

January 4, 2009, 10:02 PM
Savage 25 in .223Rem with Leupold 4-12x

Those thumbhole Savage stocks are sweet.

January 4, 2009, 10:15 PM

Howa 1500, 25-06, Boyds classic stock, Millett Buck Gold Target/Varmint 6-25x56mm AO, target turrets, 30mm tube, with sunshade, bipod, my first serious long range rifle.
Only had it out once so far, schedule is so nuts as to defy description. Quick sight in, here.


Maybe those 1000 yard target look awfully small, but to a tyro at long range, that wasn't real big eather.

And the results of fiddling with the scope, (had been moved during shipping, etc.), got 2/3rds of a great group. :) Can't wait to get it out again with my shiney new handloads....

January 4, 2009, 10:15 PM
No Cheytac M200's on Tango 51 rifles appearing yet... :uhoh:

What caliber?
700 PSS
Mueller Tactical Scope
15MOA rail
Rifle Basix trigger

January 4, 2009, 11:15 PM
Here are my two ...



.308 Win
Trued Remington 700 action
Krieger 26" stainless barrel, Obermeyer chamber, 1:10 twist, MTU contour, 10 flutes
AICS 1.5
Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x Ill. TMR reticle, M1
Mark 4 rings and base
Badger Ordnance tactical bolt handle
Jewell Trigger
AI bipod/Harris bipod

.300 Win Mag
Trued Remington 700 action
Krieger 26" stainless barrel, 1:10 twist, MTU contour, 10 flutes
AICS 1.5
Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x Ill. TMR reticle, M1
Mark 4 rings and Badger Ordnance 20MOA base
Badger Ordnance tactical bolt handle
Jewell Trigger
AI bipod/Harris bipod


Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
January 4, 2009, 11:23 PM
Some of you guys have some Jack Cheese! Nice stuff. I'll try to get a pic of my .243 (Turk mauser / Fajen stock / 26" Rem takeoff bbl).

January 4, 2009, 11:24 PM
GREAT rifles ... what finish is that on the Krieger barrel?


January 4, 2009, 11:54 PM
very nice 1858! they look so similar i thought you'd just cut/paste two into the picture until i noticed one action was blued in the 2nd pic. (and i see the mags are different sizes too)

26" is a long barrel!

what's an obermeyer chamber? sorta like the wylde equiv in 308?

you'll have to post some targets!

January 5, 2009, 12:08 AM
taliv, thanks ... I just finished breaking in the barrels last weekend (Krieger's recommendation so let's leave it at that) and am in the process of working up loads for them. We had 20mph crosswinds at the range today so I figured it wouldn't be worth trying to get any data. My next stop will be 200 yards to zero and then 600 yards and I'll definitely post photos if my groups are even close to yours ...

When I ordered the barrels I mentioned to the guys at Krieger that I wanted to shoot 168gr and 175gr HPBT bullets in the .308 Win so they said that they'd ream the chamber with an "Obermeyer" reamer. They reamed the .300 Win Mag for 210gr HPBT bullets using some proprietary reamer that they have.

AI offers 5 and 10 round mags for the .308 Win but only 5 round mags for the .300 WM (wish they offered 10).

I need a scope level like you have on your US Optics .... any recommendations?


January 5, 2009, 12:22 AM
I was going to take the 10FP out Saturday to zero @ 200, but with the 25-30MPH crosswinds we had and the dust clouds, would have been a lot of work for nothing.

January 5, 2009, 12:49 AM
Wow, 1858 you must have some serious cash to burn. How much did those two guys set you back? Very nice.

January 5, 2009, 01:42 AM
How much did those two guys set you back?

Not as much as an AE, AW or AWM from Accuracy International. The AE is $3,200, the AW is $4,900 and the AWM is $5,900 and those prices don't include optics, bipod, or extra magazines. I bought the Remington 700 rifles about 10 years ago. One was a VSSF (.308) and the other was a Police Model so that cut the cost quite a bit.

One day I'd love to have a AWM in .338 Lapua but there are a number of other items on the list so it'll have to wait.


Added in Edit: I've visited the AI factory in England and they make a top quality product. These two rifles were built in the "style" of the AE/AW/AWM and while they should be as accurate (and possibly more accurate) they are certainly not as rugged as the AI systems. My main objective with these two is to shoot 0.5MOA out to 600 yards, and with practice, the right loads, and more practice, out to 1000 yards.

January 5, 2009, 07:54 AM
GREAT rifles ... what finish is that on the Krieger barrel?


Thanks. I see we both love the 26" Krieger MTU contour. Jack did a great job on your rifles as well. I put the finish on my rifles myself, using Brownell's Teflon/Moly baked on finish. It's really not hard to do, and if you'd like, I'll post the details as to how to build the vertical oven ($30) that you need. Then, all you need is a camp stove and a can of the finish.


