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Unread 08-03-2012, 11:31 PM
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Re: budget medium range hunting rifle/scope

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cost of both need to be under $1200 and loooking to use it out to 500 yards on deer/elk once I get good enough. recoil needs to be around a 30-06 preferably less.
Used 700 or M-70, magnum taper barrel, synthetic or laminate stock in calibers from 7mm Mag, 300wsm, 300wm, or even 30-06 will get the job done for you @ or under 700.00.

Find a good used Leupold 3.5-10x50, Zeiss conquest 4.5-14x44 (or by 50), to put on it and you have a complete short to medium range rig for 1,000-1,100.00 and enough left over to put a good muzzle brake on it to satisfy your recoil requirements.
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    Re: budget medium range hunting rifle/scope

    If you want unbraked I would go for a .280 Rem or 7mm SAUM. The SUAM would probabaly only be found in a Rem model 7. I think those are going to be the best terminal performers with the recoil parameters you have.

    I put together a .243 Win for CAD$1275 last year.
    Rem 700 DBM (chrome moly)-$515
    Voortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44 -$700
    Leupold rings/ bases $60

    Prices in Canada are way higher than in the US, so i think that you could upgrade on the rifle a bit and still be under $1200.

    With the above mentioned set up I could hold MOA to almost 800 yards, while not bench rest accurate, it was within Minute of Coyote.

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    Re: budget medium range hunting rifle/scope

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    Lets quantify that a bit. Per chance to you mean a Savage 11 Lightweight Hunter? An 11-111 is a bit more than a grand by itself. Havs one of those too....
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    Read Page two! I had a long range hunter in my hands that was all black, adjustable muzzle brake, and the ugly cheek piece for about 769$. My understanding they are real shooters!

    O well!
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    Got to a pawnshop, gun shop what ever and look at their used rifles. You can find most any caliber. just check it over real well and make sure it's in good mechanical shape (stock finish is clear and clean, no rust, barrel is clean) maybe have a gunsmith give it a once over if that makes you feel better. I picked up my 270 and 12ga as a package deal for $350, put scope on the 270 that I already had that I knew was a good scope. It's been a winning combo for a lot of years now. Granted the 270 isn't going to win any beauty contests.

    No need to spend a lot of cash on something new, and if your going to learn to reload you can take your savings and spend that on reloading components and learn to shoot your rifle as well as can be.
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    Re: budget medium range hunting rifle/scope

    My axis in 308 is shooting 500 yards easy and $450 in aus, add a good scope and youll well exceed 500
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    Re: budget medium range hunting rifle/scope

    Since you want 30-06 recoil, why not a 30-06? Use Berger bullets, and your good to go to 800 yards. The 185grn Berger would be good medicine. As far as rifle, a tuned up used Savage will do all you need.
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    Re: budget medium range hunting rifle/scope

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    Spring Sale 2012

    Read Page two! I had a long range hunter in my hands that was all black, adjustable muzzle brake, and the ugly cheek piece for about 769$. My understanding they are real shooters!

    O well!
    Not the one I have in 11-111. Mine is a bit heavier, has the 20 MOA rail and a grey snot stock with the 'ugly' Karsten adjustable cheek. Quakers aren't all the beautiful either.....

    Yes, it's a shooter and yes, several posters on here are having issues with them. Not me, musta got as good one....

    Tax and OTD incidentals plus a decent scope will put him over the top of his meger allowance.
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