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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:30 PM
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This

1/2 MOA complete gun package for $1K

Only in 300 Mag.
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    Unread 06-27-2013, 10:46 PM
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    Great thread reference. Where did you get that gun for that price? Cabelas is 899 and 749 for their version.
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    Gunbroker! Great deals or find a friend with an FFL.
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    Just think, once you finally decide on a rifle. You'll get to start searching for a quality optic. If $1000 is your limit then I'd suggest that savage 111 for $400 and spend the rest on quality glass. IMHO the optic is the most important piece of the puzzle for effective LRH/shooting.
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    Is 30-06 a caliber I could stick with or would that be something to change?

    If I should change I am assuming I would have to stick with long action. What long action calibers would be good? (I would have to change barrel and bolt face, anything else?)
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    Is 30-06 a caliber I could stick with or would that be something to change?

    If I should change I am assuming I would have to stick with long action. What long action calibers would be good? (I would have to change barrel and bolt face, anything else?)
    Your choice on cartridge selection. Your action length and bolt face will only support a list of options without additional work. Here is a partial list of options for action length and bolt face diameter. Changes outside each category are not possible or usually cost many more $s than necessary to convert. Pick an action and bolt and stick with it.

    Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .470 +/-
    225 Winchester
    22/250 Remington
    6mm Norma BR
    243 Winchester
    250 Savage
    260 Remington
    6.5/284 Norma
    7/08 Remington
    284 Winchester
    300 Savage
    308 Winchester
    338 Federal
    35 Remington
    358 Winchester


    Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540+/-
    223 WSSM
    243 WSSM
    25 WSSM
    7mm Remington saum
    7mm WSM
    300 Remington saum,
    300 WSM
    325 WSM
    350 Remington Mag.


    Long actions with a bolt face .DIA of .470 +/-
    220 Swift
    6mm Remington
    240 Weatherby Mag
    257 Roberts
    25-06 Remington
    6.5x55 Swedish
    6.5 X 284 Winchester
    270 Winchester
    7x57 Mauser
    7x64 Brenneke
    280 Remington
    30/06 Springfield
    8mm Mauser
    338/06 A Square
    35 Whelen


    Long actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540 +/-257 Weatherby
    264 Win Mag
    270 weatherby Mag
    7mm Remington Mag
    7mm Weatherby Mag
    7 STW
    7mm Remington Ultra Mag
    300 H & H
    300 Winchester Mag
    300 Weatherby Mag
    300 RUM
    303 Brit
    8mm Remington Mag
    338 Winchester Mag
    340 Weatherby Mag
    338 RUM
    375 H & H
    375 Weatherby
    375 RUM
    416 Remington Mag
    458 Winchester Mag
    458 Lott


    Long actions with a bolt face .Dia of .585 +/-
    30/378 Weatherby
    338 Lapua
    338/378 Weatherby
    378 Weatherby mag
    416 Rigby
    416 Weatherby Mag
    460 Weatherby Mag
    470 Nitro Express
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    Re: New to the game

    Quote:
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    Is 30-06 a caliber I could stick with or would that be something to change?

    If I should change I am assuming I would have to stick with long action. What long action calibers would be good? (I would have to change barrel and bolt face, anything else?)
    30-06 is a good choice. There is lots of factory ammo available and if you reload lots of bullet and brass choices.

    Having a long-action would be most versatile. If you were to change barrels to a short-action cartridge, you can still shoot the cartridge in a long-action whereas you would have a very hard time shooting a long-action cartridge in a short-action rifle.

    A previous post on getting good optics is also great advice. The old adage of buy-once, cry-once applies here.
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