January 5, 2009, 08:47 AM
alfsauve , How you liking that Savage 25? Any problems? Quality issues?

January 5, 2009, 08:49 AM
The one with the scope :evil:


January 5, 2009, 01:00 PM
Toooooo much gun porn............I can't stand it any more:D

January 5, 2009, 01:24 PM
Armalite M15 A4(t) 24" Stainless Heavy Barrel, Match Trigger, Free Floating Barrel.

January 5, 2009, 01:57 PM
there are some sweeeeet rifles in this thread!!

January 5, 2009, 02:16 PM
I see we both love the 26" Krieger MTU contour. Jack did a great job on your rifles as well.

Don, why did you choose the MTU contour? I went with the MTU barrel because I was concerned about velocity for long range but I also wanted a stiff barrel that wouldn't deflect too much. It's easy to calculate the deflection of a barrel having the same cross-sectional area along the whole length but it's more involved with tapered contours since I is a function of position along the barrel and the centroid of the barrel isn't at the midway point. A 26" barrel with a 1" OD (in .308) deflects about 0.006" at rest so the MTU barrel is going to deflect less than that (probably half that amount). I do plan on calculating the deflection of an MTU barrel but if anyone has some actual numbers I'd be interested in seeing them. The other reason that I chose the MTU barrel is that the AI rifles have 26" plus barrels with an MTU contour so they must know something. The guys at Krieger do great work and I'll definitely be working with them again.

I put the finish on my rifles myself, using Brownell's Teflon/Moly baked on finish. It's really not hard to do, and if you'd like, I'll post the details as to how to build the vertical oven ($30) that you need. Then, all you need is a camp stove and a can of the finish.

I'd really appreciate that ... I do have access to a large walk-in oven that was bought for powder coating projects but your $30 oven sounds intriguing. I'll look for the Teflon/Moly finish on Brownell's web site.


January 5, 2009, 06:35 PM
Here you go, 1858, posted in the Gunsmithing and Repairs section:



January 5, 2009, 07:03 PM
Hows about a long-range handgun shot? As far as i know this is the longest 1st-shot handgun shot ever made on a game spp.--


Actually i was lucky enuf to have been the spotter when Ernie Bishop killed a prairie dog at 1590 yds. on the 9th shot with a custom XP-100 handgun.

I was also the spotter on Ray Prager's 1140-yd. prairie dog double (2 with 1 shot) with a custom TC Contender.

January 5, 2009, 07:32 PM
There are better calibers for long range app then the .308 cals.
Well now that depends entirely on the application. Apparently for general purpose sniping up to 800 yards or so in a battle environment, both the Army and USMC came to a different conclusion. For a handloader with lots of time shooting paper with a 20 lb rail gun, there are probably better rounds for sure. So you saying there are better ones is just as silly as someone saying the 308 is perfect, all depends on the circumstances.

January 6, 2009, 10:52 AM
If you're in the military, and they buy you 308 ammo, then apparently the Army and USMC made a good choice. Otherwise, there are a lot of better calibers for long range apps, if you go by the results of LR BR and LR tactical match results.

January 6, 2009, 12:16 PM
Smith and Corona 1903a3 its been sporterized very nicely. I haven't put a scope on it yet (working my way though college) but eventually it will get a scope and target stock.


January 6, 2009, 12:56 PM
My long range rifle. I was hitting 12" steel at 300 yards with this rifle for a match. i didn't hit them all with the 1st round but my total time was less than some others. BSW

Early Chinese SKS.

Targets at 300 yards. They are past and to the left of the excavator.

January 6, 2009, 02:20 PM
I gotta ask - why is there an excavator out there in front of the shooter? That pic just kinda looks...odd.

January 6, 2009, 02:34 PM
I gotta ask - why is there an excavator out there in front of the shooter?I have the same question.

January 6, 2009, 02:38 PM
Probably because there is nobody in the excavator and they parked it in the shooting lane...

Anyway...unless you hit a window, that lil 223 (5.56) ain't gonna hurt that excavator.

January 6, 2009, 02:42 PM

Howa 1500 .30-'06

January 6, 2009, 03:04 PM
We do that rifle match in an active gravel quarry. They don't work on the weekends when we shoot there. The quarrymen do tend to leave stuff parked all over the place though, like right next to longest clear area for long range shooting. BSW

January 6, 2009, 03:05 PM
Alpha6164, nice gun, and never thought of it as a coffee table centerpiece, but it works.

January 6, 2009, 03:09 PM
This is mine: Savage 110 with a Lothar Walther 1:8 27 inch Barrel. Currently sporting a different scope than the one in the pic.

