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Old 02-03-2011, 10:24 AM
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Budget build idea......

I've been lurking here for a while now and finally decided to join. So far I love the forum.

I am very new into the game of long range shooting, and am on a budget. I can't buy a rifle right now but have an idea and wanted to run it by all of you to see what y'all thought about it.....the gun will be used for hunting( whitetail, and if I ever get to go elk and mulies) also wanting to punch paper at 600-1000 yards someday......

I am looking at a buying a Stevens 200 in .308 and modifying the stock something like the Savage Tactical Rifle Project article.....only I'd like the stock to look more like a B&C medalist.....I'll most likely float and bed the barrel as well......
As far as scopes go I have 4 in mind......
Bushnell Elite 3200 5-14x40 Tactical, Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40 AO, Leupold AR 3-9x40 and Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40.......all of these scopes I found for around $300 to 375 and can't spend much if any more than that.....if you can reccomend a good scope with variable power and a mild-dot reticle priced around 350 please do. Also would kind of like target nobs but I don't know if they are really needed for long range shooting.... I was planning on using burris tactical rings and an EGW 20MOA base.......so how does all of this sound any reccomendations would help......
Thank you for any help
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:15 PM
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Re: Budget build idea......

Have you looked at Meuller scopes? The 4.5-14x40 APT sounds like it fits the bill as well as your budget.

http://www.muelleroptics.com/products/MT451440
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: Budget build idea......

I have but I wasn't sure if this scope would hold up to the .308.......because I really don't want to have to buy another scope in a few years.......
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: Budget build idea......

Try finding a good deal on the Nikon Monarch...they come in mildot as well! Very good glass compared to a lot of scopes. Track well also.

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Old 02-03-2011, 02:40 PM
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Re: Budget build idea......

I have a millet 4-16 x 56 on a 7RM that works great. The buck gold one sell for about 250-280. I have been looking into the Vortex crossfire also. Midway has them in a 6-24x50 for 199.99. I have read several reviews and they seem to be good scopes for the money. Both of these scopes have a 30mm tube. A buddy of mine bought a 4-16x50 nikon monarch from natchez a few months back for like 350. It had been refurbished but still had the factory warranty. Not sure if they still have them but it is a good scope for the price if they do.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:59 PM
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Re: Budget build idea......

I've looked at the millet and vortex as well and both seem like good scopes to me......I just hadn't heard alot about them thanks.

Also not trying to be a pain I would like to know what y'all thought of the rifle and what I had in mind with it....also the cartridge......I know its not a high end rifle but I've heard many good things about these rifles.......Thanks

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:03 PM
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Re: Budget build idea......

i only know remington build. scopes- i have several elite bushnells. great for the money; only problem is side focus which you will probabaly eventually want are a little more.
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