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FrosSsT
June 25, 2012, 05:33 PM
I have wanted a Barrett MRAD in .338 Lapua Mag since the day they came out with a Leupold Mk 4 scope to get out to 1000 yards with accuracy. I consider that my long range dream rifle. What would be yours? (If you own one already, what is it?)

Note: Im talking 1000+ Yards here

hooligan1
June 25, 2012, 08:09 PM
An M-2 .50 caliber machine gun with a BIG Nightforce scope! or maybe just my 7mm rem mag.:)

WWWJD
June 25, 2012, 08:11 PM
I'm anxious to try the one I've got at a grand; watched those magpul videos the other day; .308 at 1760? Unreal. :eek: Inspiring.

hoytinak
June 25, 2012, 08:13 PM
Mine's HK PSG-1. I know there's "better" rifles out there that weigh alot less, may be more accurate and easier to get here in the states but well.....it's a H&K and I'm a huge HK fan. :D

taylorce1
June 25, 2012, 10:39 PM
.243 Winchester
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/taylorce1/20120614_175430.jpg
http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/taylorce1/20120614175351.jpg
I started this build a while back and it has slowly been coming together here is what I have so far.

Stevens 200 CF action
.243 Win Heavy Varmint McGowan 1:7 twist
Stockade tactical bolt handle, recoil lug, and lift kit
SSS Competition trigger
EGW 20 MOA base
Leupold QRW rings
Weaver 3-10X40 Tactical Grand Slam Mil-Dot scope
HS Precision stock and bottom metal with detachable mag


I will eventually upgrade the optics, and maybe the stock again. I really like the Mickey A5 and CDI bottom metal. They just aren't in the budget yet. I know this doesn't have a huge cool factor, but I get to shoot a lot cheaper.

Brian Pfleuger
June 25, 2012, 10:48 PM
Unlimited budget?

Well, I guess I'm short on details...

I'd want something with really light recoil. Quite possibly 243AI.

For optics, I've always wanted to try something from USOptics. Probably their 10-42x, though it is $4,220.

Beyond that, I don't know.

brmfan
June 25, 2012, 11:30 PM
The Chey Tac M-200 Intervention in .408 that Mark Wahlberg used to shoot the 5" tall Dinty Moore stew can at 1 mile. Not just A Chey Tac... THE Chey Tac from the movie, cause Marky Mark used it!! :rolleyes:

golfnutrlv
June 26, 2012, 12:01 AM
The Chey Tac M-200 Intervention in .408 that Mark Wahlberg used to shoot the 5" tall Dinty Moore stew can at 1 mile. Not just A Chey Tac... THE Chey Tac from the movie, cause Marky Mark used it!!

Amen Brother...:D

Kiwi Hunter
June 26, 2012, 02:25 AM
The Chey Tac M-200 Intervention in .408 that Mark Wahlberg used to shoot the 5" tall Dinty Moore stew can at 1 mile. Not just A Chey Tac... THE Chey Tac from the movie, cause Marky Mark used it!!

The topic of LR / Tactical rifles never needs to be discussed again - you nailed it!! :cool:

jehu
June 26, 2012, 06:50 AM
Sako Grey Wolf 7mm mag with 4-16X50 Swarovski 30mm will do all you want!

PawPaw
June 26, 2012, 07:13 AM
I'm torn right now, and trying to decide between the Savage 111 Long Range Hunter in .25-06 or the Ruger Mark II Target in .25-06. I really like that caliber and both rifles I have in that caliber (older Model 77s, tang safety) are tack drivers. The two I've chosen, NIB, are withing $10.00 US in their MSRP and I'm trying to decide which I'm going to put on layaway.

mnhntr
June 26, 2012, 03:54 PM
I have a Savage LRP in .260 that fills the need for a 0-1000 yd rifle. I do want a Savage in .338 edge for the 1000-2000yds though.

hooligan1
June 26, 2012, 03:58 PM
That Savage, Paw Paw is one accurate dude, and I'd like one in .308 win maybe one day.:)

mapsjanhere
June 26, 2012, 04:07 PM
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=57519&stc=1&d=1267385003
300 RUM, Nightforce 5.5-22

5RWill
June 26, 2012, 04:29 PM
For optics, I've always wanted to try something from USOptics. Probably their 10-42x, though it is $4,220.


