Re: Marlim or Winchester?
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OK.... if you are for real...
where are you from? How old are ya?
you realize you have about $1200 just in what you mentioned...
the cost for a case of 308 match ammo is about $400
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I have several rifles that sort of qualify as potential long range rifles. If I were to start over that would be the set up, Rem 700, badger mounts and rings and a really good scope. 308 cal. The stuff I have now for the most part I bought before I found this web site except for the Nikon tactical 2.5-10X44. I seen it at a Cabelas outlet store for $599 (new), Retail was 899. Really liked it. Researched it here and some places that were linked from here. I called Cabelas and told them to hold it for me. My "long range rifle" is a Sako 75 in 300RUM, that was a new clearance rifle at a local Gander Mountain $750 Nice rifle, but not the perfered long range rifle due to limitations in mounting a scope. I buy a lot of stuff just because it's a good deal. I end up with lots of stuff I really don't need that way and additional credit card debt. I posted several messages regarding mounts and now own 3 types of mounts for this rifle, and don't own the mount I think I really would like have for this rifle. I have owned several Winchester 94's and one Marlin 336. I presently have a Marlin 1895 45-70 guide gun and a 1894 44Mag. I like the Marlins better, and are really a better rifle for the type of big game hunting I've done so far. Last animal I took was a Black bear over bait with a 7mm Rem Mag, Browning BAR. 20 yards. Bow hunting distance. The Bar can shoot 1 MOA a 200 yards, the 45-70 took a bear too last season, it was used by a family freind. Maybe someday I can take the 300RUM out and do some longrange hunting. Right now the 300RUM will be a plinker \ target rifle. The Nikon will go on it shortly.