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I got MY NEW KILLER Ok i need help on what gun to get 600 YARDS

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bigd6943, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    ok thanks for your help I got the gun FN PBR XP w/ McMillan A5 stock love it. $1300 with the bipod. Levi was a great guy and knew his stuph. Now I need a scope any ideas around $400 to $500


    I love to shoot around 200 to 800 yards but i cant afford the i shot in the military so i am looking at getting one of the guns listed below. If you can help me pick tat would be great or it have other ideas put in a link PLEASE im trying to stay around 12 to 1500 $

    Savage Arms 10BAS 308 Win

    http://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.a...&mfg=Savage+Arms&family=10+/+110+Rifle+Series


    FN PBR XP w/ McMillan A5 stock

    http://www.outdoorstrader.com/viewad.asp?id=50040639050100618
     
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  2. jp1985

    jp1985 Linn County, Oregon Active Member

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    That savage looks sweet!, all thought i am not a big fan of bolt action rifles i prefer semi auto. You should look into getting a m1a from Springfield armory. I just bought one few night ago and that sucker can hit targets at 800 yard easily!
    What ever you chose just make sure its in .308 i love that round :)

    Just my .002

    JP
     
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  3. smokey

    smokey Sequim, WA New Member

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    well my little Rem 700 sps tactical is only 500$ range and shoots that range just fine, top it with some nice glass and you can have a good gun for the price of either of those. Even saves you some coin to upgrade the stock later on or buy ammo.

    Of the two you posted though i have heard nothing but good things about the FN PBR's however thats all from friends, i have never actually shot one myself.
     
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  4. jp1985

    jp1985 Linn County, Oregon Active Member

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    Yes the Rem 700 sps tactical is a great rifle for the price as well my father has one he shoot and also is accurate with it, but as i stated before its a bolt gun and i like semi better :)
     
  5. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Both should be good guns that would do the job. My preference between the two would be the FN for two reasons. First is the McMillan stocks are really nice and expensive as heck to add later. Second, the Savage will shoot as good as anything, but honestly between the bolt and the barrel nut, I find them to be ugly rifles. Personal, yes, but hey, its what works for you...
     
  6. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    One thing to consider is the barrel twist rates. The Savage is 1:10 but the FN is 1:12. It can be a significant difference depending of the kind of shooting (i.e. bullet length and muzzle velocities) you plan for your rifle.
     
  7. Mookie

    Mookie Eastern Washington Active Member

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    Call Savage, they will most likely make you exactly what you want, they have a very nice custom shop.

    Look into other calibers also. The 6.5x47 Lapua is gaining in popularity over the 308 for having better ballistics and accuracy.
     
  8. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Ok so I got the FN and am getting a tear in my eye cuz it's to late to take it out well this weekend will be fun.

    I need amo GOOD amo 155gr please help any ideas
     
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    landcbeitner Everett, WA Member

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  10. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    Check Lapua 155gr Scenars. I can push them at 2850fps with a 24" bbl and Varget. Although they are more accurate at just under 2800fps in my rifle.

    +1 - For best accuray, you'll need to tune your load to your rifle.
     
  11. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    Remember that optics help you SEE BETTER, not SHOOT BETTER. The accuracy at 600 yards and beyond is a function of you, your skills and your interface with the rifle.

    The unfortunate part, at least I have found in my experience, is that the scope often ends up costing as much or more than the actual bullet throwing part of the system (which irritates me to no end actually).

    So my :s0159: is that you should save your pennies and get yourself some good glass with a good reticle for the caliber you shoot and mount it to the rifle with something solid from a company like Badger Ordnance (who make excellent rings and mounts) Start with opticsplanet.com and look around in there. They have some good deals and you can see what you like before buying.

    I have found for commercially manufactured match ammo that nothing beats that Federal Gold Medal Match. They have a magic potion it seems for getting those loads to do things I wouldn't think a mass produced bullet could do; but to be REALLY accurate, you probably will have to do some fine tuning of your own reloads (if you want to get that into it).
     
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  12. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agree David. I see alot of folks with a $2K rifle and a $200 "optic" and complain they cant stretch out to 600 + meters.
    A nice optic and mount will cost about as much as your weapon platform. But, it will also last a life time. Leupold makes great stuff, so does Vortex.
    Also, I would suggest borrowing a spotting scope and a buddy and spend the day really feeling that rifle out with different brands/ weights of ammo.
     
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  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think they use ray guns now. Good luck though!
     
  14. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    $465 Rem 700 SPS with a $650 Vortex.... Most backwards I've ever been in a rifle.

    Glass > Rifle

    Looks like you can't go wrong either way just match your twist rate to what you plan to sling.
     
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  15. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    good stuff aint cheap
    cheap stuff aint good
     
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  16. shootnscoot

    shootnscoot Wa Well-Known Member

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    I think 6 years on he's probably picked out his scope :D
     
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  17. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Zombie thread, 6 years old
     
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