This is a typical 100 M 5 shot group when I do my part:

This is the result of an attempted Ladder at 100M from a couple of weeks ago. I wasnt expecting this:

January 6, 2009, 03:25 PM
you sure that caliber will shoot afy? I heard it won't group better than 6" at 100m! :P

seriously, interesting spiral pattern you've got going on there. any theories?

edit: are those calipers in inches?

January 6, 2009, 03:32 PM
My savage 10FP put this group at 200 yards. It cost me ~$550 2.5 years ago. Its seen close to 700 rounds since i first took it home.



January 6, 2009, 03:37 PM
6 shot group... very nice! sure you weren't shooting wad cutters? do those ballistic tips cut paper like that every time?

January 6, 2009, 05:34 PM
they were all ballistic tipped. Its what i use for squirrel shooting. And there was a cardboard backing behind the paper target. Thats probably where the tearing is coming from.

January 6, 2009, 06:09 PM
Taliv.. yes the calipers are in inches.

My theory... shooter compensating. :p

January 6, 2009, 07:24 PM

I rarely shoot past 200 yd. but if I had to, this would be the rifle I'd reach for. Remington 700 SPS Varmint .308. It's dead stock unless you count the lightened trigger. Scope is an older Tasco 6-24X in cheap Weaver mounts.


This is one of it's better groups at 100yd. Average is more like 3/4". I'm going to try and improve the bedding soon.

January 6, 2009, 08:49 PM
I'm pushing for a Remington 700P 300WM next...

January 7, 2009, 12:46 AM
Here's my .264 Win Mag. She started life as a $300 Wal Mart Remington 700 ADL. She's got a 27.5" Lilja Stainless Steel Barrel, blueprinted action, tuned trigger, glass bedded, aluminum bottom metal, all metal is teflon coated, and of course the maple stock. It's from Great American, I used Laurel Mountain Forge Honey Maple stain, which I cut 80% with denatured alcohol, then sealed the wood twice with LMF Sealer, and have quite a few coats of LMF finish on it. Oh and she'll hold .5 MOA to 200 yards, which is as far as I've shot her. I designed her as a long range deer rifle, but this year's elk project, a .358 Norma, wasn't, and still isn't done, so she shot a small 7x7 bull elk at 75 yards, a cow elk at 60 yards and a doe deer in Maine on a pseudo - drive at 100 yards. The 140 grain Partitions really impressed me, full penetration through both shoulders on both elk.

January 7, 2009, 01:11 AM
Here is my medium range rifle. Don't have a long range rifle, because I can't think of anywhere to shoot one.

I've only shot at stuff out to 600 so far...

January 7, 2009, 01:21 AM
UNFORTUNATELY our longest range at out gun club is 300m

Mine is this thing that started life as Stevens 200, Shilen barrel Leupold 36x scope, chambered for 7.62x39mm


if I can keep the shakes at bay it'll do this

January 7, 2009, 03:55 PM
First off, great rifles guys! Heres my entry:) Savage 10FP, Choate folder, Swift 4.5-14X44 Scope, fake Harris bipod. Former owner claims 1.5" at 300yrd, but we'll see about that. Hope to get some better glass for it, if I like it. Love the 2# trigger.

Second one is my RRA Predator Pursuit copy, Bushnell Elite 3200 10X40, Harris bipod. I managed a 1.3" 14 shot group at 100yrds, with no bags, hope to tighten that up a bit! Thanks for the great reading and Pics, guys!

January 7, 2009, 04:47 PM
JDGray, how have you liked the Bushnell Elite 3200 10X40 scope? I almost bought one myself, still considering it..

January 7, 2009, 06:26 PM
JDGray, how have you liked the Bushnell Elite 3200 10X40 scope? I almost bought one myself, still considering it..

For $160 scope, you can't go wrong. Holds zero, turrets have nice positive clicks, and the retical moves smooth while bore sighting. Glass is pretty clear, and bright, but my only other scopes to compare to (before the Swift), were a couple of Tasco's

Big Bill
January 7, 2009, 06:30 PM
Here's mine...


January 7, 2009, 08:11 PM
Its not much to look at and I'm a really bad photographer...but here is one of mine (the newest edition).

My favorite...Its an SPS Tactical with a Leupold 6-18x40mm Mark II Tactical scope. Its sort of plain...but thats the way I wanted it, K.I.S.S.

It will shoot just as good as any of the more "tacticool" looking ones. Its a little dirty, and its got a few scratches...but its been through a hard hunting season and has put the meat on the table. (4 deer)


January 7, 2009, 08:37 PM
we've got some good pics going here!! anymore?

