Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

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

  1. Phillygunner

    Phillygunner Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love my hunting rifle. It's my favorite at 500 or any range that I would try to take game. It's a 300 WM built on a Big Horn TL2 action, Mark Chanlynn barrel,Calvin elite Timney trigger with an XTRII. I primarily shoot 215 and 230 begers. But, I have also shot 212 eld x's through it. It plain and simple keeps a freezer full! And it's a joy to shoot. I like any rifle that makes it look like I know what I'm doing :)
     
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  2. wilkup

    wilkup Well-Known Member

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    Just curious what sort of recoil a monster like that comes back at your shoulder with. Sounds like there’s nothing in the world you couldn’t hunt out to 500 yards! Very nice choice.
     
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  3. tomsd

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    HANKS. In Hornady - it's the ELD-X - and in ABerger - VLD. Very aero-dynamic bullets = great for long range shooting.
     
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  4. Cornbinder57

    Cornbinder57 Well-Known Member

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    Oregunsmithing custom ultra-lite, 338-06 Ackley, topped with a Leupold 4.5-14CDS. Built on a colt light rifle action, tuned trigger Weighs in at 5 lbs with scope and all.
    Pushes a 200 grain E-tip at 2825, shooting .435 Gropius and so far has dropped everything in its tracks out to 675 yards.
     
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  5. colfaxent

    colfaxent New Member

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    I'm with ya on the 7mm WSM. Great cartridge and very flat shooter. 3/8" @ 100Yds 3412 fps with 140g accubond. Point blank to 400yds.
     
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  6. 280remington

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    I would have to take my old favorite, Rem 700 BLD in 7mm Express.
     
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  7. Phillygunner

    Phillygunner Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love my hunting rifle at 500 yards or whatever range I'm going to try and take game. It's a 300 Win Mag built on a Bighorn TL2 action, with a Mark Chanlynn barrel, in a Manners EH-1 stock with a Calvin Elite Timney trigger. It shoots 215 and 230 Begers most of the time, but it also shoots 212 Eld x's well. Oh yeah, and it's a quiet 300wm with the Dead Air Sandman Ti. It's an All-day meat in the freezer rifle and it's great to shoot. When it's not wearing it's Sandman, it wears an APA lil bastard brake. Either way it has impeccable manners in the woods or on the range.
     
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  8. memtb

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    Wilkup, Thanks! I love my rifle, and am pretty darn happy and confident with it. It’s nothing “fancy” just a all around rifle, of reasonable carry weight! Can’t remember the recoil numbers exactly, near 60 as I remember. I’m good for 20 rounds from the bench (using a PAST pad), at one sitting....maybe a few more. But, the next days shooting is a direct reflection of the previous days recoil. Used from field positions....it’s pretty much a “----- cat”! memtb
     
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  9. Toolhand

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    28 Nosler throated for 195 Bergers
    Lone peaks TI action
    Bettin custom carbon fiber stock or
    Manners elite EH1
    Proof research sendero 26” barrel
    Trigger tech diamond trigger
    Nightforce Atacr 4-16x50
    Of course put together by a quality Smith. Take your pick there.
     
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  10. Jerrys kid

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    What rig are you using to shoot 1 3/4 @ 500?!
     
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  11. scrummy30

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    Remington sendero with proof research barrel 7mm rem mag. 180gr hornady bullet. Huskemaw 5-20×50 scope. It's good to 500 and well beyond.
     
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  12. wilkup

    wilkup Well-Known Member

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    I’m almost through building my latest “do it all” project. Seems every couple years I change my mind and start again
    This time it’s a blueprinted Model 7 with significant metal work done to reduce weight, custom walnut stock, heavily fluted 8” twist Brux, chambered for 270SS. I put a Nikon M Tactical 3-12 up up top. Planning to chase animals with some 117/126gr Hammer Hunters this next spring. I’m confident it will kill anything I may come in contact with hunting in my PNW corner. Loaded, scoped, and slung weight is 7.5lbs.
     
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  13. Akoutdoors

    Akoutdoors Well-Known Member

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    Through trial and error and I’m getting close to my ideal gun for where I’m at in Alaska.

    Tikka T3 Action
    300 Wsm
    Hardy Carbon barrel 22”
    Titanium Break
    Ziess V6 3-18
    Hawkins Rings

    8.3 lbs ready to go with bipod.

    Red Snake Tactical bottom metal to seat long +3.2” needs to be installed.
    Going to order a Grayboe Terrain stock which will add some weight.
     
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