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 Posted: Mon Jan 2nd, 2017 08:30 AM
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BigDog58
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Hi all, just wondering if any of you have competed in IBS matches? Being disabled, I was looking for another match type shooting that allows shooting from a bench. I now shoot in FCSA 50 BMG 1000 yd matches, but they are all 600+ miles from my home.

I have found the IBS Matches are an hour from my home (both 600 & 1000 yd) and though it is with calibers smaller than .409" I feel the added trigger time at longer ranges, would only improve my wind reading abilities.

I could use some advice on suggested calibers, action's (I have a Rem 700 LA that could be used), barrel twist and lengths (per caliber) and either chassis or stock? I'm a bit familiar with Manners (my 50 is in a Manners Carbon Fiber) and McMillan, but don't know much about other mfg for BR Competition.

Any help, advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 3rd, 2017 03:34 PM
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Ruffian
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BigDog,
Happy New Years first ! have to determine in what class one wants to shoot in from light up to unlimited rail guns. Cailber will make a difference along with what ranges are close to home, and what you are willing to drive to make a day out of it. Before the property was sold had a range to beat the band out to some 800 to 1500 yds depending on rifles being used and targets also. Since have sold the 50 BMG and went with the 338 Lapua now going with the 6.5's have the custom 6.5x47 Lapua and a Ruger Precision 6.5 Creedmoor am looking into maybe the 6.5-300 Wby, besides its only a bbl to change out. The bench guns are all customs 6mmPPC, 22PPC, triple duce was my first, and wildcats ( which is a lot of work to get started ). Take your time and research your choices and ask questions before dropping the $$$$$$$$.:confused:yes for sure, I was and still am at times.:thumbs:



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 Posted: Tue Jan 3rd, 2017 05:24 PM
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BigDog58
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Ruffian. Happy New Year and thank you. I have a place about an hour North of me that has matches beginning in April 600 yd L&H. I plan to go watch and ask some of the competitors for some advice.

I'm leaning toward 6.5 CM but plan to see what competitors are using, as well as stocks, benchrest's, etc. I currently use a Ransom Rest front rest and a custom made rear rest in my 50 BMG Matches. I believe I'll be able to just acquire a different top, and bag for the front and possibly adapt my rear rest as well (if I understand their rules correctly).

I have a Rem 700 Action that I can rebarrel for whatever caliber I end up going with. If something really off the charts, I'll most likely end up building a gun later down the line. Much like was done with my 50.



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 Posted: Wed Jan 4th, 2017 08:26 PM
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jackson1
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BigDg58, Little confused about what you call a rear rest. Benchrest rules allow a rear bag bug no mechanical devices, unless it is a rail gun. Half the fun is in the learning and developing your craft. Your 700 Remington, will be fine for beginning, you will see many custom actions and perhaps a few highly modified Remington actions as you progress. Good luck and have fun.

Seeing your located in twin cities, the F Class Nationals have been held a couple of times at Lodi Wisconsin.

Last edited on Wed Jan 4th, 2017 08:29 PM by jackson1



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