I'm 40 years old and have been hunting since I was 16. I decided this year I would shed my pride once and for all. Ok,.. here goes...I don't know squat about shooting. What I mean is, of course, shooting the way you guys do. At the end of this deer season, I commited to educating myself more on glass, guns and ammo. I decided, that my first step would be chunking my crappy cheap scope (simmons). I poured over various optic forums the last four months educating myself on glass. I feel pretty good about my decision to buy a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X50. For next deer season, my Zeiss will have to sit upon my current rifle, Remington BDL 7mm mag. But I'm hoping in about a year from now, I'd like to upgrade my rifle. I can not at this time afford a $3500 gun, at least not by next year. So with that in mind. I'd like to get some input from you all. What are the most acurate rifles for $1000 and under. I will probable be looking at 300 mag caliber.
One self described expert has told me to look at Tikka T3.
What do you all think of that and others?
Thank you in advance for your opinions.
Unless you really want a new gun, your 7mm will do just fine. When you are ready, have a good gunsmith tune it, bed it, free float the barrel, etc. You could also rebarrel it if needed, and change calibers at this time if you wanted to do so.
First thing I would do is have the trigger adjusted, then PRACTICE as much as you can. Even shooting a 22 just to get trigger time and focus on the basics will do a world of good.
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For $1000 you could probably rebarrel the 7mag to 300WM with a quality barrel and get the action trued. The trigger you can adjust yourself, here's a linkTrigger Adjustment anyone that can read and work a screwdriver can do it. Do a search here on bedding a rifle, that to you can do yourself. You won't have a full blown custom, but you'll certainly be a step up from a factory stick.
If you feel you want to keep the 7mag and buy a new 300 I'd look at the upper end Savages i.e. 112 bvss or fvss, best chance for out of the box accuracy in my opinion.
Ignorance can be treated with education, sadly there is no cure for stupidity.
keep the remington!!! and look for fiftydriver on this sight.search for "truing the action" dated 01-11-05 under bullets barrels and ballistics,long but informative.i sent my 700 to him for a custom job.get his price list it is in your range.oh yeah,welcome and stick around.there are other gun makers here also. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
if you got good gear to start with you shouldnt need a back up. kinda like the see through ring things. ****** rings= scope going out have to use irons. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] not knocking you for wanting another rifle as a back up saved my azz once too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
take the $1000 to a smith and get him to put a new barrel on, action work done and then get a good stock. youll be way ahead of the game.