Need some help. cant decide brand of rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by midmo, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. midmo

    midmo Well-Known Member

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    I know I have asked something about this before, but I still cant decide. Its between remington, savage, beretta, or weatherby vanguard s2
     
  2. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has a different opinion on which is best but for me I'd say Remington 700. For a lot of reasons but mainly it has the most available in aftermarket parts such as stocks or triggers. I personally believe that they are one of the most dependable. And the fact that they tend to shoot pretty good outa the box isnt bad either
     

  3. SaskShooter

    SaskShooter Well-Known Member

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    I gotta say get the Vanguard. I have a Remington Model 700, a Vanguard, and a Savage.

    Go with the Vanguard, it's built like a tank, it's accurate, it's priced right, and it has really nice workmanship compared to the Savage or Remington.

    Now, if you really want to pimp out your gun with all the bells and whistles then the M700 is better, but in my opinion, the Vanguard is pretty much king of the "budget guns".
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    You might want to expound on what you already have and what you'd like the new rifle to do for you.

    -- richard
     
  5. midmo

    midmo Well-Known Member

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    i have a marlin xl7 in 30 06. I am looking for another rifle that is a little nicer. It is for mainly deer and mayber some coyote hunting.
     
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    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Any of the ones you listed will be more than adequate for your stated requirements.

    So, go with the one that you like the best and don't look back.

    -- richard
     
  7. rem300ultra

    rem300ultra Well-Known Member

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    What rscott5028 is correct but I will cast my vote for the Remington 700.
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    It may help us a bit if you pitched a rough budget at us. You will need to put at least a couple of hundred dollars, possibly much more, on top of this rifle too, so keep that in mind.
    In my mind a base grade adl/sps rem is whooped by a tikka, but not for some of the better rem stuff. Older Vanguards were junk, so I haven't stepped to the plate on them lately. Savage often shoot well, but their axis leaves a lot to be desired. Browning is always a choice, as is Winchester. How about TC??
    Most of the makers put out some rather decent stuff; I've got most everyone but Weatherby and Beretta in my basement. I may just have to go shopping to rectify that problem.........
     
  9. SaskShooter

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    Trust me, the new Vanguards are very nice. I have a later model Series 1 Vanguard SS that was my only centerfire for years. When I finally went out and bought a Remington 700, I was actually unimpressed by the quality/price ratio between the Vanguard and M700, and the accuracy difference between the two.

    But what the other guys are saying is 100% true- Any of the rifles mentioned will get the job done just fine.

    I'd also look into the Thompson Center Venture (guaranteed 1 MOA accuracy)................. at least if you don't mind a stubby bolt handle.
     
  10. midmo

    midmo Well-Known Member

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    how are the tc ventures? i have held one before and it wasn't bad but I haven't heard much about them
     
  11. midmo

    midmo Well-Known Member

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    I dont think i would get an axis if i went savage.
     
  12. dieselboy427

    dieselboy427 Well-Known Member

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    Are you planning on upgrades? or shooting it purely stock for its life? I would consider a Savage or Remington. I shoot Remington and am thinking about trying a Savage next time. The ones I've shot seem pretty nice and easily upgradeable. Good luck with whatever you buy.
     
  13. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Winchester guy, so for simmilar reasons the Rem 700, gets my vote if you want upgrades.
    I've hered a lot of negative about Remington as a whole lately tho.

    If it were "Me" & I couldn't get a Winchester (or in your case Rem) id go Weatherby. Any of em. Series 2 Vanguard, thru Mark 5, or Lasermark.
    My personal opinion is that if your going to play "factory gun roulette" go with known Accuracy or Buildable platforms. Wby is guaranteed sub moa. Rem, Not so much lately.
    Rem is more easily buildable, & Wby doesn't even compare for aftermarket parts.
    Either will get the job done. Weigh your options, & future plans for your rifle. Pick one & run with it, & don't look backgun)

    One quick side note on the Vanguard.
    If you want to go with a Wby chambering such as 300Wby for example, get the Mark 5 with the 26" pipe. The Vanguard only offers a 24" pipe, & a 300 Win will basically run with a 24" barreled 300 Wby.
     
  14. Daveinjax

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    Try a model 116 Savage in 6.5x284. Plenty of long range power for deer and yotes. The new Savage rifles are the best out of the box. With the accu-trigger and accu-stock and the ability to change barrels at home with a wrench and a go gage you can't go wrong. If you don't like the very good standard trigger , rifle basix makes an after market trigger. In the 6.5 you have the best bullet bc's and lapua brass. My last Remington was crap! The vanguard is , well , unamerican. Savage has the best trigger, stock, barrel ( button pulled like a top dollar custom ) , fastest lock time. There is a reason Savage is winning shooting comps. all over with factory guns.