Rifle for shots up to 1000yds

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by kings, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Red Neck64

    Red Neck64 Former Guest

    Jun 18, 2006
    North N.Y.STATE
    The list of rifles that can shoot 1,000yds is long hitting the 3'target at 1,000yds is the hard part.It takes expensive rifle optics and spotting scopes many of us cant afford.But if you have the money go for it long distance shooting is fun and a good sport,we loved it when in the service.
  2. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    .308 155hpbt palma @ 3,000fps will go to 1,000 yards easy

  3. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    Yup, it will. Won many an agg, and a lot of matches! Problem is, at 1000, wind and mirage!

    The .45-70, the Martini .450-577, and others were shot at 2000 yds, in the "Sandy Hook" trials, accurately, though the bullet holes were somewhat oval, in a vertical target!
    With accurate range estimation, the .308 is as good as it gets, for accuracy: on this, we agree.
    When I do not have a laser rangefinder, and the target is estimated to be at between 1000-1300 Yds, and it is a "Must eliminate" mission, now, what???
    Steve Cunny, an old accomplice of mine, said "Bigger Bullets", got a .50BMG bolt gun, and ran right out there, and smacked them!
    Bigger bullets.ie.those with better ballstic co efficients, forgive a lot,in range estimation.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2006
  4. lslubecki

    lslubecki New Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    How about Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel. AR-15 with a 6.5 barrel.

  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    My current 1000 yd paper puncher is this Savage mod 10 FP in .308. It didn't break the bank but I had a few modifcations done. Sharpshooter trigger, match chamber, improved bedding, barrel re-crown, and good glass.

    I replaced the stock after these pics were taken. I have less than $1000 in the rifle and it is a constant winner.

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  6. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    Again, I must ask, WTF are we doing, at this range?
    Shooting paper, people, or just what?
    For paper, I can use a .22, with a vld bullet, and look like a hero, with numbers; shooting people, at that range, requires a bit more energy, than it can provide. If we are deathly serious, about the task, I will vote for the.375H&H Improved, with no hesitation, as it just 'does the job', every time.
  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
  8. for that distance three rifles come to mind if you are talking military long range matches.
    1- 1903 or 03-a-3
    3- m1 garand
    3 m14/m1a
    all match tunes of course.
  9. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I shot 1000 yard competition with an 03-A3 in the late '40s, early '50s with aperature sight rear, hooded front with ring insert. I was not a national quality shooter, but I did manage to drive the local 'scope shooters nuts. :D

    I'd dearly love to have Roy Weatherby's experimental .22 I shot once in '52. Weatherby 30 Magnum case, 120 grain solid copper .22x bullet, loaded with a whole lot of something-hot powder. Had trouble figuring out which end of the rifle was more dangerous, but it poked holes where you were looking at really looooong range. :D:D:D


    NY_GUNFIGHTER New Member

    May 9, 2007
    I am buying a rifle and looking into long-range shooting like this. I am buying a used Rem. 700 in .308 Winchester, with a heavy 26" barrel. Are there any good commercial loads that i could expect decent accuracy with, at 1000 yards?
  11. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    I know my Mosin can shoot up to 1000 meters and the 91/30 can go, up to, 2000 meters. K98s acn go up to 1000 meters, too. (I love surplus)

    If you want to spend (waste) more $, then a good Remington 7xx/7xxx series can do the job, nicely.
  12. devil8975

    devil8975 New Member

    schmidt rubin k31 will shoot well at any range, including 1000 yards, using gp11 ammo.the two i have will shoot moa or better in military config.
  13. MRMIKE08075

    MRMIKE08075 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    while the K31 is a tackdriver (i own 4) i have yet to see one that would shoot minute of angle past 600 yds with iron sights (assuming a human shooter from a sandbagged benchrest and the above referenced ammo)

    then again i use 10-20 round groups as my yardstick, its possible i guess to get lucky and place 3 rounds into a sub 1" circle...


    best regards, mike.
  14. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    \ I hope I mis understood you, but MOA would be 3, 5, however many holes, at 600, in a six inch group
    If that Schmidt Rubin is shooting an inch, at 600, simply name your price!
  15. MRMIKE08075

    MRMIKE08075 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    of coarse i ment to say 6" circle...


    best regards, mike.
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