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New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

 
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:21 AM
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New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

I'm getting a new rifle (Sendero) and had planned to put a Jewel trigger and Badger rings/bases on it. My budget took a $400.00 hit when something unexpected came up so one or the other will have to wait. I already have the optic so should I go for a lower priced ring/base and keep the Jewel in the game or live with the factory trigger for a while.

One other option would be to go with a used rifle or different model, I want to stay with the Remington 700 platform though. If I stay with the new Sendero I will have about $350.00 total for mounts and/or trigger.

What would you do in my shoes?

Thanks!
Bob
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:47 AM
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Re: New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

Buy quality and only cry once. Get good mounts and rings now and wait and upgrade the trigger later.
Did you look at EGW one piece bases? They are quality pieces that shouldn't break the bank.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:48 AM
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Re: New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

wait on the trigger. The beauty of Remington's is that you can upgrade them gradually. I waited on a trigger and found out that the factory wasn't that bad. It sucks buying mounts that aren't what you want.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:02 AM
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Re: New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

Good used Jewell triggers come up all the time on sites and be had for a decent price. I've owned a Sendaro in .300 RUM and still own a 700 .300 RUM BDL, with the rings and bases I put on them I do not believe I suffered quality or performance. They are a heck of alot cheaper priced then Badger. An EGW will not let you down, nor will a good set of rings that are half the cost of Badger. There are plenty of good selections. My Tac rifle has a Ken Farrel base and Leupold QRW's on it, I'm rough on this thing, never had an issue to date.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:35 AM
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Re: New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

Rifle basics trigger

EGW base

plenty of quality rings other than Badger
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:46 AM
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Re: New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

IIWY, save and stick to the original plan ... what you really wanted.

Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: New rifle budget takes a hit, what to do?

I have mod 700s with both the Jewel and Timney triggers. The Timney adjustable trigger for under $150 works very well and I was able to install it myself. That should enable you to still afford the ring mounts you want. I never liked the factory "adjustable" trigger on my Sendero.
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