New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Good setup for 1000 yards?  HELP I'm a noob.
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Good setup for 1000 yards? HELP I'm a noob.

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:07
SGTMyersUSArmy View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/21/2012
Location: KAF Afghanistan
Status: Offline
Points: 5
I'm currently working a contract in Afghanistan and I've been saving pennies for a while now.  I have a Remington 700 VLS in .308 that I'm looking to upgrade.  After tons of research I have settled on an optics setup that I think will get the job done and not destroy my bank account and make my wife divorce me in the process Wink...
 
SWFA SS 5-20x50mm
SWFA SS-Tac 30mm Rings
EGW HD Picatinny Rail 1 Piece Scope Mount 20 MOA
 
I have had my action bedded and barrel free-floated and the rifle prints 1/2" groups at 100 yards all day long with my little Nikon Prostaff 3-9x50.  All this will run me about $1400 from swfa.com, and is JUST under my budget.  You guys are pros, tell me what you think?  Thanks!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:19
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7705
The scope will get ou to 1,000 yards.

Be advised, 1,000 yard shot ain't nearly as easy as the internet makes it look/sound.

I recommend you work at 300-600 yards till you are proficient. If you go from 100 to 1,000, you'll be setting yourself up for disappointment.

Learn the fundamentals, master the fundamentals, get very good at wind calling, and shoot. Allot.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:20
SGTMyersUSArmy View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/21/2012
Location: KAF Afghanistan
Status: Offline
Points: 5
Here's a pic of my baby...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:21
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20479
Nice stick. Welcome to Optics Talk. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:22
Sapper524 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/25/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 218
Your selected setup should get the job done nicely.  The SS 5-20 is a good scope and hard to beat for the cost.  The adjustments are accurate and repeatable.  The rings and base you picked will work fine.  Welcome to the OT forums and welcome to the addiction that is Long Range Shooting.
 
Come home safe Brother!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:22
SGTMyersUSArmy View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/21/2012
Location: KAF Afghanistan
Status: Offline
Points: 5
Oh I'm not a noob when it comes to shooting!  Just at building a 1000 yard rifle.  I've already had success at 500 yards with the rifle as-is.  I could probably use a little more practice at doping wind, but fundamentals I'm doing just fine...  :)  Glad to hear my setup will be sufficient.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:25
SGTMyersUSArmy View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/21/2012
Location: KAF Afghanistan
Status: Offline
Points: 5
And thank you for the warm welcome!  Hope you are all prepared for the plethora of annoying questions I'll have... Big Grin
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 20:49
shooter07 View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
Shooting Sprout

Joined: June/12/2010
Location: PA
Status: Offline
Points: 4850
Welcome to the OT! From a fellow vet to another, stay safe over there and thank you for your service. I spent many a days/nights in the Kandahar region back in the day.
 
I agree with everything that has been said so far as well. You've definitely got the setup to get out to 1K. Beautiful rifle. Practice will refine your skillset at the extreme distances.
 
God speed bro.
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2012 at 21:42
Kickboxer View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: February/13/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 18345
Welcome aboard Sgt Myers.  Stay safe.  Thank you for all you do...
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Good setup for 1000 yards? HELP I'm a noob."
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Best 1000 yard group ever for me Ernie Bishop The Range Report 40
The 1000 yard scope CRS004 Spotting Scopes 12 2/17/2006 2:17:49 PM
Another 1000 yard question Tulie Target 19 9/30/2007 12:31:50 PM
MOA needed for 1000 yards hunterco Tactical Scopes 38
Back to the 1000 yard search Tulie Rifle Scopes 3
1000 yard rifles bigpapa4045 Firearms 7
1000 yard question shooter4 Rifle Scopes 24
20 in barrel for 1000 yards?? bigpapa4045 Firearms 55
Super Sniper problem noob needs help ZOG Tactical Scopes 30
Help for the ultimate noob CrimeDog Rifle Scopes 19


This page was generated in 0.359 seconds.