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Old 01-21-2014, 08:09 PM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

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Thank you Wildrose for the reply,
Wow I didn't expect that, but that is why I asked the forum, I dont want to spend time and money on something that in the end will not fill the bill.
I will continue to shoot the Mauser and have fun with it,but maybe its time to purchase a new rifle to get the job done at hand.

Ok, now that we have determine the above. I dont want to dump 4500.00 on a custom rifle, but rather purchase something I can grow with and make improvement as I progress, and I would like to do most of the work on the rifle myself because that to me is half the fun. On the other hand if I could find a great buy I would consider that as an option. The biggest problem I face is that I am left handed and that makes everything a little more limited in my choices of maker and caliber.

Any suggestion will be appreciated, as my adventure begins.
My advice is take what you have now and do what I said and see how much potential there is. It may surprise you either way.

If you come to the point of deciding to start over, the first thing I'd recommend is looking at the classified section right here at LRH.

I've bought quite a few items including rifles from our other members and they've all worked out just great for me.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:12 PM
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I want to thank everyone who has replied.
There seems to be a lot of research on my part ahead of me, as there are so many options.

I was hoping to get another 7mm, so that reloading would be cost effective but in reading above post they seem to be good for 600 to 800 yds not 1000.
so I need to do some more research and see what everyone is using out there.

I have looked around on the net and found that Savage has a 6.5 creedmore at around $900.00 in left hand that might be a good start, what do you think?

I was hoping to get a Remington in left hand but can only get 7mm or 308 cal. in which I like both but want to be competitive. I have a long way to go and will keep reading, researching and taking advice from this forum wisdom .

Please keep the advice coming and again thanks
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:53 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

i can't tell what your budget or objectives are yet. seems like you are still researching. The 7mm is good to 1000 yards for both target and hunting. my son-inlaw won the first match he shot in at 1000 yards with a factory winchester 70 laredo. the winners in Raton 1000 yard use 7mm short with a 180 berger . the bc of the 7mm is great , it really helps with the wind. for hunting you can see plenty of vid clips from "best of the west" taking game at long distance. most of those with a 7mm.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:10 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

Wildrose,
I have read 16 pages of the 7mmmstw and I think I am going to use my mauser for now and have some fun and learn, also some brass.

I am going to look into a decent scope used at this point for long range. My range which is about 3/4 mile from me is only a 300 yd at its longest, about an 1 hr. away they have a 600 yd. So for now life is short, I will start having fun and learn in the process as you suggested, thanks
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

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Wildrose,
I have read 16 pages of the 7mmmstw and I think I am going to use my mauser for now and have some fun and learn, also some brass.

I am going to look into a decent scope used at this point for long range. My range which is about 3/4 mile from me is only a 300 yd at its longest, about an 1 hr. away they have a 600 yd. So for now life is short, I will start having fun and learn in the process as you suggested, thanks
The Mauser is a good stout action and there's boatloads of aftermarket upgrades available. Just take your time finding a smith who can true it for you or just send it to Krieger and have them true it and install you a nice barrel. You can get the whole deal done by them or several other mfg's for about 800.00 or less.

It's inconvenient for a left to shoot a right handed rifle but with a little practice you can become quite proficient with it.

While you're having fun with that one you can start saving your pennies for a nice custom or semi custom lefty at some point in the future.

You can also of course do I do and pick up the pieces and parts over time as you come across good deals and that saves you quite a bit of money in the long run.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:31 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

I would go ahead and shoot the mauser as is. My understanding is the time and money you spend having work done on it you could purchase a left handed remingotn 700 LA.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:40 PM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

wildrose and roninflag,

I agreed with both of you, as I am going to shoot the Mauser 7mm as is and enjoy and learn, I have purchased a scope, Nikon Monarch 3, used 6-24x50mm in excellent condition, sun shade etc at a very good price and for now I think that will do just fine. The rifle came with a 2-7x32 Redfield USA old school scope, so I will put that up for sale on ebay I guess.

There is a lot to learn so I am in no rush to buy stuff and find out later that its not what I needed.

At this point I will start looking into reloading as there seems to be as much to learn as shooting long range. And I will need to save up on some brass while enjoying shooting.
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