Great base rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cody0707, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. cody0707

    cody0707 Member

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    What is a good rifle that can be had for less than $500? After the initial purchase I plan on adding and changing things on it to take it from a good rifle to a great rifle. Shots up to 1k yards would be cool and I do have a place to go to take shots of that distance. For now I want to get proficient with 500-600 yard shots.

    What would you recommend for a basic rifle for less than $500 that could be upgraded later? This does not include optics, I have additional money for that.
     
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  2. OneShot0351

    OneShot0351 Well-Known Member

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    Rem sps varmint or tactical
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Yup!....X2
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    cheapo rifle with a good donor action

    Savage/stevens, or a Howa
    If you can get ahold of a Savage chambered in a short mag or ultra mag you'll get a large shank action and from there it's up to your imagination anything from 17rem to 458 I believe, all the parts are readily available to create what ever you want, or you can just buy the action for $285 without the accutrigger gun)

    Actions For Sale - Savage and Stevens Models

    http://www.shilen.com/chambers.html
     
  5. Ludicrous

    Ludicrous Well-Known Member

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    I found a used Savage 10 FP .308 the other day for $400.00. No optics. It followed me home. It really looks like the previous owner put 1-2 boxes of ammo through it and that's it.
     
  6. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    upgrade as you go
     
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  8. M1AShooter

    M1AShooter Active Member

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    If you live near a Cabela's, you might be interested in their Remington 700 ADL Scope Rifle Combo for $440, which includes a cheap scope. These are clearance items so no online ordering and they're limited to what each store has in stock, as far as choice of caliber.