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Old 11-02-2011, 06:01 PM
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Re: What Rifle for future build

I would look at savage actions - alot of calibers available, my favorite beside the 338 Lapua is the 7mm-08. Easy shooting and very accurate with 140 NBT's.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:12 PM
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Re: What Rifle for future build

Thanks for the info guys! I kinda had my mind made up to go with a rem before posting.
rscott- Awesome job with that boy of yours!
Trebark- Nice write up! You guys are inn it to win it!

Now I just have to figure on the caliber. I was thinking the 300 wsm would be a good choice. The 30 cal. all seem to shoot right out of the box, and I could tame the load until they get older. Would be nice to start with long action for the future, but It is what it is.

Oh yea, thanks to JUDD. Our phone conversation was very helpful, and I will be in touch with you!
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Re: What Rifle for future build

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Now I just have to figure on the caliber. I was thinking the 300 wsm would be a good choice. The 30 cal. all seem to shoot right out of the box, and I could tame the load until they get older. Would be nice to start with long action for the future, but It is what it is.
300wsm would be a great choice. Remington has a model 700 stainless in 300wsm....

Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 SPS Stainless - Remington Centerfire Rifles

Remington has quite a few other choices, but many of them are not chambered in 300wsm. Good alternative would be 300winmag or if you prefer to step down the power scale a bit, virtually every Remington can be had in 30-06
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:21 AM
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Re: What Rifle for future build

Remington 25739 Rem 700 Police Ltr 308 20#


Model 700 police 308.

Shoot it for a bit in 308 then rebarrel/rechamber it later to 300WSM.
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Re: What Rifle for future build

I'd also consider the Tikka T3. Great out of the box accuracy and silky smooth action.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:32 AM
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Re: What Rifle for future build

Here are some thoughts. You can pick up a Savage hunting action from factory for $375-$400 (w/accutrigger). Sin arms prefit barrels $275 (Savage Barrels) $180-$235 Stockade money saver stocks (unfinished, but doesn't require a lot of finish work), EGW base $40 (Savage Round Back Picatinny Rail Scope Mount: Evolution Gun Works Inc.), Weaver Tactical rings $30 a pair(Weaver Six Hole Tactical 30mm Rings), $25 SSS recoil lug (Savage Competition Recoil Lug), $400 Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 (Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope I personally own this scope and love it!).

Total- $1325 w/ low price options
Total- $1405 w/ the upper pricing on action and stockade stock

You can figure another $100-200 for a muzzle break should you decide to put one on. These would be complete guns. I don't think you will be disappointed. The reason I suggested Sin-arms barrels is due to using Lothar Walther barrels.

Here is what my hand built Savage can do in .308 Win with 168 bullets:
100yd group from a bench and rest .116" 3 shot group


718 yards prone off bi-pod and rear bag 3 shot group


My baby! It has the B&C Medalist A2 stock, but the next one will be a Stockade Stock


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Re: What Rifle for future build

My vote would be for something in a "standard" chambering in a long action Rem 700 like 25-06, 270win or even 30-06. They are all known to be excellent shooters straight out of the box and they can be had in a very wide variety of Remmy 700 models without breaking the bank and a pair could be easily found, probably even scoped out, for the amount of money you are looking at spending.

These three are your meat and potatoes, tried and trued, calibers that have stood the test of time. They probably don't possess the "cool" factor alot of the new chamberings do because they are pretty much your "standard" rounds but in this situation that is a good thing because it will help lower the price in the used market.

IMO, if you start with a Rem LA it pretty much opens all the doors to build whatever you want down the road where as if you start with a SA you will be considerably more limited.
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