Originally Posted by yjpete
I want to get into long range shooting, and possibly hunting also. I am looking for some advice on what caliber to go with, and some rifle suggestions. Iím not rich but I am willing to spend some bucks to get nice rig. Some of my concerns are price per round, I want to be able to shoot it without taking out a loan, and recoil, I want a lot! Thanks in advance for the advice.
First lets get some more info, so we can more accurately give advise.
1: what animal/animals do you intend to hunt? Gophers? Griz? All?
& to what distance do you want to be able to take said game?
2: how far is "long range" to you currently, & do you have the places, & time to practice for extending your comfort zone?
3: do you currently handload, or do you intend to?
- do you intend to shoot competition?
4: are you on a budget? & how tight?
Do you intend to customize, & upgrade as you grow, or are you looking more at a semi custom, full custom right off the bat?
Re-piping a used Win, or Rem action is very comparable price wise to a new in box rifle sometimes, & is almost always a better way to go if you don't like risking getting a shooter or not with factory options.
Once we get a couple of these questions answered, we can more accurately give advise.
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