Indeed. I'm a big USO fan, love my SN-3. They've gone up since I got mine. But John and company are great people to deal with and probably have the best customer service in the industry.

As for my favorite rifle? Idk there isn't just one dream rifle for me. There is the one below that is far from finished. Then....

GAP Gladius in .308
KMW Sentinel in 6.5x47L
7mm SAUM
AI .338 Lapua
Also throw a 6XC build in there.

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/419720_2563650692318_1219335565_n.jpg

TX Hunter
June 26, 2012, 04:29 PM
My Dream would be a Remington 1903 A4

WWWJD
June 26, 2012, 09:38 PM
The Chey Tac M-200 Intervention in .408 that Mark Wahlberg used to shoot the 5" tall Dinty Moore stew can at 1 mile. Not just A Chey Tac... THE Chey Tac from the movie, cause Marky Mark used it!!

That's pretty much a thread closer right there. +1000000!!:D What an epic piece of hardware!

Drummer101
June 26, 2012, 09:38 PM
M1A if I did not have to chase around the brass...

cannonfire
June 26, 2012, 09:52 PM
The Chey Tac M-200 Intervention in .408 that Mark Wahlberg used to shoot the 5" tall Dinty Moore stew can at 1 mile. Not just A Chey Tac... THE Chey Tac from the movie, cause Marky Mark used it!!

Just to burst everyone's bubble, he shoots the can from 7/16 of a mile, 700m. Sorry I literally just watched the movie before reading the thread haha.

But that is one fiiiine looking rifle!

Justice06RR
June 26, 2012, 10:21 PM
Barret M82A1 or .338Lapua Magnum for me.


Just to burst everyone's bubble, he shoots the can from 7/16 of a mile, 700m. Sorry I literally just watched the movie before reading the thread haha.

But that is one fiiiine looking rifle!


Watch it again.

He said 1760 is a mile - he meant 1760 yards, not 7/16.

BIG P
June 26, 2012, 10:33 PM
Got Mine already.
Remmy 700 in 300mag Custom 26'' hart barrel.
Win, Durango in 7mm STW 26'' HART ALSO
Must say both are pretty wicked, I'm very pleased.;)

sc928porsche
June 27, 2012, 03:15 AM
I'm building mine. 338/378WBY on Brevix action. Waiting for stock to arrive.

cannonfire
June 27, 2012, 08:35 AM
He said 1760 is a mile - he meant 1760 yards, not 7/16.

You're right but I had to watch it with subtitles. I guess at 25 my hearing is worse than I thought.... Thank you artillery

Jim Watson
June 27, 2012, 09:08 AM
A friend just cleaned up in the F-T/R events at Lodi, WI with a Barnard action, Bartlein barrel, Nightforce scope custom rig. I forget the brand of stock, but the bedding is what counts. I figure I could do a lot worse than copy his rifle. Doubt I can copy his skill, though.

SR420
June 27, 2012, 09:14 AM
Drummer101 M1A if I did not have to chase around the brass...

Go for it... the brass lands in a nice pile about 18" away when you fire from the prone position

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac160/The_H2O_MAN/MK14EBR-RI/IMG_3231.jpg

emcon5
June 27, 2012, 09:42 AM
Remington 700, 28" Stainless PacNor, 6.5-06, Leupold 30mm 6.5-20X50 LR Mil-Dot, HS Precision.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=71415&stc=1&d=1308680444

TXAZ
June 27, 2012, 09:43 AM
.50 with a laser assisted round. (Assisted = you have to fire within 10 MOA vs. Guided = fire in the direction and forget) The technology is there. A previous employer didn't want to go there so we canned the effort..... However :D , there is technically an obscure public domain 'how to' on this in the key technology areas (putting it in the obscure public domain was to impede others patent efforts in the relm). Is a virtually guaranteed hit for that big buck @ 2 miles in light winds worth $100/round?

