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Best factory Rifle???

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Unread 12-16-2008, 01:33 PM
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+1 .280Fan.

I did the same thing w/ an old Winchester. Sent it to McGowen Precision Barrels. They did all the work under $600, and I am very happy w/ the rifle now.

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Unread 12-16-2008, 06:08 PM
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Buzzsaw –

“best factory rifle available?”..undefinable, but .. My answer: Savage law enforcement or varmint models 10fp etc.., overall best out of box value, least amt of accurizing.. easily upgradeable, weight is around 8.5 (1 lb high).
Your Answer: I would take the Sako A7 in .308, .243 or .25-06, great make, great inherently accurate calibers..low(er) recoil. I have a friend who has one and is very satisfied, he is getting under 1”moa 100 consistently. No comment on X-bolt as I’ve not played with one and not really heard too many things (good or bad off top of my head). And, Rem, you and I have same opinion, though they could be accurized for a little over what your budget is… I do like the VSF for $1K , looks kinda like the modified ADL your daughter has.. .

Good luck !
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Unread 12-16-2008, 06:59 PM
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weatherby mark 5 or accumark with krieger barrell or sako.
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Unread 12-16-2008, 09:14 PM
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I've been really impressed with my 30 TC Icon. Shot 5/8" 6 shot groups right out of the box.
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Unread 12-16-2008, 10:10 PM
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cz 270 win
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Unread 12-16-2008, 10:10 PM
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The tikka's are had to beat. I have one in a 22-250 that shoots .375" with the cheap factory ammo. My brother and a couple of buddies have them and they all shoot .75" ctc @100. And they are very light. The down fall is the scope mounts that come with the rifle are not very good.

PSTIMAC, I am not sure how big of a town Elko, NV is. Just wondering if you knew any Simms from WV
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Unread 12-16-2008, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by .280fan View Post
What will you do with the .243? Just put it away and not shoot it? Rather than roll the dice on a new rifle for $1k, how about spending $650 and rebarrel the .243 in 7-08. That way you get the caliber you want, without another rifle and the odds of it being a shooter are much better with a custom barrel and action job than you would with a new rifle.

Hart does a great work. Hart Rifle Barrels

They handled the work on my deer rifle:
Exactly right.........Just put a new bbl on the thing.........and, the $650 will get you a new bbl AND probably the action trued up!!!!

If done right by a good smith, in 7mm08..............1/4 to 1/2 inch groups!!
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