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Unread 01-24-2012, 11:15 PM
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Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

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heres my build for about 1500 - sub 1/4" groups with quality ammo
First thing couch caught my eye. I used to have one like that must of been pretty popular.
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    Unread 01-24-2012, 11:17 PM
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    Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

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    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?
    I woukd save up 4k than start my build. Many times i went cheap and regretted it over and over. Imo.
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    Unread 01-24-2012, 11:26 PM
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    Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

    Someone just listed a Savage LRH 6.5x284 with Mark 4 scope and dies for $1400 in theguns for sale threads.
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    Unread 01-25-2012, 01:33 AM
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    Not sure what 600+ yds means to you. I erred on the low mag side for reasons of optical quality. All new equip.

    Here is the value plan:
    Howa 1500 7 mm Rem Mag $510
    RCBS competition dies $100
    Burris signature rings & steel base $65
    (arrange offset inserts to get 20 MOA)

    Option 1: Conquest 3.5-10x44 Z-600 $800
    (good choice if a BDC reticle is your cup of tea)

    Option 2 includes an outstanding bino and bipod:
    Burris MTAC 3.5-10x42 $420
    (good optics, mil/mil reticle/turrets, made in Philippines)
    Pentax 10x50 PCF WPII $190 (great porro prism bino)
    Harris bipod $130
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    Unread 01-25-2012, 12:31 PM
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    Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

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    Were you saving to buy a new couch?
    ha ha very funny. the couch is old (25 years) but it is still in great shape! its in my movie room along with 3 other couches and a 9' screen with a 1080p projector, 7.1 surround with 2 cerwin vega 15" dedicated subs!. the new ones are in the front room for visitors. i bet i could buy 2 of these guns for half of what you paid for a rifle that shoots twice the size of groups
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    Unread 01-25-2012, 01:47 PM
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    Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

    I would go with a Savage or Howa stock gun. I personally would look at the 6.5x284 or 260 in the Savage and 6.5x55 in the Howa. The Howa is going to be really tough to beat IMO because it is very well priced to start, to keep your overall package under $1,500, but you will also have a great action to build off of later on. $520-750

    Burris Signature rings and bases- $75

    SWFA 3-9x42 with mil quad reticle- $600 MIL/MIL scope excellent turrets, plenty of power for 600 yards shooting, compact and nice for a decent carry option.

    Redding micrometer seating die set- a great die for precision loading- $92

    Lapua brass in any of the 3 calibers I mentioned!

    You are getting me all fired up just thinking about the potential of this setup!

    Scot E.
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    Unread 01-25-2012, 07:08 PM
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    Re: Long range rifle on a budget?

    Current:
    Caliber is up to you! I chose .308.
    Stevens 200-$330
    E.R. Shaw 24" barrel-$200
    Choate Tactical-$250 with DBM
    WOTac 4-14x50-$330
    TPS rings-$67
    Weaver rail-$30
    Tac-Ops Cheek piece-$30
    Caldwell 6-9in Bipod-$40
    Kydex Cheek piece-Free because I made it.

    Future:
    Rifle Basix Trigger-$100

    Even after the new trigger this would still be under $1500 unless I forgot something or added wrong
    Plus building your own rifle is very rewarding!
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