Long range shooting

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    go RUM. Id bet you good money that if you had a .300 shortmag, a .300 rum and a .30-378 wby right now, within a months time youd not even bother shooting the shortmag or the wby. the .300 RUM is a perfect niche round as it does the job of all the .30 magnums and has better barrel life to boot.
  2. aa1911

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    good to know, thanks JLA! I'm looking to build a nice bolt gun for long range elk, going to be a 700 most likely but possibly would do a savage. The RUM sounds like it has much more oomph out at distance, looks like something the OP might want to consider too.
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    I by far prefer it over the Winmag simply because its unbelted.. I hate belted cartridges. IMO they arent any safer for the high pressures than an unbelted round, feeding issues exist, and headspace issues are more prevalent.

    Again My opinion.. YMMV
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    When I use to shoot on the HP circuit at 1000yds the rear sight post on my M1A was extended up about as far as it would go. I can't remember exactly how many clicks of elevation but it was a bunch. We shot white box match 168 grain HP boat tails. The target was a 4'x4' bullseye but at a thousand shooting iron sights it looks like a pinhead setting on your front sight post and if there is any mirage it dances. You definitely have to train your body and your mind to hit it consistently.:eek::confused::D:confused::eek:
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    I forgot about this thread. I have been working on setting my LR rig up to shoot Precision Rifle classes. Its all milspec training so my scope, mount, brake and bolt knob needed a change. I had my rig set up for LR hunting with a std Duplex reticle. I stayed with Nikon, But got into one of their high end Monarch X optics. sweet piece of glass. 4-16X50, mildot, 30mm tube, crisp parallax adjustment. Its a sexy scope. And my new mount is a 20 MOA DNZ Freedom Reaper. Basically the Gamereaper with MOA cant built in and beefed up double size. I also stayed with .308. Just going to refine my load. I was fortunate enough to get ahold of a box of M118LR and a bucket of once fired LC LR brass. I dissected the M118 and ID'd the propellant and projectile. I am going to apply match handloading techniques to Milspec sniper ammo. It should get me an easy 1000 yarder. Cant wait!

    Ill put up a pic of the rig when I get it back together. I got it tore apart so I can cerakote the bolt handle, action, lug and nut.
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    Get a 338 Edge....
  7. cchgn

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    I have a couple of long range shooting questions.

    First is what are you supposed to be able to see thru a long range scope? I have 10-40X50 and can hardly see writing on a pie plate at 100yds.

    what are the target sizes at the distances( 100,300,500, 1k)?
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    With the longer range rifles I have and shoot, at 100 yards I'll tale a smaller piece of (usually white) cardboard and have a black, 1" circle on it and nothing else to distract my concentration.

    At 300 yards I'll usually take a 2 foot square piece of cardboard and have a 2" circle on that.

    At 500 yards I use the same size cardboard (2 foot square) but with a 4" circle on it.
    Being able to see your target at different distances, depends a lot on a decent scope.
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    What brand of scope are you using?
  10. JLA

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    Being a10-40X50 its probably a cheap NCStar or something similar. Problem with cheapo scopes is they are, well, cheap.. Cheap glass, cheap manufacturing, cheap assembly, cheap QC, etc. With a good scope, and by good I mean something with quality glass (usualoly found in scopes approaching or breaking the 1000 dollar mark) and a decent parallax adjustment capability you can easily see a beer can at 1000 yds.
  11. UncleFudd

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    I wonder why everyone thinks one has to have a big boomer to shoot accurate LR.

    I am no kid, 70 yrs old and new to LR shooting, less than 1 yr. I had a rem 700 action on a Sendero 308 and no longer shoot big guns so I ordered a Broughton barrel 28" , 30.5" with comp. HS stock and built it in 6MM super LR, Long speak for a standard .243 with 30 degree shoulder.

    105 gr Berger VLDs are shooting 1/4 min out to 800 yds and 3/8 at 1000. Longest shots were with two sighters and three rounds inside 12" at 1787 yds. Loaded with 43 gr of RL19 gives it 3050 FPS at the muzzle.

    Leupold 8.5X25x50 glass. 54 minutes elevation to make the 1787 shot 11 minutes of windage.

    No big money spent to build this gun and I shoot prairie dogs with 105 gr Amax bullets 600 to 800 yards in wy all the time. That is what I actually built the gun too do. The longer shots were just while sighting it in for the first time.

    The beauty is it does not beat up this old frame and it is inexpensive to load and shoot all day long.

    I would like to try it at a F class shoot some day if I can find out how to get started or at least just lay down and shoot next to some of those kids to see how it does.

    Just two cents worth from an old fart.

    UF
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