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Old 02-02-2005, 01:13 AM
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VariX-III duplex in 4-14X50 he\'d let me have for $300

That's a $600 scope, I have 4 of them and love them.
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:24 AM
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Consider a Savage.

And they are alot cheaper than the major brands. I just picked up a Savage 300 RUM for only $350. I don't think there's any debate, they are the best value.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:50 PM
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Re: Consider a Savage.

I agree. My 300WM does half moa or better past 800. You might even consider getting a savage in 300wsm, and a barrel in 308. You could have a 300 WSM savage, a 308 bolt, and a 308 barrel to do your high volume practice with for less than $100 more than the remington, and have a better trigger, and stock out of the box. (unless you get the synthetic stock... they are a bit flemsy, but still shoot.)
$800 Remington with crappy trigger...
$500 Savage with great trigger thats more accurate....
tough decision....
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:50 AM
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Re: First Medium Range Gun: 308 Win, or 300 WSM

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The Remington 700P LTR looks cool too...

Some say its good to 800 yards, but at 1000 the standard length barrel is better.

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Interesting! Can you tell me why a standard barrel would shoot farther? I thought that a long heavey barrel would not only be more accurate but shoot farther as well since they are used for sniping and long range shooting etc.

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I think someone has miss understood or maybe I have but the Model 700P LTR (Light Tactical Rifle), Has a fluted 20" heavy contoured barrel while the 700P, Has a solid 26" heavy contoured barrel. Each only come in one lenght.

Also the neither come pillar beded but they are both set on a an aircraft-grade aluminum bedding block that runs up the entire length of the receiver one would think this to be better than just pillars. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:44 PM
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Re: First Medium Range Gun: 308 Win, or 300 WSM

Just go out and get a Remington like this or this one.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976240762.htm

They are better quality then a Savage and more Accurate. I know I probably will get ripped on for what I just said but the truth hurts sometimes. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:30 AM
 
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Re: First Medium Range Gun: 308 Win, or 300 WSM

The Coyote is a nice little rig, but i would go with a remington simply for when you decide to go custom youll have more options open to you. a 700 police would be nice sure, the new Rem 700 VSFII , with HS stock ( stock has new design in palm swell?), 26" fluted barrel.. appears to be a winner, the price on the other hand, might be a little high.. gander mtn will be selling them for 905, from accu-sport, 17% margain. i guess its a toss up, for 7-750 you can have a new 700 police, and resale value is great.. just my 7cents

of course you need to spend at least double on your scope,lol
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