January 7, 2009, 10:08 PM
You have seen this before:
91/30 - 7.62X54R - Knockoff Harris bi-pod - BSA scope - Rock Solid scope mount - Do it yourself project as a spoof on the expensive sniper rifles.

January 7, 2009, 10:14 PM


January 7, 2009, 11:04 PM
What bipods are you guys with the Savage 10FP's(or anyone else for that matter) using and why? Im looking to get one for bench shooting and possibly prone shooting when trying to hit varmints.

January 7, 2009, 11:07 PM
Harris bipods are what most use...but WalMart sells a cheap knockoff that is darn near identical to the Harris for 1/2 the $$$.

I have not used one of the WalMart bipods...only looked at them and they appeared decent for the $$$.

EDIT: I remembered after I posted...Harris bipods don't fit the 10 FP's right...do they??? (I don't have any Savages)
I don't know if the other one I mentioned will fit or not.

January 7, 2009, 11:35 PM
Harris will fit the Savage swivel stud without an adapter. I prefer the swivel Harris series, can take a shot off uneven ground and not have a canted scope picture. I had one of the Walmart bipods, it worked fine, no swivel though.. :(

January 9, 2009, 10:07 AM
I expected to change the trigger on my Savage- the accutrigger as set on the 10FP from the factory isn't too bad.

January 9, 2009, 05:00 PM
"Moreover, long range riflery is 10% gun and 90% rifleman."

Amen! Truer words were never written.

January 9, 2009, 07:34 PM
A couple of plinkers. ;)

January 9, 2009, 07:35 PM
Very nice DRYHUMOR! I hope my 10FP has a brother someone soon... perhaps a 700P.

January 9, 2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks, zammyman

The one in the rear is an LTR, in a different stock, Rifle Basix trigger- it's the go to rifle.

The SSG, is more of a Sunday driver.

January 9, 2009, 08:02 PM
What bipods are you guys with the Savage 10FP's(or anyone else for that matter) using and why? Im looking to get one for bench shooting and possibly prone shooting when trying to hit varmints.

The flat bottom on my FP, still fits a bipod, but it will not tighten up as tight as it should, as they are designed for a contoured stock. The Harris is much nicer bipod, worth the extra cash!;)

January 9, 2009, 08:32 PM
+1 on the Harris pods, Versa pods are not bad either.

I like the give they have to compensate for left/right cant

January 9, 2009, 08:44 PM
my long range rifle, needs a better scope

January 9, 2009, 11:03 PM
JDGray I am thinking of upgrading to the Elite 4200 8-24x50. I see you like yours. Ive been trying to find someone with the 6-24x50. right now Im still slummin with a Bushnell Banner 9-24x40. its works damn good but Im sure the elite will blow it away.

Judah Ben-Hur
January 10, 2009, 12:54 AM
Here is my .30-378 Weatherby Accumark with Leupold VXIII 6.5X20 50mm. The gun is stock as it came off the store shelf. It likes the factory 180 Barnes X bullet load. Don't know if they still make it or not because I reload. I could never get the Barnes X/XBT's to shoot good with my reloads, wish I knew what that 107.5 grains of powder that in there. :banghead: A couple of targets from awhile ago. :)

January 10, 2009, 12:12 PM
keep 'em comin!!! My wife is probably afraid I'll go on another rifle buying spree after seeing these pictures!!

January 10, 2009, 12:37 PM

my only long rage rifle - unles you count an open sights sks...

this one's got some better optics and a turn down bolt handle in it's future.

January 10, 2009, 06:19 PM
Brian41 that's nice! What glass do you want to put on it.

January 10, 2009, 06:32 PM
Not your typical long range rifles.

Styer Mannlicher Model S, Double set triggers - Schmidt & Bender scope - .300 Winchester Mag


H&K 91, Williams set trigger - Bushnell 3200 Elite


January 10, 2009, 06:54 PM
Here is my 'Long Range' deer rifle. Reminton 700 ADl in 7mm Rem Mag with a 4x12 Busnell. It has been free floated, action bedded, and the factory stock stiffened up with fiberglass. shoots about .50-.75 at 100

January 16, 2009, 08:01 PM
FN PBR XP in 308


January 16, 2009, 08:31 PM
long range......my range is 300yds...and i realy can't find a range around here to shoot much more
..........so i shoot 300yds with a bone stock OLYMPIC ARMS AR-15
clearI fixed 4x scope

January 16, 2009, 09:23 PM
Savage 10FP, El Cheapo Center Point 4-16 X 42 scope ($69.95 @ Wally World). Haven't been able to get out and shoot it beyond 100 yards yet, but it basically puts 'em all in the same hole @ 100 yards. Scope has parallax correction focus from 5 yards to infinity.

