Originally Posted by AKFISHGUIDE
I am considering a medium to long range hunting rifle to use in the pursuit of Antelope, Deer and Elk. I understand that the first thing I need to do is formally improve my shooting skills and technique. That being said I have been looking at different factory rifles and scopes that fall within my budget, I do not reload so will be looking for a caliber that is not a wildcat. To date I have narrowed it down to these three rifles in a 270 WSM or a 7MM WSM. A Winchester FN built Coyote lite, A Savage Whitetail hunter (same components as the model 10 predator hunter). A Browning A bolt model 1000 eclipse (a thumbhole predator style rifle). I have seen some other rifles that would seem appropriate but they are limited in thier caliber offerings. The Winchester is the only one that has an accuracy gaurantee which kind of makes it the front runner. I am looking at the Nikon Monarch lineup of scopes. Am I on the right track or is their something I am missing here. Any thoughts on these choices.
There are several others that have accuracy guarantees. the Weatherby Accumark is a great
Factory rifle but it may be a little expensive for you.
The best buy at the moment IMO is the Weatherby Vangaurd (Under $400.00) and in many good
calibers. they have all been good shooters and parts for the Howa will fit.
I like the Remingtons and there are plenty to chose from and you can get any component for them
if you want to customizes. I have not had good luck with the Winchester Coyotes quality.
The Savages have a good reputation also.
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