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Old 10-22-2012, 10:59 AM
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target rifle

hello i am new to this site and have a question about a gun. i am looking for a target rifle to use for 3-800 yards possibly further but i only have $500 +tax. i have read many other forums and they always suggest spending 1000s of dollars on a gun but i dont have that kind of money. im a college student who is broke i am just looking for a gun that will get me through college that i can use to lear how to read conditions. i already have a scope i just need the gun

my only true criteria is:
-bolt action
-acutrigger (or similar trigger styles ie: LBT, profire, ect)
-heavy barrel (either from the factory or the possibility to buy one later)
-less then $500
-.308 or similar caliber
-accurate ( at least moa or sub moa)

please help me

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: target rifle

get a Savage.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: target rifle

I think savage is the only maker of the accutrigger, my suggestion is to go to their website and use the gunfinder to search for models with the accutrigger, including the heavy barrel, in any of the cartridges you would consider and then check MSRP, you might even be able to search by price but search up to $700 or so because you will be able to find everthing they show you at a discount.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: target rifle

Keep your eye out in the pawn shops. You might get a great deal on a used one of your choice.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:36 PM
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Re: target rifle

Wait till hunting season is over and the unsuccessful need money for Christmas. Their slightly used rifle will be cheap then.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: target rifle

Heavy barrel at sub $500, I think a remmy varmint is the only option. or a used gun
I'd go 223

You could go with a Stevens @ about $350, keep that $150 saved for the future heavy barrel.

If long range accuracy and consistency is your goal, a new stock is all but inevitable as well.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: target rifle

[QUOTE=calling4life;709652]Heavy barrel at sub $500, I think a remmy varmint is the only option. or a used gun
I'd go 223

I do not think that a .223 would stay super sonic at 800 yds. He would be better off with a .308 IMHO. - - - - - - -

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