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Old 12-28-2011, 10:26 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

With your budget I would recommend a GA Precision rifle and a sightron or vortex pst in 6-24x50. These rifles are guaranteed .5 moa and will lag you a lifetime. If you get back stateside and decide you don't want to drop that much $$ on a rille the this Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 XCR Tactical Long Range - Remington Centerfire Rifles, should fit the bill nicely. I held on yesterday at the local gunshot and it was a fine looking rifle.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:57 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

TenXix,

Semper Fi brother...thanks for your service...

Just my 2 cents...I'm a former USMC 2111/2112 Armorer/RTE Armorer as well as PMI and Western Div Shooter with a little helo door gunnin thrown in too...

With your budget you could have TWO absolute banging setups...

A lightweight .308 built on a Savage action with a lightweight stock and a very good glass as well for under $1000 or so...best thing of all is you could build it yourself and pass it along to your kids...

AND again building it yourself...

A Heavy Barreled Long Action chambered in 300WM with a high end stock and glass...

Savage LA $325
Recoil Lug and TRigger $150
CDI Bottom Metal with AICS Mags and inletting $300
Premium Stock (McMillan, Manners) $600-750
Premium Barrel $350-$500
Harris Bipod $125
Mount and Rings $125
Scope Leupold Mk IV $1100 NEW or little more for one of the Huskemaws seen here...

Spend the rest on Brass and components and shoot the piss out of it...

There is nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the UPS truck delivering more gun parts and then building it yourself...you can pretty much ONLY do that with a Savage.

Or you can spend $5K on a custom one off rifle...

Anyway your choice bro...lot of satisfaction building your own...

Again...Semper Fi...keep your ass low and your neck on a swivel...come home safe...

Capt Beach
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:10 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

Oh...and I just loved punching holes into extremely tiny groups with my $1000 Savage 300WM sitting next to $5000 guns that didnt shoot any better...

Best 100yd group with a Savage 110FP 300WM was .276" 3 shot and .385" 5 shot group, all with a tuned and lapped FACTORY GUN with a NIKON hunting scope. Yes I was cheating...I was using hand loads...LOL...
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:25 AM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

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A lightweight .308 built on a Savage action with a lightweight stock and a very good glass as well for under $1000 or so...best thing of all is you could build it yourself and pass it along to your kids...

AND again building it yourself...

A Heavy Barreled Long Action chambered in 300WM with a high end stock and glass...

Savage LA $325
Recoil Lug and TRigger $150
CDI Bottom Metal with AICS Mags and inletting $300
Premium Stock (McMillan, Manners) $600-750
Premium Barrel $350-$500
Harris Bipod $125
Mount and Rings $125
Scope Leupold Mk IV $1100 NEW or little more for one of the Huskemaws seen here...

Spend the rest on Brass and components and shoot the piss out of it...

There is nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the UPS truck delivering more gun parts and then building it yourself...you can pretty much ONLY do that with a Savage.

Or you can spend $5K on a custom one off rifle...

Anyway your choice bro...lot of satisfaction building your own...

Again...Semper Fi...keep your ass low and your neck on a swivel...come home safe...

Capt Beach
+1 Here's my Savage I built in .308. If you are stuck shooting factory ammo, there is a ton of Military M118LR and Military Target ammo to get you shooting cheaply with accuracy. Roughly weighs in at 12-13 lbs.



Shoots like this... 3shots at 100


At 718yds 3 shots


The only thing I didn't do is put the break on. I don't own a lathe to time the break.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:44 PM
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Re: Getting Started -- $4,200 Budget, Western NY

If I were starting from scratch having it all to do over again and I was budgeting ~ 4k, I would go with a Cooper 6.5X284 or 264 wm and a Zeiss or similar scope.....

But the other ideas and the Savage suggestions are definitely good ones. I just like a more traditional aesthetic look...personal preference or prejudice if you will

But My main pursuit is Whitetail....might do 300 or 338 WM if I were after Elk.
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