close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

Rifle Chioces?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 09-18-2005, 04:29 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 177
Rifle Chioces?

I still have not purchased a rifle in .300WSM yet because I just cant make up my mind on what to get, Its abit of a toss up between the Ruger All-Weather and the Browning A-Bolt Hunter, the Ruger as usual will need a trigger job, but it is a very reliable feeding and ejecting rifle, the Browning on the other hand has a low bolt lift which is very cool and a detachable mag that is attached to the floorplate (correct me if Ive used the wrong terms).
I have held both rifles and both come up nice and I like the actions.
What do you think I should get?
The big deal is that Im after a bit of out of the box accuracy, something that will group well to 350m.

TIA

skip
[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
__________________
skip
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 09-18-2005, 09:00 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2001
    Location: tennessee
    Posts: 480
    Re: Rifle Chioces?

    [ QUOTE ]
    The big deal is that Im after a bit of out of the box accuracy, something that will group well to 350m.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I think you've already made your choice then. Rugers arent really known for there accuracy.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 09-18-2005, 09:42 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2004
    Location: Northamptonshire England
    Posts: 676
    Re: Rifle Chioces?

    Hi Skip,
    For out of the box accuracy can i suggest a Tikka T3 which is available in 300 WSM.
    Out of the two you have suggested though, i would go for the A-bolt.

    Ian.

    "I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 09-18-2005, 09:59 AM
     
    Posts: n/a
    Re: Rifle Chioces?

    Gotta ask yourself if ... down the line youare gonna want to do more with this rifle...

    I don't know a gunsmith that will or like to work on a browning action.. and Rugers aren't real popular either.

    Winnny or Rem.. would be my chice with an instant ( right after purchase) accuraization to start with.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 09-18-2005, 01:02 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Location: North Bend, Oregon
    Posts: 1,491
    Re: Rifle Choices?

    What's wrong with the Ruger trigger? They are very easy to tune up to a nice crisp 2 pounds. That is if you have 30 minutes, a wet stone, flat screwdriver, dental tool to push the pins out with and a small scale to measure pull weight with.
    __________________
    Some kids want to be a fireman or a doctor to help people. I wanted to be a gunsmith.

    NRA Life Member and I vote.

    Only accurate rifles are interesting.

    Gordy and Brady.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 09-18-2005, 06:51 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2001
    Posts: 1,031
    Re: Rifle Chioces?

    I've got an a-bolt ss and it's pretty nice. As to the rugers I had acouple that have been rebarreled etc and never found a gunsmith yet that wouldn't work on one. I was at the range Fri and was shooting next to a guy with a Browning a-bolt ss stalker in 300mag and we were at the 200yr line he put 3 shot in less than an inch tried another load had just alittle over 1" for 3 shot. I had a tikka t-3 in 300wsm and it shot the same as the browning as to groups. I think if you when over to www.shortmag.org you get better input as to the ruger rifles in 300wsm. I haven't seen one yet at our club so really cann't comment. Well good luck.
    __________________
    VFW
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 09-19-2005, 05:47 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: Australia
    Posts: 177
    Re: Rifle Chioces?

    The Tikkas I agree are a very nice outfit smooth bolt, nice trigger very accurate, I have used 2, both in 30-06 and shot very well straight out of the box.
    I thought I would get a Browning for something different and after handling the A-Bolt Hunter (not s/s) the decision was basically made but then I was showed the ruger and for the price they were a good thing, but I go by "you get what you pay for", so the Browning had nearly won.
    I thought I would chuck the options onto this forum to get some personnal experience that some of you have obviously had, and for your reply's I thank you.
    I will get the Browning, I will post some pics when I start load development, I shoud have the rifle before the weekend so im excited.
    The rifle will be topped with Leupold rings and bases and a Leupold VX-1 2-7X33 (to start off with).

    Thanks again

    skip [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
    __________________
    skip
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Rifle Chioces?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Rifle burst tests, how good is your rifle? Topshot Videos Of Tech Stuff And Reviews 51 02-19-2012 05:44 AM
    WTS 6.5-284 Norma LR Hunting Rifle (RIFLE IS SOLD PENDING FUNDS) Brianc74 Guns For Sale 24 01-20-2011 05:12 PM
    Montana Rifle Company 300 WSM Rifle, new never fired MTAR15 Guns For Sale 20 03-11-2010 06:12 PM
    FS: 375/338 Lapua rifle by Rocky Mountain Rifle Works dww Guns For Sale 6 12-08-2008 09:54 PM
    Field Rifle or Target Rifle? longrangehunter The Basics, Starting Out 5 02-08-2002 01:56 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC