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Old 04-14-2010, 09:34 PM
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A good starter rig?

I'm looking for a good starter rig to get into long range hunting. I'm only 14 but can shoot fairly well for my age. With my 270 I can shoot 1.5 inch groups at 300 yards. I'm fairly recoil tolerant, I can shoot my dads 30-06 with 165 grain handloads all day accurately. So, I'm wondering what you guys would call a good starter rig. My budget will be around $2000. I'd like to shoot elk at 500-600 and deer at 700yds. Any replys would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:45 PM
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Re: A good starter rig?

my vote would be for a remington sendero, great gun for around 1100
but does not leave alot for optics, brass bullets ect to get going.
Aslo are you planning on packing this gun all day? the sendero is on the heavy side/.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:50 PM
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What caliber do you suggest the sendero in? And I know it doesn"t leave a lot for optics, but I know good optics are something you NEED so I can save my money a little longer for it. I've heard a lot of different things about huskamaw and grey bull, but have never had any experince with them. Have any of you had experince with either of these scopes?
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:08 PM
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Re: A good starter rig?

If your good with recoil and you get into a senduro (a little heavier) you could go with the 300 win mag or 7mm Rem as about the best option for what you wanna do. dont know about optics. I use a Mark 4 leupold and really like it. couple guys I know use the Vortex Vipers and like them, though they arent quit as nice as the leupold they're way cheaper with a great warranty.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:18 PM
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Re: A good starter rig?

I've also thought about a custom rifle. Would i be able to buy a remington 700 sps, in say a 7mm rm, 7mm RUM, 300 wm, and put a heavy shilen barrel on it?
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You can find some really good deals looking for used starter rifles. Cabelas always has a nice selection of nice used guns and will ship anywhere to your FFL dealer for $25. You can find a really nice shooting used or new rifle for under $700. Any of the common calibers everybody mentioned would do well and I could name many more. For the money a new Tikka T-3 light can be had for around $500 in 300 wsm and it will be very accurate right out of the box and be reliable in the hunting situations you described. It is easy and cheap to load for with little recoil and a Nikon monarch scope in the $375-$400 range will be plenty to get you going just fine. I have several new in the box in 2.5-10 and 4-16 mil dots I can sell you under $350. My personal tikka 300 wsm has a 2.5-10 mil dot on it and it would make the shots you described for under $900 new in the box. I can also name about a hundred more.
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I'm looking for a good starter rig to get into long range hunting. I'm only 14 but can shoot fairly well for my age. With my 270 I can shoot 1.5 inch groups at 300 yards. I'm fairly recoil tolerant, I can shoot my dads 30-06 with 165 grain handloads all day accurately. So, I'm wondering what you guys would call a good starter rig. My budget will be around $2000. I'd like to shoot elk at 500-600 and deer at 700yds. Any replys would be greatly appreciated.

I have a Rem Sendero 7mm Rem Mag that is for sale, along with a Ziess scope. Let me know if you are interested.
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