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Old 11-25-2009, 09:31 PM
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Rifle Suggestions for a lefty

I am looking at building a long range rifle (500-600yds mostly) I have decided on a VX-3 6.5-20 with M1 turrets but I am still at a loss for a gun. I would prefer to stay below $800 on the gun. The problem is I want a rifle in 300wsm and would like a Remington 700 but it doesn't seem to exist and I don't want to spend alot of money on a custom rig or Remington's Custom shop. So any suggestions between Browning, TIkka, or Savage or any other ideas?

I would like to eventually bed the stock, free float the barrel, lap the lugs, do trigger work and possibly recrown the muzzle.

The main reason for me to get a .30 caliber is because of the bullet choices since we handload and have alot of .30 bullets. Another option I suppose would be the 300 RUM. Whats the difference in recoil between that and the 300wsm. I would like to keep the gun around 9lbs.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:44 PM
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Re: Rifle Suggestions for a lefty

The Rem 700 SPS stainless is just over $600. Check out this link.

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Old 11-25-2009, 09:45 PM
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Re: Rifle Suggestions for a lefty

Oh, sorry, didn't catch the lefty part.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: Rifle Suggestions for a lefty

Alright, found you a Savage lefty. Quite a few of the guys on this site speak highly of their Savages, maybe someone else will chime in on this model.

Savage 16FLefthandSS 300WSM Lefthand for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $633.00
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:34 PM
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Re: Rifle Suggestions for a lefty

Thats not too bad. I will have to take a look at a few and see how they feel.
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Re: Rifle Suggestions for a lefty

Big fan of Tikka here!, $640 for my t3 lite SS 300wsm shoots great!
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:26 PM
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Big fan of Tikka here!, $640 for my t3 lite SS 300wsm shoots great!
How's the recoil on the Tikka? What do you think of the detachable magazine?
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