Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

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  1. barleydog

    barleydog Active Member

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    that movie sucked.....the rocky franchise was sooo much better....
     
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  2. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

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    And then Rambo beat them both.
    I already have my 500+ yd elk gun
    Bergara b-14 hunter
    .300wm shooting 190gr nosler ablr
    leupold vx5hd 3-15x44 zl-2
    impact 29 moa reticle.
     
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  3. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    I’m in the works of building mine although it may used for further. 338 Sherman Short mag pushing a 250 Berg EOL.
    KS Arms LA
    KS Arms #5 fluted 24” MBM lil beast break.
    Trigger tech Trigger 1.75
    24 ozWildcat VARTAC ultralight stock
    Custom Vortex HSLR 4-16x44 in 25 MOA Hawkins Hybrids.
    Loaded should be 8 3/4 ish.
    Not much it shouldn’t put down inside 500 yards.
    The second Barrel is going to be 6.5 Sherman short 1-7.5 twist to shoot 155Berger if they ever come out.
     
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  4. barleydog

    barleydog Active Member

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    Rambo is the best....that is for sure
     
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  5. Alibiiv

    Alibiiv Well-Known Member

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    What type of North American game are we talking about? Something that you put meat on the table, or something that has claws and teeth and you become the meal of the day on the table; or a combination of both??
     
  6. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    270 vangard 4-14shv moar timney set @ 20oz Shot it for the first time this fall since an accident. Still shoots box ammo into 3/4moa. This replaced a featherweight that was ruined in a fire. I've had this one for 20yrs now. She comes out of the closet when the conditions are crappy for hunting but nice for very long walks in the woods lol. I hope to get a 2.5,3-10 shv or nsx from Santa
     
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  7. dougduey

    dougduey Well-Known Member

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    For 500 yards and under, I personally don't think you can beat a 30-06, or a 308. Plenty of bullet weights and options, as well as factory ammo that can be found anywhere if you need it in a pinch. It may not be as glamorous as some other cartridges, but it will definitely get the job done. My 30-06 is light, too. Super accurate. I prefer to use a 30 cal or bigger when hunting elk or larger game, and the 30-06 fits this requirement with 180-200 gr bullets very well. But, if you choose, you can load lower bullet weights for deer and antelope, or even lighter bullets for varmits. It'a a very versatile cartridge
     
  8. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    I would do a Rem 700 5R in .308 with a Manners MCS-A elite, jewel trigger, and a terminator brake. For glass I would do a SWFA HD 5-20x56 or a nightforce SHV F1.
     
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  9. ejd1

    ejd1 Active Member

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    For deer sized game, mine is a custom 6.5 Creedmoor, 24" Proof barrel, McMillan A3 stock, Rifle Basix trigger, and a 4-14 F2 SHV. Entire rig with suppressor, 9.5 lbs.
    For elk and up, custom. 300 Win Mag, 26" Proof barrel, McMillan A3 Sporter stock, Rifle Basix trigger, and a 5-20 SHV. Entire rig with suppressor 11 lbs.
     
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  10. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are better rifles. But my Model 70 FWT in 30-06, VariXIII 2.5-8 mildot works really well. Easy to shoot, light enough to pack. Not sub moa but accurate enough and consistent. It works.
     
  11. tomsd

    tomsd Well-Known Member

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    With the new ELD ammo (really based on Berger bullets)- the trusty 30.06 is a candidate for 500 yards - but a Mag would be even better. Sort of also depends if you want to go for Deer - or bigger - Elk?
     
  12. tomsd

    tomsd Well-Known Member

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    Actually - it might be called VLD?
     
  13. ENCORE

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    To 500 and less? My muzzleloader, Ultimate BP Xpress, with the AGS Gen2 breech plug.
    McMillan Game Warden stock, muzzle brake, Jewell trigger, 112grs by weight of BH209, Parker 300gr Black Max bullet, Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x50 MOAR scope.
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  14. ktgoodman

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    I have the gun for 500+.

    7mm WSM, Kelbly Custom Build, Jewel trigger, Brux #4 barrel with Break, March 2.5X25 scope, Harris Swivel Bipod, Bell & Carlson stock: shooting hand loads, 180 gr. berger vld at 2950 fps. Pic of gun and a 5 shot group at 200 yards. Scary accurate gun, and really fun to shoot. 6 years with this gun, never lost an animal and never needed a second or follow up shot. 7 mm WSM.jpg 200 yard 5 sh group.jpg