help with rifle choice?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by bigsal5353, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    I havent posted in a while.. but a friend wants to get into long range shooting/hunting... he wants to keep his total package around 2 grand... he's been looking at the remmy 700, Tikka T5, Savage 10FCP, and Kimber.

    can anyone give advice on what factory rifle would be his best option... .308 cal and max range would probably be 500-600yds for deer here in PA.
     

  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    a rem 700 vs ,vssf, r-5 are all very similiar. i would get one of those if limited to 308. or i would get a sendero in 25-06, 264 or 7mm rem.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    j e custom
     
  4. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.
     
  5. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.
     
  6. Dean2506

    Dean2506 Well-Known Member

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    I like rem 700 but for out of the box accuracy the savage model 10 would be a great choice. I had a model 10 in .308 win that would shoot 2.5 to 3 in groups at 300 yds with no additional work and that was pre accutrigger.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    ditt:)!
     
  8. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    +1 Savage + Scope + barrel (if you have to) < 2K = 600yd rifle