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Old 01-24-2011, 11:23 PM
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600 yard hunting rifle????

hi, im trying to figure out what would be the best long range hunting rifle and caliber? im deciding between 308..and 7mm rem mag..? but leaning towards the 7mm. what do u guys suggest? Also is a 24 inch barrel good enough or is a 26er needed? and do i need a heavy barrel or not??? whats a good gun for under 1000$ tikka t3? any others? thanks.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:27 PM
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Re: 600 yard hunting rifle????

are you hunting grey fox and wolves?? do you reload?
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:36 PM
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Re: 600 yard hunting rifle????

Either 308 or 7mm Rem Mag will work on most North American game out to 600 yds if you're limiting yourself to just those 2 calibers. However, I give the edge to the 7mm Rem Mag for performance at extended range.

There are lots of good choices in firearms these days depending on your preferences and objectives.

The Savage model 11 and model 111 Long Range Hunter are available in both calibers.

Remington has a number of Model 700 options as well including the Sendero.

I think the Tikka is a nice rifle, but your choices for customization may not be as broad as with Remington and Savage.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:59 PM
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Re: 600 yard hunting rifle????

maybe it is just me . but most questions could be answered "7mm sendero, leup 6.5-20"
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:17 AM
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Re: 600 yard hunting rifle????

+1 for the Remington Sendero!! If you're will to spend 1-200 more you will be very pleased with this rifle. And as for what caliber and rifle....we're going to need alot more details. Like what you're hunting, and the type of hunting you do because some rifles are significantly heavier than others so this could affect you if you hike alot.

And I personally wouldn't be closed off to just 2 calibers. Look into the 300 ultra a little. That round is amazing and you can pump some 210 Berger VLD's through it at 3100+ fps. But anyways, give us some details and we can be more specific with what we recommend.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:32 AM
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Re: 600 yard hunting rifle????

In my opinion I would go with the 7mm mag. It's faster, flatter, and higher BC bullets in respected weights. As far as the gun it's self I would not go with a Tikka for the reasons mentioned above. If I wanted a brand new rifle I would most likely go with the Savage Long Range Hunter mentioned above however I think the best way to go would be find a used savage with a magnum bolt face for cheap $250-$300 and buy it then get a custom barrel pre threaded to your savage action $400-$500 then have a smith install and headspace it $100-$200 and now you have a gun that you know will be capable to shoot for less than your budget of $1000. Doing it like this also let's you customize the barrel in the length, contour, crown, and twist you want. Just an idea
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:43 AM
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off topic superlooper8, do you rope?
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