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1000 Yards for $500 – Budget Long Range Rifle Introduction | The Social Regressive

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.

24 thoughts on “1000 Yards for $500 – Budget Long Range Rifle Introduction | The Social Regressive

  1. I wish you luck. I see we have similar taste in reloading equipment! How accurate do you find your Lee powder measure with thicker powders like AR comp? I am trying to decide if my scale (Hornady electronic scale) or the measure are giving me the variable readings I get.

  2. I just picked up the Axis last week and plan on doing some upgrades. I already swapped out the trigger spring with this. it went from a ungodly heavy to a very light trigger. I would say the 3lb claim is correct.
    I am also looking at getting the Boyds pro varmint stock as well. cant wait to see what all you do

  3. Very cool channel, subbed! I am a gun-customizing fun shooting channel and want to build a budget sniper rifle, so I will definitely be checking out your other vids. Thanks!

  4. How often should one let a sporter barrel cool between shots? I want to get into long range with a budget savage, but people keep telling me you can't unless you have a heavy barrel. How is yours doing as far as heat? Thanks

  5. Just came upon your series of videos. I've built one "custom" style rifle about a decade ago. "98 Mauser large ring action, replaced the 8mm German military barrel with a .270 WIN. Glass bedded the action and topped off with a nice Nikon scope. This whole series brought back memories of that build. Fun to watch and very informative 😉

  6. Just found your channel so I haven't had the chance to skim through all your content yet would you happen to have a video or series on that $900 dollar rifle you showed at around 1:22?

  7. Just found out about your channel and subbed, I was thinking about buying the ruger American and I wanted to know which gun I should get for deer hunting. I know this is for competition but I'd like to know your opinion

  8. Well put together video. I just stopped by for the first time. I agree with your Savage choice, but you might have missed one. The Weatherby Vanguard, Series 1, or Select as its now called. Two years ago I grabbed a new one in .308win for $324.99 and yes the plastic spork stock is junk the trigger is not and it's not a "budget" rifle, but it's a good shooter for cheap with ammo available.

  9. Shooting my first F Class match tomorrow with my Remington 783 in .243. Bedded action and recoil lug, $189 dollar scope, my best handloads. Shooting little over 1/2 moa.

  10. Shot my first 1000 yard match this past Sunday with my budget build. Remington 783 in .243 with a $189 Monstrum Tactical scope. Did very well! Dialed my elevation and wind and my first sighter was on paper for a 6. The first match I shot a 178 and the wind picked up on the 2nd match and I shot a 170. Shooting 95 grain Sierra Tipped Match Kings with 41.7 grains of Reloder 17. 3075 fps. Very happy with everything.

  11. I want to do this. Budget friendly, these guns are solid and do the job. Would love to slap on a better stock and get that trigger lightened up and see what I can do with it.

  12. Just wanted to thank you for sharing this build. It inspired me to improve an old Edge that I had been given. It is amazing what a Timney trigger, Boyd's stock, Burris Veracity 3x15x50mm, and a 20MOA rail can do. It really improved the performance of the rifle and allowed me to make improvements as I went along, making it an economic build.

  13. I love your videos and the animations are awesome. I am re-watching this playlist. I have learned SO MUCH. Thanks Man!!

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