Anyone interested?

Brian Pfleuger
June 27, 2012, 10:42 AM
No thanks...

I know machines can hit things far away. There's no satisfaction, no accomplishment to letting them do it for me.

Guaranteed hits would no different, in terms of accomplishment, than shooting them in a cage. IMO.

hooligan1
June 27, 2012, 11:04 AM
Emcon, what do you like best of the 6.5-06 chambering? BTW, beautiful rifle man.;)

emcon5
June 27, 2012, 01:03 PM
Emcon, what do you like best of the 6.5-06 chambering? BTW, beautiful rifle man. Thanks.

6.5-06 is essentially equal in performance to the 6.5-284, For LR shooting they are comparable ballisticly to the .300 magnums in all but the heaviest .308 bullet weights.

There is a wide variety of excellent .264 bullets available for just about any shooting you want to do.

It shoots the light (for caliber) bullets nearly as fast as the .25-06, but the "light" .264 bullets are better ballisticly than the "light" .257, so the difference downrange is minimal.

It shoots heavier bullets (140gr and above) as fast or faster than the .270, the only real advantage of the .270 is the choice in heaviest bullets (160gr) is better with the .270. 160gr 6.5 bullets are limited to round nose.

The down side is that as a wildcat, it is handload only, but as wildcats go though, it isn't all that "wild", simply neck-size 25.06 cases and you are ready to load. All the major loading manuals list data, and loading dies are off the shelf items.

azsixshooter
June 27, 2012, 01:19 PM
Like this, but in snow camo pattern and with the Trijicon TARS scope:

http://www.firearms.com.pl/aw/aw50.jpg

My choice is subject to frequent change!

zxcvbob
June 27, 2012, 01:37 PM
National Match M14

TankBu5ter94
June 27, 2012, 05:15 PM
I probably would have said a MRAD in 338 Lapua Magnum, or a M200 from Chey-Tac in .408 but after seeing the 14.9mm SOP rifle and cartridge earlier today I think I would choose that. If you guys haven't seen it google it.

Quote taken from www.thefirearmblog.com "The 14.9mm SOP is an incredible extra long range rifle project that a number of people at Snipers Hide have been collaborating on. The huge rifle fires a very long and heavy projectile with a high ballistic coefficient giving it extreme accuracy. It has 0.5 MOA accuracy at 3000 yards and remains supersonic out to 5400 yards (5 kilometers). The 14.9mm SOP cartridge case is formed from a 20mm Vulcan case. The 1,690 grain projectile leaves the muzzle at 3,350 fps with 42,104 ft/lbs of energy (that is not a typo!). This is almost twice the muzzle energy of the 14.5×114mm Russian and 14.5mm JDJ. It has more kinetic energy at the muzzle than a 20mm Vulcan, and far more kinetic energy downrange, although the Vulcan is carrying an explosive payload "

FJ4ZROX
June 27, 2012, 11:42 PM
While I'd love a Chey-Tec, I have my M1A Super match for iron sights and just finishing a Remington 700/5R (w/Jewell trigger and a USO SN-3 5-25X TPAL scope placed on Badger rings/base).

The M1A will out shoot me, and the 700 should as well (even with that big chunk of glass on top) once completed.

argyle1812
June 28, 2012, 12:21 AM
PSG-1

tobnpr
June 28, 2012, 08:03 AM
The M82A1 would undoubtedly be the coolest "toy"...

But, since accuracy is the stated objective, the MCM .50 Light Benchrest...

http://mcmillanusa.com/mcmillan-rifles-competition-50lbr.php

Mortal calibers just ain't in the same league as the .50, .338. and .408...

Dream big, or go home.

TX Hunter
June 29, 2012, 08:27 PM
Im carrying my favorite Rifle in this Picture, but for a Long Range Rifle I would like the A4 Model with Scope.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z191/Houndsman2007/photo-12.jpg

...

