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Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by sfl_gunner, Sep 30, 2021.

  1. sfl_gunner

    sfl_gunner Member

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    I'm really interested in learning PRS but honestly don't know much about it. I have a few questions?
    What are the divisions?
    How much should I be looking to spend on a rifle and optics?
    What calibers are popular and successful?
     
  2. Hoser

    Hoser Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty much there is one division, Open. You also have Tactical and gas gun but not many play there.

    A good baseline is 3-5K for a rifle and scope.

    The top of the heap is using 6mm somethings based off the 6BR case. You can also do well with 6.5 anything. You dont want or need anything like a 7 mag or 300 mag to de well.
     
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    I bought a gen 2 Ruger Precision in 6 Creed and put a Vortex HST 6-24X50 on it. I have about $1500 in it and I have found it an excellent learning tool. One of the things I've learned is my skills and time availability really don't warrant a more expensive set up.
     
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  4. mcb

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    If the PRS entry price is too high you can look for an NRL22 club. It is a very similar sport using 22LR rifles instead of center-fire and can be much cheaper to get into and shoot. It uses many of the same skills, position building, adjusting for range and wind. It's an excellent stepping stone into PRS.
     
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  5. sfl_gunner

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    Thank you everyone. Would a Bergara B14 HMR in 6.5 CM be a good place to start? What power scope should I be looking at?
     
  6. Stevie-Ray

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    I'm just starting too, but that would be an excellent place to start. My 6.5 CM is of the Savage 110 Tactical variety, but I won that, so it was free. I chose an Arken SH4 6-24x50 for my scope, but have yet to really wring it out. Now that Steel Challenge is ending and Sight-In days are nearly upon us, I plan to get it to the range more often.
     
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  7. StuntHeavy

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    I’m just getting started too, but I’m still trying to hunt down the tikka I want.

    hoping to see this thread take off with info!
     
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