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#6491770 - 05/10/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Mad_Mikee]
David_Walter Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 10643
Loc: TriCities, WA
I spent the better part of a year buying used parts here and on sniper's hide, then sent the box of stuff to Travis (TMR) at RBros Rifles:

Rem 700, 243 AI, a Rock Creek fluted 1-7.5 twist, finished at 26", Mannerís stock, Badger bottom metal and mags. Gunkote finish, 20 MOA rail, Jewell trigger.

Made specifically to hurl 105 AMAX and 115 DTAC at the deer population.

More than a wee bit over your budget, but worth it.

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#6492004 - 05/10/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
Cocadori Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 2386
Loc: SW Montana
Originally Posted By: Jordan Smith
Originally Posted By: Cocadori
or this...



Originally Posted By: CGPAUL
Details???


Yes, please.


6.5-06 (or yours would be 243 AI)

Remmy 700 ( Action had the works done )
Sako extractor
HS Sporter Stock, 3 color camo
Rock #5 8 twist
Break ( Smiths own design )
Remmy Bottom Metal
700 trigger ( blueprinted by smith )
All metal cerkote satin black

I supplied the bolt knob and base.

Shoots freaking lights out! That is a 500 yard target!
Smith is one of the best I've used!

Rifle as you see it (save optics) is in your budget!

PM me for details
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#6492113 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Kimber7man]
Ackleyfan Online   content
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Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 6372
Originally Posted By: Kimber7man
Haven't done a lot of research on this, so go easy on me. What does a 6x47 Lapua do that a 243 or 243AI doesn't? Thanks!


The 6x47 is a great round but I was talking about the 6.5x47, it is a great little package with high BC bullets,fits perfect in a short action great brass and super accurate....it's on my next list smile

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#6492795 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Ackleyfan]
rainierrifleco Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 2716
Loc: Gig Harbor WA/SE Neb
why 243 ackley? nothing wrong with it but 6-284 or 6.5 284 just a thought. cost would be the same. and you save fire forming process.

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#6492909 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: rainierrifleco]
Jordan Smith Online   content
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 7899
Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
Already got the dies grin

So it looks like the starting point is a R700 Varmint in .243, some Redding .243AI dies, Lapua .243 brass, and a half dozen boxes of 105gr A-Max and HPBT. I'll probably throw an A5 and a Krieger on there at some point. Not sure which I'll do first, though.

Optics?
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#6493079 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
Kimber7man Offline
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Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 10091
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Duh. 6x42 M1 wink
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#6493088 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Kimber7man]
archie_james_c Offline
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Registered: 02/24/10
Posts: 1710
Loc: Peoples Republic of Kanada
4.5-14X40 LR Mark 4


Edited by archie_james_c (05/11/12)
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#6493131 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: archie_james_c]
Cocadori Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 2386
Loc: SW Montana
Not a fan of lupy. Their turret design is horrible.

Best bang for your buck is the NXS

The Zeiss I have on the rifle in the picture is quite impressive I must say.
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#6493140 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
Cocadori Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 2386
Loc: SW Montana
Originally Posted By: Jordan Smith
Already got the dies grin

So it looks like the starting point is a R700 Varmint in .243, some Redding .243AI dies, Lapua .243 brass, and a half dozen boxes of 105gr A-Max and HPBT. I'll probably throw an A5 and a Krieger on there at some point. Not sure which I'll do first, though.

Optics?


So you're gonna plunk down what $600-800 for the rifle. Or more.
Then send it to a smith to true it and punch it to 243AI ($500)
Then throw on an A5 $500

hmmm

$800
$500
$500
that's $1800 and just for the stick.. no optics.

You need to send me a PM and ask for details.
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#6493452 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Cocadori]
TMR Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 280
Loc: Western Washington
You might have problems stabilizing the 105's in the factory Remington barrel. It is hit or miss with them. If you could find a donor action for a good price, buy an unfluted barrel, HS varmint stock, and a Vortex PST or HS scope. You should be pretty close to your budget number. Just depends on how good of a buy you get on the components.

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#6493770 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: TMR]
Cocadori Offline
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 2386
Loc: SW Montana
Agreed on the vortex.
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#6494302 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
Take_a_knee Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 13855
Savage SS model 16, McGowen prefit barrel in 7mm SAUM, B&C Medalist stock. Leupy 4.5x14 Varmint Hunter Ret.

