Best long range rifle under a grand

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Rommelvon, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

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    You might check the Winchester model 70.
  2. joncutt87

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    Didn't realize that you were close by, you can come down and try my savage if you like
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  3. joncutt87

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    I'm about 4 hours from you, but we could take an entire saturday to shoot
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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to quell the discussion, because I am (and I'm sure others are also) still gaining from the new opinions posted, but we sadly lost Rommelvon from this world back in late 2008. He's certainly no longer looking for a rifle.

    Also, as you read back through this thread, be sure you understand that some of the stated prices are over 5 years old. I wish I could still find some of these items as listed here. :rolleyes:
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  5. joncutt87

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    Do keep in mind if you come, mine doesn't have the accutrigger or the accustock.
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    joncutt87 Active Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that josh
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    I feel as confident with my 30-378 Weatherby at 1000 yards as any dressed up sniper rifle I have seen. I paid $1000 for her a few years back, used. Manufactured in 2001, MacMillan Stock, bedded, trigger scary light; I luv the gun. Have dropped caribou way off with this gun. I do believe I could shut my eyes and still hit the target with her.

    I'm loading 100 grains RL-22 180 Barnes tipped X with 215's. I have friends loading 109 grains RL-22 with 168 grain Barnes and they are leaving the barrel around 3700; dang that's fast.

    Bottomline, you got to get a gun you believe in more than anything.
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    Check out the Savage line up,you can not go wrong, and with the accu-trigger wow.Nuff said!:):)
  9. Pagrizz

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    I would have to go with the Remington 700 300 ultra mag.I have never shot it at 1000 yards.but using 175 gr Berger bullet with 98.2 grains of Retumbo I know what it can do at 600 yards. The only thing that has been done to it is the trigger has been lighten a little.
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    Have a question for all, I'm starting to shoot long range, currently own a Ruger American .308 Win., was wondering if would be able to build this up to a long range rifle? Any recommendations?
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I don't see why it can't shoot long distance right now. I have a Ruger American in .308 myself and I think it can be done. I have only shot it put to 400 yards myself.

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  12. Zeke.308

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    Thanks for the video! Any recommendations for a scope for it?
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  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    The scope I have is a Nikon 4.5-14X40 which is barely adequate for 400 yards (for these old eyes). If I could afford it I would go with something like a nightforce 5.5-22X56. I just have a real problem spending $1600 for a scope!
  14. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    Check the SWFA line of scopes. I'm very happy with mine.
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  15. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I forgot, do have an SWFA scope, but I can't remember the power rating or what rifle I have it on.
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