Your Ultimate 500 Yard Rig

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

  1. Michigander1

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    My cooper timberline 300 rum.
    Leupold vx6 3-18x44 and nosler
    Accubond 200 grain. Good to go for anything out there
     
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  2. Latigo12

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    I have to be different. 1874 Shiloh sharps in 45-90. Pushing a 405 gr lead bullet propelled by black powder. With soule sights.
     
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  3. AHoffart

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    Hey I have one of those--you have any issues with removing the clip??
     
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  4. jshepherd61

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    I use a custom Winchester model 70 LRH action chambered in 7mm STW mated to a 28” Bartlien 5R barrel McMillian stock, all trued and accurized Accushot BT10 bipod, NEAR scope mounts, Vortex Razor HD scope. It’s a beast to carry but hasn’t let me down LOBS A 168gr Accubond Long Range (ABLR) at 3,385 fps. Has taken 6 elks in the last 6 years ranging from 1,028 yards to 1,342 yds. I don’t consider long range unless your over 800 yds.
     
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  5. jshepherd61

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  6. RandySch

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    @ jsheperd61 - What twist rate do you have on your STW? That will be my next caliber of choice. Looking to shoot in the 160gr range also.
     
  7. tomsd

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    Great rigs all. Note to original poster: A lot of good year end sales now on rifles, other gear.
     
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  8. tomsd

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    LOL - and I still think over 500 yards starts long range for hunting ! Can't wait to start "plinking" with my "new" - used Weatherby Mark V - in .300 Win Mag. It comes with a break so this 72 year old can hopefully still smoothly pull da trigger. :)
     
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  9. jshepherd61

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    1:8 is what I use you need at least 1:8.5 if you want to use the new .284 Berger 195gr EOL’s
     
  10. Phillygunner

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    That is a beautiful animal. Congratulations.
     
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  11. Chap Pops

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    You guys are shooting some super sounding rifles. I am still shooting a Mark 5 Weatherby in .270 WM that I bought almost 45 years ago. Shooting a 150 gr. Nosler Partition it has taken elk at over 200 yds, some antelope and a bunch of whitetail and I believe it would do well at 500. I am throwing this in just because I never see this caliber mentioned and I have been extremely pleased with it.
     
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  12. tomsd

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    And while also got a great deal on a Burris scope - 4.5x14 x 44mm - the Vortex seemed to me at least - to have the clearest glass/image in the Razor level - compared to the equivalent Burris and Leupold priced models.
     
  13. Rhino55

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    My rig is a 308 built by me. Surgeon 591 repeater a Krieger 11.5-1 twist barrel in a Remington varmint contour. 24 inches long. Greybull stock topped with a Vortex 5x25x50 gen II PST. It tops out at 12 lbs but I shoot 5 shot groups at 200 that you can cover with a quarter. It is set up for 175gr SMK but I have found out any thing 175 gr it loves. I have killed deer at 650 yes with it and I'm willing to try it on an Elk. I have rung steel at 1000 yards with it too.
     

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  14. RandySch

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    My rifle of choice is a Weatherby Vanguard .270 win topped with a Nightforce SHV 5x20. Most rifles may be nicer to look at but not many shoot as well. Two pet loads - 140gr TSX & 145gr ELD-X, both in front of 61.6gr of H4831SC. The TSX shoots at a MV of 3200FPS & the ELD is about 50ft behind it. Both shoot 1/2 MOA or better. The TSX is nice when hunting in brushy areas. It always manages to find its target. In more open areas I switch to the ELD, 500 yards is easy with this setup.
     
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