GUN Good options in semi-auto for a long range, high accuracy gun?

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  1. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    The last of the whole firearms I intend to acquire before we get a President Obama ban (or more price hikes in anticipation of one) is a modern (not some shit I can get with a C&R license) full-length rifle shooting a larger round than 5.56, with a high degree of accuracy. This will be a scope gun used at long range.

    I'm initially thinking of AR-10 in 7.62 NATO, but I'd like to hear what's out there.

    Edit: no bank-breakers, either :squintd:
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    M1A? Put a polymer/tacticool stock on it and its pretty modern.

    I'm not sure what the civvie designation for the H&K G3 is other than CETMEs but one of those would be pretty cool, too.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    AR10 for the win
     
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    I'm partial to the Remington 750 since both my father and I hunt with older models of that rifle. You can get one in .308 or .30-06 with either a 18" or 22" barrel.

    Though you mentioned the AR-10, so you're probably looking for something a little more tactical.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Oh yeah, one more note. Something not retarded expensive would be nice. :hsugh:
     
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    I'd go with a M1A/M14 but that might be a bank breaker for you. So AR10 if you want a semi.
     
  8. johnson

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    Something in 6.5 caliber.
     
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    AR10, Leupold MIV, can

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    I want to build something like this down the road.
    This thing could ring the steel like it was the end of the world.

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  12. I vote for AR10 if you really need semi auto. Don't put a supressor on it though, as it will adversely effect accuracy, and you mentioned you wanted accuracy.
     
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    M1A's are expensive, self destructive, and have shitty optics mounting solutions.

    I'd do a DPMS/Armalite chambered in 308, and have GAP, Patriot, Noveske, or any of the other gas gun smiths make it work.
     
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    I've been researching this for a while. I need something for 700+ yards (100 yards would be nice. The 308 is pretty decent out to 600 but it's weak sauce after that.)

    I've decided to build a 6mm AR. I can use a standard AR lower and it uses modified AR-15 mags which I have. I can get 26+1 of long range goodness. This is one of the platforms that David Tubbs came out with (guy who crushes everyone at NRA high power). My second choice would be 6.5 grendal.

    Main purpose of this rifle is for the 700+ yard bonus targets at the MGM Ironman in ID. We are bring up a big squad of guys from So. Cal and I plan on representing.

    http://www.6mmar.com/6mmAR_Prices.html
     
  16. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    How's cost of ammo? One of the things that makes me leery of specialty rounds like 6mm, 6.5, and 6.8 is that they're not as common as something like 7.62 NATO.
     
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    Since we are talking long range precision rifle I would recommend you reload your own ammo. Since it's going to be relatively low volume and you want the most precision possible you would reload with a single stage press. Really if you want to shoot real rifles you need to reload.
     
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    6.5 is fairly availiable. I hear even Wolff is making it. From what I hear the wolff is not horrible in 6.5 but it is not match ammo either.
     
  19. Of course it's going to be more. You'll pretty much have to reload unless you like spending lots of money. Once our have a good stock of brass the cost will be comperable to reloading something like a .308 depending on the projectiles you use.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    I am on my way to being a reloader, but that doesn't necessarily mean I want an exotic round on my hands. What is the history, and more importantly the future of 6mm looking like?
     
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    Always thought these were sweet...

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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Forgot to post pic or link?
     
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    well 6mm pretty much dominates NRA high power competition. There are a lot of flavors for it. 6BR (bench rest), 6AR, 6xc, etc. The 6mm has the best BC (balistic coefficient - less drag, moves less in wind, etc)

    Again if your not sure your going to have to do your own research. I've decided that for me it's the ill shit. How long it lasts depends on who is winning with it and what new stuff comes out. Since this is from David Tubbs I don't see how you can lose.
     
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    And if you're on a space of money crunch I'd recommend you do my ammo can setup. Its not fast but if you're on a budget you're probably not burning through a ton anyway. I wouldn't worry too much about component availablility for just about anything. I shoot some weird stuff and there's always stuff available thanks to the internet and people fire other cases that can be made to work in that caliber, etc.... Anyway don't sweat the reloading.
     
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