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Old 12-04-2011, 10:42 PM
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Would like a caliber i could put a lot of trigger time in without having to give up my first born.

Leaning toward the .308. Anyone have any Pros or Cons? Thanks
308 will work for 500 yards, choose your bullets wisely. There are cheap 308 ammo, 147 - 150 gr, stay away from them. Find rifle with 1:10 twist so you can shoot heavy 168 - 200 gr bullets, 175 - 178 gr preferably. Then learn how to hand-load ;-)
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:42 PM
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pretty hard to beat the price of a Savage bolt rifle in 300 win-mag ,,,,,,

I would worry about the 308 win caliber at 500 yards on the larger animals ,,,,
He asked for a gun that would take deer sized game out to 500. A 308 win would be fine for that. BUT I am with you on the 300 win mag because sooner or later everyone wants to kill a big game animal so why not buy a gun that will do it all?
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:46 AM
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How about a budget 500 yard gun that will get you to 1000yds just as easily?


Savage Model 112 Heavy Stainless 7mm STW Rare $1NR : Bolt Action at GunBroker.com

Put on a limbsavers recoil pad, bedding job, muzzle brake, and you have it all in one.
I've got one of those in 223 that I bedded into a Savage laminated stock from Numrich. It's so heavy that it makes my Sendero feel light. Even with a 7mmSTW I'm not sure you'd need a brake on that one.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:02 PM
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

Yall are making it waay too hard on the OP. Get you a Savage model 10 or 111 in 7 mag or 7 short mag. Find some factory ammo that shoots less than an inch and enjoy. I would go with a short action because if you do decide to spiff it up in the future, there is allot more options for the short action. 500 yards is very easy to shoot, once you get over 500 is where the real hard part starts. I would also get a scope with turrets like a Vortex 4-14x40, 6.5-20x44, or a Weaver 3-10x40. A good repeatable scope is more important than the gun.
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Budget 500yds gun?

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winchester 270wsm coyote. Perfect shape
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:46 PM
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I would go with a short action because if you do decide to spiff it up in the future, there is allot more options for the short action.
I think jsthntn was referring to long action, because with long you can go either way short-medium-long but with short you are stuck with short.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
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yer best bet is a sendero in 25-06 or you pick. for cheaper you could get a 308 hvy barrel at dicks witha scope for 399. cheaper is not always better . guns last a long time.
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