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    good long range rifle

    can anyone point me iin the direction of a good large game long range rifle. any calibers for large game are good. thanks for any replies


    - i want a long range rifle for large game that could also be used for long distance HD jst in case of an apocalypse or civil unrest, etc lol. better to be safe than sorry.
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    Remington 700 in 300 win mag.
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    300 win mag comes to mind....built off a Mauser action. With the right bullet, a 7mm mag. Bolt action is a must. Might realize your thinking and my thinking of long range and big game might be different in a variety of ways.

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    I am a Weatherby man myself. I have a .257 Weatherby Mag. and a .300 Weatherby Mag. - I shot a nice mule deer at 550 yards with my .257 and have shot my .300 at over 500 many times. Both are great long range shooters. It all depends on your game of choice. .257 is a little light for Bear or Caribou. I have shot an Elk with it and stopped it in its tracks.

    The .300 Weatherby mag has far more powder than the .300 Win Mag. The ballistics are better as a result, but the cost is a factor.

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    I have a Winchester model 70 in 7mm Rem mag

    What ranges and game are you goingto be hunting?

    It is hard to beat the .30-06 for most North American hunting
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    .300 Mag about covers it.
    It's pretty versatile, and ammo is fairly easy to get.You can run the full spectrum from 110's up to 220 grain bullets.
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    I use a model 70 feather weight Winchester in 270.. with Leapold scope weights in at less than 7 LBS.

    Hand loaded 130 gr Nosler BT clocked at 3100 FPS..

    with this combo i've taken deer size game out to 500 yards.

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    Savage model 11 and remington 700 in 30-06. Will be able to take down anything in North America.
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    Go with Savage over Remington..I have both (Rem 700, Savage 10). Both fine guns but Savage is cheaper, just as or more accurate, and the stock accu-trigger is very good.
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    Started with a 30/06, moved up to 300 mag. Both are very capable if you do your part. Of course 300 gets you longer range and a lot more bullet options.

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    It would help to define what you consider "long" range. For some, that may be 100+ yards, others 300+ yards, etc. A few may only consider 500 yards as the threshold of extreme range.

    A deer-size animal at 300 yards is a piece of cake for my Rem 700 .30-06 with my handloaded 165 grn boattails. I've dropped caribou and moose at further ranges. There are flatter-shooting calibers if you want to step up in recoil, but it's more a case of knowing your gun and the round you're using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It would help to define what you consider "long" range. For some, that may be 100+ yards, others 300+ yards, etc. A few may only consider 500 yards as the threshold of extreme range.

    A deer-size animal at 300 yards is a piece of cake for my Rem 700 .30-06 with my handloaded 165 grn boattails. I've dropped caribou at further ranges. There are flatter-shooting calibers if you want to step up in recoil, but it's more a case of knowing your gun and the round you're using.
    Good question. I can't imagine in NC (assuming that is where he is hunting) that you are taking things out further than 300 yards.....But what do I know, I am a vegetarian. Either way, 100-700, Rem or Savage are good.
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    Another 300 win mag vote here. Mine is an S2 vanguard. It shoots exceptionally well for a $450 rifle with 210 grain Berger VLD hand loads (3/4 m.o.a.). It will handle anything on this continent although I'd take something bigger personally if I ever go get hunted by grizzlies in Alaska.

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    I think a .308 in a Remington 700 or a Savage 10 action is hard to beat.

    It really depends on specifics though. There is no do it all caliber. There are tradeoffs for everything. More velocity and a bigger bullet = more recoil. Longer barrel = heavier gun.

    We really need a bit more info about what you are wanting in order give you a better nudge in the right direction.

    Will this guns primary use be hunting or long range high volume target shooting?

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    Nothing wrong with a heavier gun to reduce recoil. Take two pounds off the gut and add it to the rifle. Your shoulder (and knees) will love you for it.
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