My .308win project

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  1. tim_novy

    tim_novy Member

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    Hi, i'm new here and i need some help from you. i've decided to buy a rifle in .308win.
    My choice is Savage 10FLCP ( the problem is that i live in Romania and i have to find someone to send the gun to me)
    The Second problem : The scope . What brand ( Nightforce , Vortex, Bushnell, Leupold). What magnification power ( 3-10 , 5- 20 )
    Third one : Rangefinder - i need a good one . Don't know what to choose

    In the end i want to have a good rifle with bipod a good acope and aci , rangefinder , anemometer ,rangefinder , compass , ballistic software ...

    It is a little difficult for me to choose well because in Romania the majority use the shotgun for hunting. I have a Baikal MP153 and a Cugir UMB .22lr for practice ( it is forbidden to use it for Hunting)
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    1. Rifle - are you completely decided on Savage? have you considered Remington? Just curious. Savage makes a nice rifle. Are you going to use the factory barrel or have a custom barrel installed?

    2. Scopes - it would be helpful to know more about the shooting/hunting you will do. If I could walk into a shop and buy whatever scope I wanted, it would be a Nightforce 5.5x22x50 5.5-22x50 & 5.5-22x56 Next in line would be a Leupold MK4 or VXIII, then take your choice between a Vortex or Bushnell.

    3. Rangefinder - If I had my preference, I'd take a Swarovski Swarovski Laser Guide 8x30 Laser Range Finder 70002 FREE SHIPPING Laser Rangefinders 8 x 30 Rangefinder 1500

    4. Bipod - Get a Harris. Whatever size you like, but get the swivel head with notched legs.

    5. ACI - Defense Edge makes one Defensive Edge Products and Sniper Tools makes one Sniper Tools Design Co ...pick one.

    6. Anemometer - the conventional wisdom is Kestrel Kestrel Wind Speed Meter | Pocket Weather Meters | Free Shipping

    7. Ballistic Software - personally I use Exbal Perry-Systems - Ballistic Calculator Software there are many more and some of them are free like JBM


    There are plenty more on this board that will offer their advice and we're all glad to help. It would be helpful to have some more information from you.....what do you plan to hunt/shoot? at what range do you anticipate engaging those targets? how much is your budget?

    Have fun and enjoy this addiction!



     

  3. tim_novy

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    Thanks. i have decided to go for the Savage . the other choice was Remington 700sps. First i will buy the rifle and leave it as it is. in the future i will make some customisation .
     
  4. tim_novy

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    looks like i have to wait a little more because the store only delivers in US and i have to find a exporter. i have contacted one but no luck for me.
     
  5. tim_novy

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    some new info :
    i will wait till 2010 to buy the gun (in 2010 the 100% tax that i have to pay now will be only 50%)

    today i just finished shoping :
    harris bipod
    burris xtr base and rings
    millet trs-1 scope (will be upgraded later)
    horus asli
    rangefinder
    anemometer
    nightforce software
     
  6. tim_novy

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    new info : just received some bad news form the scoe and rings supplier. afer some time from making the order and payment i got a message from them saing that they can't send the items . few days later another message : we can ship only the scope but the shipping is 203usd not 84 usd (how it was first time for the scope and rings )

    2010 is almost here and i want to post some pictures here.
     
  7. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Why did you choose Millet scope? I have a friend who was just given one...not even mounted yet and we're wondering what to expect ie-quality of glass, turrets etc.
     
  8. tim_novy

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    i think that millett will do for the moment. i will use the gun only in daylight and at ranges between 200-300yards and after when i 'll increase the distance will buy another scope.

    i found another suplier and will receive the scope in 10-14 days.
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for responding I'll pass it on to my friend.
     
  10. tim_novy

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    after some delays i am so close to make my dream come true.
    All thanks to Jason Wong from
    Hurricane Butterfly Research Corporation

    The final package will be :

    Savage 10 FLCP-K .308Win
    SSS Ext Mag
    EGW Base
    Burris XTR Low Rings
    Millett TRS-1 Scope
    Badger Ordnance Gen II Mount + Horus ASLI
    Harris Bipod

    PDA + Loadbase 3.0
    Rangefinder
    Anemometer
    Weather Station
    Compass
     
  11. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    You should check out IOR Valdada scopes they are made in Romania.They are great optics.
     
  12. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    tim_novy, sounds like a great list of components, keep us posted on how it goes.
     
  13. tim_novy

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    thanks. i will post new info and maybe soon some pictures.

    i know that IOR Valdada is produced in romania. In fact the factory in near me.

    for now i will keep this configuration . i had a car accident at the beginning of the year and spent 4000 usd .

    later i will upgrade the scope buy a better rangefinder ,....
     
  14. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about the accident, hopefully you weren't hurt and were ok.