Rifle Help! Can't make a decision

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by stevotary, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. stevotary

    stevotary Well-Known Member

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    I want a rifle that can make the 1000 yards shots. Can't make my mind up. I know below Option 1 woud work for sure. Option 2 seems more reasonable, but I'm worried about performance. Which would you do?

    OPTION 1
    -Take my 270 Remington 700 and convert it to a custom 6.5-284. It will get a new stainless Krieger barrel w/black coat, fiber glass stock bedding. I would set aside my 3-9 Leapold and put a Huskamaw scope on it. ($1700 Package)

    Option 2
    -Buy a new factory rifle Savage Model 116FCSS Weather Warrior 300 Win Mag with a Accu-Trigger, Accu-Stock, Stainless Barrel and put a Huskamaw on it. ($1600 package)

    -Keep the the 270 w/ 3-9 Leapold as is.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Option 2 With the recent introduction of the 230 Bergers I feel the 300 win has a lot to offer. And you still have your 270

    Jeff
     

  3. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    That all sounds grand but what about option #3

    Buy a Savage 338 Lapua and a nikon scope and shoot the crap out of it at a mile....... ! { $1700 package +/- }

    Sorry I couldn't make any decions with the first 2 either.:D
     
  4. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Like broz said, the 300 winchester. If you are looking at elk long range then do the 338 lapua option 3. The 300 winchester will do it but the lapua will do it better.
     
  5. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    I'd pick option #1 because I feel that it will be a bit more accurate rifle than a factory rifle if you plan to shoot at 1000 yards.
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    What do you intend on shooting at 1,000yds?

    Paper? Milk Jugs? Coyotes? Elk? Grizzly Bears?
     
  7. stevotary

    stevotary Well-Known Member

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    At 1000yrds I would most likely be shooting metal plates, But I would like to be able to make the 600 yard shots on whitetail, elk, mule deer.
     
  8. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Optio 1: One excellent rifle is far better than two good rifles. After you see the performance of the 6.5x284 with an optimum load, you won't bother with the 270 anymore. This rifle will meet your elk requirement, and surpass your deer and target requirements. My favorite rifle used for the same purposes you describe is a 6,5x284 with the same scope. You won't be disappointed. IMO
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    With Elk in the Mix you need to then look to either the 300WSM, 300WM, 300 RUM, 7Rem Mag, or my oldest favorite the 7mm STW or the 6.5x284.
     
  10. stevotary

    stevotary Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see a Savage 338 Lapua. There is a savage weather warrior 338 Win Mag. Is there a difference?
     
  11. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Difference? About 400 FPS and a hell of a lot of recoil HA!
     
  12. stevotary

    stevotary Well-Known Member

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    This was my gut feel. The 6-5-284 is a sweet shooting round. Very accurate, and I have seen it drop elk in there tracks at 900 yards. The barrel life is a concern, but say you shoot 4 boxes a year then 2000 rounds would take 25 years to reach.

    If the savage 300 or 338 were just as accurate out of the box then I would go that route, but I'm not convinced they are.
     
  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    You know if 600yds is really your absolute limit you should consider the .260 rem as well. You can load it to within about 200 FPS of the 6.5x284 with no concerns at all about barrell life.
     
  14. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    If you are only going to shoot 4 boxes (80 rounds) a year. Then definatly go the 300 win in a savage. In my opinion you will never realize or need the difference in the accuracy at distance.

    Plus at 4 boxes a year you probably will not need to reload for such a small amount of shooting and there is a far better selection of factory ammo at a lower price than 6.5x284. And you will find 300 win ammo at almost any store that sells ammo.

    Jeff