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Old 04-02-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

BUSH- If you do not reload you need to budget for that too. or if you have buddy who does. for target shooting i would get a good barrel over an expensive scope . you can find a leup 36 for 500. not good for hunting but great for targets.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:42 AM
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I like all the load/port configurations,
don't know if a single shot will be a
downside for the OP but defiantly adds
to action strength.

Is there a reason they don't make PTA's in
LA.
more importantly it also does not restrict the overall length of the londed round. As long as the round fits thru the slot it will chamber
gary
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:38 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

A $2000 scope and a $400 scope on a $1000 rifle will yield the same results if you don't know how to use the glass to it's potential. I had a friend that went out and bought a 308 savage 10fp bedded in a McMillan stock, bought a $1400 leupold Mark 4 scope. He ended up getting so discouraged that he sold the rifle because he wasn't "as accurate" as I was with my $500 rem 700 sps varmint in 308 with a $350 falcon optics scope. If you do have experience using different scopes and reticles then YES i'd buy quality. But both Savage and Remington make fantastic starter target rifles. That can be maximized with quality glass. Good luck and keep researching.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:15 PM
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more importantly it also does not restrict the overall length of the londed round. As long as the round fits thru the slot it will chamber
gary
It is nice to be able to seat bullets out, I have a few
of my hunting rigs setup single shot that probaly shouldn't
be.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:52 AM
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It is nice to be able to seat bullets out, I have a few
of my hunting rigs setup single shot that probaly shouldn't
be.
all my rifles above 24 cailber are magazine rifles, because they're hunting rifles. But all my varmit rifles are either single shot or converted over to single shot. I like this better in a varmit rig, becuase it makes me shoot slower. The tightest groups I shoot are always from single shot rifles. Yet we could simple just drop a round inside the rifle and chamber it of course. On the otherhand we all see folks go hunting every year with Ruger Number One's, and 1885's, and hear no one cry about them being a single shot rifle. But of course they are a completely different style rifle.

Another poster commented about rifle scopes and being able to use them. I'll agree 100% with his post. Now in my old age I'm now taxed with having to wear trifocals (is that not a cruel joke?), and find that a lot of rifles scopes just don't work very well with my eyes anymore. Now I'm looking at a couple mildot scopes to use on two rifles I'm putting together. I find I can pick up the mildots better and of coure easier and faster. Yet having never owned a mildot scope I know it's a new learning expierence for me. In the past I've always been one who counted clicks, but dosn't work so well for me these days due to the fine cross hairs and the even finer dots I prefer. Anybody want to donate a new set of eyeballs? <g>

Whatever the OP decides to do on his new quest, I'm certain he'll be happy, and I can only wish him a lot of luck!
gary
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:46 PM
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Re: Best accurate rifle / scope combination under $2k

So I finally decided which rifle to get......took me long enough.

I was going to go with a Tikka T3. Less expensive but still very accurate out of the box. I then started looked for a Tikka T3 Varmint in .308 and figured out pretty quickly that Berretta does not import those.

Not very happy at all. So many reviews of the Tikka T3 Varmint, but no one actually says that you can't get them in the U.S. I could get the T3 Tac for double the cost, but that doesn't seem to be a good decision. I might as well get a Sako if I go that high.

Not very happy right now. I might still get the T3 Lite, but wanted a heavy barrel.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:23 PM
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Does Remington do anything different to the Sendero action compared to the 700 ? Watching videos of smiths accurizing the 700 action makes it clear that Remington does not even bother to cut the receiver threads using a threading tool in the lathe, even though the receiver starts off as a tube ??? Instead they use a tap which results in the threads being tapered and out of square. The the bolt engagement face is not square or flat (use of a worn "plunging tool" as opposed to a "proper cutting tool manipulated in 2 axis.) Its simply pitiful how something so simple just cannot be done properly in this age of $25k cnc lathes.

I get the impression that Remington is using equipment that is probably 30 or more years old (and now considerably more worn out) to make the 700 actions and they would benefit massively by re-tooling that line to use modern equipment that will build the quality back into the products. But, presumably, as long as people keep buying this sh**t, they will keep making it and change nothing.
WESTCLIFF- I compete out to 1000 yards with remingtons( that do not have "trued " actions). targets are very unforgiving. bring what you have and some money. GRIN. i think your characterization is inaccurate.
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