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Prc329
10-18-2007, 8:25 AM
Taking the other post way off topic got me to thinking. As a precision shooter why do you choose the rifle you shoot?

wildcard
10-18-2007, 8:37 AM
Taking the other post way off topic got me to thinking. As a precision shooter why do you choose the rifle you shoot?

Remington 700P because research showed that you can't go wrong with it. I haven't looked back since.

Though the following are after the fact, I'm staying with the 700P in .308 because:

Can reach 1000 yds
Long barrel life (comparatively)
Tons of aftermarket parts
Comparatively economical to reload
Managable recoil
Great introduction rifle/ cartridge for rifle shooting


With that said.. I recently aqcuired a Remington 700 Sendero 300 Win Mag and will soon have a 6.5 Grendel. I also see a Sako TRG 338 Lapua in my future.

PistolPete75
10-18-2007, 8:54 AM
Remington 700s. I have two and getting my third one built. Tons of aftermarket and great accuracy! simple enough? i might have to get one of those Stiller actions though in the late, late future.

Mute
10-18-2007, 8:56 AM
I chose a Surgeon action because I wanted something that's as bombproof as you can get short of an AI rifle. The only reason I didn't get an AI was the price, not that it was not worth it, but simply I wanted to have money for other things and I'm very specific about what I want.

My next project will be on a light weight field rifle that can get out to 1000 yard if I have to make do. Most likely will be another custom action with a fluted lighter profile barrel (#5 or #6) on a plain jane McMillan A5. No DBM. I'm shooting for 10 lbs. max with base, rings and scope.

rksimple
10-18-2007, 10:04 AM
Simple. Easy, cheap rebarrels and caliber swaps. Those are the only reasons I went with Savage.

I'm going rem 700 to stay competitive. Barrel burner stages with a top loader kicks my a**. Though I have beaten a few DBM guys for time by top stuffin'. Its a rarity though. DBM and as many aftermarket parts I could want steered me to the remmy.

Scarecrow Repair
10-18-2007, 10:19 AM
They chose me.

Prc329
10-18-2007, 10:21 AM
I got enough answers now so I can add my own.

My first long gun was a Howa M1500. Nice rifle, I liked it a lot but it was hard to get parts for it. I could never find anyone that made them. I eventually sold it and fed my BRD. I then decided to get another bolt gun but could not find a heavy barreled Howa so I went with the Savage on a recommendation of a good friend. He actually recommended a 700 but the one he recommended we could not find new.

The day I droes it every salesman in the store said when you get home remove the stock, don't shoot it and order a new stock. The factory stock is garbage. So I went with a medalist stock. I loved the rifle and really liked the look anc feel of the stock but it never felt like it was a complete package. It is hard to explain. I then got to fondle an AICS and fell in love and started to hate the Blind mag.

After literally a month of looking for a PSS I did a bit of research and discovered the SPS was a PSS in a crappy stock. Now I have my foundation for the future. As much as I loved my Savage I felt like I was limited since the choice in parts limited myself and rifle in the growth department. Now I have a 700 in an AICS with the sweetest Timney trigger and I am ready to move forward.

proraptor
10-18-2007, 11:25 AM
I picked the savage 10 fp in a b & c medalist stock because its a shooter right out the box and has an awesome trigger.....not to mention if I ever want to change calibers I can do it myself and won't have to pay an overpriced gunsmith...

Prc329
10-18-2007, 11:46 AM
After watching Sighting in with shooting USA and seeing what is done to accurize a 700, I no longer think it is over priced. A lot of very precise work goes into it as well as specialized tools. The $550 Randy charges actually seems very fair.

PistolPete75
10-18-2007, 11:58 AM
After watching Sighting in with shooting USA and seeing what is done to accurize a 700, I no longer think it is over priced. A lot of very precise work goes into it as well as specialized tools. The $550 Randy charges actually seems very fair.

i agree 100%. Randy's prices are very fair. No need to haggle. What you see is what you get.

kroniclove
10-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Remington 700P because research showed that you can't go wrong with it. I haven't looked back since.

Though the following are after the fact, I'm staying with the 700P in .308 because:

Can reach 1000 yds
Long barrel life (comparatively)
Tons of aftermarket parts
Comparatively economical to reload
Managable recoil
Great introduction rifle/ cartridge for rifle shooting


With that said.. I recently aqcuired a Remington 700 Sendero 300 Win Mag and will soon have a 6.5 Grendel. I also see a Sako TRG 338 Lapua in my future.

