Best long range rifle under a grand

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  1. joncutt87

    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.
  3. mr.t7024

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    Check out the Savage line up,you can not go wrong, and with the accu-trigger wow.Nuff said!:):)
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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.
  5. Zeke.308

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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?
  6. 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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    Thanks for the video! Any recommendations for a scope for it?
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  8. 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!
  9. hstout1143

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    Check the SWFA line of scopes. I'm very happy with mine.
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    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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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    The Ruger American is meant as an inexpensive entry-level rifle. You can shoot long range with it, but you will always have trouble finding aftermarket parts and accessories.

    If you really get into it, you're going to want to get a Remington 700, a Savage that isn't from the Axis line, or a Mauser 98 (and that order would be my preference).
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    Savage Model 10 Precsion Carbine in 308 is a lot of gun for the money
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    You can't go wrong with a Remington 700. .308 or 30-06 would be my calibre of choice, but it really depends on what your targets are.
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