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Old 02-02-2010, 11:21 PM
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long range hunter

what do yall think of the gun works long range hunter that they show on the best of the west?
thats alot of money for a gun
have thought about gettin it alot of time in my head
but then when i see the price im like nope nevermind.lol

what yall think?
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:47 AM
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These packages that these guys offer I'm sure are quite nice. I just feel for the amount of money you spend on their package you could buy a cheaper, yet still very worthy rifle and spend more money on better optics. There is nothing wrong with buying a Savage (Varmint 12 Series, Tactical 10 Series, Long Range Hunter 11 & 111) model, Remington (Varmint, Tactical, SPS, Sendero, VTR), Weatherby (Vanguard, Mark V), Howa (M1500 Varmint, and Barreled actions) that can accomplish the same results.

You take any of these rifles listed above, most can be had for less than $1000. With some a little work would be required (trigger, bedding, maybe action truing).
This will cost you an additional $20 for a trigger, $60 for Devcon bedding, and if you want the action trued $150 to $300 dollars depending on the smith. Now if you buy the Savage nothing needs to be done. The factory does it for you already.

Regardless of the company, the fact is that you now have an extra $2000 dollars that can be used for glass. That is a significant amount of funds that would otherwise be spent on a rifle you may not like or a scope you may not like. The Howa is a cheap build even with having to get trigger work and bedding. You can produce a one hole shooter for less than $600.

So that is where I stand. I am a budget builder due to 3 kids and a wife. Other things obviously come before my rifles, so I have to be careful how I spend each penny. The only rifles that I would ever pay to have someone build that cost a few thousand dollars would be from a few of the smiths on this sight, and a local smith that if he is still in business when I can afford (probably be dead by then) that will be the route I go. Do some research which you already are. That will make swallowing the money spent a whole lot easier.

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Old 02-03-2010, 09:55 AM
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Buy a rifle from Len. It comes with a guarantee.

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:06 PM
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Re: long range hunter

I have seen Len's guns shoot and they do very well in the field.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:01 PM
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Re: long range hunter

Well for the price of a LR-1000 ($6500) i could buy

Savage Model 12 Bench Rest 6.5-284 Norma ($1300)
Remington Model 700 Sendero 7mm Ultra Mag ($1200)
Weatherby Mark V Fibermark 30-378 Wby Mag ($1300)
Remington Model 700P MLR 338 Lapua ($1300)

and still have $1400 left over to do any work that may need to be done to them and buy bullets, brass and any other needed supplies.

So if you want to spend $6500 on a gun then why not get 4 or 5 for the price of the one. At least thats what i would do.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:07 PM
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Re: long range hunter

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Well for the price of a LR-1000 ($6500) i could buy

Savage Model 12 Bench Rest 6.5-284 Norma ($1300)
Remington Model 700 Sendero 7mm Ultra Mag ($1200)
Weatherby Mark V Fibermark 30-378 Wby Mag ($1300)
Remington Model 700P MLR 338 Lapua ($1300)

and still have $1400 left over to do any work that may need to be done to them and buy bullets, brass and any other needed supplies.

So if you want to spend $6500 on a gun then why not get 4 or 5 for the price of the one. At least thats what i would do.

Good Point!!!!!! I'm with you, can I borrow the Savage??? You could buy one of these and then buy a Schmidt & Bender, or US Optics scope and still save about 1500 to 2000 dollars.

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Old 02-03-2010, 04:01 PM
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Man, those are pricey. I'm in agreement with the other posts. My guess is that you could do a custom build with a Lawton action, a high end barrel and all the other bells and whistles for less than that. I'm sorry I'm not drinking that Kool-Aid. Heck, what is Fifty going to charge for the Raptor.
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