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Old 01-25-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: First ELR Rig

$2500 for optics AND rifle?


Savage Long Range Hunter in .338. Luepy Mk 4 and spend the rest on rings base and tripod.

You might find some stuff used and save some coin and get better glass, or do a 338 Edge build of a savage action.

I think $5k is a much more reasonable budget to keep in mind. Once you have the rifle you'll need to shoot it. That cost $$$ for ammo or $$$ for reloading components and equipment. Not to mention a decent hard case/Sling.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:23 PM
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$2500 for optics AND rifle?


Savage Long Range Hunter in .338. Luepy Mk 4 and spend the rest on rings base and tripod.

You might find some stuff used and save some coin and get better glass, or do a 338 Edge build of a savage action.

I think $5k is a much more reasonable budget to keep in mind. Once you have the rifle you'll need to shoot it. That cost $$$ for ammo or $$$ for reloading components and equipment. Not to mention a decent hard case/Sling.
My budget is $2500 for the rifle only. I know optics are gonna be $1-2k more
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:42 AM
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Factory versus custom is your decision. Keep an eye open for a used edge or 300 win, rum. I definitely not recommend an Allen mag for first elr rig. I had one but was scared to shoot it enough to learn it and the sport. I was worried about barrel life and cost per shot. They are a lot more economical learning tools available. I love my edge with hybrid bullets. I would not be scared of a 300 either. You can probably find a good used rifle and save some money to use else where.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:59 AM
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I would suggest the classifieds as well if you can find a good used custom you are going to be money ahead shorter delivery time and if you find yourself in need of a new barrel in the future all the ground work will have been done making replacement easier and less costly than starting from scratch...starting with a 300 win mag is an awesome idea. The cartrige is well suited for elr and is easy to reload and find quality components for .

If you step into a Lapua or Allen mag make sure you have the scratch saved up for components as they can be pretty spendy and shooting factory ammo is pretty much a budget disaster.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:55 AM
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My budget is $2500 for the rifle only. I know optics are gonna be $1-2k more
2500 Gives You A LOT of room for just the rifle.

Stiller action $1200
Kreiger 1/10 twist #7 contour or above 28" or longer $300
Decent Stock $700-1000
Trigger $100-200

It can be done. I agree though watch the classified always cheaper to buy vs build.

300 WM is a good choice with Berger 230 GR you can stay supersonic to a mile long if you are up high.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:21 PM
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Re: First ELR Rig

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2500 Gives You A LOT of room for just the rifle.

Stiller action $1200
Kreiger 1/10 twist #7 contour or above 28" or longer $300
Decent Stock $700-1000
Trigger $100-200

It can be done. I agree though watch the classified always cheaper to buy vs build.

300 WM is a good choice with Berger 230 GR you can stay supersonic to a mile long if you are up high.
What about a

-Surgeon Action and Bottom Metal
-Shilen Barrel and Trigger
-McMillan Stock

Also, what calibers are out there to get me to 1500+ yards?
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: First ELR Rig

Im a 338 fan,so lapua,LAI, Edge heard DE has good brass available, I have 2 Normas,one to hunt and one to shoot
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