Was shooting 168 grain Berger moly coated bullets and it wouldn't group worth a hoot. Walt Berger said 168's don't stabilize until almost 200 yards and that I should go to 150 grain bullets or less for 100 yard shooting. Only 150 grain .308 bullets I had on hand were the Hornady FMJ BT's so I made up a few over 47.0 grains of Hodgdon Varget shot that target at 100 yards indoors. It puts them in under an inch even with South Aftrian Surplus 7.62 X 51 NATO.

January 17, 2009, 04:11 AM
almost the same config as JDGray but with a Millett TRS-1 4x16 and Deadnutz rings


January 17, 2009, 12:34 PM
New build still got a little bit of sanding to get it to sit in there just right...

January 17, 2009, 01:05 PM
Does this count? I hope to do 300 yards... thats almost long range right? (Maybe half way there?) :D


February 11, 2009, 02:55 PM
Man alive! You guys have some pretty impressive rifles. I wish I had something even relatively close to yours, but I don't, so I figure I can still post what I have. Nobody said the long range had to actually be long for everybody. This is long for me right now, but I am sure with more practice and better tools I can get up there with you guys. That day will come!

So here are mine.

Top is Feb 1952 Enfield .303 No. 4 MK 2 All original.
Middle is 1917 30.06 by Remington Shortened stock and refinished by me. The barrel is shortened to 20 1/4" by a previous owner. Light and good for medium range foresty areas here in Oregon. Brush Gun! I HOPE!!! We'll see!
Bottom is June 1970 .22lr Remington Nylon 66 4-16X50 scope by Daisy.

Ive had .50 to .75 shot groups at 75 yards with the .22 so far. I don't have a range nearby (within 30 miles) so I haven't shot at one yet. The two Military are newly acquired and have only put 20 rounds through the .303 but hit a Coleman propane lantern tank 3 out of 5 shots at the same 75 yards as the .22.

February 15, 2009, 02:11 PM
Any new pictures guys?

February 15, 2009, 05:55 PM
Some of my long-range rifle collection:

WWII Remington 1903A4 sniper in .30-06, lovingly restored by me back to as-issued condition over the course of several years from a cut-up deer rifle. New barrel, new wood, match-cut chamber, glass bedded, lapped lugs, parkerized, 2.25x Lyman Alaskan/M73 scope. The 2-groove barrel dispels a lot of ErrorNet myths, and easily stays inside 1 MOA with M2 Ball, even better with my 168gr Sierra MatchKing handloads:


Sister rifle to the above WWII sniper, here's a Springfield 1903, October 1918 markings, updated to 1903A1 configuration, exactly as I found her in a gunshop near Roseville, CA. I won quite a few John C. Garand matches with this rifle:


Of course, nobody disputes that the M1 Garand in .30-06 isn't an effective long-range rifle. I competed for quite some time with the M1 Garand, and have been known to take a family portrait or two with the several examples I own. Two M1 Garands, with the M1903A4, demonstrating how stacking swivels work:


This is a real sweetheart. 1997-vintage Remington 700PSS in .308, Sightron S-II 4-16x42 MilDot scope, ArmsTech floorplate extender, bubble level, Killflash ARD, skim-bedded into original green H-S Precision 700 PSS stock, 1/2 MOA or better depending on how much coffee I've had in the morning:


From the front:


Long-range precision autoloaders are fun, too. Armscorp of Baltimore M14NM in 7.62mm NATO, H&R M14 donor kit, Krieger mid-weight barrel, USGI fiberglass stock, Devcon marine epoxy bedding, ARMS #18 scope mount, Weaver V-16 scope, gas system unitized, assembly by Von Klauss Gunsmithing of Loomis, CA. Paint and cheekpiece by me. This was my NRA High Power rifle for many years, and served me well. Then I scoped it and went further into the long range competition thing:


We used to have vintage service rifle silhouette matches in California. This is one of my favorites for knocking over the steel plates at 500 meters. 1917 Enfield Lock NoIMkIII* SMLE, .303 British, pretty much as I found her:


I'd mix it up at times, and take either a M1911 Swiss Schmidt-Rubin in 7.5x55 Swiss, or my 1906-vintage Swedish M96 Mauser in 6.5x55, also quite capable of connecting at far-off targets (2nd and 3rd from the bottom here, underneath a No5Mk1 Jungle Carbine and M1895 Dutch Mannlicher Cavalry Carbine):


