thinkfree wrote:Sigboy40 is the greatest asshole I have ever had the pleasure of knowing
sigboy40 wrote:You seem torn on what type of rifle you want. Do you want a light, quick handling rifle? Or do you want a precision gun?
They really are two different things.
To answer your initial question, buy glass first. Buy the best glass you can afford, that fits the kind of rifle you want. Barrel profiles and stocks need to be matched to each other, and would best be purchased at the same time.
Now that I answered your question, please answer one for me.
Can you hit any target that you can see, from any reasonable shooting position, in all weather conditions, from 0 to 300 yards? If the answer is no, there is no reason to spend any money customizing your rifle until you can.
PaulCR wrote:Im not going to claim to be some crazy navy seal sniper here but im confident enough in my shooting ability. As for the 300 yards, i usually don't shoot in inclement weather with my hunting rifle but speaking generally if i can see it with my bare eyes (not through scope) within 3 i can hit it. My title seems to have been rather misleading. I do not want a dedicated precision rig, so much as a 'tactical' style rifle that is not too heavy to be shot offhand (not for many shots, but still possible) without much difficulty, but still be able to reach out and take those really long shots. I understand that this wont be a super light gun, my light weight comment was meant in relation to other long range rifles. I will be getting into long range shooting (haven't done much of it as of yet), as I will soon have more time and access to long ranges. Essentially i want to gradually upgrade this rifle as i grow into it, or have it there to grow into.
Thanks for the bedding the stock idea, I had not considered that, actually forgot you could do this on wooden stocks. I will be bedding and free floating the barrel soon as one of my issues with the stock was the lack of these traits.
The first place i will put money into this gun i think will be glass, as the I see the Nikon as quite limiting, as well as a bipod to help in prone.
Once I shoot out the barrel (correct me if i am wrong here, but this will be after several 1000s of rounds) I plan to upgrade the barrel and stock, and have a gunsmith give it a one over. After so many rounds I would expect to be at a level to where I could see the improvement (would have to be to even notice it is happening, no?)
So is there any major flaws you can spot out with this plan?
PaulCR wrote:I do not reload as of yet but .243 is easily available. I plan to be reloading by the time i would swap the barrel
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