'88Scrat
June 29, 2012, 10:35 PM
If money is a non-issue:
http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=82274&stc=1&d=1341027282

Barrett M98b in .338 Lapua Mag :D

Tikirocker
June 29, 2012, 11:11 PM
Accuracy International for me ...

Tiki.

shanzlik
June 30, 2012, 07:33 PM
One of these, haven't decided which one yet...

TacOps X-Ray series
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/photo1.jpg

TacOps Tango series
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/tango51zoom.jpg

5RWill
June 30, 2012, 08:40 PM
Either or Shanz, Mike makes a hell of an accurate rifle.

458winshooter
June 30, 2012, 10:31 PM
A Sharps for BPCR.

taylorce1
July 2, 2012, 10:53 AM
A Sharps for BPCR.

I'll have one of those some day as well! Of cousre it will be a reproduction as I'm sure I'll never want to pay the price for an original. I don't know if I'll be able to ring the gongs at 1000 yards with it but I'll sure try.

Basement-Gunsmith-Z
July 2, 2012, 11:11 AM
I can't seem to remember the effective range of a 105mm howitzer.:D
But on a serious note, a cheytac m200 in .408 should do the trick.

essohbe
July 2, 2012, 03:41 PM
Anzio 20mm!

http://www.anzioironworks.com/images/20-mm.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9NxHj1R04g&feature=player_embedded

emcon5
July 3, 2012, 08:24 PM
Stumbled across this today:

http://i44.tinypic.com/349c9r7.jpg

ripnbst
July 3, 2012, 08:54 PM
Barrett MRAD in .338 LM. Can buy barrels and swap parts to shoot other calibers.

Clark
July 6, 2012, 02:37 PM
FrosSsT

Your long range dream rifle.
I have wanted a Barrett MRAD in .338 Lapua Mag since the day they came out with a Leupold Mk 4 scope to get out to 1000 yards with accuracy. I consider that my long range dream rifle. What would be yours? (If you own one already, what is it?)

Note: Im talking 1000+ Yards here

CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The Firing Line, nor the staff of TFL assume any liability for any damage or injury resulting from use of this information.

Purpose:
I want to use Quickload and Quicktarget and my hunting and practicing experiences to compare the 338 and 7mmRM cartridges.
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Assumptions:
8 moa elevation adjustment for a big game hunting shot is the limit.
1800 fps minimum for good bullet expansion.
10 pounds rifle weight is the threshold of too heavy.
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Independent variables:
70,000 psi peak pressure
scope 2" above barrel bore
barrel 26" long
Pick best Hodgdon extreme powder
200 yard zero
338s use 250 gr Nosler Partition Gold boat tail bullets
7mm use 150 gr Nosler Ballistic tip boat tail bullets
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Dependent variables
338 Lapua Mag 90.3 gr H4381sc 2945 fps, 515 yards down 8moa, 647 yards 1800 fps
338 Rem Ultra 89.2 gr H4381sc, 2901 fps, 507 yards down 8 moa, 625 yards 1800 fps
338 Winche Mag 69.4 gr H4350, 2773 fps, 492 yards down 8moa, 560 yards 1800 fps
7mmRem Mag 70.3 gr H4381sc, 3250 fps, 582 yards down 8moa, 822 yards 1800 fps
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Discussion and analysis:
I can get good accuracy with the 7mmRemMag at 10 pounds rifle, scope, bipod, and ammo when shooting 150 gr.
The 338s should do as well at 16.7 pounds when shooting 250 gr.
Maybe the 338s do not need to be that heavy, because they do not need to be as accurate, because they can not shoot as far.
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Conclusion:
I will not hunt long range with my 338s.
I will instead hunt long range with my 7mmRM rifles.

