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1st rifle question
#1
I know nothing about rifles or anything regarding rifles with that said:

I am thinking of getting my first rifle most likely a Remington 700. I've read good things about them. I want something that I can shoot out to 1000 yards (someday).

Below are some links to possibilities.

Why is one of the guns $1,500.00 and the others $800.00? Can those guns shoot out to 1000 yards? What are your recommendations for any other .308's? I want a .308 for reasons unknown. Can you recommend a good book for learning about rifles?

Thanks for your help.

http://www.remington.com/en/products/fir...ac-sd.aspx

http://www.remington.com/en/products/fir...range.aspx

http://www.remington.com/en/products/fir...range.aspx
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#2
-Do you plan on reloading?
-What distance will you most likely be shooting, most of the time?
-Have you considered optics yet?
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#3
I do not plan on reloading. I don't have a range in mind yet so I dont know what distance I'll most likely be shooting at. I will start close and work my way out. I'd rather buy a rifle that can reach out to 1000 and under use it than have to buy multiple rifles. I have not considered optics yet.

Flawed logic in my thinking?
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#4
donotknowme;70986 Wrote:Flawed logic in my thinking?

Some might say, "yes", some might say, "no". I say, "whatever fits into your budget".

Even though I only have Rems, I think that looking into the Savage 10 or 110 would expand your options.
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#5
I will look into those, thanks. Expand my options as far as what? More accessory options?
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#6
Just another good platform. If you have your mind set on a Rem 700 in 308, I doubt you will be disappointed. For long range, try getting the longest barrel with the tightest twist rate.
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#7
Ok, I will tell you the differences.

1. Adjustable trigger. Hogue stock. Threaded barrel.

2. Heavy barrel.

2. Free floated barrrel on a B&C stock, adjustable trigger. full length bedding block.


First, some questions. When you say you want to shoot to 1000 yards. Are you looking to just do that every once in a while for fun. Or are you looking to maintain that accuracy at that range for the main purpose?

You say this is going to be your first rifle. Let me guess. You want to get one rifle, and have it be your deer rifle at 100 yards, and a competition rifle at 1000yards?

Any of those rifles will shoot to 1000 yards. But, I have a suggestion.

Get yourself a rimfire bolt action. Go to a local range, and practice, practice, practice.

Take a look at this thread.
http://forum.pafoa.org/training-tactics-...17hmr.html

That is my little bolt action .17hmr, at 100 yards. That little rifle won't shoot to 1000 yards, and I know it. But I use it to get the fundamentals down. Last week, a friend and I were shooting golf balls off tees at 100 yards. He was using a CZ 22lr, and me with my little rifle.

The basics of rifle shooting, are essential. Weather it is at 100 yards, or 1000.

Get a rimfire, start at 25, walk it to 100, and when you can get tight groups, look into getting a savage. A friend has a 10fp in .308. They are easy to work on yourself, you can change out the barrel once it gets shot out with minimal tools, and they are accurate out of the box.

Just my suggestion.
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#8
i would get a good .22 and learn how to shoot it first. learn how to shoot it to 200 yd. learn how to use the scope. the only way to learn to shoot is to shoot alot. with not wanting to get into reloading the .22 is the only way to go. after you get good with the .22. then any rifle in .308 up will do. but then to get good with that you either will have to reload or have a lot of money.
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#9
Connal-it's just a skill I want to have, no real reason for having it. I don't hunt and competition against others seems to be against my nature. I like yours and bob308's idea of getting a small rifle and getting the basics down. I shall have to think about that.

Why a rim fire bolt action over a center fire?
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#10
Cost effectiveness!
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