The Long Range Precision Shooting Thread

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

  1. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Anyone here with a Sako TRG (42 or 22)? I'm leaning hard towards a TRG22 to replace my Tikka. Can't find a bad review.

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  2. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    Had a 42 in .338 Lapua; sub-600m it was ridiculous how accurate! Beyond that was a stretch of my untrained abilities but you could hit a milk jug at almost any range if you got your dope right. Best shot I ever made was beyond what most could believe but it happened none the less. There was a bit of post manufacture "smithing" done on the gun but by and large, a NIB TRG-42 is wicked!
  3. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I have access to a 2013 TRG42 with a $3000 Nightforce scope on it. Great rifle, but at $5 a shot for factory ammo it's painful to shoot. I agree that there is no limit to the distance a round can cover accurately. For here (NY), a .308 is more than enough and with some of the newer .308 projectiles you can get 1500 yd range with good accuracy. We don't really have anywhere to shoot those distances, but I take a trip to CO at least once a year so might be able to stretch its legs there.

    I guess re-barreling to .260 is a simple matter with the short action and that .260 is winning pretty much every where.

    It's only money.... :evil
  4. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    This....260 is the way to go. A simple system to exchange barrels between .308 and .260 is great- Savage, Accuracy Int.
    The TRGs are good to go but have a funky, proprietary mag than can be hard to find and expensive.
    I shoot against a guy with a TrG 22 that he's re chambered in 6.5 SLR...the thing is wicked accurate but it weighs a lot more than a custom action in a Rock Solid stock. For the price of the TRG, you may want to consider going with a custom built rifle around a Defiance Machine or other Remington-pattern custom action.
  5. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Thanks. I am looking at other rifles including custom built on the 700 action. A friend loaned me his Savage FCP-K in .308 and I was shocked at how well it shot, how great the trigger is and how inexpensive the whole setup was. Something like $1700 with a brake, bipod and a Vortex Viper FFP 6-24 scope. Hard to believe it shoots so well with zero modifications. I've read that swapping in a .260 barrel makes it even sweeter.

    There are so many options in the custom built world which is why I was leaning towards the TRG. Out of the box 1/2 MOA. I'd shorten the barrel to 22" and put a Thruster brake on it and a KRG folder stock. Done.

    Too many choices.
  6. doggitter

    doggitter Long timer

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    Happened onto this thread and it reminded me of some old targets.

    First up, an ugly, terribly crookedly inletted Savage 110V of about 1980(?) vintage, chambered in .223. I always loaded this thing HOT and it shot the same.
    This is a practice target from the Late 1980's, shooting the ring score value numbers as aim point. All 5shot/100yd groups.

    I never did figure out what went completely bassackwards wrong on the 4th group.

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    The next two were during the clubs cast bullets benchrest matches, fully timed and scored as sanctioned matches. I was shooting a small ring Mauser stuffed with a straight 1.125" x 24" McGowen CrMo 9t barrel, chambered in standard spec 7BR, Tasco 36x target scope with a Sake trigger fitted and reworked to 7-8oz. Sierra MK's were the bullet, idr the load though. Full case of H4895 was a common drop then for me.
    I made a stock out of multiple 3/4" x 6" Alder boards glued together and mostly cut on the milling machine. Wasn't I smart?? :eek1

    5shot group matches, with moving backers.
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    Just after this I had a life situation change and have never gotten back to it even with trying.

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  7. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    I picked up an XLR Element Chasis....new action and barrel are out for Melonite treatment

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  8. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I was looking for this thread to give it a bump and looks like Rubber Cow has done it in style!
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  9. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    Wait 'til you see the Melonited Defiance action and new barrel....

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    Another medium-range project; an over-scoped SPS.
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  10. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    I'm headed for the annual LR match near Kettle Falls, Washington next weekend. It's a benefit for Camp Patriot and always a good time. New location this year, so all the dope I've been saving from the last matches wont make the trip.
    Shooting a 700, Rock Creek/Timney/Vortex with 155gr Bergers at 2855fps. Max ranges at previous matches have only been ~1200 yards, so I shoot be ok.
    Last year I hit an IPSC mover at 825 yards, three times. One was on the T-post that holds the steel, so it was officially a miss, though I told the RO I should get double points for hitting a 1" wide moving target at that range. Mover went away from you and uphill, so dope was never the same for two shots in a row.



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  11. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    I'm headed to Carl's match myself...with about seven more of the Portland mob.
    The new location should be fun...and it might put locals at a disadvantage...for once!
    I'm PDXGS on the Hide.
  12. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Look for me, my shooting partner is about 6'5" and 340 lbs, I'm the Vortex Pimp (also 1911fan on the Hide). We're staying at the kettle Falls Inn, in the back building.


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  13. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    The view from stage 9 on Sunday, day #2.
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  14. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Tease
    I vicariously live through this thread
    would love to get into target shooting again, with proper rifles this time (used to be air rifles) but other commitements and its not so easy here in AUS

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  15. ivel_86

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    :eek: that's awesome

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  16. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Yeah, they had about a third of a target sticking up just left of the hump in the dirt mound (640 yards?) and the last target is, umm, crap.... somewhere out there. The first two targets at that stage sucked. Here's a view looking down towards this stage, though it's out of sight over the lower hump.

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    It rained the first day, sometimes hard, and we were on a different course and had trees to hide under. Bet this side was soggy.

    I had a blast, rifle shot well thought the nut that holds the stock was loose. Apparently. I beat my partner both days; those of you who know who he is will understand why I was tickled.


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  17. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    Cool! I wish I had a set-up (including user!) that was up to this. Just curious, what does "Kettle Falls" mean--there's a lot of places up there that could be considered "Kettle Falls." I used to work with a family that had a 1000-yd range, marked, on their property out that way.
  18. Rubber Cow

    Rubber Cow GS Dork

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    This match was a charity fund-raising event held on private property east of Kettle Falls/ noth of Colville. The steel targets were placed in a variety of locations- 7 stages per day, avg 3 targets per stage at unknown distance. Shooters worked in teams and had one minute of prep time and 3 minutes each to complete the course of fire.
  19. Tripl Nikl

    Tripl Nikl Long timer

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    Looks like it was a awesome event! I used to live in Colville and commute to Northport, not far from the Canadian border, where the Columbia crosses in.

    From the pics, I'm going with "north of the river" for the property. The family I knew had a ranch up that way--lots of room for open shots. The local long range club would go there and they've hosted Naval Special Warfare (I think EOD) practicing with their .50 BMG rifles.

    Man, I miss EWA. The work is in Western Washington, but the Eastern part of the state is where it's at!
  20. RiotPat

    RiotPat Long timer

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    I recently setup my long range target. GPS measurement estimate is 660 yards. Have not had any real opportunity to try it out yet but man is it going to be a challenge. At the moment I do not have a system that is ideal for this type of shoots (at the moment).
    My 308 has a low powered forward mounted scope so all I really have is a 5.56 with a 12x scope.

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    This is what is hanging out there.

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