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Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

I was too late. They are already out of stock. That is exactly what I wanted to get.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:19 AM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

This is 50% more than $2K, but it has turned out to be a real shooter, and the quality feel of a Manners or McMillan stock along with the solid feel of a Nightforce is well worth it. I have friends that shoot full custom's and this is 99% of what they have at 1/2 the price. It is for sure a gamble that a factory tube will shoot well no matter what stock you bed it in. I lucked out.

1. Weatherby Vangaurd S2 .300 Win Mag $460
2. Sell factory Weatherby Stock ($50)
3. Manners MCS-T $525
4. Glass Bedding - DIY - JB Weld $20
4. 20 MOA Warne Tactical Steel Scope Base $120
5. Used Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 HS ZS MOAR
Bought from Bob Beck at EOL $1,700
6. Nightforce Ultralight Low Rings $170
7. ACD $30

Good Luck!
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:38 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 View Post
Find you a Remington 700 5R .308 24" barrel model, and put a Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24x50 on it.

Of Rem 700 5R .308 24", and a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50.

For either option, use EGW HD aluminum bases, and TPS TSR HD aluminum rings.

I think you would be very happy with either setup to get you started into long-range shooting and hunting.
This is an excellent suggestion for you.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:59 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

Thanks! With either of those setups, he would be right at the $2K mark, maybe just slightly over by $100-150.
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