Re: Long range shooting
IMO .300 RUM is the ticket. You wont find a better selection for LR bullets than the .308 bore has, the .300 RUM is based on the .404 jeffrey case, which isnt belted and headspaces on the shoulder where a good LR round is supposed to. Its easy to reload for (exactly like a scaled up .308 winchester).. I would recommend a rem 700 action or a savage 110 action and a solid stock. HS precision or McMillain. And you will need to reserve a good chunk of change for a good scope. You can have the best rifle in the world for shooting 1000+ yards but if you insist on putting a 120 dollar walmart special on it you are going to be very disappointed in hyour 1000 yard results. You need adjustable parallax, at least 18X, and the scope MUST be able to adjust across its turret range and return to ZERO accurately. Scopes that do that start in the 350-400 dollar range and go up from there, with the better ones easily costing 1000-1200.. So realisticaly, you are looking at about 2-3K to get set up to shoot 1000 yds consistently and thats if you dont need to buy reloading equipment.
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Last edited by JLA; 09-16-2012 at 12:12 PM..