Here's a check for $2,500.00

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Beelzebub, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    Build me the best 1000 yard rifle you can for that money. Money does not include scope.

    I only have four prerequisites. 300 Win Mag, muzzle brake, right handed bolt and must have ambidextrious pistol grip or thumbhole.

    thanks in advance,
    Beelzebub

    PS, is the Savage Model 110 BA Law Enforcement worth $2,500.00
     
  2. HuntFarther

    HuntFarther Well-Known Member

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    Sendero with a brake and a greybull stock. Alot better than a savage in my eyes, with a great platform to build off of in the future.
     

  3. Arbogb06

    Arbogb06 Well-Known Member

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    Savage 110 fcp hs in .300 win mag MSRP $1,230.00

    Bartlein 29" 1:10 Twist .30 cal barrel $340.00 bugholes.com

    Manners T4/T4A or T5/T5a stock $550-750

    Muzzle break ross schuler $50-65

    Rings and Bases $250
     
  4. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Stiller TAC300 1000
    Bartlein, Kreiger, Schneider, etc. barrel 350
    Jewell Trigger 215
    Take off Sendero stock 250
    Bottom metal and mag box 100
    Chamber barrel 250
    Supply and install muzzle brake 150-200
    Bed action 150-250

    That get's you reasonably close

    Or you could
    Remington 700 SS BDL action 500
    Barrel 350
    Jewell 215
    Stock 250
    True and chamber 500
    Muzzle Brake 150-200
    Bedding 150-250
     
  5. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    Three replies and three different answers. Sounds like there is a lot of good stuff out there that a retired vet can afford.

    I read some of the for sale guns and almost choke when I get to the "bottom line". You guys either have really really understanding wives (understanding LRH is like coke. One snort and your hooked for the rest of your life) or single.:cool:

    I've got a fair settlement with the VA coming in a couple of months. I told Momma I was gonna keep a couple thousand and buy me a nice long distance rifle. She looked up from reading her Bible, pulled her glasses off, gave me that 1000 meter stare and the said "Sure Honey, you've earned it." Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition".:D

    Thanks for giving me some infor and opinions to chew on,lightbulb
    Beelz
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    "1000 meter stare" I couldnt help but chuckle when I read that :)
    If it where me I would put another 300 ish with it and Purchase one of Shawn Carlocks rifles (Defensive edge) You may pay a few hundred more than 2500 but you would have a full on Custom that would be as good as any custom ! Good luck with whichever direction you decide and thank you sir for your service , I will echo what the misses has said ,"You have earned it "
     
  7. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Buck. Not every body understands or gets "1000 meter stare". I learned that from my drill sergeant back in 70. It is spot on a lot of times.

    I'll take a good look at the custom gun you mentioned.

    appreciate it,
    B
     
  8. MachV

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  9. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    No major physical reason. Just have always like the feel of a pistol grip or even the grip on some of the choate stocks. I feel like I have better control of my trigger finger, a straighter squeez and then my thumb and arm to absorb some of the kick. Probably all in my head, but if my head aint right neither is my focus.

    I have always loved the 6MM bullet. I would really love to have a 6MM wildcat one day. Maybe instead of the 300 WM.
     
  10. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. I'm just the oposite I like big palm swell, the thumbhole and pistol grips just dont feel right to me.
    If the Choats work for ya then any long action Savage will get-r-done with the addition of a stock=Leaves you with even more $$ for glass:D
     
  11. SAVAGE22-243AI

    SAVAGE22-243AI Well-Known Member

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    Buy a Savage F/Class or Bench rest in 6.5x284.............$995.00 to $1150.00

    Send rifle out to SSS (Sharp Shooter Supply) or
    a good local gunsmith and have action tured and
    times...............install lighter trigger if needed
    Have action bedded........................................................$450.00


    Base and rings.................................................................$100.00-$200.00


    Lothar Walther barrel prefit ( just in case your gun..........$275.00
    doesn't shoot well) Never found one bad yet.


    Our group has two F/Class 6.5x284 custom Savages and killing prairie dogs from 100 yds to 1600 yds so far, our range finder doesn't work past that. Other rifle was a .260 custom Savage with Walther barrel with 1580 yd kill
    all the way down to 100 yds.
     
  12. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    Here is another vote for a defensive edge rifle. I have a few of his rifles and everyone of my long range hunting partners shoot one as well. Literally just a few hundred more than your mentioned budget and I believe the best money can buy. Just my opinion of course, but if u do some searching that opinion is shared by many
     
  13. Bullet bumper

    Bullet bumper Well-Known Member

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    That would be "1000 YARD stare " because that phrase was coined during the Vietnam war or just after and it was not a metric saying back then.
    There is so many options it is just confusing . Everyone has there own likes and dislikes it may or may not be relevant to what someone else needs .
    I would go a McRee fixed stock for $600 and drop something into it.