looking for a new hunting rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by nate-lab, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. nate-lab

    nate-lab Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a new hunting rifle for deer and elk will also be shooting 500 to 1000 for fun
    Also what scope would you recomend using
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Do you already own other rifles?

    Or, will this be your first and only?
     

  3. nate-lab

    nate-lab Well-Known Member

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    I have a .223 and a .270
     
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    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Then, I would look for a good deal on a 300 Win Mag or 300 WSM.

    There are lots of good rifle and scope choices with a huge price range.

    Moderate price:
    Remington Sendero, Winchester Coyote, Savage Long Range Hunter
    Nikon, Bushnell, Vortex

    High price:
    Blaser, Cooper, Gunwerks
    Leupold, Nightforce, Schmidt-Bender

    What's your budget?
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    At least a 300 WSM, A RUM would be better.

    Scopes...
    Nightforce
    Vortex
    Sightron
    Leupold
    Clearidge
     
  6. nate-lab

    nate-lab Well-Known Member

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    The budget would be around $2000 for the rifle and scope
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Vanguard Sub MOA 300 WSM
    Vortex PST
    EGW heavy duty base
    Burris Signature rings
     
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  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    The Vangard suggested by MR is a nice rifle although it's harder to find a smith that works on Weatherby and Winchester. They are out there. You just have to check around.

    Also, have a look at...
    Remington Sendero 300 Win Mag
    Winchester Coyote 300 WSM
    Savage Long Range Hunter 11 LRH 300 WSM

    Sako, Tikka and others make some nice rifles. But, the 4 above are as close to long range out of the box as it gets.

    Add an EGW 20 MOA rail, Burris XTR rings, Harris S Bi-Pod and a good muzzle brake. There are a number of brake options and I can't speak to all of them. But, the indexed brakes by Darrel Holland are excellent (hollandguns.com).

    You should still have ample funds for a nice scope.

    A lot of people like Vortex and Sightron which I have not tried.

    Nikon and Burris have some quality scopes in your budget.

    I am a big Leupold fan and they stand behind their product 1000%.

    You won't be disappointed with Nightforce, but I think it'll blow your budget unless you get a really good deal on a rifle.

    Let us know how it turns out!
    Richard