The Long Range Precision Shooting Thread

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

  1. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    OK, you wanna go cheap:
    Savage Axis .308 at Buds Gun Shop online $293 (in stock)
    Truglo 8-32x mildot scope at Natchez Shooters Supply $79
    Lee hand press, dies, and dippers, etc. to load $100~
    Powders, brass, and primers $100~

    Work on the trigger to improve it a little
    and have fun shooting .5 MOA groups with it using
    your own hand loads
  2. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    That's quite a deal. I need to reload for more than one cartridge though, so a regular reloading setup is a must. Thanks for the tip on Bud's.
  3. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    I reload for .45LC, 45/70, and .308 with my Lee hand press. And Lee dies are real cheap for extra calibers, so I don't get your statement about needing a 'regular reloading setup.' I certainly wouldn't let the need for extra dies hold me back from getting a Savage .308. I would give up all my other guns to keep just one .308. Most fun of all of the calibers in terms of economy, accuracy, big ole bang, and nice feel to the hands and big impact on the target.
  4. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I've been talking with a guy at work who reloads and I'm starting to think that I am going to get into some reloading. I haven't done any looking around yet, but considering what ammo prices are at the moment and how hard it is to find any at all, reloading is definitely looking better and better. I've blowed $500-$1000 on motorcycle stuff more than once so I don't mind buying a decent setup the first time around. If I reload, that would justify me buying a .308. :lol3
  5. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Local shop has an excellent price on a savage 308, heavy short 20" barrel- A "special run" with a heavy bolt handle, 5R 1:10 twist barrel

    Too short? I'm honestly thinking mid range distances, not really 1000 yrd stuff
    :ear
  6. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    I used to have a similar Savage. Shot 3/8"@100 with first batch of handloads. Should have kept it.
  7. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Good to hear from ya'll down south :D
    Thanks-

    Gonna go investigate this one further (which means fondle it)
    The stock looks cheap (online pic) but that can change
  8. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    My 700 Tactical is excellent out to 300. Haven't shot it further out than that though.
  9. DeepSeaOne

    DeepSeaOne Carnivore

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    I compete in quite a few regional and at least one national level event per year. My primary match rig is a GA Precision (GAP) HRT but I have a GAP-10 that I run on occasion depending on match distance.

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  10. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    This is VERY pretty :deal

    Cal? Scope?
  11. DeepSeaOne

    DeepSeaOne Carnivore

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    Thanks. It's an issue HRT rig down to the last detail. Chambered in 7.62 NATO with a Schmidt & Bender PMII 5X25 w/P4F reticle.

    Specs:

    As built for FBI HRT Unit, Loaded call out rifle

    • GA Precision SA Templar action
    • Solid 4320 CM one piece bolt, turned from a solid piece of billet.
    • Left side Bolt Release
    • 22 inch Bartlein stainless 5R barrel, 1:11.25 twist (contour 1.200 x 3 st .920 muzzle)
    • Sure Fire 7.62SSAL Sup. Adapter/Muzzle Brake attached.
    • Trigger tuned to a crisp 2.5 lbs.
    • McMillan A3-5 stock in O.D. Adjustable Cheek Piece, Spacer System Butt pad
    • One front stud and 4 QD flush cups , (bottom and left side)
    • Badger Ordnance EFR Rail installed. ANPVS 22/27 Ready
    • Badger Ordnance M5 Detachable Mag System - 5 and 10 round magazines available
    • Solid one piece 20 MOA base attached with 8-40 Tapered head Grade 8 T-15 Hardware
    • Precision ground over sized recoil lug double pinned to receiver
    • Badger Ordnance 30mm or 34mm rings, Customers choice of height.
    • Over sized tactical bolt knob installed
    • Rifle finished in matte CeraKote, Color - Mil Spec OD
    • Pillar bedded with 7075 T-6 pillars then skimmed in Marine Tex
    • T.A.B Gear Sling in O.D. Green
    • 3/8 MOA guarantee with Match Grade Ammo
  12. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    If it is reasonably priced, you can't go wrong. The 308 does well in shorter barrels than some of the longer 30 cal stuff. I would be willing to bet that is a sub moa gun.
  13. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Here's betting your right :evil
    Now I gotta find some ammo :rofl
    Edit: Savage 10P Tactical 308, 20" barrel, 5R rifling

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    will cross post a couple pics in the "love this gun" thread :deal
  14. DepthFinder

    DepthFinder Portly Adventurer

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    That's a lot like the 10PC. You sure it's 5R and 1:10? It'll shoot fine either way. 1000y is doable! I won't lie though, my load is a little on the weak side and it was 100% hits at 800y, then 75% at 900, and at a thousand I was out of clicks and holding for wind and elevation :cry

    I have since added a 20moa base. Shooting 178gr amax loads.

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    on the 1k KD range:
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  15. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Nice:clap

    I imagine much of the Savage stuff is similar (I hope- never had even a cheap savage really let me down)

    I believe the twist is 1:10 (listed as such, it may be the 11.25) but am sure it is a 5R tube...

    If I can be solid at 600 yrds or so I'll be more than happy. The stock is pretty flimsy, may need an upgrade. (at least may need a paint job)
  16. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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  17. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Should be 1 in 10. That is ideal to stabilize 175-180 grain bullets that excel at 600 yards.
  18. soewe812

    soewe812 Wag more Bark less

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    Now go check out the county range in Price. 7 bucks shoot all day. 1000 yds and various other entertaining options.
  19. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    first up disclaimer - i am aussie and so you might not get 'it' but its in good humour

    You Bastard! you with all your good looking rifles, your all bastards!
    Sure, I could get a rifle license here in AUS, but its hard, and anywhere to shoot is hard to come by.
    I cycle a fair bit, off road out in the bush and there is some FANTASTIC ground (I shall post some pics after I go there next time) and I would love to hike around and stalk game, but.....
    I spend money on push bikes, and just drool here, knowing that it frustrates me.
    I look forward to your build thread.

    Hay Ewe


  20. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    from an old injury my right arm has limited my pronation/supination. instead of mounting the scope on the side getto style I built this in my spare time started with a blank 90% inletted stock. carved to fit, piller bedded, trigger, recoil pad, bipod, etc.

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    Black Hills .308 match 168 @ 200

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