Good deal on a couple of hunting rifles, what one would you buy?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by wildchildtwo, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Ruger MKll .300 Win Mag Blue NEW, Zytel stock $400.00

    29 vote(s)
    23.4%
  2. Ruger MKll 30-06 Stainless used with scope $315.00

    17 vote(s)
    13.7%
  3. Sako M995 .338 Lapua used has some work done on it $900.00

    78 vote(s)
    62.9%
  1. wildchildtwo

    wildchildtwo Member

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    Good deal on a few guns what one would you buy, have some good deals from a local FFL? The longest hunting shot will be 600 meters. Will use for deer, bear, moose, elk.
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    i would definatly go with a 300 rum or 300 win
     

  3. wildchildtwo

    wildchildtwo Member

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    I don't like the Rem action, if I did have a custom done later it would be a .375 Rum on a Sako or Ruger action.
     
  4. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    For the prices listed, the Sako is the buy.
     
  5. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I'd buy the Sako and the stainless Ruger.
    Then I'd go sell the Ruger for $200 more and be happy.
     
  6. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    those Lapua's arent that easy to find. Id scoop er in a heart beat.
     
  7. FEENIX

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    Another vote for the SAKO M995 if the stock is in good shape, otherwise it could set you back ~1K for an after market stock.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     
  8. DIRT NAP

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    Lapua hands down!
     
  9. wildchildtwo

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    I have read that the SAKO M995 stocks and bolt handles have a tendency to crack. It has a custom Krieger barrel on it without a brake, must have some recoil. Mags are running $100 a pop also.
     
  10. kennygss

    kennygss Well-Known Member

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    It is ALLOT of cartridge. If it has a custome barel, the next question is, how many rounds down the pipe?

    It ( 338 ) is another world compared to your other choices. For the average shooter etc, after the 30 06, it's all window dressing :)
     
  11. wildchildtwo

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    Less than 100 down the tube. The .338 I would gather it would out last a 300 winny. Been blasting deer at 400 yards with a single shot .223 for years. He just let me know of a few offers he had. The .300 and .338 I could just buy as I know I won't lose any money on either on them. Had a 416 Rigby and shot it 20 times, why would I want a gun like that, not recoil sensitive.
     
  12. bullelk6

    bullelk6 Well-Known Member

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    lapua in a second.if you dont buy it i am interested.please pm if available
     
  13. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a .300WM and do not have problem on either stock or bolt. The bolt and action is solid.

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    I heard someone that cracked the stock and blamed it on the lead sled. He was using 50 pounds or so of counter weight . The price for the mag is about right.
     
  14. wildchildtwo

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    Picked up .338 from my FFL today with the 300 Win Mag also. Much better deal than I thought on .338, the barrel is a 28-1/2" Hart Heavy S.S Barrel with a Hart screw on brake and custom built by Robert W Hart & Sons, rebedded and trigger work. I won't lose any money on this one even if I shot it for years.