GUN Reccomend me a long range gun...

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  1. thomor25

    thomor25 I make money online....

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    Currently I'm looking at an ar upper or a bolt gun.

    Can a 223 be used as a long range round or should I got more for a 30-06/308/22-250 bolt?

    If I was going bolt I was possibly looking at the 30-06 for its cheapness right now. I know some of you suggest 308 or 22-250 but I'd like to keep the cheapness of the ammo down. Like I said above can this be done with a 223? We'd be looking at a max of 4-500 yards.

    What would you suggest?


    Also please include make and model and pic if possible.


    As for optics I'd guess I'd be looking at mildot recticle or do you suggest something different?
     
  2. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    223 should be fine out to 500, i'd think :dunno:
     
  3. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    A heavy 223 would be ok out to 500.

    I'm currently considering the following build for a new upper on my AR.

    1:7 20" barrel
    LaRue or Daniel Defense FF rail (just because)
    Harris Bipod
    YHM Phantom comp/brake (have one on my 16".....it is stupidly loud...and yeah, I'd get it just because it makes me giggle)
    LaRue scope mount
    SuperSniper 10x scope
    Badger Ordinance tac latch (have one on my 16" and it's nice)
    flip up sights of some sort

    For fun I'd probably also get the barrel KG Koted OD green
     
  4. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    I love my Savage in .223

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  5. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    I would vote for the Remmy 700p in 223.

    If your not trying to kill anything at that distance and beyond you should be fine.. But I am pretty sure it would fuck some shit up being 223!


    Cheap to shoot, less recoil.. its a win!
     
  6. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Savage 10fp > remmy 700. A stock Savage 10fp will out shoot a stock remmy. Remmy has a lot more aftermarket support but the savage is a tack driver
     
  7. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    got any proof?
    I dont know because I only have a remmy. Never even seen a savage

    And mine connects the dots :) VERY well.
    .788 group @ 100 yards with 5 shots
     
  8. Jimmy Pop Cornholio

    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    I have shot both and know a lot of remmy guys who traded in for the Savage :).
     
  9. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    Savage crew :o
     
  10. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    holy retarded blanket statement batman
     
  11. out of the box, savage 10fp > *rem 700

    the rem 700 probably has a bigger aftermarket, but the 10fp is definitely catching on. And the accutrigger, FTW.
     
  12. Rev. Links

    Rev. Links New Member

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    Still waiting to take my Savage to an outdoor range and see what she can do @ 300yrds.
     
  13. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Ammo price shouldn't be playing a large factor into what chambering you get, if you're shooting long range you need good match ammo or good handloads, not whatever milsurp you can find.

    And we've all seen what you've bought, you can afford good ammo. :big grin:
     
  14. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    Most factory bolt guns have a 1/9 twist which isn't really suitable to shoot the heavy bullets, 75/77 grains, Unless you go custom. Keep that in mind.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Remington>savage
     
  16. ReFreshing

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    :love: love that gun too
     
  17. reman

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    SPS Tactical > Savage series
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  18. fatmoocow

    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    in the short term the savage is better, for less money you will have a more accurate rifle, in the long term you will eventually want a blueprinted custom 700 :dunno:
     
  19. thomor25

    thomor25 I make money online....

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    what about the kimber bolts or the new fn bolt that is out?
     
  20. reman

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    What new FN bolt rifle? The SPR? That has been out for a few years and basically everyone likes it.
     
  21. TheHunter

    TheHunter Unprofessional Lurker

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    I hate to ask, but just what the hell do you want to shoot at? Target only, varmint, deer, bear? At those ranges it makes a lot of difference depending upon the target.
     
  22. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    seriously, have any of you done any definitive testing to see which rifle is more accurate out of the box or is there an article I missed or something? This "d00d get a savage its more accurate" is retarded and can in no way, shape, or form be backed up by anyone touting it. Understand that I'm not knocking Savages and wouldn't mind owning either rifle but really, this is a VERY idiotic thing to say.
     
  23. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    They're based off of M70 actions :cool:
     
  24. fatmoocow

    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    Ok, for the cheapest 10fp you are getting a pillar bedded, free floated bull barrel, and <2 lb trigger pull with the accutrigger. You won't get this in a low end remington 700. I'm consistantly hitting quarters from 100 yards with a $150 scope and I'm a total noob.

    My point is, if you are just starting out and have a limited budget a 10fp is the cheapest 1/2 moa rifle you are going to find. You are going to have to caugh up another $300 to get a 700 with comparable accuracy. But, eventually you are going to want a 700 with mcmillan stock, custom trigger....which still isn't going to give you significantly more accuracy over the plastic furniture 10fp.
     
  25. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    Remington triggers are adjustable.
     

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