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Old 11-23-2011, 09:34 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

As per LTLR and Angus, any "normal" cartridge would work fine. 25-06, 270 Win, 30-06 and 7mm Rem Mag come to mind. Factory ammo and brass (if you reload) is very readily available.

I'd look at an S2 Wby Vanguard and take it out and shoot it. If you want to move it up a notch then re-stock it as per recommendations in this thread:
Custom stock recommendations for older Vanguard
From what I've heard, though, the new S2 stock is much nicer than the previous plastic one.

My 270 Vanguard gets a new scope once this season is over. That should take it from a 250 yard rifle (regular duplex reticle now) to a 500 yard rifle for next season. I hope to do this as it is much easier to drag around the Vanguard than my Sendero.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

.280 or 6.5 creedmore have enough punch at that yardage?
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:02 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

Anyone else
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

ANY savage in any flat shooting caliber. If he is looking for a rifle on a budget, then I doubt he wants to pay the extra 10 bucks a box for WSM ammo. I think a .308 or a .270 or even a .30-06 is a great start for ya buddy!
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:27 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

25-06 or 308... Easy to get ammo, ammo is cheap and hardly any recoil.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:53 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

if on the budget, get yourself Stevens 200 either in 270, 7mm Rem Mag, 30-06 or 300WM, they around 250 - 300 bucks, down the road you can always upgrade its barrel to anything you desire short or long action, trigger and stock are also upgradeable, this way you'll have an entry level rifle and the ability to modify it anyway you like it when funds will become available.

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Old 12-03-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

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.280 or 6.5 creedmore have enough punch at that yardage?
Yes but if you are going to go the 6.5 route I'd suggest going with the .260 rem. It's going to be around for a very, very long time and so will both the factory ammo and components.

In that same vein is the 7mm-08 which is certainly worth a look.
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