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Old 05-09-2012, 03:05 PM
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Rifle options. $2000 budget.

Need suggestions on the most value for the buck. Would like something accurate out to 800+ yards. This will be my big game rifle for Antelope to Elk. Primarily Elk. I don't have time to get into reloading at this time so will be using factory ammo only. 95% sure I want to go with a 300 WM as it seems to have the best selection of ammo at a reasonable price. I'm not recoil adverse.

$2000 is the budget for just the rifle. Maybe $2500 depending on the feedback. I already have a decent scope, rings, and bases (Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T M3). Also have a Rem 700 Jewell Trigger and H&S PSS stock I can reuse.

So what should I do? Buy a factory HB like a Remington XCR Tactical, look for a used custom, ???

Edit: I would like to stay around 8.5-9.5 lbs for the rifle not including scope, etc.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:07 AM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

New, full custom!!

Trued Rem 700..$750
Brux #5 fluted...$480
Hinged floor plate..$125
Wyatts mag box...$85
Pinned recoil lug...$60

Chamber, thread, and crown..$200
Bedding...$200
DPG brake, installed..$200
Bead blast finish..$50

Total...$2150

Consider this a quote. Guaranteed to shoot half inch or better. Expect better! Superb accuracy, great customer service, fast turn around!

Give me a ring.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:47 PM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

Thanks Grit. I just may do that. I'm not sure I would want the brake. I've never used them before. What would the rifle weigh?


Keep the ideas coming. Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:33 PM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

That sure looks like an awesome build by grit, not sure if you could end up with a better rifle for the same $$.

I personally do not like muzzle brakes... way too loud for my ears when I'm hunting. But if you have any flinching issues with recoil then a brake would be nice. Just don't shoot the damn thing without hearing protection!

I'm waiting on a custom build right now and I stayed away from the ultra mags as I knew I could not shoot them accurately, shot after shot, without a brake. So I chose to go with the 300wm...
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

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Thanks Grit. I just may do that. I'm not sure I would want the brake. I've never used them before. What would the rifle weigh?


Keep the ideas coming. Thanks!
Aproximately, 9.5 lbs. Weight can be tailored to your taste by adjusting barrel length and contour.

Brakes are great for reducing reoil (lots easier to shoot accurately if you aren't hanging on like it's your first girl), and allowing you to spot your own shots. If you've never watched your bullets hit, it'll make you smile, for sure!
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:07 PM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

Grit,

Can you post image of your brake?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:19 PM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

It would be nice to be able to spot my own shots.
Does my aluminum block stock need bedded? I've read varying theories on that, but have yet to see any hard data to support it one way or another.
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