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Old December 5, 2019, 10:53 PM   #26
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What Taylorecd1 said. Some really good advice.

I own a Tikka CTR in 6.5 CM. A really good rifle. I also own a couple of SWFA scopes and they are very good value for the money. You can also pick up some good deals from their sample list.

I put my Tikka into an after-market stock, which does improve the rifle. I have shot this rifle out to 800 yards a lot. I'm not saying that I can hit an 8" gong with 100% reliability (I can't), but 12-15" plates are definitely doable with Hornady ELD ammo if the conditions are decent.
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Old December 5, 2019, 11:30 PM   #27
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British Fullbore has a maximum cartridge gauge to keep you from kind of "improving" your .308s. A friend on the US Creedmoor team said they were shooting over 1100 yards.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dQpY9muGj8 <--- irons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUp6dTlHAg0 <--- heavy barrel and 'scope

Point is not to necessarily use a milsurp, but rather it's easier (and cheaper) to put the equipment together than generally believed.

The hard part is learning to shoot it.

I'd invest part of that budget into an accurized and scoped .22 that is a clone of whatever centerfire rifle you decide to use.

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