GUN Critique my precision rifle setup

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    lobstradomus New Member

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    Damn, thats a pricey setup IMO, how long have you been shooting long ranges?
     
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    looks good
     
  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Not very long at all. In fact, I don't own any precision rifles...I just shoot my girlfriend's stepfather's guns when I want to punch paper at longer distances than my AR with open sights will let me. I figure the Model 10 was a good bit cheaper than a Remington 700PSS and achieves much the same results.
     
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    The rings are a little overkill IMO, but nothing wrong with them. I used double dovetail Burris Signatures on my 10FCP-HS .308 and they haven't budged and don't leave ring marks on the scope tube. That system also made it so that I only had to eat up about 5 MOA of internal adjustment to zero the scope. I know the SS have tons of internal adjustment anyway, but the closer to the center you keep it the better.
     
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    looks pretty good, I'd get the 16x SS instead of the 20x
     
  7. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I like the price of the Burris rings :) Would medium rings work with the glass I have picked out?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Why's that?
     
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    I've got mediums on mine with a 44mm objective lens. I have about 2 cunt-hairs of clearance between the flipcover and barrel. Mine is a 1" tube, but the centerline should be the same regardless so mediums should work fine. Double check on SWFA's forums, I'm sure there are other people with that combo.

    I think the 30mm rings come with a set of offset inserts... I had to order them seperately with the 1" rings.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I'd rather have a 10x than the 20
     
  11. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Fixed 20x wouldn't be too desirable to me.
     
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    with a .308, you're talking an effective range of 1k. Yes you can go further, but 800-1k is about where the buck stops.

    the 16x scope is plenty good for 1k, and the clarity is better than the 20x. I'd go with a rear focus over the side adjuster too.

    I've got a 24" 10fp with the 10x SS and love it. Make sure that you're budgeting some kind of stock upgrade over the factory cheapie in your plans. The original stock is a serious pile of crap.
     
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    it'd probably be best to just spend extra and get the HS Precision model or if you're really balla the McMillan :cool:
     
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    buy a tikka varmint and put a leupold scope on it and you'll be set
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    stop talking about bolt actions...makes me want one real bad :(
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    You'll just sell it after a month anyway.
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Tikka T3 for the win!
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    T3 seems a bit expensive. I expect that the rifle will outshoot me for a good long time so why shell out more than twice the cost of the Model 10?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    So to bump my old thread, if I'm deciding between the Model 10FP HS Precision and a 700P and the difference in cost is minimal, which rifle is the better choice?
     
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    i like my 700P 26". haven't shot a savage to compare it to. shoots sub MOA out of the box and the factory trigger can be lightened easily by yourself.
     
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    Just buy a tikka t3!!
     
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    I'm probably biased but I'd say that if you're going to leave it bone stock then go with the Savage. I think a few features (esp. the Accutrigger, floating bolt head) give it a little better "out of the box" accuracy potential.

    On the other hand, I think the 700P has the better action and has much better aftermarket support. So if you like tinkering, or are going have a smith give it a once over anyway, then I think the 700P is probably the better choice.
     
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    I have a 20" 10FP on the way, I still have no clue what optics or mounts are going on it. :o
     
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    Anybody notice that Savage's msrp increased a lot on their site?

    Also, ever thought of the Remmy 700 SPS tactical?
     
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    I didn't know such a thing existed till yesterday, they look like a pretty good deal with the Houge stock and what not. I thought about getting the SPS Varmint since Dick's had them on sale around here but probably won't do it; 26" is too long of a barrel anyway.
     

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