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I have a short action SBS Prohunter (308Win) and I'd like to get it out to 1000 yards, so need a 20 MOA rail. Does anyone know where I can find one?

Near MFG can make me one, but at $175 that's a bit pricey for a cheap rifle.
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First I always come across brash...  I am not as I sound I am just bad with words.

The "cheap" rifle you speak of is capable of incredible accuracy the barrel is second to only 600-1000 barrels and the repeatablility of the rifle not to mention the butter action is well worth putting near bases on it...
 
The twist is the only worry it will work but you might want to try a faster twist if you are thinking of shooting the heavier bullets...
 
if you are shooting lighter bullets say 175 and down you should be ok...
 
another simple point is the barrel whip...
 
Other than that I would again state the SBS is a steel if you can get one in a caliber you desire they are simply a 800-1000 rifle and the actions are second to only rifles 2x -3x the price...
 
Ok so I am done rambling...
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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

First I always come across brash...  I am not as I sound I am just bad with words.

The "cheap" rifle you speak of is capable of incredible accuracy the barrel is second to only 600-1000 barrels and the repeatablility of the rifle not to mention the butter action is well worth putting near bases on it...
 
The twist is the only worry it will work but you might want to try a faster twist if you are thinking of shooting the heavier bullets...
 
if you are shooting lighter bullets say 175 and down you should be ok...
 
another simple point is the barrel whip...
 
Other than that I would again state the SBS is a steel if you can get one in a caliber you desire they are simply a 800-1000 rifle and the actions are second to only rifles 2x -3x the price...
 
Ok so I am done rambling...


Thanks for the info Lapuaslap.
Maybe I should bite the bullet and buy a Near or Farrell 20 MOA rail. It's just they just seem so expensive compared to similar products from EGW, who sadly don't make a dedicated rail for the Steyr. They do however make a Browning A-Bolt rail long action rail which would get three of the four fixing screws to fit my Steyr action perfectly. I wonder if this might be solid enough? It only costs $40, so maybe it's cheap enough to try.
You are quite right about the potential accuracy of the Steyr, it outshoots both my 223 Tikka and 243 Sako at 100 yards with 155 Amax / Varget reloads. Mine is the heavy 25.6" barrel with 1:10 twist, so it should handle the heavier bullets too.
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just reread this...
 
I think Ken is a great guy he does all my bases which is quite a few and he does 20-30moa and matches the pair of rings with the bases... He is not the cheapest but does the best work of anyone I have used his deviation is no more than .0002 which is tighter than most peoples compensation adjustment and tool wear...
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I have a Ken Farrell 10MOA rail on the Tikka, and it is certainly nicely made. Ken does make rails for Steyrs, but not for the SBS Prohunter. This means a custom base for $190+. Again, a bit much when I have to add shipping, import duty and currency conversion to the UK.
I have now ordered the EGW 20MOA Browning A-Bolt rail. It should fit 3 of the 4 base receiver screws, and I'll get a local gunmsith to drill the last if necessary.
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