Ozzieman
July 6, 2012, 04:13 PM
Being a more traditional nitwit, I would pick a Gibbs 1903-A4 which I WILL own sometime this year.
Other than that my 700 with a jewel trigger only with a tactical stock which I am working on.Long range shooting depends on the person behind the trigger. For me anything beyond 500 is TOO long range shooting. We all must know our limitations.:o
http://www.gibbsrifle.com/1903-a4_sniper_rifle_.html

madcratebuilder
July 7, 2012, 07:56 AM
I started playing around with a Rem 721 in 30-06 about forty years ago. Had fun with load development and at that time though 500 yds was long range. About twenty years ago I got into the M1A platform, then the 6.5G and the 7.62 AR. A Chey Tac or some .338LM may come along some day.

Some days I'm happy with a .22lr at 200yds.

kraigwy
July 7, 2012, 08:52 AM
First it has to be a rifle I built, not something some one else built and charged me 3K +.

Preferable on a Model 70 actions.

338s & 50 cals will do it, with cost. Plus you need a brake to be able to shoot them. No thanks I don't want the muzzle blast taking off my ear protections every time I touch off the round.

I use to really like my 300 WM (Model 70) for 1000 yards shooting in the Any Rifle/Any Sights & Any Rifle Iron sights) but in my old age even that is over kill. Even back when I was shooting for the guard my best 1000 yards scores were fired with my M1A.

I built a Model 70 Vietnam era sniper rifle in '06, still thats not needed. I was a range offer for the SH Challenge a couple weeks a go. Most of the top shooters were shooting a 260 Rem (the winner used a 6.5X7 I think).

The 6.5/264s seem to be the cat's meow. Easy to shoot, cheap, easier on the barrels then the 6mm/243s. And you can use them with light rifles if you have to pack the sucker very far.

With the 260 you can get factory shells if you don't reload.

I use to be in the "big is better" club.......not any more... those 6.5s prove you dont need "big".

I really like the 270 Win also. As more match bullets come on the scene you'll see more of them. Somebody (forgot who) is making some 165 & 175 .277 bullets with some super high BC, somewhere in the neighbor hood of .7-.8. Don't know what twist they are using but it warrents looking into.

Clark
July 7, 2012, 09:19 AM
madcratebuilder
....
Some days I'm happy with a .22lr at 200yds.

22LR does fine for me to ~ 75 yards.
Beyond that the groups really open up.

schwabDog
October 22, 2012, 04:03 AM
a 338 Edge in APRS with a NF F1 Mil/Mil scope

ChaseReynolds
October 22, 2012, 05:05 AM
I am going to have to go with the Barrett MRAD, Leupold Mark 4 ER/T 8.5-25x50mm M5.

coldbeer
October 22, 2012, 12:13 PM
Savage all weather in 260 Rem. I try to keep my dreams attainable.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
October 22, 2012, 12:51 PM
I finally broke down and bought mine about a year ago. I love it, and have never regretted buying it.. Bushmaster BA50 with a Bushnell Tactical Elite 4.5-30x50.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/5a42442d39dfc697f4f9d77e0bcdcdb4.jpg

CCCLVII
October 24, 2012, 09:40 PM
My dream rifle is a Anzio 20mm. Its for times when the 50BMG is just to small to do the job :D


IT would be a blast to shoot coyotes and tree rats with!

for some thing more realistic I would go with a 308 and some good glass on it.

BLUETIP
October 25, 2012, 10:17 AM
Original browning-bar (browning automatic rifle) for my dream rifle. For accuracy, accuracy international in a cal. Ive not decided.

Kimio
October 25, 2012, 03:58 PM
Unlimited funds?

If it was a Bolt gun, Barret M98b in .338 Lapua magnum or an Accuracy International AWM also in .338 Lapua magnum

Semi automatic I'd like an M1A

Pond, James Pond
October 26, 2012, 03:07 PM
Something I could realistically buy if I made a concerted effort to save up:
A Steyr Mannlicher Elite 08 or SSG 69.

For some reason I have a real soft spot for Steyr.

If I stretch to the "couldn't really justify saving up that much", then something Desert Tactical Arms. I fell for that one ever since one of the members linked in a video where the bullet turbulence was visible....:cool:

Finally, in the realm of the totally absurd, then South Africa's utterly bonkers Denel NTW-20 as seen in District 9.... purely to know what it feels like to shoot it!!