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Unread 08-27-2011, 11:24 PM
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Process for choosing a gun

I was wondering about everyone's process fro picking out a gun.

This is how I did it last time

1. Pick the bullet you would like to hunt with

2. Choose a velocity

3. Pick a cartridge and barrel length to achieve the desired velocity

4. Choose a barrel.

5. Choose a action

6. Choose stock, trigger etc.

7. Choose as scope (should be step 1. or 2.)

I actually ended up stopping at 3 and buying instead of building do to budget restraints.
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    Unread 08-28-2011, 01:49 AM
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    Re: Process for choosing a gun

    I am new to the long range world and just recently purchased my first rifle with the mind set of shooting LR. I didn't have a big budget so I shopped around. To start off I knew what the purpose was for the rifle. I also knew what caliber i wanted. I wanted something that could "do it all". I chose the .308. It is a great round if u want to start getting into reloading... Which i am planning to start doing shortly. I just want more shooting experience. I really don't thing there is a proper formats for purchasing a rifle. The only things I can think of is number one purpose, and two budget. Get the nest you cam afford. I ended up buying a Remington 700 adl. It had everything I needed to get started. I will admit the stocks are horrible but I can't complain for the price. 400 at dicks sporting goods. I have been able to shoot a 5 round group at 300 yes of 2". I know I just rambled a bit there I hope it helps. Purpose and budget is what I think it comes down too.

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    Unread 08-29-2011, 09:15 AM
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    Re: Process for choosing a gun

    what gun and caliber did you get??
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    Re: Process for choosing a gun

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IdahoJoe View Post
    I was wondering about everyone's process fro picking out a gun.

    This is how I did it last time

    1. Pick the bullet you would like to hunt with

    2. Choose a velocity

    3. Pick a cartridge and barrel length to achieve the desired velocity

    4. Choose a barrel.

    5. Choose a action

    6. Choose stock, trigger etc.

    7. Choose as scope (should be step 1. or 2.)

    I actually ended up stopping at 3 and buying instead of building do to budget restraints.
    Establishing a reasonable and achievable budget (within my means) on any purchase is always my first step ... the rest of the steps will fall into place accordingly then after.
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 10:34 AM
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    Re: Process for choosing a gun

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    what gun and caliber did you get??
    I got the REM 700 adl in .308.
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 01:40 PM
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    Re: Process for choosing a gun

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    I got the REM 700 adl in .308.
    I think he meant IdahoJoe since you specified yours ...

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    I actually ended up stopping at 3 and buying instead of building do to budget restraints.
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 02:03 PM
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    Re: Process for choosing a gun

    Yes I figured that was probably the case but I didn't think it would hurt to state it again. Just in case. Haha. Thank you though.

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