Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

weatherby or remington 700

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-05-2014, 11:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2
weatherby or remington 700

I'm wanting to buy or build a long range elk and dear rifle, but Im having some trouble deciding on what to get. Any thoughts? Im only wanting to get out to 500to700 yards so I'm thinking about the 7mm with a muzzle brake. I already have a vortex viper 4x16x44 HS LR.

Oh and I'd like to stay around $600 for the rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,413
Re: weatherby or remington 700

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knswags View Post
I'm wanting to buy or build a long range elk and dear rifle, but Im having some trouble deciding on what to get. Any thoughts? Im only wanting to get out to 500to700 yards so I'm thinking about the 7mm with a muzzle brake. I already have a vortex viper 4x16x44 HS LR.

Oh and I'd like to stay around $600 for the rifle.
The 700 Rem (Some models)or the Weatherby Vanguard can be found for that much if you look.

You will have to get a muzzle brake installed extra with that budget.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 83
Re: weatherby or remington 700

Rem 700.....not that Wetherby is not good, Rem is much more popular, so if you want to mod, it is way easier.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 12
Re: weatherby or remington 700

Rem 700, Would be my choice for starting a build ,because add on products are super common and you can build easy on a tighter budget. Last year I built a 30.06 for my son I found a 700 ADL at Walmart for $450.00 out the door, added a Choate tactical stock Midwayusa $225. Cheaper 20 moa rail.(bedded with JB weld) and a Bushnell elite 3200 10x $ 189.00 Harris bipod and a KRG bolt on bolt knob. I had a hard time giving it to him,lol shoots easy sub moa . 4"@500 yds with good ammo. Good shooter that you can keep adding to.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North of Eden-South of Heaven, Wy.
Posts: 1,102
Re: weatherby or remington 700

Rem 700 would be my choice for first build and your budget.
__________________
Every man needs a good woman, good dog, good horse and a good gun.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Motherlode
Posts: 474
Re: weatherby or remington 700

Remington 700. It's like a Ford Mustang when it comes to aftermarket bolt-ons. Get what you can afford now and add on upgrades as you can. It's been working for me for the last 20 years.

PS - My dedicated long range rig is a 26" barrel 7mm Rem Mag with a 4-16X50mm Nikon. I think you've got the perfect set up in mind for a 600 yard deer/elk rifle.
__________________
Now it's time fore me to go. The Autumn moon lights my way.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Central Valley California
Posts: 439
Re: weatherby or remington 700

$600 for the rifles you list will be a challenge. You may find one on the used market but it'll be difficult. Remington 700 in 7mm has been around since the 60's and most of the gun shops I visit have one or more on the consignment shelf. Building one for $600 ain't gonna happen. The action will cost nearly that much, perhaps more depending on what you choose.
Both are fine rifles. Suggest you visit gun shops and see how they feel, which action you like best, and take it from there.
__________________
I have a great woman, fantastic kids, a warm place to sleep and an accurate rifle. Life is good ..............
Hunter Safety Instructor - Rifle/Pistol Marksmanship Instructor

American riflemans triad - God, guts and guns. It built America and it'll preserve America. Abandon one and you lose them all.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Spot & Stalk or Ambush For Western Deer?
MOSTLY - Spot & Stalk - 73.77%
1,021 Vote
MOSTLY - Ambush - 26.23%
363 Votes
Total Votes: 1,384
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC