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Old 04-11-2002, 10:43 AM
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starting out what type of rifle to use

I am wanting to get into the sport and was just wondering what type of rifle you would recomend. Please keep in mind that I also hunt in thickets and would like to use one gun all around. I also what to know what type of caliber you would choose. (.308 win, 7mm STW, and .300 winchester mag).

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jordan
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:44 AM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

I forgot to add that it would need to be under 1000 dollars.
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Old 04-11-2002, 10:56 AM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

I would get a 300 win mag rem 700 sendero, you could probably find a used one in great condition for well under $1000.
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Old 04-11-2002, 12:23 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

Do you want to keep the gun or the gun and scope under $1000 ? It will be hard to get both for under that. I bought my M700 VS in 308 for $570 new and the Nikon 6.5 X 20 for $399 and the Leupold LR base for $18 and the Burris rings and spacers for $40 (because Dave informed me I still could not reach 1000 yds without the Burris Rings [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]). For a grand total of $1027.00.

I know the Sendero's (VS's big brother) are about $45-$50 more.

Matt
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Old 04-11-2002, 02:20 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

I was hoping to have both under 1,000. I was thinking of the .308 because I do not want to have to deal with the extra recoil.

Thanks for the input so far

jordan
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Old 04-11-2002, 03:53 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

I just picked up a Remington 700 VS in .308 for $650, and that was supposedly the LE discount. Add a set of bases and rings for ~$75 and you are up to $725. A decent scope that I like is the Tasco SS10x42 scope, a fixed 10x that is rugged as hell, for $300, so you are now at $1025, plus tax. Alternately, you could get a Savage 110FP or FVSS for probably at least $150 less than the Remington, probably more, though you will have to make up some of the difference w/ a decent trigger, as most people don't like the factory Savage trigger.

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Monte
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Old 04-11-2002, 04:01 PM
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Re: starting out what type of rifle to use

If you go with a Savage, you should be in great shape so far as money. If you don't like the trigger you can change it out for less than $100 at a later date.
An added bonus is that you can buy additional barrels in different calibers and switch them out all by yourself.
Every Savage I have ever seen at the range shoots really well. For you $1000 budget you can actually have quite a shooting system. Given the choice, my personal choice for one caliber would be a light barrel 7mm-08 with a regular hunting all weather stock, but would be quick to get additional heavy barrels in 223 and in 300 Win. Mag. as well as an Ultimate Sniper stock to make the rifle more comfortable for extended shooting.
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