The Long Range Precision Shooting Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lornce, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Who's doing this at a competitive level and who's in it for the fun and challenge of it?

    What works and what doesn't?


    What are you using and why?



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    (not mine, piccy poached from the "i love this gun" thread).
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  2. KingRat

    KingRat Stroppy.

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  3. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Thanks for that link.

    I just read the whole warehouse story sitting here with my mouth hanging open.

    I lived and breathed guns for quite a while, 'till I got back into riding. After the house is done, I'm going to have to put my reloading bench back together and fit some shooting into my crowded social calendar.
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  4. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    I don't have the patience, but my brother had a single shot bolt action 50 BMG. Very accurate and would go a long way.

    Holy shit! BANG! I freakin loved pulling the trigger on that rifle! We still have a chunk of 1.25" structural steel with many holes clean through. :huh :clap

    It had a Walther barrel and the rest was custom made. With the muzzle brake, it was a sweetheart to shoot. Less kick than a 12ga.
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  5. ColininKodiak

    ColininKodiak (not in Kodiak)

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    HEY! That gun looks familiar! Here's my other long-ish range toy.
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  6. rhys

    rhys Long timer

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    I'm a former competitive handgun shooter.... I know nothing of long guns, save for the Mini 14 I have to qualify quarterly on (for work).

    How is the new(er) Mini 14 "Target" looked upon by folks who know 'bout long guns???
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  7. ColoWyo

    ColoWyo I crash a lot.

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    My Remington 5-R should be back from the smith tomorrow. I had G.A Precision re-barrel it to a .260. I'll have to get some pics up when I get a chance. Lot's of great long range matches around Colorado and New Mexico.

    Here's a pic before I sent if off the GAP.

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  8. wyowillys46

    wyowillys46 Tooteling my horn trumpet melodiously.

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    Mini-14 Target? :lol3 Oh Ruger. You so funny.
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  9. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    What do you do with five bullets on the buttstock? :ear

    P.S. your lights are on.
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  10. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Is that steel scattered all over out there? That looks like an AWESOME place to shoot! :nod
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  11. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    I love my Mini 14, I can get 6 inch groups at 200 yards with it. I think it could be better but its not the guns fault.

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    I almost bought a Mini 14 Target this year, But I fell in love with the CZ 452 FS
    Off to the range today to see how it shoots.

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  12. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I have 4 heavy barrelled Savages I shoot prairie dogs with. All have been tinkered with to some degree. All but 1 re-stocked, all but 1 re-triggered, and 2 re-barrelled. Savages are great for guys who like to do things themselves and don't want to put up with waiting for gunsmiths. I have a decent AR, too, a Rock River Predator Pursuit. I like the bolt actions more, but the AR is fun sometimes.
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  13. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    I'd like to know a little more why the Savage rifles are easier to work on. I've never had one. The Accu-Trigger sounds interesting. :ear

    Pete
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  14. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    +1 5R Milspecs rock!
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  15. ColoWyo

    ColoWyo I crash a lot.

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    Those are little green men shaped like soldiers. They are reactive targets that fall back when hit. There were some targets that are painted to look like the front of trucks that are reactive as well. That picture was taken at Camp Guernsey WY.
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  16. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Barrel swaps can be done without smithing, due to the way they are attached to the receiver.

    I have a bone stock 112 BVSS in .223 that is accurate as heck even with the crude (before Accutrigger) trigger.
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  17. Lornce

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    :huh :eek1 :huh

    Now this is good reading.

    :deal

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  18. Lornce

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  19. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    MP40MAN (a member here) was NH high power rifle state champion a few times. I don't recall what he was using though.
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  20. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Yep. You can change triggers, stocks, and barrels as your heart pleases. As a hack in your garage you won't achieve .025" groups like is talked about above but for lesser tasks they're amazing. Even out of the box.
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