GUN Gun crew....I need a LONG range rifle

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  1. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    I like this LTR??
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    Our range is opening up a 1400 meter range, I want a rifle setup to hit it....something in a .308 perhaps? nice heavy barrel...what's out there?
     
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    um, .308 for 1400 meters?

    i hope you can shoot very well.

    at that range i'd go with .300 win mag at the very least. i'd prefer .338 lapua or .50 BMG if you can get those in british coloumbia.
     
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    If you had to go with a "common" caliber, .30-06 would probably be a little more suitable than .308 at that range, especially if you hand load.
     
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    I heard .17 hmr is becoming popular.
     
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    for that range, which is what, almost a mile. .50 is going to do what it takes, unless you're military sniper proficient to use .308 at that distance. the LTR is too short of a barrel to get the velocity where you need it. The regular 700P would work, but for the kind of accuracy you need, a custom setup is the way to go

    and, man that's one hot looking rifle... i wish i had something like that.... oh wait, i do. And what, That's my pic. How convienient
     
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    there's a 1km range where i am, and most shooters there use a .300 win mag, many of them on a good day have trouble missing the 6" Bull...

    i dont believe you need a .50 cal for that range thats way fuckin over kill unless ur shooting at tank armour
     
  12. krott5333

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    you can shoot 308 at 1000 yards no problem, but its not going to be packing much power when it gets there.. for paper, its fine.

    300 win mag is a good mix of long distance accuracy and power.

    and for most people, I think even the 338 lapua is a better choice than the 50 bmg.. but it doesnt have the wow-factor associated with it as much as the 50 does.
     
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    .338 costs more per round though, which sucks.... .300win mag would do pretty well, and there's quite a few custom setups that use it out that far. how deep are your pockets?
     
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    .338 lapua costs more than 50 bmg?
     
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    from what i've read. .50 mil surplus is like 1.50-2.00 a shot, .338 lapua is like 2.00-2.50... this is factory, reloads are the way to go, for .338 which is what most people do

    edit: .338 lapua brass is around 2 bucks a case, fwiw.... and i just remembered, look into the .338 ultra, same performace as .338 lapua, but a lot cheaper
     
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    a .338 match rifle is gonna cost as much as a .50. and if the ammo is more expensive, why not just get a .50? plus you could say you have one. i'd go .50
     
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    Trying to shoot out to 1400 meters (which is what, a little over 1,500 yards?) ammo prices really should not be a concern. They are ALL going to be expensive unless he just wants to see what he can throw down the range. If he wants to shoot competitively at that range he should do some research on what round is best for the distance. Barrett has a new .418 Barrett round that is supposed to perform well out to 2500 yards. Of course, that's going to be expensive as hell and hard to come by, not to mention you are limited to their rifle right now. If he wants an off-the-shelf long range plinker, I'd have to agree with the suggestions for 30-06 or 300 WM.

    Nice range though. I have to drive 90 minutes to find a range that goes to 600 yards :wtc:
     
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    thats because lapua brand brass in general is expensive as fuck, but its supposedly the best
     
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    keke, looks like i was spot on with all 3 of my recommendations
     
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    wow the .338 looks interesting. I think maybe .50 is legal in Canada, though I wouldn't have guessed (our gun laws are so ass backwards) But the .338 seems to be pimped hard for my distance and application.

    Is accuracy international a reputable rifle manufacturer?
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    yes, very reputable.
     
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    TIMBERWOLF 338
    $7,500

    just found the price...:eek4:

    This would be one of those life time investments....
     

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