Just to add, I would say second hand action (£250), 1-9 barrel (£750?), MDT oryx (£400?) and a suitable magazine (£100), with change left over for 20 moa rail, scope rings, moderator, ammo or reloading gear,A howa in 300prc with a decent stock should be plenty, along with it not being a "magnum" as a request for the fac
You've never actually shot at a mile, then?. ~MuirThis is great. What a variety of responses! Researching this lot should keep me out of trouble for the rest of the evening . I was thinking about a SIG Sauer SSG 3000 with a 29" 6.5x55 barrel and 147gr bullets but that would just be going transonic at a mile.
Keep them coming please
No. 600 yards is the farthest I've shot at. I liked it and want to go farther so thought I may as well get a rifle that will go as far as the ranges I could shoot on, then I can see how far I want to go and not be limited by the rifle.You've never actually shot at a mile, then?. ~Muir
6.5 Creedmoor, or the 6.5x55 even, is not a good rifle for a mile. Unfortunately, the rifle is often the initial limitation for shooting at long range. Then comes the wind, then your own skill. We have a 2200 yard range and I see 338 Lapua struggle when the wind is against it.No. 600 yards is the farthest I've shot at. I liked it and want to go farther so thought I may as well get a rifle that will go as far as the ranges I could shoot on, then I can see how far I want to go and not be limited by the rifle.
Thanks, that's very interesting.Have a peek at my ad.
Very cheap and mile capable.
Max load with Re26 57.5gns = 2902 at the muzzle 1261 fps at a mile
Here we go again, as a serial churner of my battery of rifles I have decided to sell the Beast. According to Quickload a modest 54.5 gns of Reloder 26 propelling a 180 gn ELDM will still be doing 1100 fps at a mile. if you use Hornady's optimistic BC's that figure jumps to 1200 fps. Has shot 1...www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk