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Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

 
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

I disagree, I think that selling a used Vortex scope is not a very hard or losing proposition, because the nearest real competition is still several times the price.

The same with a rifle. I think it makes better financial sense to sell a factory rifle and build a custom than it is to throw money at what was a Remington, because when your done, others are still going to see it as a Remington. Whereas a true custom action will always be recognized for what it is. The only thing worth upgrading (and in some cases you might plain wear it out) is the barrel.

What mostly needs upgrading is the stock, barrel, trigger and in the case of the Remington, getting the action blueprinted. Just sell the gun and buy a $950 Stiller / Shilen and start over. Barreled action for $1500 at Shilen.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:42 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

I'd buy a Nightforce 5.5x22x50 and then save about 300 more and buy a savage in 6.5x284. You can then re-barrel it yourself into another long action or go back to 308 if you wish, the action will allow you to seat the longer 308 bullets. I doubt you'll go back though, possibly forward to a 300 win mag. Nightforce glass will make you a better shooter than the rifle. The clicks and durability of their scopes are guaranteed. They also have the most MOA which will be helpful in any caliber you choose. Get a 20 MOA rail installed too.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

This is an awesome thread!

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:37 AM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

I think if everyone here were honest theyd tell you that an 800 dollar scope like a vortex razor, ziess conquest or leupold is more then enough scope for there abilitys really need. Kind of like taking a new 450 hp vette and putting a supercharger on it. Sure its cool but one driver in 5000 is really capable of wringing out a stock one and unless your a professional race car driver your not going to ever be good enough to take advantage of that kind of equiptment. But then after all this is the internet where everyone can be an expert. This is a long range hunting forum not a military sniper forum. Ive shot a pile of deer at long range and did it with 3-500 dollar scopes and can honestly say i never onced missed a deer that would have been hit because my 400 dollar scope wasnt a 2000 dollar scope. You surely dont need a nightforce to shoot deer at 600 yards. My hunting partner does it with a 3x9 buckmaster on a 450 dollar weathery 257mag vanguard. Sure its fun to have nice toys. Hell i wouldnt even turn down a supercharged vette. But wanting and needing are to differnt things.
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k


Here is an example of what can be done for under 2k
500$ FN SPR barreled action
used 300$ McMillian stock
600$ Horus optic
100$ leupold rings
Accuracy package and shipping from Kevin at Montour county rifles.
All totaled up at about 1800$ and gets to 1k
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:48 AM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

I agree, especially if the poster does not have all the other stuff needed to fully utilize the weapon (brass, dies, etc). Reloading is a major part of being successful.

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You surely dont need a nightforce to shoot deer at 600 yards. My hunting partner does it with a 3x9 buckmaster on a 450 dollar weathery 257mag vanguard. Sure its fun to have nice toys. Hell i wouldnt even turn down a supercharged vette. But wanting and needing are to differnt things.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:02 AM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

I also agree a cheaper priced scope is fine. I have a NF but have played with vortex a bit. However to take long shots, over that 600 mark, and with repeatable accuracy is going take more than a standard scope.
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