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Unread 11-07-2008, 11:37 PM
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Re: gun and scope combo for beginner long range

rinodods had some good suggestions with the bushnell elite 3200 and 4200's to look at i have the 3200 10x40 MD and a couple friends ahve the 5-15 MD with turrets also and another friend has the 6-24 MD turrets SF tactical, all of the bushnells i mentioned are great i just started LR shooting this year with the 10x40 and its been totally sweet for the money. and i ahve a savage i think they're great rifles, mine has a wood stock. that said i've shot it off my harris bipod ever since i go this scope and started loading back in june, and no problems since the bbl is free floating. a swivel harris with leg notches and a good rear bag are all you need. look hard at savages, just about all you hear about shoot well from the box, and you can adjust the trigger SO easily, which i think is huge!
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Unread 11-09-2008, 07:19 PM
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Re: gun and scope combo for beginner long range

It's hard to beat a 308 to learn with, but if you get hooked you may want something with a bit more reach. I went with a Remington Sendero 300WM, I'll never need to waste money on a custom gun to fit the need of this Remington. It is as good as I need it to be with just a trigger adjustment. But with the Nikon Tactical scope it totaled more like $1500.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:22 AM
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Re: gun and scope combo for beginner long range

Another vote for Savage, already pillar bedded and a great trigger. Get a 280 0r 300 WM and never look back.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 11:19 AM
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Re: gun and scope combo for beginner long range

do you reload? start and and end with a sendero in the caliber of your choice. if you want a 308; look for a 700 vs or vssf used. the 6-24 bushnell is real good for the money.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 07:54 PM
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Re: gun and scope combo for beginner long range

Predator, The sps may be the way to go, I'll hit one negative then some positives.

Some Rem barrels are turds from the start. non concentric throats, and tooling/drag marks in bore.

On the Plus side if the bore scopes well, you can turn them into a pretty decent rifle. I would buy the rifle from a shop that is owned by a smith with a bore scope that knows what he is looking at. If it has a poor barrel see if the wholesaler will exchange it out with a replacement rifle. You might have to pay return shipping for that, but I scope all factory rifles that come in my shop, and if they are ugly there exchanged.

I did one for a customer in 308sps, B&C medalist stock epoxy bedded with free float, trigger adj., and recrown. Before he picked it up, I shot 3 5 shot groups with my 168smk handload, all 3 went under 5/8" at 100 yards.

Very respectable for a factory tube, and will definatly get yout to 800 yards.

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