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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 03:03:43 PM »
I can understand making one every now and then easy for us KY boys, cause we're slow and all, but it's to the point it's like shooting fish in a barrel with you KS. O0 ;D :idiot2
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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 06:30:36 PM »
The one you can shoot the best. O0




Honestly, that's kind of a trick question.  There's some that you're going to be predisposed to thinking they're pieces of crap, and will shoot as such, even though they may be quite accurate.  On the other hand, there are some that truely are accurate straight out of the box.  There's also variations from one gun to the other, same make, model, caliber, etc.  Also, a custom shop gun (even though straight out of the box) will generally give better accuracy than a stock gun.  Then of course there's the "discount chain" guns that are sub-par.

My advice would be to do research and find out what caliber exactly you're looking for, and then figure out who makes guns in that caliber.  After that, then do more research and find out what people are saying about the different makes for that particular caliber. O0

Ditto!!

And just as MO said; what do you consider long range? Where I hunt, 200 yards is considered long range. Out West that range could easily double. If I were to be tied down to one brand with excellent out of the box accuracy; to me it would be one of the Savages' Model 10 tactical rifles. They're less than a grand and are very reliable. Then again, a quality gunsmith could take a used bolt action rifle and do work on it that would greatly increase it's accuarcy without breaking the bank.

No pun intended, but this is one of those loaded questions that has many different answers, and all of them could be right.



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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2007, 11:17:12 AM »
I can understand making one every now and then easy for us KY boys, cause we're slow and all, but it's to the point it's like shooting fish in a barrel with you KS. O0 ;D :idiot2

;D Maybe I should move to KY. I'd fit right in. :uglystupid2
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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2007, 12:42:23 PM »
;D Maybe I should move to KY. I'd fit right in. :uglystupid2

Nah, we'd make fun of ya' here too. ;D
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2007, 10:38:15 PM »
What do ya think about this http://www.savagearms.com/12vss.htm in 22-250. sorry I dont know how to make it a link.

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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2007, 12:29:37 PM »
I love this site and it's members. Everyday is like a roast. Even when it's my turn, I still get tickled. O0
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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2007, 07:25:57 PM »
I just read an article in Rifle Shooter in regards to accurate cartridges.Without going into details,several of the people asked about this subject, all are either custom gunsmith's or in the bullet industry, picked the .308 Win as the most accurate round to work with.
I am talking hunting cartridges now, not varmint or benchrest weirdos.

A gunsmith can only do so much, if the barrel is crap and there are those out there, the game is over.

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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2007, 11:11:43 AM »
Sorry for not putting in more details. what I meant by a long range rifle was a gun to shoot coke cans ands cow birds at 250-300 yards. I was thinking a 22-250 or a 223. then I saw the 204 but it seems no one is impressed with it.

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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2007, 08:35:12 PM »
Actually, the .204 Ruger is a heck of a round.  It's humping along at over 4,000 f.p.s. if memory serves me correct.  The one bad thing I've heard about it though is that if you do A LOT of shooting, you'll shoot the barrel out eventually.

If you're just going to do some general plinking, it'd get the .223.  You can get the .223 in a W.S.S.M., but the cartridges are going to be more expensive.  Same thing with the .22-250.  With a .223, the ammo is relatively cheap and you can get a load of different bullet types.  Check into Kimber rifles and see if they make one in .223. O0  If you're not worried about follow up shots, like Ks_Sniper said, check into the Thompson Center guns.  They're single shot, break actions, but will flat clean somethings clock! O0

Then of course if you want something a little different, you could also check into the .17 Remington.  It's a center fire .17 cal.  Then of course there's the .22 Hornet and .222.  None of the 3 of these are as popular as the .223, so ammo cost and type may be a consideration. O0
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Long Range Rifles
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2007, 10:40:32 AM »
I go with BC on this one. No telling how long the 204 is on the market, 20 cal is a weirdo. 22-250,  220 Swift are more then what you need. If you see a good  222 it is certainly worth a look as well as well as a Hornet

 


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