Welcome to social regression! This video
series is a self-imposed challenge to see if I can turn a budget deer rifle
like this into a thousand-yard competition rifle for less than $500. now
of course there will be a lot of limitations to this. a match-grade rifle,
for very good reason, is extremely expensive. first you have a heavy
match-grade barrel that’s going to dissipate heat quickly and it isn’t
going to whip much as it heats up. it’s going to be a long barrel so you can get
more muzzle velocity, which is going to decrease the amount of time that the
projectile spins in the air. you’re going to have a target grade action and a
target grade bolt and both of these will have very very tight tolerances so that
the two don’t float around very much. a match grade rifle will have a very light
and crisp pull which will help to create a nearly telepathic pull.
and all of this will sit in a heavy laminate furniture that’s going to fit very
comfortably to the user, and it’s going to help to reduce a lot of that
recoil and just basically keep things from moving around. an exotic high
magnification scope will sit on top, not only making it easy to see the target,
but also to see Mirage and projectile trace. a handful of video producers have put
together thousand-yard rifles for around $1,000. this rifle, for example,
right here, costs around 925 dollars including everything that you see on it.
but I think that I can cut this budget in half with careful component selection
and the little elbow grease. I’m fairly certain that my father-in-law and I can
turn a budget deer rifle into a competent long-range precision rifle. I
will document each phase of the series from initial component selection to
rifle compiling and upgrading, load development testing. and then finally I
will be competing in two matches out at Tulsa’s red castle gun club. I will
compete in a 600 yard match and I will compete in a thousand-yard F class match.
so you won’t want to miss out on any of these videos there will be quite a few
in this playlist. be sure to subscribe so you can receive
updates when the new videos come out. if you like us on Facebook you’ll be able
to look behind the scenes and maybe see some of the footage that ended up on the
cutting room floor. and then on each video we will also have a link to the
full playlist so if you want to jump back and forth to various videos to see
different stages of the process, then this is probably the best way to do it.
this is going to be a lot of fun, guys.