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Old 03-15-2007, 06:13 PM
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Re: Suggestions for first LRH gun?

i agree with the look for a used gun. lots of good deals can be had.

if i were buying something new, it would be a 338rum and put a super sniper scope on it.

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:28 AM
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Re: Suggestions for first LRH gun?

This is just a pet peeve of mine, but I am very leary of used rifles. Especially if you are looking for one that will shoot good out to 600 yards. The accuracy you are looking for requires some of the best possible factory barrels out there. For instance, I have a rem 700 (the first rifle I ever got) and the only reason I considered selling it was that the barrel was getting shot out. I suggest only purchasing a used rifle from someone who you know and trust. And no, most dealers don't scope their barrels, this would be counter productive for them (I am not trying to rip on any dealers out there, and more power to those of you who do bore scope your guns).
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:21 PM
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Re: Suggestions for first LRH gun?

I too am also leary of used rifles. It is because of purchasing my first one as such that I am now in the market for a new one. Well, not quite in the market yet, as I am trying to make it shoot better, but have about ran out of options, except for buying a new scope. Will likely go with a Burris. Either signiture or black diamond series. But still open to suggestions. I am currently looking at either a savage 112VLP in 300win or Rem 700 SPS satinless in either 300win or RUM. Still not sure, and might go another route all together, but that is where I am leaning at this time.

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:52 PM
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Re: Suggestions for first LRH gun?

Jsut to update. I have decided to jump on a rem 700 LSS in 300 win, 26" barrel for $600 brand new with free bases. Will be ordering a Burris Sig. series 4-12x44 tomorrow as well, likely in Bplex. Just thought I'd let you all know. As a head start, any thoughts of loads for this? I am thinking about using acuubonds or sciroccos, but would like to try some of the off brand bullets that I hear everyone mention here. VLD, Berger and the rabbit bullets, I think. Well, thanks again for everything.

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Old 03-28-2007, 09:03 AM
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Re: Suggestions for first LRH gun?

Jerry,
Just curious - which stock did you select? I really like the looks of the stainless/grey lam. stock combo.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:03 PM
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Trig, it is the one with the grey laminate stock. And the stainless action, of course.

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Old 03-30-2007, 01:29 PM
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Re: Suggestions for first LRH gun?

First of all you are asking for alot.
Id recomend a heavy barreled SS rifle, rem sendero, savage heavy, savage F/TR or 6.5X284 but your really want a 30 cal mag for what you stated
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