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Rifle Help! Can't make a decision

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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:38 PM
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Rifle Help! Can't make a decision

I want a rifle that can make the 1000 yards shots. Can't make my mind up. I know below Option 1 woud work for sure. Option 2 seems more reasonable, but I'm worried about performance. Which would you do?

OPTION 1
-Take my 270 Remington 700 and convert it to a custom 6.5-284. It will get a new stainless Krieger barrel w/black coat, fiber glass stock bedding. I would set aside my 3-9 Leapold and put a Huskamaw scope on it. ($1700 Package)

Option 2
-Buy a new factory rifle Savage Model 116FCSS Weather Warrior 300 Win Mag with a Accu-Trigger, Accu-Stock, Stainless Barrel and put a Huskamaw on it. ($1600 package)

-Keep the the 270 w/ 3-9 Leapold as is.
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    Option 2 With the recent introduction of the 230 Bergers I feel the 300 win has a lot to offer. And you still have your 270

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    That all sounds grand but what about option #3

    Buy a Savage 338 Lapua and a nikon scope and shoot the crap out of it at a mile....... ! { $1700 package +/- }

    Sorry I couldn't make any decions with the first 2 either.
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    Like broz said, the 300 winchester. If you are looking at elk long range then do the 338 lapua option 3. The 300 winchester will do it but the lapua will do it better.
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    I'd pick option #1 because I feel that it will be a bit more accurate rifle than a factory rifle if you plan to shoot at 1000 yards.
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    I want a rifle that can make the 1000 yards shots. Can't make my mind up. I know below Option 1 woud work for sure. Option 2 seems more reasonable, but I'm worried about performance. Which would you do?

    OPTION 1
    -Take my 270 Remington 700 and convert it to a custom 6.5-284. It will get a new stainless Krieger barrel w/black coat, fiber glass stock bedding. I would set aside my 3-9 Leapold and put a Huskamaw scope on it. ($1700 Package)

    Option 2
    -Buy a new factory rifle Savage Model 116FCSS Weather Warrior 300 Win Mag with a Accu-Trigger, Accu-Stock, Stainless Barrel and put a Huskamaw on it. ($1600 package)

    -Keep the the 270 w/ 3-9 Leapold as is.
    What do you intend on shooting at 1,000yds?

    Paper? Milk Jugs? Coyotes? Elk? Grizzly Bears?
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    What do you intend on shooting at 1,000yds?

    Paper? Milk Jugs? Coyotes? Elk? Grizzly Bears?
    At 1000yrds I would most likely be shooting metal plates, But I would like to be able to make the 600 yard shots on whitetail, elk, mule deer.
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