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Old 03-05-2011, 05:29 PM
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buying a rifle

Hİ again guys. l cant sleep at night. l keep thinking of what rifle to buy. l want a factory rifle that will be good to shoot out to 1000 yards. l dont want something way over 1000$ but at the saim time l dont want guys over here that own SAUER s to call my gun a piece of crap. l was thinking of the tactical line of remington or the 111 long range hunter of savage. but the barel of the 111 looks skinny to me. so l will put it this way: a rifle that looks like the savage 12 BVSS but in 7mmrem mag-300WM or 8x68s. please help me.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:32 PM
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Re: buying a rifle

sendero? l like the look of the SPS tactical with the 20 inch barrel but thats in bloody silly litle .308 :(
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:55 PM
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Re: buying a rifle

I would look at the Remington 700 Sendero. You get a good action and stock and the barrel can be changed later if you want. Also there is a ton of aftermarket stuff for the 700. If it was me I would get a 300 win mag or a 300 ultra mag. That is just my opinion. Its your money buy what you like.

As far as anybody calling your rifle a piece of crap. I judge rifles by the size of the group not how much they costs.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:25 PM
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+1 for the Sendero. I just picked one up and this gun is amazing. Now I've never owned a Savage so I can't tell you one way or another on the choices you mentioned, but the Sendero is top notch for the price. You can find used ones in the 8-900 range either here, or sometimes on snipershide.com. Good luck in your research and let us know what you decide.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:28 PM
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You mentioned savage as a canidate. Go and check out the Model 12 Long Range Precision in one of 3 calibers (243, 260, or 6.5 Creedmoor). As soon as I saw it I had to have it, just ordered it Friday in 260! I know the site says around $1100, but my shop sold it to me for $885. Talk about a deal for a rifle designed for 1000 yds with features from the factory that would make custom rifles take a double take on. Notice that the barrel is 1 in 8", meaning it will stabilize the heavy for caliber bullets (139 Gr Lapua scenar's) with no problem, increasing it's chance at 1k. I was sold...
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:58 PM
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Re: buying a rifle

the savage or the tikka t3 both are great guns for factory. i know a guy that shots the t3 in 7mmsm that shoots out to 800yard no prob with small groups.the one thing about the savage though is you can easily upgrade the barrel & then they will shoot with some of the best custom guns out there for less than half the price.oh the savage seems to work allot better with a good beading job.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:08 PM
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Re: buying a rifle

I would hesitate to shoot my 700 VTR 1000 yard, after shooting it tonight at 577 yards
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