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    target shooting

    hey guys im keen to get into some target shooting long range. I have done abit of shooting out to 600 and noe wanting to go longer. I was wondering what scopes and rifle ppl were using price im looking at spending is around 4 k

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    Mate that is a decent amount of dish so you should be able to get a really good quality scope. The gurus on here will flock to this thread in a matter of moments
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    most of the guys on here have more than that just on scopes, i know i do anyway
    ammo plays a massive part in the whole picture aswel, little things make a big differance

    but back to the op
    im schmit and bender and was 338 lm
    and stock tikka in 6.5 with bushy tac

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    Buy a tikka 7mm mag a second hand nxs nightforce and a reloading kit. Done.

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    Righto, what type of target shooting are you keen on ?

    NZDA style, long range plinking at gongs, or "formal" type target shooting as in f-class or FTR ?

    When you say further than 600, out to where ?

    Do you reload ? What are you currently shooting (rifle, caliber, optics etc)

    Answers to those questions will narrow the options a bit.

    Bottom line, leave at least half of what you want to spend for optics
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    A 375DCM and a big mofo scope with a big mofo pice tag would go a fair bit past 600
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Bottom line, leave at least half of what you want to spend for optics
    Don't you use a Tasco without problem?
    VIVA LA HOWA

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    You'd need a mofo muzzle break on that rig as well
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    I have been thinking nf and the 338lap. wat make and modle everyone running. wanting to go out to a km comfortable. yes do reload running kimber montana with z5 3-1844.

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    Iits a 300wsm

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    I'm running a NF 5.5-22x50 with MOAR reticle and zero stop. Very happy with it. Using Strelok on iPad for ballistic calculations, it has most scope and reticle combinations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Don't you use a Tasco without problem?
    Cheeky bugger

    Toby, my entire annual shooting budget might stretch to half a dozen of the cases for one of KiwiGreg's toys
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Cheeky bugger

    Toby, my entire annual shooting budget might stretch to half a dozen of the cases for one of KiwiGreg's toys
    That makes 2 of us!
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    It really depends on what kind of competitive long range shooting you want to do

    Most NRA ranges shoot tr, ftr and f open. 300-1000 yards , although some ranges don't go out to the full 1000

    Tr is open sights with a sling using .223 or .308 only, no rest or bag
    Ftr is .223 or .308 using a bipod and rear sandbag
    F open is any calibre 8mm or under, shot from a bipod or front rest and rear bag

    I shoot f open and use a 6mmBr or a 6.5-284 with a NF 12-42 bench rest scope

 

 

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