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Old July 7, 2012, 08:52 AM   #51
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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.
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Old July 7, 2012, 09:19 AM   #52
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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.
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Old October 22, 2012, 04:03 AM   #53
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APRS 338 Edge

a 338 Edge in APRS with a NF F1 Mil/Mil scope
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Old October 22, 2012, 05:05 AM   #54
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I am going to have to go with the Barrett MRAD, Leupold Mark 4 ER/T 8.5-25x50mm M5.
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Old October 22, 2012, 12:13 PM   #55
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Savage all weather in 260 Rem. I try to keep my dreams attainable.
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Old October 22, 2012, 12:51 PM   #56
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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.

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Old October 24, 2012, 09:40 PM   #57
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My dream rifle is a Anzio 20mm. Its for times when the 50BMG is just to small to do the job

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.
Always looking for a good hunt!
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Old October 25, 2012, 10:17 AM   #58
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Original browning-bar (browning automatic rifle) for my dream rifle. For accuracy, accuracy international in a cal. Ive not decided.
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Old October 25, 2012, 03:58 PM   #59
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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
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Old October 26, 2012, 03:07 PM   #60
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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....

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!!
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