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Is this a good choice ?

26 Nov 2016
@ 11:44 am (GMT)

David Baker

Hey guys, looking at this rifle for my first long range project ? Is this a step in the right direction ? Any suggestions would be great.


https://www.gunworld.com.au/remington-model-700-milspec-5r-rifling-24in-300-win-mag

Cheers

David

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26 Nov 2016
@ 01:19 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Is this a good choice ?
There is nothing at all wrong with that choice of a rifle or cartridge. All I have shot and seen at the gun ranges have shot very accurately with some tuning on several.

One thing however, although I assume you have already thought about this, you should also ensure that your skills are up to the level of recoil you will find using it with the heavy bullets it will perform best with. Many people choose a lighter recoiling firearm for long range hunting to develop their skill set before going to the big magnums.

If you do not have Nathan's books, I highly recommend them before going forward.
26 Nov 2016
@ 02:55 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Good morning, David. I think it would depend on the weight range of the game you are intending to hunt. I am not really sure what that twist rate would accommodate in the range of bullet weights available. Make sure the twist will match the bullets you are intending to use.
26 Nov 2016
@ 07:24 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Great rifle & calibre combo David and with decent optics an excellent LR shooter.

This stock shape absorbs/transfers recoil nicely, the pistol grip design takes a little getting used to but works. Bedding is a breeze should it need it & a trigger unit is readily available if the original won't tune.

They get bagged a bit for build quality and they do suffer at times but over all a terrific base to start with and build on if needed.
26 Nov 2016
@ 10:51 pm (GMT)

David Baker

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Quote:
There is nothing at all wrong with that choice of a rifle or cartridge. All I have shot and seen at the gun ranges have shot very accurately with some tuning on several.

One thing however, although I assume you have already thought about this, you should also ensure that your skills are up to the level of recoil you will find using it with the heavy bullets it will perform best with. Many people choose a lighter recoiling firearm for long range hunting to develop their skill set before going to the big magnums.

If you do not have Nathan's books, I highly recommend them before going forward.


First point is great that it shoots well. I currently have a .270 in a Tikka T3X in a lite version S/S and the recoil is very present so to speak.

I most certainly have Nathan's books and can't put them down. The .270 I bought was to give me the confidence and practising using Nathan's methods out to 300 or so meter's. Once I have things down pat, It's my intention to step up. I matched the .270 with a Nightforce SHV 4x14-50 F1. I love the combo although the eye relief is a tad short. No kisses on the eye as yet.Love the scope and the F1 focal plane.

26 Nov 2016
@ 10:53 pm (GMT)

David Baker

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Quote:
Good morning, David. I think it would depend on the weight range of the game you are intending to hunt. I am not really sure what that twist rate would accommodate in the range of bullet weights available. Make sure the twist will match the bullets you are intending to use.


Will be Hunting deer in Victoria and New Zealand as I have friends and family there.

Heading over at Christmas to have a look.
26 Nov 2016
@ 10:55 pm (GMT)

David Baker

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Quote:
Great rifle & calibre combo David and with decent optics an excellent LR shooter.

This stock shape absorbs/transfers recoil nicely, the pistol grip design takes a little getting used to but works. Bedding is a breeze should it need it & a trigger unit is readily available if the original won't tune.

They get bagged a bit for build quality and they do suffer at times but over all a terrific base to start with and build on if needed.



Yep I thought it would be a great choice. The bedding side of things and trigger work I will need some help on that part of it for sure.

Now I just need to know, how do I upload and put a picture up on these forums?
26 Nov 2016
@ 11:25 pm (GMT)

mark whiteley

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Hi David
here is a good review on this rifle
http://www.snipercentral.com/remington-700-milspec-5r/
cheers
27 Nov 2016
@ 12:08 am (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: Is this a good choice ?
hahahaa, the old photo thing, have a read here.

http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/29/thread/1586.html

Nathans rifle book will offer you all the info needed to make well guided, informed decisions, he covers all aspects very well. Some things have to be compromised due to budget etc. & you also have the information to pick the right ones. Steering clear of market hype & associated crap.

The 300 is a very capable cal. that will excell in that role within its limits like any. It can be loaded up or down to suit multiple jobs.
05 Dec 2016
@ 05:53 am (GMT)

David Baker

Re: Is this a good choice ?
Just a quick follow up. I could buy one of these 5R milspec remington in 308. Is $1600 a fair price for one?

The chamber and ejector has had a full polish by a gunsmith. Full length alloy bedding and the nice stock. 24" stainless barrel. Will find out later this arvo about how many rounds through the rifle.
05 Dec 2016
@ 06:06 am (GMT)

David Baker

Re: Is this a good choice ?
It has had 300 rounds through it.
 

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