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Old 01-24-2012, 08:35 PM
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Long range rifle on a budget?

OK, here's the scenario. You have 1500.00 to build a long range combination. Give me rifle, scope, rings, mount, caliber,and reloading equipment. If you could start from scratch, what would you build?
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:54 PM
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Ok. Can I assume that budget doesn't include DROS, tax and shipping?

I'll give this some thought and get back to you with details.

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking Savage rifle, Bushnell/Weaver/Burris scope and Lyman reloading kit.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:58 PM
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Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

Range and game your hunting at long range, that should give you some better aimed answers.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:30 PM
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Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

I have been through this one a few times. If I had to do it over again for $1500 I would probably go with the below.
Savage long range hunter in 300wsm Can be had for about $800.
Vortex viper hs long range 4-16 about $500
EGW 20 moa Base $40
Burris extreme rings $50
Dies RCBS $30
And would try and find a used press and other accessories used on forums and craigslist. My dad has picked up 2 full starter setups for $50 in the last 6 months.
Thats around $1500.
slso I would watch the forums and buy as much used as posable.
If I had to have all new stuff I would buy the cheaper savage rifle for around $450 and use the remainder for reloading supplys.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

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Range and game your hunting at long range, that should give you some better aimed answers.
600+ yards, deer sized game. You want need to buy a press, just the dies and components for reloading.
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Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

heres my build for about 1500 - sub 1/4" groups with quality ammo
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heres my build for about 1500 - sub 1/4" groups with quality ammo

Were you saving to buy a new couch?
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