How far can the gun shoot in the .223 caliber model?? is it anywhere near 1000yrds??

Prc329
10-18-2007, 12:10 PM
You could probably do 1000 yards with a 223 but don't expect to hit your target reliably. I have done 600 yards with a 223 bolt gun and it was a challenge.

Vu 308
10-18-2007, 12:23 PM
FN SPR A1

308win - Will hit out at 1K if you can read the wind.

Chrome line barrel will give you about 8 to 10K rounds down range before a barrel change.

M70 Pre-64 style - control feed + throws brass like a AK when I run the bolt hard so feeding and extracting is VERY positive.

Magazine sytem - 4 round magazines

Comes with a McM stock

Comes with 20MOA base

Can be had for around 1200 - 1300.00 minus glass and rings.

Accurate out of the box...even more accurate if bedded and trigger tuned up a lil.

Bomb proof action.

For the money it is as close as a custom rig as you can get.

Vu

PistolPete75
10-18-2007, 12:23 PM
You could probably do 1000 yards with a 223 but don't expect to hit your target reliably. I have done 600 yards with a 223 bolt gun and it was a challenge.

a 1000yards on a .223 would definitely be hard to do.

accordingtoome
10-18-2007, 12:26 PM
a 1000yards on a .223 would definitely be hard to do.

if you shoot it at a 40% angle it might make it :D

im in the market for a new bolt gun as my howa is nice but i want something better. Thanks for all the good info guys.

Cypriss32
10-18-2007, 12:27 PM
I guess I shoot a mouse gun huh?
300wsm M70, Manners MCST2, FN custom bottom metal with AICS mags
SOON TO USE:
3.2-17x (if i get my new job)
For shure an GA barrel swap to 7mm WSM and new badger brake

AR-15 223 SPR
Savage T1 fully custom
R&D 30-06 Rock barrel A5
Soon to run an AICS 2.0 in 308 for my "daily" shooter if things pan out correctly!
I think im missing some **** in there.

PistolPete75
10-18-2007, 12:34 PM
i've shot a mouse gun in my first match with just 2 months of rifle experience (.223). i think i got like 6th or 7th place out of 9 people. one other guy was shooting a .223 that time too. he got 9th place. at least i ended up beating a .308

.223 (ar) definitely has a disadvantage, unless your shooting offhand.

Timberwolf
10-18-2007, 12:45 PM
Don't know about 1K but have tried a .223 @ 800 . . . real fun with a 3/4 to full value wind . . . for that matter a .223 @ 400 with milsurp 55gr is real fun at 400 with full value wind.

Believe I'll just stick with my .308.

As to why I choose my rifle . . . we met online, went on a blind date and it was love at first sight.

DJDace
10-18-2007, 1:16 PM
I chose to go with a semi-auto over a bolt gun. I planned out and built up my rifle over about 8 months. I chose to go with a custom build AR-15 rifle chambered in 6.5 Grendel. After alot of research this seemed like the best option for the various conditions I would be shooting under. All of the accessories and parts I picked out and purchased for my rifle were all done with an eye towards precision shooting and the possibility of competition shooting in practical senarios (alot of moving around, multiple/fast shots etc). Just need to add a nice sling and a LRF of some kind and I should be set.

At first I had an Alexander Arms 24" railed Upper on order, but after 6 months of waiting and repeated due date delays, I picked up one of the newly released Sabre Defense Uppers off Midway. I haven't regretting my decision :) A few more months of practice, getting to know my rifle and the loads I am shooting and I think I may be ready to try shooting in a competition.

PistolPete75
10-18-2007, 3:35 PM
well a 6.5grendel is completely different from a .223 AR

you should be fine.

DJDace
10-19-2007, 12:18 PM
well a 6.5grendel is completely different from a .223 AR

you should be fine.

I'm hoping so. I've been really happy with the results thus far. Once I get accurate readings on the velocity of my loads, I can get a dope card printed up so I can start seeing how the rifle performs at range.

Prc329
10-19-2007, 12:21 PM
Come out to APS tomorrow. There will be at least 2 chronos there.

DJDace
10-22-2007, 4:09 PM
Wanted to SO badly :p Was blocked by cranky, sleep deprived wife. Maybe next time :)