Blueprinting an action sounds like something you would do for serious competition, or if the particular rifle you have doesn't shoot well. It doesn't sound cheap either. You go this route and you may be hard pressed to stay under your $1000 limit.
I've heard numerous stories of people getting 1/2" groups out of factory rifles with no modification, so the potential is certainly there.
With all the stuff you are planning to do to this thing, what scope are you planning on getting to stay under $1000? For a long range shooter, you want to make sure you have good optics. I'm not saying you need a Nightforce or anything, but something in the $300-500 range seems reasonable.
Lokidude wrote: I'd run what I've got on it now, but .22-250 just doesn't cut the mustard at 1000.
mqondo wrote:Lokidude wrote: I'd run what I've got on it now, but .22-250 just doesn't cut the mustard at 1000.
Apparently you didn't read your own post in the terrible KSL classifieds thread. A 22-250 can EASILY hit a coke can at 1000+ yards.
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad ... =7&search=
Wolfman wrote:Personally... I'd buy the Savage. Then I'd shoot it until I'd burned out the barrel, then I'd pick up a brand-new take-off barrel from one for $100, install it myself, and burn that barrel out, too. THEN I'd start thinking about fancier equipment.
A lot of people like to jump in and spent thousands right out of the gate. They don't realize that the human element is the largest factor, and that any expensive equipment they buy right off, they're likely to decide they really wanted something else. Practice, practice, practice.
Excellent advice that I have thought about doing and likely will start out that way. I am also thinking of bedding my remington .270 and just playing with it for a while.
Read some of Carlos Hathcock's stories, then look at what he shot with.
I read that he shot a 30-06 but handloaded his rounds which came to be known as the present 300 magnum. Is that true or was it just a 30-06?
NSD wrote:I read that he shot a 30-06 but handloaded his rounds which came to be known as the present 300 magnum. Is that true or was it just a 30-06?
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