This one put me on the pages of Tactical Shooter Magazine. The gun was a what-if, just to see if an ancient military action could be used for a precision rifle. Of course, I knew the answer beforehand, but why not? This is my 6.5-06 Interdiction Rifle, good for well over 1000 yards. 1916 J.G. Haenel 98 Mauser action, blueprinted, squared, lapped, 26" Krieger #5 taper barrel, George Vais muzzle brake, Canjar single-set trigger, Speedlock titanium striker, Wolff heavyweight striker spring, DevCon Marine Epoxy bedded, Fajen Ace Varminter stock, Millett one-piece steel scope base, Millet Angle-Loc rings, Weaver V-16 scope. I've gotten inside 8" at 1000 yards to date, and have many 5-shot, 1/4 MOA groups in the scrapbook. The rifle centerpunched a 500 meter golfball on the first try at an impromptu sniper match in Ione, CA on 15 May of 1999. Wife #2 knows to buy an extra-large coffin, because this one's going with me on my dirt nap:


Another view:


After I retired from USAF Active Duty in May of 2006, I gave myself a long-awaited retirement present. This is a Sharps Model 1874 Business Rifle, in .45-70, with 32" octagon barrel, 3" Creedmoor rear sight, double set triggers, globe front sight. I run 535gr cast Postell bullets on top of 70gr Goex Cartridge for a whopping 1200fps, but it's consistent enough to stay MOA on paper out to 200 yards. It'll also connect quite nicely with the steel buffalo silhouettes out to 800 yards, and I've dropped one Wisconsin whitetail at just shy of 400 yards. It's amazing how consistent shooting such an ancient design really is, and BP has exceptionally low standard velocity deviation compared to smokeless. Not a good woods-walking gun, but it speaks with authority, and the white smoke just adds to the excitement:


Open that big breechblock, and stuff in another round...


There's more, but I'm being a bandwidth hog, and it's time for others to post their pics. :D

February 15, 2009, 06:06 PM
Wow, great collection Gewehr98!:eek:

Odd Job
February 15, 2009, 06:31 PM
Wife #2 knows to buy an extra-large coffin, because this one's going with me on my dirt nap

No no no!
That rifle has to go to your nephew..said nephew being me ;)

February 15, 2009, 07:41 PM
almost the same config as JDGray but with a Millett TRS-1 4x16 and Deadnutz rings

What kinds of groups at 100yrds do you get?

Shot mine yesterday for the first time at 100yrds, and it puts em in the same hole. Gotta back up some with these things, I guess:cool: Changed my stock out last week to Choate Ultimate Varmint, identical but no foldy, and picked up a Harris bipod pretty cheap so the knock off went on the Boy's .22.

February 15, 2009, 08:34 PM

February 15, 2009, 11:34 PM
Holy smokes, this thread makes me:eek:

I have a Remington SPS-V in .308. I'll try and get pics up soon.

February 16, 2009, 12:21 PM
Heres my sps 308- after next week it will have a Pss takeoff HS stock, a Mark4 L/R M1 4.5-14x50mm scope, some Duracoat paint and a name

February 16, 2009, 12:26 PM
iannstud, nice, but skip the HS stock

thrash, cool... how's that shoot? what caliber is it?

February 16, 2009, 12:37 PM
well.... the stock is somewere in denver, on its way here, i got it for 75$ with some minor scratches.... I have huge hands, and I love the way the dual palm swell feels in my hand... To be honest, I hate the houge stock, it hurts my cheek when i shoot, and the pistol grip is too small, my thumb and finger over lap alot... (and too sticky)

It shoots nice for a $500 gun. I can pull off about 1" or just under at 100yrds 5 shot group, (I am a total noob, and have no skills, but am learning)

Its a .308 win. I have shot 168 bthp SMK's and at almost $40 a box. I almost shoot better with cheaper ammo. the differance is about .25" bigger group. So ill stick to the cheaper stuff.

I have only tried 150gr Remington corelokt, 150 Federal Cheap stuff, 150 Winchester sp2??(shoots groups like hammered ass) and 168 SMK's.

Value vs. Accuracy= Remington 14.99 a box wins...

I also have new 1pc scope base, and new rings comming...

February 16, 2009, 12:42 PM
shoots groups like hammered ass
:D:D:D I take it, that means not good?

February 16, 2009, 12:46 PM
it is a welding term around here, but it still applies...:D

we'll just say every 5 shots has 2 flyers or so that are at least 2" away:eek:. that makes me think there is something wrong with the gun... so i put some remington 150gr in after and got the best group of the day.... I will be staying away from Winchester ammo...

February 16, 2009, 01:48 PM
Besides the obvious Lon Horiuchi marketing blunder, what's wrong with the H-S Precision 700 PSS stock? The palmswell and aluminum bedding block have worked just fine for me.

I'm quite tickled with the one on my own 700 PSS pictured above, and I have McMillan and other composite/laminate stocks on several of my rifles, so it's not for lack of comparison.

Iansstud, what's sitting on top of your forward scope ring?

Is that a red dot sight?

