The Long Range Precision Shooting Thread

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

  1. IDScarecrow

    IDScarecrow Long timer

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    Boomershoot 2007.

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    I used a box-stock Savage .243 from Walmart, with the scope it came with. My shooting may not have been as precise as others, but I was able to hit a few targets at 350 yards and one at around 500. (350 is just in front of the trees on the dirt berm. 500 is about 1/3 of the way up the hill. The targets were milk cartons filled with explosives, about the size of the ones the kids get milk in at school.
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  2. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Boy does that look like fun!
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  3. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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  4. Nom de Guerre

    Nom de Guerre Long timer

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    I do a little long range precision shooting. I've shot in a few competitions, mainly in SoCal and NorCal.

    My first long range precision stick, a Remington 700 PSS .308 with some work done by Randy Cain (R+D Precision):
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    My 2nd rifle, a custom G.A.P. .308 built up on a Surgeon action with a Bartlein barrel:
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    This is what I have my eye on next, if I don't go with a .338 Lapua build first...

    .375 CheyTac built by Lawton...
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  5. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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  6. Oddbawl

    Oddbawl Born Ok the first time.

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  7. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    I would suggest an AR get a Kalifornia legal one, The Mini's are not as accurate, with out a lot of Mod's get a nice AR you will be happyer :deal
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  8. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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  9. rhys

    rhys Long timer

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    Thanks for the responses regarding the Mini 14....
    Should I choose to get one, I'll now know it's limitations (and potential).
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  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Thanks Oddbawl,

    That's pretty darned useful. Answered a lot of questions I had about the use and function of precision scopes.


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  11. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Lots of info on 14's here.

    http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/
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  12. rhys

    rhys Long timer

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    More and more reasons why the Mini 14 would be juuust fine for what I want to do with iron sights at 100 yards. I really want one now!
    Thanks again guys.
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  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    There's an outfit in Texas that specializes in accurizing Minis in case you wanted to go that far. They put better barrels on them, glass bed them and do trigger work. Makes it a minute or better rifle but you'll pay for it.
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  14. BigKev72

    BigKev72 ANZAC

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    Best way to accurize a mini 14 is to sell it for what you can get for it and buy an AR.

    That out of the way, I shot prone "full-bore" match for most of my teens and 20's until I moved to the USA.
    I shot a Sportco M44 single shot bolt from 300-500 yards, then switched to a Modified Lee enfield No 4 Mk I for 600-1000(or 1200).

    Rifles had the following setups:
    Sportco:
    Sights: Central aperature rear, J.G. Anschutz front with interchangeable inserts.
    Barrel: Dennis Tobler black stainless bull. (Chambered for 7.62 NATO)
    Stock: Lionel Weeks walnut, custom.
    Action: Sportco M44
    Sling: J.G. Anschutz single point
    Handstop: Old BSA stop.
    No4:
    Sights: Central Aperature rear, central front with interchangeable inserts.
    Barrel: Originally parker hale (7.62 NATO) but changed out to Tobler.
    Stock, Lionel Weeks Butt, Lionel weeks front lower, original upper (cut back).
    Action: Longbranch No4 Mk I
    Sling: J.G. Anschutz single point
    Handstop: J.G. Anschutz

    Both of these rifles could shoot, but the No.4 had a little better jump and throw-off characteristics at longer range than the more rigid M44.
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  15. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    That is the reason I went with Savages. Can swap barrels (all .308s now) in three minutes. I have a 12 BVSS .308 and a 10LP in .308. The 12BVSS was a little disappointing until I figured out how to dampen the barrel harmonics. I shoot lots and fast and the harmonics kept coming and going with barrel temps. And load testing didn't help. Maybe later I will lay out the whole process and results, but I just found this thread along with the reloaders thread. ADV has something for everybody, right?:lol3
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  16. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    The stuff about the Houston Secret Warehouse sounds like folklore to me, even though it is interesting reading. At the least the writer has embellished some real history with nonsense. For instance the statement: 'barrel MUST be 21 3/4” long for optimum accuracy' and the 'proof' provided by a couple of rifles is sheer folly. Accuracy in a barrel depends upon many details, including the load used, temperature response, harmonic behavior, bedding, etc. The one 'finding' that I agree with is seating bullets right at the lands and how to determine that experimentally.
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  17. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    If long range precision shooting can include hitting a buffalo gong with a 45-70 and iron sights at ranges up to 800 yards, here's mine, a Browning 1885 BPCR. I got this from a client in partial payment of a fee back in the late 90s. He claimed it had never been fired. In 2005 I hauled it to Forsyth, MT, for the annual Father's Day Quigley Shoot held there. Fun stuff. I didn't do very well, and those guys are some kind of serious, but I had a great time. I'd like to go back but I don't have the time to practice.

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  18. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Another odd duck for long range precision shooting. The gun is an Armalite AR15 National Match, old-school fixed carrying handle as I got it thinking I'd try to do some NRA High Power competition, and, at least in those days, you couldn't go with a flat-top and detachable carry handle. I didn't end up using it in that fashion, but did discover that the gun is still damned accurate.

    Couple years ago I got an ACOG for it. My aging eyes were having a little trouble with the iron sights and a nearby shop had a great sale on optics, so I picked up one with a .223 specific range-finding reticule. Great gun, I found I could get 1" groups at 100 yards, and bounce rounds off an 18" steel plate at 500 yards at a nearby range, using the internal RF.

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    Summer before last my daughter (behind the gun) and DIL (spotting) bounced about 4 out of 5 rounds off of that gong. My daughter's boyfriend, who is from NYC and had never fired a rifle before in his life, was even able to hit it several times.

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  19. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    I have found this thread very easy to drool over. Thanks for showing off the toys :clap
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  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Yes. also I think it was on here, there was another thread, long range varmint shooting? or I love this gun. one of them had some really nice equipment pictured

    Hay ewe
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