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$1,000 LR rig

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Unread 04-10-2004, 11:05 PM
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Location: South central Montana
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

check out Savages LE model, it is in a composite stock with heavy barrel .300wm is a great choice
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Unread 04-10-2004, 11:20 PM
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Location: Albany Oregon
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

The mil dots I have used are for range estimation and keep inmind at longer range some thicker crosshairs tend to cover some of your target up(sometimes too much)so this is another reason the mil dots are popular as well,they are made for longer range and seem to cover less of your target.

You dont see many long range shooters around here using super thick reticles,I tend to beleive its easier to get a more accurate aiming point with a mil dot. But like I said really dont mind using the Leupold duplex style either,and if you find a good deal on a Leupold that doesnt have the crosshairs you prefer they will change it for you for a little cash!

Its better in my opinion to buy it with the ones you want but sometimes you can come across a deal thats too good. I picked up a vari-xIII 4-14 and sent it in recently to Leupold to have a new one put in and it will be a lot cheaper than getting another scope all together!

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Unread 04-11-2004, 06:13 PM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

I have a new Savage 12BVSS in 300WM with a brake and a Leupold 6.5x20 Vari X III did a number on a PA chuck last summer at 725yds

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Unread 04-11-2004, 09:38 PM
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Re: $1,000 LR rig

A $1000 LR rig is obtainable but you may have to do some shopping around, here on the internet and at your local gunshop(s).
I just found a Savage 110FP for $375 out the door. It's the older version without the AccuTrigger. I think some gunshops are selling these cheap to make way for the newer models. The older triggers aren't the best in the world but they can be adjusted and/or replaced. I think a Timney trigger will run you about $80.
As for scopes, let me say that I have always leaned toward Leupolds myself. However a shooting buddy is using a Bushnell Elite 4200 6x24x40 that is superbly clear and mechanically tracks as good as other, higher priced brands. He paid about $350 for it brand new. I was really impressed with the optical brightness and clarity of his glass. As a matter of fact, he has replaced all his Leupolds with Bushnells. I thought he'd gone off the deep end until I looked at and through his scopes objectively.
Good luck and happy shopping. Johnny K.
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