February 16, 2009, 01:50 PM
nothing :) just Lon

they are nice stocks. and in this case, a used, scratched up one is probably a heckuva deal.

February 16, 2009, 01:53 PM
Besides the obvious Lon Horiuchi marketing blunder, what's wrong with the H-S Precision 700 PSS stock? The palmswell and aluminum bedding block have worked just fine for me.

I'm not taliv but I never liked the H-S Precision stock that came on my 700P ... the bedding block was fine, the stock was solid but the palm swell just wasn't ergonomic for me.

I still have the PRISTINE H-S Precision stock with one detachable magazine if anyone's interested ... it's the long action variety. :D

February 16, 2009, 01:55 PM
See above.

February 16, 2009, 01:57 PM
that is a "mini" Red dot scope.... I had a problem with scoping out targets (coyotes) at 200+ yds, then i would accidently call one in to 25-50yds and have to reset my scope power, focus, elevation......

now i have the red dot set to 20-75 yds... its good for a 4-5" shot

if one of those bastards pops out of the bush, point.. shoot... dead... no more dicking around only to have him hear you or get spooked and be gone...


February 16, 2009, 02:01 PM
now i have the red dot set to 20-75 yds... its good for a 4-5" shot

Do you mean that it's good for 4" - 5" groups or that it shoots high 4" to 5" ... thanks.


February 16, 2009, 02:02 PM
hand sized groups at 50yrds with my bypod... great for coyotes

February 16, 2009, 02:03 PM
Haven't you been at this long-range shooting thing for a while

Yeah, but I've never used them for long-range work - the dots are usually too large vs. target size. So far, all of my red dots are mounted on my handguns. That is, until I can get my recently-acquired Weaver Qwik-Point mounted on my SAR-1 AK later on...

If it works like I think it will, I may try a red dot on my No5Mk1 Jungle Carbine next. I have a no-gunsmithing mount that sits fairly low on that rifle, and would be great for close-in snap shots. :D

February 16, 2009, 02:58 PM
Fat Man and Little Boy:


February 16, 2009, 03:32 PM
Had to through my long ranger up. Mauser 48 receiver glass fitted into the heavy thumb hole target stock, timney trigger set at 14 ounces, Adams & Bennett heavy barrel in 308 with 1-10 twist, 9-24X40 Banner scope. Harris bi-pod (not in picture) weighs about 17lbs total

February 16, 2009, 04:08 PM
Savage 10FP 308
18" barrel - 1:10 twist
AAC 7.62SD suppressor
McMillan A5 stock
Harris Bi-pod
Leupold Mk4 6.5-20x50mm Illuminated TMR Reticle Scope

February 16, 2009, 04:45 PM
talk about long eye relief... the her view must be the size of a pea

February 17, 2009, 07:30 AM
It was her first time shooting a gun...she was a little nervous.

March 26, 2009, 09:49 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forum as well as long range shooting. I am not an expert and rarely claim to know everything about guns. I just started hunting last year but have been shooting since I was a kid.
I just bought a 'new to me' rifle (with about 80 rounds through it) from a friend in need of some money. It didn't feel quite right when I was shooting; I had to hold my head up over the stock to see through the scope. So I modified the stock. I would have bought a new stock but I'm a poor college student.


It's a Savage 10fp .308. The stock has about 5 lbs. of weight added in the butt of the stock. I added a piece of wood to rest my check on then shaped it with bondo. After all the sanding was finished, I then repainted the gun. It weighs about 15 lbs with scope and Harris bipod.

I originally was looking for a hunting rifle that would put a deer down out to 600 yards. I ended up with a 15 lbs bench rest shooter (at least it would be a bear to pack on my shoulder all day).

Zak Smith
March 26, 2009, 10:55 PM
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March 26, 2009, 10:58 PM
I'll have a hard time calling this one a long range rifle since it's in 22-250, but here goes:


March 27, 2009, 01:06 AM
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March 28, 2009, 10:27 AM

700 SPS-V .308
Harris 6-9
Bushnell 3200 10x40

Sitting on crap rings/base waiting on EGW 20moa /XTR lows.

March 28, 2009, 10:31 AM
Crazy Horse M21A5 EBR


March 28, 2009, 12:28 PM
Weatherby Vanguard 338 Winchester Magnum

Center Point 4-16X 40 Milt Dot Illuminated Reticle

I bought it yesterday....









March 30, 2009, 01:22 AM
have not shoot a lot past 500 yards but here it is. hopfully my thousand yard varmit setup.:)

March 30, 2009, 02:06 AM

March 30, 2009, 03:10 AM
my cz527 varmint kevlar .223



some of my best shots so far @ 100 yards 3 shots ea, still trying different loads

March 30, 2009, 06:37 AM
...still trying different loads

I'd go with the third one down on the left. :eek: Must be about .050". Nice rifle.

