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Old 03-12-2009, 08:31 PM
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Best rifle under a grand?

I good friend of mine is looking for a starter hunting rifle (after using one of mine for way too long). He is looking for something in a 300win mag, mainly for elk hunting at moderate ranges, but with a bit of long range target practice thrown in. Any good ideas?
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: Best rifle under a grand?

If I had only $1K, I would scour the internet and gunshops looking for a used rifle. A slightly used Savage would be the ticket I think. I bought a used (talked to the prev. owner), and I mean very little, 112BVSS in .300WinMag for $500.00. It's a single shot, but I don't plan on killing more than one at a time (I really don't like cleaning 'em).
The 180gn loads I worked up for it are printing .3's at 100yds and 3.6" @ 560yds. That's definately "Deer MOA". JohnnyK.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:52 AM
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Re: Best rifle under a grand?

good deal on a new or find a used browning eclipse or eclipse M1000. beautiful laminated wood stock with a thumbhole , available in standard or heavy barrel, with or without a muzzle brake. i own one of each style one in 300 win and one in 7RM and both shoot great.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:51 PM
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What about a Remington 700? Im sure you could find a used Sendero for under 1000, if not a varminter and throw a stock on it....
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: Best rifle under a grand?

I for one have never been a fan of purchasing used rifles because I've seen way to many people clean out rust with bullets.

I doubt I would ever buy another savage after what I'm dealing with with my 22-250, sorry guys, just can't jump on that wagon any longer ;)

If he is looking for a sporter weight rifle my #1 choice would be the New Sako A7, # 2 would be the Tikka T3, #3 choice would be a rem 700 ADL.

If he wants a heavy barreled rifle my #1 choice is the Tikka T3 Varmint (hard to find in the big cals though) and the # 2 Choice is the Remington Sendaro 2.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:55 PM
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Re: Best rifle under a grand?

You get what you pay for, get a 700 remington and you will never have to take spare parts with you on your hunt. you can find a sendero for under a grand. If you buy a savage get one with a wood stock because you will need all the weight you can get to swing at an elk, plus you can start a fire with it.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:24 PM
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You get what you pay for, get a 700 remington and you will never have to take spare parts with you on your hunt. you can find a sendero for under a grand. If you buy a savage get one with a wood stock because you will need all the weight you can get to swing at an elk, plus you can start a fire with it.
LOL! oh boy, your gunna start a fight here with that kinda talk!
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