New Rifle opinions

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by msp21, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. msp21

    msp21 Member

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    I want a new rifle/scope to go out west with to hunt with but I will mainly be using it for Michigan hunting. Max range is 400 yds., max price that I want to spend is $1400. Some of the things I am leaning toward or considering are 30-06 or 7mm WSM, and Remington 700 action. I am unsure on scopes but want an objective of 400-50mm.

    Can anyone lend me a hand and suggest some good options for me to take a look at?

    Thank you in advance. :)
     
  2. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Might check the guns for sale section of this forum.
     

  3. msp21

    msp21 Member

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    Thanks but I'd like to buy new. Do you have any suggestions?
     
  4. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    Savage 116 all weather Stainless Steel in 30/06 or 308 Either one is good for 400yds and beyond . 150gr bullets for deer and 180-220gr for moose elk bear or whatever . 125gr for varmits. Is that an easy choice ? Ammo can be found most anywhere. Savages shoot very well for a factory gun . :cool: If you dont like the recoil you can always put a brake on it . As for scopes take a look at Weaver, Leupold, or bushnell elite scopes in the 4x12x50 - 4x20x50
     
  5. msp21

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    I don't have much experience with Savage but I have herd some good things.
     
  6. Fergus Bailey

    Fergus Bailey Well-Known Member

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    On your budget, I would get a Tikka T3 and spend the rest on the best glass you can get. The barrels on the Tikkas are very nice. I just bought a 308 Win and when I bore scoped the barrel I was surprised now smooth it looks - no tooling marks like most factory barrels. Only fired a few shots so far, but I am getting very little copper when I clean.

    Only problem is that I dont believe Tikka does a 7WSM. You could go 270 or 300 WSM, or 7mm Rem mag though.
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest a Vanguard or Savage and I would not suggest a WSM in a SA factory Rifle. For 400 yd shooting, it wouldn't be an issue, but if you ever want to stretch it out or use the action for a build a SA would suck.

    As far as Rems go, unless you're getting something like a Sendero, which will bust your rifle/scope budget, I would stay away from them. They are like rolling dice.

    Vanguard or Savage topped with a Vortex.
     
  8. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I think the Savage LRH with a decent scope may be had within your budget with a little shopping. Other models at a lower price can be easily had. They are superbly accurate and are available in a good selection of calibers. if you think there is any possibility of increasing your range I would consider a magnum, otherwise the 30-06 would be fine and meet your needs well.