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    So What Do You Consider "Long Range"

    In an effort to start some new threads and hopefully breath some life back into this site, I am trying to add some content and hope others will start new threads so we can show anyone trolling here that we are trying to revive the site.

    So, for me Long Range is dependent on the caliber as much as the distance. I shoot 100/200 short range with a 6mm PPC which is one of the most accurate cartridges in the world, for 100-200 yards, but falls apart after that. At 300, I use a 30BR, so for me those two calibers make up my typical Short Range Shooting, but when it comes to Long Range, I use:
    500/600 Yards 6mmBR Normal - I have a Remington 700 Targetmaster from the Custom Shop with a 40X single shot action and a jewel trigger set to 6 ounces, which I use for Factory Class and woodchuck hunting.
    For under 500 yard wood chucks, they get to feel my Remington 700 VLS in .22-250 with a Timney Calvin Elite Trigger.
    800 to 1,000 my Palma rifle is a custom Remington 700 action in .308 and my T/R class rifle is also a .308 on a trued Remington 700 Action.
    For BR at 1,000 I have a 6.5x47 Lapua, but it is on what might be considered a 700 Remington Clone, while it is a Jim Borden Custom Action.

    Under 300 for woodchucks out come the pistols. Remington XP-100 in .221 Fireball at around 250 yards, Thompson Contender in .223 Remington downb to 100 yards and then a Model 41 Smith.

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    I can hit 600 yards somewhat consistent,haven’t had much success as I would like at 800 but I can work on it.
    Shooting long doesn’t come overnight,at least not for me.

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    Shooting "Long" takes putting together a lot of things. You need:
    The equipment capable of doing it - Gun, Caliber, Scope and supports (rest/bag etc.)
    The ammunition capable, typically hand loaded and worked up for your set up.
    The conditions
    Your Trigger Skills
    Miss any of the above and miss the target at 800 or 1,000 yards.
    Trigger time includes not only how to shot, but how to read the wind and when to shoot. Wind flags are a must or even smudge pots, but any wind will get you when you are out there trying to hit something 1/2 mile away.

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    Good advice ad awesome sight.


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    But I didnít answer. Iím on a journey to long range. Iíve bought and traded rifles through my life. Thought Iíd use a .270. No itís this.308 I bought and put a stock on. Iíve only shot 300 yards once and Iím hooked.


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    A .308 will shoot very well t a 1,000 yards with the right loads and the right rifle as well as your trigger skills and wind reading. When you think about it, it takes about 1.5 seconds to get from your muzzle to the target. At 1,000 yards you can pull the trigger, look up and see the puff at the backstop behind the target.

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    I have 308 for distances up to and including 1,000 yds, generally 500+. I have the RPR in 308 for that task. I am currnetly working up a load for the Nosler 175gr Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) bullet. Working up to a similar spec as the M118 sniper round.

    I have ordered a Remington M700 Long Range in .30-06 for ranges beyond 1,000 yds. Starting out, my loads will utilize the same 175gr bullet, or similar 168 gr bullet from Nosler.

    Glass for both rifles are SWFA SS 3-15X42 FFP mounted as low as allowable on 20moa bases.

    Shooting prone off of bi-pod with rear sand bag.

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    Check the twist on your 30-06 before settling on the right projectile.

    Bob
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    1:10 is is the listed twist rate, but for sanity sake I may check the rate myself.

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    If you have a 1:10 twist barrel, you should be able to stabilize the 168 and 175 grain Low Drag projectiles very well. Problem I find with factory chambering is that the free bore is set up to be able to take the longest 220 grain projectiles and is not optimized for the lighter bullets that work so well in that twist.

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