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    Forum shooting challenge: The under 500 500

    Here is the challenge. You must post here the following.

    The purchase of a scope and rifle combination for less than $500
    Work done on the rifle after the purchase of the rifle must stay withing the $500 limit
    Bedding compound is exempt from this rule
    All shots are prone, support may be a bipod or front bag. No bench rests or mechanical rests

    There will be 5 stages as follows:
    5 shot 100m group 1 point for every 1/4" under 2"
    1 shot @ 200m 10" target 2 point for inside the circle
    1 shot @ 300m 10" target 3 point for inside the circle
    1 shot @ 400m 10" target 4 point for inside the circle
    1 shot @ 500m 10" target 5 point for inside the circle

    Perfect score is a 1/4" group and all shots in the circle for 22 points from 9 rounds

    Scoring will be based on honor

    The prize will be respect

    Rifles should be sold for $500 in the buy sell after the event, preferably to beginners (if sold at all) with all data. Should this prove popular it will be run at the next SI LR shoot I run.

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    is that $500 for rifle and $500 for work done and what about home gunsmithing as there are one or two on here can do the odd job on firearms.

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    I do like the concept.

    The way I read it total cost must remain under $500 incl work done.
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    @Dundee will win this with his .22
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    I like it. All the old swedes will be getting dusted off for this
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    Extra Points for Black Powder?
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    is that $500 for rifle and $500 for work done and what about home gunsmithing as there are one or two on here can do the odd job on firearms.
    Nope, must stay under $500 and if you have the workshop skills to go all out in your own shed then that is the idea. I made bedding compound exempt to encourage people to have a go, the rest should not require consumables.

    Less spending, more thinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Extra Points for Black Powder?
    Still 22 points but the prize will be vastly larger

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    I'm not selling my rifle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    I'm not selling my rifle
    Neither am I if I get accuracy like that....

    I have a husky that I bought 25 years ago for $225 (Good ole half price sale at Gun city!!!!) I reckon if I gove the ole girl a bit of practise, I might be in with a shot.....Just need to find somewhere I can push her out to 300m+
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    I think this is a very interesting concept, but I wonder how practically possible and feasible this is without resorting to secondhand bargain hunting or rifles bought many years ago.

    For 500m. 22LR will have to be shot like a mortar, 17hmr is too light, 22mag is better but still too unreliable. Realistically you need to be looking at 223 or 7.62x39. The cheapest 223 is either baikal IZH 18MH or norico bush ranger, both about 450-500. I dont know if you can still find 500 dollar SKS. However, none of these 3 rifles is likely to give you the accuracy needed for this competition.

    This is not to say that you will never find an accurate example. You can, but it comes down largely to luck of draw. there may be one accurate cheap centre fire in every 20. Who is going to go through 20 to find that accurate example?

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    A quick look on trade me and there are a heap of center fires under $500. My pic would be the PH1200 in .308 or the 6.5 Caricano that Id rechamber to something that shoots..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimitsu View Post
    I think this is a very interesting concept, but I wonder how practically possible and feasible this is without resorting to secondhand bargain hunting or rifles bought many years ago.

    For 500m. 22LR will have to be shot like a mortar, 17hmr is too light, 22mag is better but still too unreliable. Realistically you need to be looking at 223 or 7.62x39. The cheapest 223 is either baikal IZH 18MH or norico bush ranger, both about 450-500. I dont know if you can still find 500 dollar SKS. However, none of these 3 rifles is likely to give you the accuracy needed for this competition.

    This is not to say that you will never find an accurate example. You can, but it comes down largely to luck of draw. there may be one accurate cheap centre fire in every 20. Who is going to go through 20 to find that accurate example?
    This can also function as an educational exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman View Post
    A quick look on trade me and there are a heap of center fires under $500. My pic would be the PH1200 in .308 or the 6.5 Caricano that Id rechamber to something that shoots..
    You have to re-chamber it yourself unless you can squeeze this into the budget. Still if someone re-chambers that 6.5 Caricano then this will get interesting.

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    Bonus prize for the best hacksaw re-crown.

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