.257 Weatherby, help me build it...
I have decided that I need one, problem is, I can't decide which one to get for my first long range rig. I'd like to make this a budget rifle as much as I can, however, I know how costs can pile up. The 700 SPS, 700 LSS, Vanguard Deluxe, maybe even an Encore with an MGM barrel, I'm just overwhelmed and undecided. I think that a quarter bore Roy is a good starter gun as most of my long range opportunities will be for whitetails and inside 600 yards. A 338 Edge or Lapua might be a bit much for now and handloading isn't a viable option yet, gotta start small. Ammo for this gun is a seperate beast altogether that I'll tackle in the near future, just want to get it set up first.
Anyways, I'd also like some opinions on sub $800 scopes as well. The Nikon Monarch 4-16 x 50mm, Bushnell Elite 6500, Zeiss 4.5-14 x 50mm, Meopta Meostar R1, and the Leupold VX III 4.5-14 x 50mm were a few options I was considering.
As for mounts, I have the Leupold PRW rings and bases on my M70 7mm Rem Mag and have been extremely pleased with them but I am open to suggestions for those as well.
TIA for all your input and help, happy to be a part of the LRH community!