Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Good, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    Same rifle I’ve used for almost 30 years. At an ounce or 2 over 9 pounds (fully loaded, scoped, and slung), it’s getting heavier for a “sheep type” hunt.....but, I ain’t planning on changing. Semi-custom, Win. Model 70, light contour Douglas Match Grade SS barrel,chambered in .375 AI, barrel mounted front sling swivel, express sights, McMillan stock, Pachmayr Decelerator, Leupold 3.5-10 in Leupold QD bases/rings and a Leupold 2.5-8, zero’d and on standby. I had it built in ‘89, it is and hopefully forever will be....my “only” hunting rifle! Presently running, 250 grain, TTSX’s @ 3130 fps muzzle velocity.

    My last kill, a Pronghorn @430 yards, good placement. I think an elk @ 500, should be pretty easy! If need be....I can stretch it’s range to 600+, pretty easily, with good shooting conditions! memtb
     
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  2. Vortex!

    Vortex! Well-Known Member

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    What! Nobody uses a 270 for that?
     
  3. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    Who makes a titanium 3 lug action? Fierce?
     
  4. wildcat455

    wildcat455 Well-Known Member

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    Yes highdrum, Fierce makes it.

    I would take my Fierce CT Edge in 300 win mag. 24" carbon fiber barrel, muzzle brake, carbon stock, 2# trigger, Vortex D'Back Tactical 6-24X50 FFP EBR-2C, weight 7.5 pounds.
     
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  5. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    6.5 Sherman in a tikka
     
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  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Up to Elk and the Largest dangerous game in the country any of my 6.5's or 7mm STW's.

    Bigger than that, my .300 Rum's and .375 Rugers.

    There are so many variables you aren't including it's really hard to give a more specific answer intelligently.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Pretty don't much matter as long as it fills the freezer.
     
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  8. Ckgworks

    Ckgworks Well-Known Member

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    Well, ya.....duh! The title says only to 500 yards and the Creed is a LONG range round. :p
     
  9. TG-5150

    TG-5150 Well-Known Member

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    Made me laugh, thanks
     
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  10. Diamondback

    Diamondback Active Member

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    Out to 500yards - Elk

    Tikka T3X Lite stainless, 3 lb trigger
    30-06
    180 grain Hornady Interbonds - hand loads 1/2" @ 2750fps
    2-10x42 Burris Veracity - 52ft to 11ft view
    or a Leupold VX6 2-12x42 - 57ft - 10ft view

    backup rifle

    Reminton 700 Stainless - 24 inch barrel
    HS Precision stock, 3 lb trigger
    270 Winchester
    150 grain Hornady Interbond - handloads 1/2" @ 2900fps
    Leupold VX6 2-12x42
     
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  11. 11Bugles

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    I like my Remington 700 in 270 win, hard to trade for anything else I have. Had an old weaver 6x recently put Burris 2-10x42 on it. Torments everything on the mountain
     
  12. JemezDave

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  13. JemezDave

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    Rem 700 in .270. Bought new in 1974 and still topped with a leatherwood ARTII. A few dings and a barrel that is a little long in the tooth now, but boy it’s still an awesome killing machine