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Does anybody out there know what kinda rifle and caliber mark walberg uses in the movie shooter ? lol also would a 300 win mag be a good long distance rifle if i planed on trying my hand at distance shooting.. I have a t3 22-250 ive been practicing with but not really a long distace rifle. Also any hints on good books/manuals on distance shooting, windage, ect... 

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As for shooter, he is using a 50 cal when he is shooting at the can.  The beginning of the movie, I couldn't tell you, I would have to watch it again, but he pulls the 50 out to shoot the helicopter.

Ok, now for the 300 win mag.  I shoot a 300 win mag at 1000 yards quite a bit.  It is a lot of fun.  If you are going to do long range hunting, you have to limit the ranges for different animals.  For me it is 400 on elk, 600 on deer, 700 on antelope, and any varmints out to 1000 and beyond with the 300 win mag.

Once you pick a round to shoot, learn the drop and windage very well.  If you don't, you will have a hard time hitting at long range.  Also, buy a good bi-pod, or rest to shoot off of.  If you want a really good long range round, the 338 Lupau is a great one, but you better get ready for one hell of a kick.

Good luck with the shooting.
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300 wby mag is good as is 300 rum any 300 mag is a decent long range round just make sure you have an accurate rifle as well. Handloading will help tremendously.
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You can find military Field Manuals on the net for sniping.

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Not to muddy the water but, to my understanding, the rifles used by Wahlberg's character (Bob Lee Swagger):

--opening scene is a .50 caliber Barrett M82 A3;

--shooting the soup can is an EDM Arms Windrunner in .408 CheyTac caliber.

Link: http://www.cheytac.com/M-200.html

 

 

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300 winmag is the most AFFORDABLE one around as far as ammo goes, of the ones mentioned.

 

308, even better. .308 is still the ambassador of LD rounds and easy to find good info on.

 

if you want disturbingly good results and don't mind getting kicked by a mule, the 338 lapua is the round.

 

lots of good choices, but i would choose a .308 or a 300 winmag if i were setting up a new LD rig.

 

good luck.

 

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Actually he used a variety of rifles including a .22 with home made suppressor at 150 yds from a boat. Since he was a Marine Corp Designated marksman The opening rifle was most likely a .308  M40-A3. Some of the sniper rifles they camo painted were Rem 700 PSS likely .308 although 300 win mag is available.  It's kind of like cameras buying a camera doesnt make you a professional photographer and buying an accurate rifle doesnt make you a good shot but it helps.  Suggestion: stay with a .308 it is very user friendly light recoil good to 700 yds at least. The case is more reloading friendly than 300 Win Mag which needs new virgin brass each time ( the belt doesnt get resized).  Another choice 300WSM has about the same balistics as the 300 WM but without the belt and might be a good choice if you must reach the magic 1000 yd mark, but the muzzleblast if ferocious and most unplesant. Most ranges don't go that far anyway. I guess my point is that a highly trained man can take most any rifle and make use of it. If you are ready to drop the money on the real thing the two gunsmiths that make them are TACOPS and G.A.Precision. Unless you have a need for 22-250 for varmit hunting I would trade it for a .308 probably a Savage 10FP or a Rem 700 PSS. Then put a an IOR 6x42 tactical scope or a 4-14  or one of the Leupold Mk4 scopes.  Forget .338 lapua unless you have a professional need for it the cost is prohibitive, same for 50 BMG to heavy to be useful. 30-06 is also a fine cartridge just a little more power than a .308.  
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actually i looked into it and found it in a book of different sniper set ups. if its the one your talking about which is the one at the end when hes in the conference, with the telescoping stock, its a RAI model 300 in .50 cal also made in 308 and 338 lapua, i have looked pretty hard and cant find any on the market and i believe they were only made for a short time military only.

 

http://world.guns.ru/sniper/sn51-e.htm

 

hard to find info on, and it looks different in those pics but its definately the one in the movie.

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30-378 and 338-378 Wby. calibers are as accurate as the other calibers mentioned, at least inherently and have more oomph, so to speak to make long distance shot and have the residual energy to take down a large sized animal.  They do not get the press as the calibers used for long distance shooting, because they are primarily only availble in Wby. actions, which are not used in competetive shooting for various reasons.  They are primarily used as hunting rifles.  Of course, any custom rifle maker could chamber a rifle in those calibers, but as mentioned above, get ready for a wallop when you pull the trigger.
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Dolphin do you have any info on barrel life in the  30-378?
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its not going to be any harder on a barrel than a 300 ultra or a 300 dakota or a 300 weatherby, who wants to shoot a rifle like that more than a few times a year any way
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I have researched barrel life in most Wby. calibers and have posted what I have found on other threads.  The typical response is 1000 rounds.  But, most people will get 2 to 3 times that many rounds, if they treat their barrels properly and not expecting every barrel to shoot as well at 3000 rounds as it did at 150 rounds.  I found two people who got 5000 rounds out of their 300 Wbys. and yes their groups had opened up to 2 to 3 inches at 100 yards, but they were still hunting them.  I read reviews all the time where rifles out of the box are getting 2 inch groups.  And, its like pyro6999 said, all of these magnums are rifles that you are not going to shoot but so many times, so I never worry about barrel life and if you shoot the barrel out, as expensive as these guns are, Wby. or any other, just re-barrel it.
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why not rebarrel it so your out a few hundred bucks still cheaper than a new mark v rifle. i agree with dolphin here kids!
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I felt sorry for the dog, could you image setting where the dog was when the shooter torched that thing with a muzzle break????
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Just throwing in my 2 cents.  I'm about to get my savage rebarreled into a 22-6mm.  Haven't developed a load yet, but a very good friend of mine shoots it long distance just for the fun of it.  He gets nearly 3800 fps coming out of the muzzle.  Some say it's a bit small to be shot 1000k, what with the wind drift, but I say that the less time it's in the wind, the better off you are
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I agree rebarreling is the way to go, especially when you can get some very accurate aftermarket barrels, and have a more accurate gun than when it was new.
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My vote is get a savage 10FP with the H&S or McMillian stock in 308, scope it with a good piece of glass, skim bed it, its got a good heavy barrel and a decent trigger that will adjust down to 1 1/2# to start with, work up a load and start shooting. They are very accurate out of the box.......sub MOA is no problem. Mine was a bugholer with lapua brass, CCI BR2 primers, RL15, 150grSMK's. Friend of mine uses same brass, primers, and bullets with varget, same results.

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kinda late on the posting, but a .338 win mag has ballistics that are pretty close to the .338 lapua, but you aren't beaten to death with the cost of reloading supplies or factory ammo.  
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But can you get match .338win mag ammo?  That is the problem, if you reload it is going to cost the same either way once you get the brass.  But if you don't, don't plan on finding any match ammo readily available like with the .338 lapua

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