No one here can answer how far YOU can take deer with this rifle. If you can shoot 2" groups off the bench at 100 yards, adding a fudge factor, say maybe 200 yards under field conditions. The rifle is capable of accuracy at much longer range, but you may not be.rookiedogger said:what kind of distance can i take deer with it, the gun is just out of the box, and will be sporting a bushnell elite 3200 or something of the same quality, any recommendations on scopes btw? and it will be practiced extensively before used
Not sure how I missed this sentence. I'm throwing the BS flag. I know a few guys that can consistently make head shots on a silhouette at 500 yards. But, not with open sights. Unless of course you happen to be using a silhouette that is three or four times the size of a standard B-27.SgtCountry said:I can continually put 5.56 round in a silhouette's head at 500 yard with open sights
Gosh, I was really wanting to hear his accurate range with 22-250, my favorite coyote caliber.NDTerminator said:Depends on your dad's skill level, if the rifle is stock out of the box or has been accurized (bedded, floated, and has had the trigger lightened), scope & scope quality, finding ammo the rifle likes, and if a solid rest is available.
Also field conditions have to be taken into consideration at the time of the shot (weather, wind, rest, intervening cover). Of these, wind is by far the most crucial variable.
I have a number of Remington 700's ranging from 22-250 up to 338 Magnum. All have been bedded & floated/ use synthetic stock with bedding block, have had triggers adjusted to 2.5-3.5 lbs, have high quality optics in accordance with the rifle's intended uses, and have had handloads worked up for them. The only exception is my 700 sniper rifle in 308, which is sighted in with factory Black Hills 168 grain Match ammo, but this is my work rifle, not a hunting rifle. All print MOA (1") or better off the bench.
Under field conditions with a solid rest, with the big game calibers I consider my max ranges to be 270: 450, 7MM Mag 500, 338 Mag, 350. I'm a Sniper School graduate and every variable has to be in my favor before I'll take a shot at a live game animal at these max ranges, though.
As for the longest field shots I have made with these rifles, I have taken deer with the 270 at 420 yards, deer with the 7MM at 320 yards, and a big bull elk with the 338 at 240 yards...
Based on my experience, all else being equal I would hold field shots with a sporter 30-06 to 300-350 yards max. I have hunted with the 06', and found it's trajectory with 165-180 grain bullets to be very similar to that of
my 338 Mag with 225 grain bullets.
BTW, with all due respect to others, truly long range shooting (500-1,000 yards) requires specialized & quite costly rifle/scope/ammo combinations, thousands of rounds to develop the skill to make the shot and most importantly, to dope the wind, and thousands more to continually keep those skills sharp...
The only MOS's open to being a sniper and the infantry and MP ones. That was when I was just getting out they opened it to MP's. The Echo target is very generous. Same with the head. I had some M-16's that shoot some M-855 so well it was scary. Other M-855 it would barely old a Echo target. Most M-855 I shot would hold the circle on the Echo target. Circle or head they are almost the same.Savage260 said:I would think that a guy that can make continuous "head shots" at 500yds with open sights would be an sniper by now, and would know not to ask the question in that way.