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 Post subject: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:58 am 
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Hello all,
I have been doing some research in 300m rifle competition, and I have been having all sorts of trouble trying to find out where people (in the US) are getting their rifles. I shoot an Anschutz 2013 in a precise stock currently, so I was hoping to find a rifle with similar adjustments. Does anyone know where I should look?


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 12:45 pm 
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I would begin by looking online @ Gunbroker.

You can also try Neal Stepp at International Shooter's Service.

The prices for a US competitor are not for the timid.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:45 pm 
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You could also just use your existing Precise stock: John Whidden, owner of Whidden Gunworks, shot Barnard mounted in a Precise stock this year when he won the NRA Long Range Championships. TheDrifter here on TargetTalk also has a "BAT-schutz" in 6mmBR: a BAT 3L (or maybe 3LL?) mounted in a square Precise.

As long as you don't mind switching actions when you need to, that would get into the 300m game for not *too* much money. Certainly less than a new Bleiker or Grunig.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:58 pm 
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Almost as importantly is where do you shoot it? Are there any matches in America?


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:01 pm 
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gwsb wrote:
Almost as importantly is where do you shoot it? Are there any matches in America?


NRA Mid-Range matches (or long range, depending on your chosen caliber/desire of wind challenge), are certainly open to you, too. Just gotta take the butt hook off before you lie down to those!


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:09 pm 
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mtncwru wrote:
gwsb wrote:
Almost as importantly is where do you shoot it? Are there any matches in America?


NRA Mid-Range matches (or long range, depending on your chosen caliber/desire of wind challenge), are certainly open to you, too. Just gotta take the butt hook off before you lie down to those!



If you are referencing the NRA match rifle discipline the 300 m free rifle is substantially different, starting with the fact that it is completely single shot.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:26 pm 
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gwsb wrote:
mtncwru wrote:
gwsb wrote:
Almost as importantly is where do you shoot it? Are there any matches in America?


NRA Mid-Range matches (or long range, depending on your chosen caliber/desire of wind challenge), are certainly open to you, too. Just gotta take the butt hook off before you lie down to those!



If you are referencing the NRA match rifle discipline the 300 m free rifle is substantially different, starting with the fact that it is completely single shot.


Depends on the course of fire. For Cross The Course, yes, you would need something with a magazine. But for MR Prone they seem to work just fine...
http://www.afimsc.af.mil/News/Article-D ... on-target/


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:25 am 
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Interesting . Thanks

Maybe 3 decades ago I would have been able to shoot it.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Minneapolis Rifle Club holds 300M matches several times per year,

Sitzland Rifle Club, in New Freedom, Pa., and Fairfax Rod & Gun Club, in Manassas, Va. also hold 300M matches 2x per year.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:39 am 
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I just looked at the prices for 300m rifles and almost had a heart attack; almost $10k for some of them! Wow! Makes my Pardini seem cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:59 pm 
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I think you can get a very good USA made rifle for use in 300 meter position shooting and other prone shooting for considerably less than the cost of the Europeon rifles. Longrifles in South Dakota makes custom rifles as shown in the link to their international rifles. I don't know what the cost of a rifle made by Longrifles would be, but I would guess you could have one made at less cost than the Europeon rifles, and I bet it would shoot just as good.


https://www.longriflesinc.com/pages/cus ... onal-palma

Another possibility for a 300 meter rifle is a Tube Gun. Stocks are sold by Gary Eliseo, Competition Machine, Inc. You can get a very competitive tube gun with a Bartlein, Kreiger, or other premium barrel, a custom made trigger, Pierce Engineering action, chambered in 6 BR, or whatever caliber you want for about $3000, mabe somewhat less. Sights, sling, etc. would be additional cost.

If you scroll down to the 2nd shooter with the green rifle in the link below you will see a shooter using a tube stock rifle.

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/201 ... t-benning/


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:57 pm 
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WRL wrote:
I think you can get a very good USA made rifle for use in 300 meter position shooting and other prone shooting for considerably less than the cost of the Europeon rifles. Longrifles in South Dakota makes custom rifles as shown in the link to their international rifles. I don't know what the cost of a rifle made by Longrifles would be, but I would guess you could have one made at less cost than the Europeon rifles, and I bet it would shoot just as good.


https://www.longriflesinc.com/pages/cus ... onal-palma

Another possibility for a 300 meter rifle is a Tube Gun. Stocks are sold by Gary Eliseo, Competition Machine, Inc. You can get a very competitive tube gun with a Bartlein, Kreiger, or other premium barrel, a custom made trigger, Pierce Engineering action, chambered in 6 BR, or whatever caliber you want for about $3000, mabe somewhat less. Sights, sling, etc. would be additional cost.

If you scroll down to the 2nd shooter with the green rifle in the link below you will see a shooter using a tube stock rifle.

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/201 ... t-benning/


I'm currently experimenting with a Tikka T3 Sporter; getting them consistently accurate, while meeting the weight requirements has been the challenge. They are offered in several calibers, with .308 being my current choice.


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 Post subject: Re: 300m Free rifle
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Thanks for all the great information everyone! I am looking into whidden's.


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