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Old 03-16-2010, 10:59 PM
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Re: Bang for your buck

Me and you have the same situation and I chose the 260 rem
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: Bang for your buck

I was hoping that you had an old rifle in the case that you could use the action for a donor. Re barreling using a custom barrel and a little truing on the action will set you back about $600 give or take. That I think is the most bang for the buck.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:16 AM
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Re: Bang for your buck

Actually I did just find out that I might be able to pick up a .243 pretty reasonably. I didnt get many details Im assuming its a Rem 700 but will know more tonight. My only concern is that its not gonna be a real long range deer killer.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:51 PM
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Re: Bang for your buck

Two things, for 600yrds you don't need a magnum (I here the booing and hissing as I type), but a good cartridge such as a .308 Win, 260 Rem, 6.5x47 Lapua, 6.5x55 Swede and any long action such as a 25-06(115 or heavier),270, 280, 280AI, 30-06, will be more than enough to drop your intended animal. As far as a 243... it would questionable to 600, but not out of the question. You would need to use a 107SMK or 115 VLD which requires a high rate of twist that the rifle you are getting more than likely will not have. Give this article a read and I hope it answers some of your questions.

How Do I Know What To Buy?

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:27 PM
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Re: Bang for your buck

Well turns out the 243 is outta the picture now so Im thinking Ill have better luck buying a factory rifle to get going. I've done quite a bit of reading on here in the past few weeks and it really seems like alot of people really enjoy their savages and also from what I've heard the average joe is able to rebarrel this gun to his/her liking. The rebarrelling idea really seems to catch my eye simply because who knows when I'll get the chance to go out west and bring a little bit of elk back to Ohio. As far as cartridge I'm a little concerned that the 6.5 mm is gonna be hard on hides even at a distance. Is there anyone that can speak differently on that subject because I really have no proof to that just me talking. In contrast to that Im worried that the 6mm might be a little light for deer at around those same ranges. But I guess in the end it's gonna come down to "Sorry honey, Yes I really did need to buy two rifles today." Haha
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:02 PM
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Well turns out the 243 is outta the picture now so Im thinking Ill have better luck buying a factory rifle to get going. I've done quite a bit of reading on here in the past few weeks and it really seems like alot of people really enjoy their savages and also from what I've heard the average joe is able to rebarrel this gun to his/her liking. The rebarrelling idea really seems to catch my eye simply because who knows when I'll get the chance to go out west and bring a little bit of elk back to Ohio. As far as cartridge I'm a little concerned that the 6.5 mm is gonna be hard on hides even at a distance. Is there anyone that can speak differently on that subject because I really have no proof to that just me talking. In contrast to that Im worried that the 6mm might be a little light for deer at around those same ranges. But I guess in the end it's gonna come down to "Sorry honey, Yes I really did need to buy two rifles today." Haha
''Sorry honey, Yes I really did need to buy 2 rifles'' Great Attitude! Perfect! I give it a 10!!!!! Sorry I dont have enough experience with small bores to give you any quality advise, but you get an A+++ for bringing up the 2 rifles explination to the Mrs.! And extra credit if you pull it off!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:48 PM
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Re: Bang for your buck

first and second choice remington 700 heavy barrel / or sendero . third choice a tikka heavy barrel. you chooose the caliber you need
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