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Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:10 PM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY


kind of a crappy picture but I put this one together for under 2k. I was able to have most of the machining done cheap but even at a smith I dont see it costing much more.
savage short action large shank
9 twist Kreiger #5.5 fluted finished at 26.5"
Bell and Carlson Medalist
9-13 harris
4-16 monarch mil-dot

shoots very well. 3/4" at 300 is not uncommon wight as it sits is just over 11 pounds
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:54 PM
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I think he is looking for a more static position rifle. I spoke with him of line as he lives about 20 min from me. He has another rifle a rem 700 that is his woods gun. Heck most countys here were he and I are at are still shotgun. I think he is looking fo a rolling hills, powerline type rig. I think he said his gandparents live in PA.

Well then by all means, a heavy is the right choice. Would be for me if that's the case anyway.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:41 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

Tyler: Wow, that's pretty close to what I'm looking for. Definitely gives me a few ideas.

Sendit208: Heavy is what I'm looking for. I don't want a 20 lb .50BMG but I don't need it to be a 5lb featherweight. I'm used to carrying my M16 with all of it's attachments for hours so having something around the 11lb area would feel almost normal.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:52 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

What was your plan on feeding this, factory or handloads. Some of your budget could get you set up to load and be cheaper to shoot down the road
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:34 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

I'm stuck buying factory from the start until I get settled after deployment. Then I plan on getting into reloading. I have a buddy who said I can use his apartment off base until I EAS.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:03 PM
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Tyler: Wow, that's pretty close to what I'm looking for. Definitely gives me a few ideas.

Sendit208: Heavy is what I'm looking for. I don't want a 20 lb .50BMG but I don't need it to be a 5lb featherweight. I'm used to carrying my M16 with all of it's attachments for hours so having something around the 11lb area would feel almost normal.

Well, lots of options in that weight range then. The agony of the decision and build process is almost the best part! What ever you decide on, treat yourself...you deserve it!
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:44 PM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

Try the Browning!

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