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Old 03-09-2010, 04:35 PM
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No offence to bull45 but a 200 dollar scope is a waste of money. your gun can never shoot any better than your optics allow. Do not skimp in that department.
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If you can find a Vanguard MOA for $400, then that would be a good buy. I haven't ever seen a new one for under $700. My experience, as well as many others here, has been that a Savage factory rifle in the 110 family (or Stevens Model 200 rifles) will give you accuracy very close to if not equal with the Vanguard MOA. Now the ability to switch barrels yourself, with the proper tools, makes it the logical choice for me. Savage is a DIY rifle. All that said, If I could get a Vanguard MOA for $400, I would.

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Sorry : That may be a local price hear in Texas.

Academy Stores have been selling the Vanguard for over a year @ $399.99.

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Savage or Tikka would be a good place to start. Perfection is the enemy of good enough, Good glass is what you should be aiming for but it can be done on the cheap if needed and there are plenty of decent scopes that can do the job if you are selective and do your research before hand. You do not have to spend a fortune to shoot to the limits of a entry level rifle. No one who has seen what my $650 Tikka/Nikon combo can do is lining up to stand in front of it. Out to a shade over 700+ yards its a great no frills rig.

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Correction: Actually $750ish with bipod and sling.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:11 AM
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Re: entry level rifles

That's right D.ID, a no frills "entry level" rig. There is always more frills, and more money to be spent on toys, but what does it take to do the job. $200 isn't much for a scope, but ask Jerry Teo about the Bushnell Elite 3200's. He will tell you, that you can't beat them for the money.

To the one who started this thread, take a look at this article. I think you'll get some good nuggets from it. I should have mentioned it before, sorry.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:14 AM
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J E,

Our Walmart carried them at that price for a while, but they were the "standard" Vanguard. The Vanguard MOA are $300-$400 more from local gunshops (Not sold @ Wally World locally). I need to hang around you, cause I can't seem to locate the deals very well. This is just another reason I need to move to Texas.

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Sorry : That may be a local price hear in Texas.

Academy Stores have been selling the Vanguard for over a year @ $399.99.

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Re: entry level rifles

I have to ask, what does entry level mean? I think it means inexpensive. Not that a new shooter should start with an inferior product before he moves into good quality. If we are trying to spend as little money as possible to shoot long range, then I understand. The Tikka T3 in a walnut stock topped with a 10x Super Sniper will be tough to beat.

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