Is a Sako L579 good for 1000 yards?

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  1. Faust

    Faust Member

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    Thread title says it all...
    I'm interested in how far I could go, if I were an accurate shooter.
    Do you think the rifle is good for this distance, given the ammo and shooter are up to par?
    I honestly don't have the slightest idea.
    Your take on this topic is welcome!

     

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    If you're shooting paper, yes, with quality handloads your rifle enjoys shooting. CXP2 or CXP3 game, no.
     
  3. Faust

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    Yes, it's paper only. I don't even have a hunting license.
    I wouldn't think of shooting animals at this distance anyway, I'm not that good.
     
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    Is there ANY action that is NOT good at 1000 yds???
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The question should be is the "caliber" good for shooting 1000 yard targets. Any action can be used, but it's more about the combination of action, caliber, barrel, optics, stock & how they are configured that will determine how well you do. A sporting/hunting rifle of any brand would not be my first choice, but there is nothing that should stop you from trying it. Finding the scope & mount combination that will allow you to zero @ 1000 yards will be your first requirement. Like they say, just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. Good Luck!!!
     
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    It's more about the bullet becoming unstable as it becomes transonic. You could load the round to max or more to keep it supersonic at 1000 yards but that has its' own problems!
     
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    I can't even see that far!
     
  8. Faust

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    Thanks guys for the input!
    Ricksengines, I can't see that far too as my scope is good for 100m but not for 300...I guess.
    I know a great part of the equation is the ammo.
    But I'm going to try anyway, once I mastered the 100m distance to my satisfaction.
     
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    I think Sako put a 800 meter range limiter in L series receivers.
     
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    I just finished reading a few of Brian Litz’ books on long range shooting.

    It’s a broad subject, but any halfway accurate rifle can hit things at 1000y. The question is how long the projectile remains stable and above transonic effects to do it consistently. Big drivers here are the bullet, barrel length and twist, and bullet velocity. If you have a ballistic configuration that covers those things well enough, it’s down to wind reading.

    So which cartridge are you considering on the L579 and what barrel twist?
     

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