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What's a good long range rifle I've been shooting for years just figured I could use some advice on my next rifle whenever I say

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  • #16
    NightForce makes an outstanding long range scope and is one of the most commonly used in competetive shooting and military applications. At 1200 yards, a scope costing $3000 more may only give you an additional .0002 of an inch of additional accuracy at 1000 yards. You won't need more.

    If your intended target is coyote, you don't need nearly the level of enery that you would for elk. You will also benefit from significantly reduced recoil to assist your accuracy. The 6.5x284 is an outstanding cartridge for that application as is the 7mm WSM. I'd take the 7mm myself if you are serious about the 1200 yards. Take a look at some of the interesting results posted on 6mmmbr.com regarding these cartridges and remember... accuracy is paramount.

    Just because a manufacturer produces a "long range" rifle doesn't mean it is accurate at that range. I still recommend getting a custom barrel as most over-the-counter barrels are just not in that league and you really notice the difference at 1000-1200 yards. For example, if you can't shoot an occassional 4 inch, five shot group at that range, you aren't really in control of your shot. Just getting to that level with the variance in wind, load, temp, humidity, etc. is a great challenge and will give you years of very interesting challenge.

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    • #17
      Saddletramp101,
      I'm a little confused...you have an ideal long range rig in the Savage .338 Lapua with a Niteforce scope...what more can you want? Judging from your coyote comment get another Savage; the Long Range Predator in one of the three or four calibers that it comes in, take the Niteforce off of the .338 Lapua and call it a day. That won't allow you to kill anything at 1,000 yards but you can punch prarie poodles out to about 500 yards!

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      • #18
        Dakota and all, I was actually posing this question for a while about the 6.5x284. The answers I got were, even if you have a long action, chamber it in .260 Rem, 6.5 Creedmore or 6.5x47 Lapua. You will come within a few hundred FPS of the velocity of the 284, but without the extreme barrel wear. In the case of the Creedmore, there is TONNES of factory and match ammo from Hornady in my city, and that's closely followed by .260 rem. I have a used .270 Rem 700 that was bought for me, its around 30 years old (the gentleman we bought it from told us it was his father's rifle). I would screw in this Rock Creek 6.5 barrel I have in my basement, chamber it in the Creedmore, after having the action blued, I'd put on a 20 MOA rail at the rifle shop, then drop it in an AICS chassis and put in a Timney trigger. Ten shot clips, I think so

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        • #19
          having the action trued* derp

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