still looking need new rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by krake22, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. krake22

    krake22 Active Member

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    im looking for a gun that can take black bear elk and deer on the oregon coast out to 6-700 yards. i want a factory rifle that has to have lil work done to it. but need it to be light when im packing it in the timber just want a rifle that can also reach out and kill something when i walk into a big clear cut. im open to calibers and diff rifle makers would like to stay under a $1000 just for the rifle thank you
     
  2. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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  3. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the new savage 111 LRH
     
  4. djbwow2008

    djbwow2008 Well-Known Member

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    +1 Agree with sniperjwt and flyin lizard
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    +3 on the above.

    Tank
     
  6. krake22

    krake22 Active Member

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    that savage in what a 300 win or 6.5x284 but they are like 8.5lbs with no ammo or scope right is there any lighter rifles that you know of? but have anyone shot that long range 111 savage??
     
  7. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I love that gun! Is the .300wm enough to take a bear at 700 yards?
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple:

    Savage Arms Firearms > 116 FHSAK

    Savage Arms Firearms > 111 FCNS

    Either of the two in any of the magnums. The 338WM with a 215 Sierra Game King or the 225 Hornady SST will mess somethings day up. If that appeals to you, then I would go with the 116 FHSAK because of the break. Otherwise go with the 300 w/ 190grn or 200grn boat tail or the 7mm Rem Mag using 168grn or 180grn boat tail.

    Tank
     
  9. Dskiper

    Dskiper Well-Known Member

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    yes siree, agreat feelin shoppin for a rifle. my thoughts go toward a Rem.700 in .280,.300 mag.or.338wm. Go used rifle,get it trued,bedded and scoped,your ready for life! Dskiper
     
  10. krake22

    krake22 Active Member

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    thanks guys i seen i can get a kimber M84 there really light weight you know anything about them??
     
  11. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I hope you can handle a lot of recoil. With a light gun like that and a heavy bullet will make for one sore sholder and may create a flinch. As far as kimber goes they make a great gun i dont have any experence in the bigger calibers but my lil bro has one in 22-250 and loves it.

    Just get one of the double sholder slings sold here and you wont have to worry about the weight

    Outlaw Sling
     
  12. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know what the barrel contour is on the 111 long range hunter?
     
  13. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You could contact Savage and ask. It looks to be about a #4 or #5.

    Tank
     
  14. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    You could buy my barely used Savage 270 WSM in the classifieds, buy a new 300 WSM takeoff barrel for $85 or an aftermarket one if you wished, add a long range stock and have a better rifle for the same price as that new long range one from Savage.

    :D

    The thought has crossed my mind to do exactly the above and shoot pre-loaded 300 WSM Berger Bullet ammo from the Hunting Shack. However, I'd rather sell this one and use my other rifle.

    600 yards with a good 7mm or 30 caliber will give you great performance without excessive recoil. Going up to 1000 yards is a different ballgame.

    Good luck on your search! Keep us posted.