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#6494425 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
T_O_M Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 4426
Loc: State of Jefferson
Originally Posted By: Jordan Smith
Hey fellas,

Just curious what you'd do for a dedicated LR rig if you had about $2000 to play with for rifle and glass. It'd be chambered in .243AI.

If $2000 is a firm limit, then it might be challenging to get there.

I think my approach would be to shop around for a used 700 Varminter in .22-250 or .308, preferably with a good ( HS Precision or B&C, not factory injection molded ) stock. You could probably get one, rebarrel, chamber, and pick up dies for close to $1000.

That leaves $1000 for optics. Leupold custom shop 6.5-20X, 30 mm tube, 40 mm objective, find duplex, with target turrets.

$2500 to $3000 would be a lot more do-able. You could start with a new action, buy the stock you want separately, and fund a Jewell trigger.

Tom
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#6494516 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: T_O_M]
David_Walter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 10643
Loc: TriCities, WA
Although I'll be thrown out with the bad dogs:

Buy an accutrigger Savage long range hunter in 7 Mag, have TMR rechamber it using his 7 mag reamer for 180 grain bullets, put a SWFA SS scope on it in 5X20 HD with Mil/Mil and a Seeking 20 MOA rail using SWFA low rings. go shooting.

easy.
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#6494576 - 05/11/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
acesandeights Offline
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Registered: 03/22/08
Posts: 1154
Loc: So Oregon
Isn't 243AI of course, but I figure a 1985 Cowboy with quality iron sights is plenty LR for anything worth killing. If you're relatively good at math (I'm thinking geometry, calculating trajectory and what-not) I think I'd go that route. I wouldn't even re-stock it.
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#6495787 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Kimber7man]
rainierrifleco Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 2716
Loc: Gig Harbor WA/SE Neb
good enough reason.

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#6495829 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: rainierrifleco]
Seafire Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 04/21/04
Posts: 21302
Loc: Southern Oregon USA
I have two for that purpose...

Model 70 chambered in 6.5 x 57, 28 in Heavy Magnum Contour, 1 in 7 twist...6.5 x 20 Leupold... Factory Stock

Model 700, chambered in 6mm Rem, 24 inch heavy magnum contour, 1 in 7 twist, 6.5 x 20 Nikon...Boyd's laminate stock..
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#6496132 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Seafire]
archie_james_c Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 02/24/10
Posts: 1710
Loc: Peoples Republic of Kanada
In all seriousness, an SPS Varmint 243, A-5, jewel and youre good to go laugh
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#6496215 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: archie_james_c]
Magnum_Man Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 2947
Hmm, after watching some people shoot at 1 k+ who can and did at IBS 2 I have doubts about defining LR as 500yds to a 1 k as a long range rig anymore. Numerous folks shooting and hitting targets to 1792 yards were using bigger cartridges than 6mm. Seems like most of those 1 k to 1800 yd rigs started at 6.5 cal. Scenarshooter was whacking the 1 k target with a 6mm using the 115 DTAC on a AR build.His advice would sure weigh heavy with me if I was to build something for this use. You did ask for opinions right? Magnum Man

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#6496312 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Magnum_Man]
Jordan Smith Online   content
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 7899
Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
Yessir! Thanks to all for the feedback so far!

MM,

I know a guy who has taken the .223 with the 90gr VLD to 1760 yards with good success. That bullet has an almost identical BC to the better .243 bullets like the 105gr Horn HPBT and the 115gr VLD, so I don't think I'll have too much trouble out to 1000, and a bit beyond. The 105AM is no 6.5mm or 7mm, but that's why I've got bigger rifles wink
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#6496319 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
Tanner Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 10373
Loc: High Country Colorado
I'd like to add to archie's idea:

Savage Axis '06

Barska 5-64x60

See Thru's

Winchester Supreme Power Points

Winning!

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#6496327 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Tanner]
Jordan Smith Online   content
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Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
Originally Posted By: Tanner
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grin
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#6496338 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Jordan Smith]
Tanner Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 10373
Loc: High Country Colorado
Awh jeez man... here I am thinking I have a good idea and you drop the hammer like that! That's cold laugh

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#6496466 - 05/12/12 Re: Ideas for dedicated LR rig [Re: Tanner]
archie_james_c Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 02/24/10
Posts: 1710
Loc: Peoples Republic of Kanada
Savage Axis' are the new Minituckys.

laugh
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