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Long Range Rifle Project

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Scorpiusdeus, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Scorpiusdeus

    Scorpiusdeus member

    I'd like to set up a Long range rifle, maybe from scratch, maybe not. I'm just looking for ideas.

    The calibers I'm interested in are 30-06 or .308 Nato.

    Should I buy a rifle and add on to it, or buy a separate barrel, stock, scope ect?

    I'd like to be able to make, with proper training, shots to 1000 meters accurately. While price is ALWAYS a consideration, It shouldn't be the first consideration.

    I'm thinking simple bolt action like a Rem 700 or similar.

    I'm interested in your opinions and ideas.
  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

  3. Scorpiusdeus

    Scorpiusdeus member

    Oh sure! Make it easy on me. :)

    Thanks for the links.
  4. Strongbad

    Strongbad Well-Known Member

    There are about a million ways you can go in terms of gun and equipment. However, if you're just starting out, it's hard to go wrong with a heavy barreled 308 and a good scope with target knobs.
  5. jlmurphy

    jlmurphy Well-Known Member

  6. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    Savage .308
  7. U.S.SFC_RET

    U.S.SFC_RET Well-Known Member

    I have heard some interesting ideas with the venerable 30-06. Don't count out that caliber, handloaded heavy bullets make for some long range shooting but I am just scratching the surface. Cases are easy to come by and the ought six is has a very flexible usage. Just because it's an oldy doesn't mean it's a goodie.
  8. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    While the '06 will work, and work quite well, it is a handloading proposition only, while suitable match grade .308 ammo is readily available. Everybody should have a .308 precision rifle, what you get after that is up to you.

  9. mustanger98

    mustanger98 Well-Known Member

    The way I understand it, Black Hills loaded 168gr match for the .30-06.

    For the money, for a factory rifle, I'd get a Savage. For my left-handed .243Winchester, I got the Model 11GL which is the wood-stocked "hunter" series. If I were looking for a .308, for what I do with a rifle, I'd probably get another Model 11GL. However, it's not the heavy barrel so many bench/long-range shooters go for. For sights, I'd do the same thing I talk about with my .243... I'd mount the Williams FP/TK and go from there.
  10. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member


    Don't know about Black Hills, but you can buy Federal Gold Medal Match using the 168SMK in .30-06. Only problem is, it is loaded down to .308 velocities. If you are going to do that with a .30-06, go with a .308. Where the '06 really shines is with 190gr and heavier bullets that can take advantage of the increased case capacity using slower powders.

  11. CajunTim

    CajunTim Well-Known Member

    Savage 12FV the stock is cheap but works, should be able to find a new one for $450ish.
  12. Davo

    Davo Well-Known Member

  13. siglite

    siglite Well-Known Member

    You've seen pics of my savage, scorp. And you've probably seen my 500yd group. If not, you know where to find the pics, and if you don't find 'em, letmme know. The thing's a tack hammer, and I've done absolutely nothing to it. It shot like that right out of the box. I endorse the FP10's wholeheartedly. Especially with the LE accutrigger. Best thing since sliced bread.
  14. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Well-Known Member

    Remington 700 heavy barrel. Good steel, quality parts, easily modified. 'Nuff said.

    BOW CEFUS member


    Get the savage 10FP and replace the stock with a mcmillon
  16. Scorpiusdeus

    Scorpiusdeus member

    I'll go check em out, I think I do recall those pics. Rifle area?

    Wow, Savage has really strong support here. Very impressive.

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