April 12, 2009, 12:40 PM
hi guys, new to the forum

I had a chance to run a few rounds through a members Nemesis, seen below, its a lovely rifle, folding stock and fully adjustable much like the Brugger and thomet APR and pgm line of rifles in terms of chassis and assembly. it was very comfortable to shoot, a strong push but otherwise not what you would expect from the 50 besides the normal blast. its swiss made.
i felt the Tac 50 was more punishing and since it lacked a cheekpiece and monopod it felt less steady compared to the nemesis. when the moderator on the big mac was on, it felt even stronger on recoil. the nemesis is also fitted with a custom brake.
some pics at 1100m.
the nemesis is now being reloaded with some of lutz moller's machined solids but i still dont know the results of these reloads and 750AMAX are not always available in europe.
another guy next to me was placing his unique alpine through its paces, its chambered in a 300winmag and did very well, i counted about 7 consecutive hits out of 10 at 1100m.
here i was sending express mail through the Steyr 50bmg, did pretty well with this at 1100m, 3-4hits
my favourite still remains the Sako TRG 42, the one i tried was wearing a Zeiss 'hubble' scope with the huge 72mm. loads were lapua scenars 250grains with rws brass and it got the most consistant hits at the distance. conditions where roughly 3-4mph from 10 o clock

April 12, 2009, 02:50 PM
FN PBR XP .308Win

Daniel Defense SPR 5.56Wylde

April 12, 2009, 10:32 PM

April 13, 2009, 07:09 AM
my 30-06

April 25, 2009, 04:16 AM
My Swiss AMSD Nemesis .50bmg/S&B 5-25 PMII / REFLEX T16 Suppressor



and Nemesis with the brake fitted with my Sako TRG-22


April 25, 2009, 05:17 AM

in this pic? are those houses down there? If so, why is the shooter shooting that way?

April 25, 2009, 05:30 AM
They aren't houses its a Swiss Military Range - I shot there 2 years ago...

I've got a better pic somewhere...this is all I can find at the minute.

Taken to the left of where the shooter was..


and what he would have been aiming at


Pic from the Swiss FCSA


April 30, 2009, 09:39 PM
Browning X-Bolt 7mm-08
Sightron SI 2.5-10x44
Harris Bi-Pod
Cabelas Padded Sling
Cordura Rifle Cheek Rest
No mods to rifle itself
Target at 250 Yards
3rd set of 3 bullets EVER shot out of the gun. In other words they were the 7th, 8th, and 9th bullets. These were cold bore shots.

April 30, 2009, 10:40 PM
Crap picture but


Built on a budget with the best parts my (limited) money could buy

Rem 700 30-06 long-action, Brux straight taper heavy barrel, Bell and Carlson stock w/ aluminum bedding block (and skim bedded), custom ground recoil lug, Mueller Tactical 4-16x40 Illum Mil-dot scope, Leupold Mk4 rings on snipercentral.com 15 MOA bases, Tac-ops cheekpiece, harris bipod.

Action work (and other work) done by Billy Dale


I've managed some better groups with handloads, but no picture handy

May 1, 2009, 12:15 AM
Daniel Defense SPR 5.56Wylde with Leupold MK4 MR/T 1.5-5x20 SPR reticle



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Fabrique Nationale PBR XP .308 Win with Leupold MK4 LR/T 4.5-14x50mm TMR reticle



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May 1, 2009, 12:47 AM
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May 1, 2009, 12:48 AM
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December 1, 2009, 11:38 AM
Double post. Sorry please delete

December 1, 2009, 11:39 AM
Next to a Mosin that I'm working on


Not a bad perch... to bad there weren't any elk that day though.


My gear laid out.


March 12, 2010, 10:02 PM
my 6.5x47 on the 1100 yard field

March 12, 2010, 11:43 PM
my 700 doing some high desert shooting. used biodegradable targets that time out, went 12/12 on eggs at 107yds, windy too so it was good fun. crappy cell phone pic.
for more info on the rifle go here http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=461863


March 12, 2010, 11:45 PM
Win. model 67 7mm mag. 300 yard shots are no problem with this one. I am still trying to find a range with 500 - 1000 yard lanes so I can try it out.


1943 Mosin Nagant M44. Iron sights with surplus ammo. I will hit a 12" square metal target 9 out of 10 times. Very fun to shoot and packs a punch.


March 13, 2010, 12:03 PM
I'll Play, a recent photo of my rig:


March 13, 2010, 12:55 PM
Remington 40X 200yds-1000yds

March 13, 2010, 06:33 PM
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March 13, 2010, 11:19 PM











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