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Rifle options. $2000 budget.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:50 AM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

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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.
It may very well meet your standards unbedded. I have seen guns shoot great in unbedded aluminum blocks. However, if you bed it properly, the performance will either be the same or better. Your 1/2" groups may turn into 1/4" groups, and your unexplained flyers may not appear quite as frequently.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:41 PM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

I know of a guy selling a Hart 300 RUM. Think he wants 2100 bare rifle, and 3k for rifle plus Huskemaw optics. I was gonna look at it tonight, but I'm not real interested. I'll take some pix for you.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:57 PM
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It may very well meet your standards unbedded. I have seen guns shoot great in unbedded aluminum blocks. However, if you bed it properly, the performance will either be the same or better. Your 1/2" groups may turn into 1/4" groups, and your unexplained flyers may not appear quite as frequently.
You explained that very well. Thanks!

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I know of a guy selling a Hart 300 RUM. Think he wants 2100 bare rifle, and 3k for rifle plus Huskemaw optics. I was gonna look at it tonight, but I'm not real interested. I'll take some pix for you.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:53 AM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

I'd take the builder up on his offer, why... 1/2" guarantee, that'll put you in the vitals of an elk further than the round has the energy to really do its job

Or, take a gamble on something else

As far as a brake, that would be a definitely for me, and wear hearing protection, regardless of where you are, range, hunting, competition...etc.

I use Howard leight electronic muffs, they flat out work, and at only $60. They enhance your hearing, then protect for the shot, they've been great for me out yote hunting.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:09 AM
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Re: Rifle options. $2000 budget.

Thanks for the input. I'll have to check if the elec. muffs are legal here.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for the input. I'll have to check if the elec. muffs are legal here.
I use them when spotting and such and have never seen anything in the regs prohibiting them.

I use the Surefire in-ear ones when actually hunting, all of the muffs don't sit well with me as far as cheek weld
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