target rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by babyurm, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. babyurm

    babyurm Member

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    hello i am new to this site and have a question about a gun. i am looking for a target rifle to use for 3-800 yards possibly further but i only have $500 +tax. i have read many other forums and they always suggest spending 1000s of dollars on a gun but i dont have that kind of money. im a college student who is broke i am just looking for a gun that will get me through college that i can use to lear how to read conditions. i already have a scope i just need the gun

    my only true criteria is:
    -bolt action
    -acutrigger (or similar trigger styles ie: LBT, profire, ect)
    -heavy barrel (either from the factory or the possibility to buy one later)
    -less then $500
    -.308 or similar caliber
    -accurate ( at least moa or sub moa)

    please help me
     
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  2. lightflight

    lightflight Well-Known Member

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    get a Savage.
     

  3. jkrueger

    jkrueger Well-Known Member

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    I think savage is the only maker of the accutrigger, my suggestion is to go to their website and use the gunfinder to search for models with the accutrigger, including the heavy barrel, in any of the cartridges you would consider and then check MSRP, you might even be able to search by price but search up to $700 or so because you will be able to find everthing they show you at a discount.
     
  4. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Keep your eye out in the pawn shops. You might get a great deal on a used one of your choice.

    joseph
     
  5. Buffalobob

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    Wait till hunting season is over and the unsuccessful need money for Christmas. Their slightly used rifle will be cheap then. :D
     
  6. calling4life

    calling4life Well-Known Member

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    Heavy barrel at sub $500, I think a remmy varmint is the only option. or a used gun
    I'd go 223

    You could go with a Stevens @ about $350, keep that $150 saved for the future heavy barrel.

    If long range accuracy and consistency is your goal, a new stock is all but inevitable as well.
     
  7. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    a heavy barrel remington from Dicks. in 308.
     
  9. mastercaster

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    mosin nagant 91/30 $160.00 and they are good for 1000 yards i hit a 12" plate every time at 500yards :)
     
  10. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    How many times was every time? What was your groups size? Could you hit that same sized target "every time" at 800 yards?

    Id go savage something, usually very accurate, cheap, easy to do mods by yourself...etc
     
  11. mastercaster

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    how many times was every time i would say 9 out of 10 times. i never shot it 800 yards but i know they are good for it.

    take a look at this guy shooting 1000yards
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2M1hC4c0tc]1,000 yards 1942 91/30 Russian Mosin-Nagant (P/U) sniper rifle - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. mastercaster

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    this is me shooting my 91/30 just after i finished it i shot it at 200 yards and 400 yards and this is with very little time behind the trigger.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUBhGhSFJTY&list=UUJRtcJX14gkvlhGi26J9GMg&index=5&feature=plcp"]custom 91/30 mosin nagant - YouTube[/ame]