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So who likes precision rifles?

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Last winter I got into long range shooting and put together a little setup for making expensive holes in paper and banging steel. It was all sorts of fun and the girlfriend and I were able to stretch out to just over a half mile but the world dried out, the wind started blowing and the ranges closed up shop until we get a little more moisture. We're hoping to push out past 1k yards and maybe, maybe, get the chance to attempt a mile when things start turning green again.

Anyway, here is the setup before I got carried away with a rattle can-
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Here's what huffing paint fumes will do to you-

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It's nothing crazy, but here's my best five shot 100 yard group so far-

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And here is where I go to find peace-

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So what do you guys got?
 

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No precision rifle for me, but I'm a decent shot with a bow :)

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That is some expensive precision.

10 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

No precision rifle for me, but I'm a decent shot with a bow :)

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That is some expensive precision.

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On 8/13/2016 at 5:50 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

No precision rifle for me, but I'm a decent shot with a bow :)

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Now that there is impressive. What kind of distance was that at?

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19 minutes ago, dtux said:

Now that there is impressive. What kind of distance was that at?

30 yards was the distance I was qualifying from at the moment. 

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Here's my lil rig I built, r700 varmint .308, timney trigger, B&C medalist aluminum bedding block stock, nightforce rail. Still haven't spent the money on a super good scope yet but it shoots 5/8" moa all day if I can hold it 

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Well, I think 5 shot, 1/2" groups @ 100 yards look ugly, but I seldom shoot that close any way.  Normally @ 400',  I like to see them no larger than the1.5" range.

My main shooters are a 223, and a couple 260s.  Then there are the 6.5x284, and 7mm soley built to punch small groups at 1,000', these are not rifles you want to carry very far.  Both of these are built on BAT actions,  all others are custom built on blue printed 700 actions.  I usually use either Krieger or Shilen barrels

These are just a couple, I have 32 rifles and shotguns, and five pistols.

I've been reloading and shooting since the mid 60's so I have developed a fondness for rifles that will stick a bullet up a gnat's a** at 500 yards.

I guess I should mention, I also build my own so I don't pay those high cost of custom builds.  Notice I said I build my OWN, not other peoples.

The actions are squared and reamed to .705" with PT&G .703 bolts in them with .062" lite firing pins

The barrel threads are squared and centered in the action

The lugs are squared and lapped

I use early Remington actions and triggers I take down and rework.

All PT&G steel bottom metal

Every thing is properly pillar post bedded and all work is done with the utmost precision and they will shoot extremely well, with the loads I build, and I know how to shoot them. 

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500 yards, 223   Yellow dot was 2"    

 

 

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This was one at 500 I shot two to check elevation and adjusted on 223 with different scope, shot one adjusted one more time and shot three.  There was a black dot where the three are at.

 

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Like I said, don't shoot much 100 but this was a 5 from 260 @ 100

 

I have some five shot, one hole groups but they always cause a stink if I post them.

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I like your choice of optics dtux. My next purchase will be a Vortex with the zero set. What the magnification on that one?

Now, Way2slow is the kind of shooter that really knows how to get the most out of his weapons.  What is it they say? A good gun will shoot well no matter the shooter, but it takes a good shooter to determine what is a good gun.

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Next year I have a Barrett MRAD chambered in 338 lapua on my short list. 

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I had a Savage 10FP .308 bedded into a B&C Medalist stock with a Weaver Tactical 3-15x50 that was a 1/2moa at 100 yards. Not many places to test it further where I live, so I sold the rifle to invest in more fishing gear. I do miss that rifle. I bought it with the intention of hunting deer at long range, but at 16lbs with the average shot well under 100 yards, it just wasn't practical. I now have a Savage 111 .270 that'll shoot 1moa all day long with factory HSM 130gr. I'm slowly getting out of hunting so who knows if I'll keep these around. 

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@dtux 87 Arfcoms to you my friend for your target choice! 

 

@megastink take a look at the club in New Holland. It'll stretch your legs for sure! Time to get back in the game. 

 

As for me, I'm still undecided what I want to do. Find an R700 action to build from, Savage 110, or RPR. Who knows! 

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My custom built 338 Edge is a hoot. Shoots a 300gr SMK at 2750fps. Pretty dang accurate also. Built off of a Stiller Tac 300 single shot action, Mcmillan stock, Nightforce 5.5-22x56 scope. 

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I want to get myself an RPR or a Howa HCR, just to learn how to play the precision game. I spend too much money on my race guns to afford/justify a nicer rifle. 

 

2011s though, they are my jam.

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Just ordered a Ruger precision in 6.5 creedmor..........will include a nice report after set up

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I've got a Bergara HMR-14 in 6.5 w/ Bushnell LRSTi 4.5-18x44 on top. Fairly new still and breaking her in had been a treat. Solid shooter and a great little rifle. Comes in around 11lbs scope rifle and bipods. Need a sling. Hoping to shoot PRS style matches eventually and price is competitive as the Ruger, Tikka, Howa, Savage or just about any other entry gun. Mine was 999.99 plus shipping. 

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