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Old 06-01-2011, 09:17 AM
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Rifle suggestions

I cant seem to find a rifle i fall in love with on first sight. Im looking for a trophy wife. Deer hunting in mich. 700 by 700 field surrounded by woods. It would take a tactical type stock-fluted barrel-24in. tube or more-great trigger-heavy is good not walking around with it.

Mabe a 400yrd shot would be taken after practice. So even a 25 06(leaning toward) is a little overkill. (love 6.5 bc but a flat shooting over the counter round???)

Kickin a** at the range a plus. Already looked at rem. and sav.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:21 AM
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Re: Rifle suggestions

Do you have a price range for the complete rifle? Do you reload?
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:17 AM
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Re: Rifle suggestions

1000$ before scope. I will reload as soon as im convinced i can do better than modern factoury loads.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:34 PM
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Re: Rifle suggestions

6.5x284 would be a great caliber for what you want. Great in target and kills stuff quite dead out to 900yds. It's flat, fast, and capable. But since factory fodder is your prime directive at the moment, then I would suggest the 6.5 Creedmore due to the available ammo by Hornady. From 400 to 600 yards a good solid 243 will get it done too. Obviously the old standard of the 270 Win will do the trick. Those are my suggestions.

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: Rifle suggestions

How about a Weatherby Accumark in 257 Weatherby? New ones are about $1600 but a used one can be had for $1000. I've got one and love it. Heavy enough to be steady for long shots but it can also double as a carry gun if you aren't doing any serious hiking. And they are also one of the most pleasing to the eye of any factory offerings.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:04 PM
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Re: Rifle suggestions

your best bet is : rem 700 (300) ; bc medalist stock (204); krieger barrell (300+150). 6.5-284 or you pick. senderos and accumarks are good but no match for a rem/krieger
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:32 PM
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Re: Rifle suggestions

A Trophy wife is worth way more than $1k.

Have a look at the Blaser R93. ...great looks, functionality, and performance.
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