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Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

 
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:39 PM
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Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

Thanks for all the help in advance. I am wanting to buy a new rifle in 300wsm. I have a budget of $1200. I have a nikon Monarch 4-16x50 bdc ordered for $300. I would like to have a heavier barrel and i am not against ordering a cheaper gun and putting a new stock on it . Thanks again for all of your input.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:50 PM
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Re: Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

Savage model 12 LVP DBM, have it re-pillared and bedded and take your extra money and spent it shooting!! I shoot a 270 WSM that just has a different stock and a buddy shoots one in a 22-250 they are awesome out of the box!!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:03 PM
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Re: Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

I have a friend who bought a Savage 300wsm for around $500 and he claims it shoots 1/2MOA.

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:32 PM
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Re: Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

Get a Stevens 200 for about $300. Buy a prefit barrel, 26" varmint contour for about another $300.

Last thing get a good stock. Stockade, B&C Duramax, Choate Tactical, or a Stocky laminate. All of them are less than $300.

That should leave you with a little for rings and bases. I'd suggest Burris Xtreme bases with Signature Zee rings.

That should make you a kick butt rig.

If you go the Savage route, let me know. I have a barrel you might be interested in.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:45 PM
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Re: Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

OR... you could buy a Savage 11-Long Range Hunter in 300WSM for about 750'ish... barrel is a magnum contour w/break to take the sting out! They have the accutigger and accustock w/karsten cheekpiece. All you'll need to do is add scope and bases and there you go!
IF you reload, there should be no reason why you couldn't get that rifle to shoot .5 MOA easy!
Maybe something else to look at is the Winchester Model 70-Coyote Light in 300 wsm. Little "sexier" looking package than the Savage. I think they'd be more in the 850 range? Has a medium heavy barrel!
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:33 AM
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Re: Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

sorry fogot to say after $300 dollar scope all that is left is $900. U guys are full of great info.
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:05 AM
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Re: Need help buying 300 wsm for under $1200

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sorry fogot to say after $300 dollar scope all that is left is $900. U guys are full of great info.
Gunbroker.com has 210 bolt actions in 300 WSM listed with pricing from under $500 to over 5K. I bid $525 for my NIB Remington 700 VLS in 204 Ruger which left bucks for the rest of a DYI project still in the works which includes a Jewell shipped at 1 lb., pillar bedding for the factory laminate and a B&C 2965 (A3 style) stocks using erniethegunsmith.com parts and installation doodads with Steel-bed, and this time Iím going to see how well Leupold QRW rings work for swapping around the Vari-X III 6.5-20x40AO for paper and jugs and a Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 to aid the feeding of our poor starving buzzards.

Youíll need someone with a FFL to handle the transfer on your end and most sellersí ship the same day they have both a copy of that license and your USPS money order.
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