Originally Posted by BenJW
Basically I need to know if a .223 rifle will reach (accurately) out to 1000 yards for target shooting?
The rifle I'm hopefully going to be using for this is a Savage 12 LRPV 1 in 9" twist
I will be using a Nightforce NXS 8-32x56mm
Thanks for any help and or info
Whether the 1 in 9 will do the job adaquately is another matter. I believe the long distance shooters prefer heavy bullets and faster twist barrels.
I do OK out to 600m (no easy access to longer range) with 69-80 grain bullets through a 20" 1 in 8.
Sight makes no difference to the rifle's accuracy, I use irons most of the time.