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Old 04-09-2004, 06:27 PM
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$1,000 LR rig

What would be a good gun/scope for a thousand bucks or under? (long range for me would be around 800 yards for whitetails)
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:20 PM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

Hey Pahunter,

I'd go with a Savage 112 bvs or whatever the # is in 300 WM and a Leupold scope. At my local dealer I can get the rifle for 575 tax and all. The Leupold and mounts would be around 450 to 500 bucks tax included!

You would definitely be good out to 1000 yds.

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Old 04-09-2004, 09:13 PM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

what kind of leupold scope? Would you suggest a mil-dot scope or anything like that?
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:40 PM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

Hey All,

If I were only hunting long range I like the mil dot styles but if you ever hunt in the timber or ever think you might be using the rifle for other hunting besides long range you tend to loose the reticles in low light.
(Not all versions are hard to find in low light, just some that I have used)

I have 6 differant Leupolds and love them all,but for me I really like to hunt with the duplex version just becouse its easy to find my aiming point no matter what the lighting conditions are,course theres always the lighted versions if legal in your State.

After shooting at some variouse distances at deer,(everything from 10 feet-700 yds)I dont have any issues using the duplex models. Not the thing for long range target shooting but I like the way these work for general big game hunting.

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Old 04-09-2004, 10:28 PM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

Pahunter,
I put a mil-dot on my .308 but when I get my Savage .300 WM and I am going to get one! I think I'll go with the new VX-3 8 X 25 I think is what it is I'm going with fine varmint crosshairs!

It's a little more but I believe it's worth it. It also has side parallax knob I like that much better than my Vari-X lll the parallax is out on the objective end of my mil-dot Leupold! It also has target knobs for yer comeups!

OBTW Oregonhunter my mil-dot leupold has duplex crosshair no problem seeing it under all conditions!

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Old 04-10-2004, 06:32 AM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

My 1000 meter cheap but good rig is a Savage Heavy Barrel 300 WM, with a Shepherd scope.
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Old 04-10-2004, 09:04 AM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

looks like everyone would go with a savage .300 winchester.

As for a scope, What is the purpose of the mil-dots? Oh yeah the gun is going to be for long range only.
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