prohunter 30-06

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by GTrain, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. GTrain

    GTrain Guest

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    I just purchased a new prohunter stainless in 30-06 and was wondering what kind of accuracy i can expect out of it and what is the max range? I wasnt really in the market for a bolt action, actually looking at ar-15s, but once i saw the price for the pro-hunter i couldnt resist. i have 3 steyr handguns and therefore know that the rifle will be just as impressive. Another question, what strength scope will be best for this gun, ill be mostly target shooting with it hopefully at long distances and a lil deer hunting? Also, what is the best procedure for break-in, b-cus i know break in is very important for a accurate rifle? please, any advice will be greatly appreciated. One last thing, Has anyone ever considered or have customized there prohunter with a muzzle break of some kind, and would it help recoil or effect accuracy?
     
  2. Wulf

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    Hiya GT* :)

    Great choice o' rifles. To do it justice, get at least a 4-16X44mm or 50mm in the $250 + range, IMHO. 4-14X50, if you're lookin' to spend some serious coin. You'll be sorry if ya go anything less, optics-wise with such an awesome rifle. This may help ya make up your mind.

    http://www.opticsplanet.net/how-to-choo ... scope.html <-- a good place to start your search :)

    I can tell ya that there are times when the optics are more pricey than the rifle itself. <shrug> I just put a 4-16X50 Mueller Tactical on my Tikka T3 Lite and the combo is awesome. From a little over 100 yds, I got quarter size groups with my 168 gr Sierra Match BTHP's. I was very satisfied with the results from a $469 rifle and a $135 used scope from Ebay. I have no doubts whatsoever that your Prohunter can do much better. <shrug> But, if I had the money, I'd have gone with a Leopold scope. :twisted:

    Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14x50mm LR/T M1 Long Range Tactical

    Anyway, if ya got the time, I'd definitely look around and see what's available in your price range, but for sure, don't skimp on the optics. IMHO, that'd be a great disservice to such a fine firearm. <shrug> Congrat's! :)

    Wulf
     

  3. GTrain

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    thanks wulf once again you have given me some great info. I just purchased a re-furbished BSA contender 6-24x40 scope from Natchez for $55.00. It said that the retail is $129.99. I would have definatly purchased a leoupold or something "better" but since i just bought a steyr S-9 for $300 dollars and a new SS/synthetic Ruger 10/22 last weekend, i didnt want to drain my bank account too much with bills coming up soon. I think BSA makes a pretty good scope but not sure, does any body out there have any experiance with them? The scope seemed to have some pretty good features and figured it beats the hell out of getting a Tasco. The rifle should come in by friday hopefully the scope comes in real soon so i can shoot her! Any body know what scope bases and rings are best for this gun, i know i can use browning A-bolt mounts but i have seen so many different styles, ie: one piece rails, two piece, and one that i have never seen before... here is a link.
    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?co ... ID=LU50029
    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?co ... D=BU410260
    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?co ... ID=BQ15520
    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?co ... ID=BQC1855
    http://www.talleyrings.com/al.htm

    Well that is several links. i am a lil confused cause i want to go ahead and get the best mounts for my rifle now, and i know its not like throwing a scope on a lil 22LR. Any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks
     
  4. Wulf

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    Hiya GT* :)

    I'm kinda leary of doin' the standard lookup for scope mount heights. I kinda prefer heftin' the rifle to my shoulder and havin' the scope come naturally into view without havin' to adjust my head to see thru it and everyone's head ain't the same. <shrug> I usually prefer higher mounts than what the book says, i.e. book says short, I like medium better. <shrug> But, each mount manufacturer has their own standards for short, medium and tall, to complicate maters. The idea, tho is to bring your rifle up to a natural shooting position, with your cheek comfortably resting to the comb of the stock and the scope is focused and centered to your eye without having to adjust your head. I hope you understand what I mean. I hadda little Rugger M77 Mannlicher in 308 that I loved to shoot but it taught me the lesson of not goin' by the book if there is a better way. I did the ol' by the book scope mounts and crept into the scope till my scope eye was bleeding profusely! Good think it wasn't a 30'06! :shock: The next higher scope mount was what I needed for the cure. Good luck with the new rig, Bro. :)

    Wulf