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Old 02-03-2009, 08:56 PM
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rifle recommendation

I am in the market for a new rifle, what i am looking for is;

7.5'ish lbs
under $1000

I am looking at the Remington XCR in 7mm rem mag at $850, but I am also interstested in the Sendero but at 8.5 lbs (rifle only) it is a little more than I want to carry all day.

Is there a difference in the action and barrel in the XCR and the SPS Stainless? is the trinyte coating and hogue stock worth the price difference? I have always had blued rifles without any corrosion issues, so I don't see the need in the corrosion coating.

Would I be better off getting the SPS stainless and getting a B&C medalist stock, or Hogue full block stock and stll save $200 or so?


optics is going to be the next step
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:15 PM
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Re: rifle recommendation

I like the Kimber Montana. It goes for around $1,000.00. It weights just under 7 pounds.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:52 PM
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Re: rifle recommendation

It sounds like you take care of your rifles. I'd opt for saving a little money and get the Stainless SPS and then get the stock you want. the only diffrence other than the Trynite coating ,is the stock, and you know what stock you want and can save money in the process.

Invest the diffrence in better optics and have it all.

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Old 02-04-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: rifle recommendation

An SPS with the Medalist will cost you about what the XCR costs off the shelf so I don't see a cost savings. The Medalist is probably the superior stock (I have one and love it) but the Hogue is a definite improvement over the standard SPS stock, is (I believe) pillar bedded, and one I have not heard bad things about. There is a good chance the XCR trigger (if it is the new X-mark) will be great right out of the box and the Trynite finish superior to the stainless on the SPS. Would be a hard call, and as you see there are a few "if's" in my logic, but the trigger and finish, to me, slightly outweigh the difference between the Bell and Carlson v. Hogue. You can always get a different stock next year or whenever - then camo paint the Hogue for practice or sell it on gunbroker.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:40 PM
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Re: rifle recommendation

Thanks for the replies, I bought the sps stainless in 7mm rem mag, will buy the B&C Medalist stock later. have rings and dies on the way.

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: rifle recommendation

My vote is for a Sako A7 or a Tikka T3 lite. They are accurate, have very smooth actions, are lightweight, and have good triggers. Bonus: their accuracy is guarnteed sub MOA - 3 shots for the Tikka, 5 shots for the Sako. I've had great luck with Tikkas. I have 3. All are great shooters.

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:54 PM
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Re: rifle recommendation

Don't overlook the Weatherby Vanguard SubMao:

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