weatherby or remington 700

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  1. Knswags

    Knswags New Member

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    I'm wanting to buy or build a long range elk and dear rifle, but Im having some trouble deciding on what to get. Any thoughts? Im only wanting to get out to 500to700 yards so I'm thinking about the 7mm with a muzzle brake. I already have a vortex viper 4x16x44 HS LR.

    Oh and I'd like to stay around $600 for the rifle.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The 700 Rem (Some models)or the Weatherby Vanguard can be found for that much if you look.

    You will have to get a muzzle brake installed extra with that budget.

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  3. thekyrifleman

    thekyrifleman Well-Known Member

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    Rem 700.....not that Wetherby is not good, Rem is much more popular, so if you want to mod, it is way easier.
     
  4. NATE40

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    Rem 700, Would be my choice for starting a build ,because add on products are super common and you can build easy on a tighter budget. Last year I built a 30.06 for my son I found a 700 ADL at Walmart for $450.00 out the door, added a Choate tactical stock Midwayusa $225. Cheaper 20 moa rail.(bedded with JB weld) and a Bushnell elite 3200 10x $ 189.00 Harris bipod and a KRG bolt on bolt knob. I had a hard time giving it to him,lol shoots easy sub moa . 4"@500 yds with good ammo. Good shooter that you can keep adding to.
     
  5. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Rem 700 would be my choice for first build and your budget.:)
     
  6. davkrat

    davkrat Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700. It's like a Ford Mustang when it comes to aftermarket bolt-ons. Get what you can afford now and add on upgrades as you can. It's been working for me for the last 20 years.

    PS - My dedicated long range rig is a 26" barrel 7mm Rem Mag with a 4-16X50mm Nikon. I think you've got the perfect set up in mind for a 600 yard deer/elk rifle.
     
  7. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    $600 for the rifles you list will be a challenge. You may find one on the used market but it'll be difficult. Remington 700 in 7mm has been around since the 60's and most of the gun shops I visit have one or more on the consignment shelf. Building one for $600 ain't gonna happen. The action will cost nearly that much, perhaps more depending on what you choose.
    Both are fine rifles. Suggest you visit gun shops and see how they feel, which action you like best, and take it from there.
     
  8. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    You ever upgraded a Vanguard?

    Don't answer because it's no.

    Its just as easy and cheaper to "mod" the weather by because it does Not need "trueing"
     
  9. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    Kns- the average sporter rifle even with handloads; usually does not shoot as well as a sendero or accumark at the distance you are talking about.
     
  10. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    While on one hand your statement is true - that your average rifle doesn't shoot as well as a Sendero or Accumark - it doesn't mean that there aren't sporter rifles that are able to shoot well enough to the 500 yard distance to be useful. The down side is that they're not common, and you do yourslef a dis-service to think that the average rifle from the sporting goods store is a 500 yard rig.
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    DR Vette-The OP did not mention scope or handloading; only 600 $ for a rifle to shoot deer and elk at 500-700 yards. i would invest in a sendero just to save myself the blood sweat and tears and frustration . i have several sporters that shoot real good. i have a couple senderos also. Being the OP is in wyo i would invest in a sendero. if not he will go through components/ammo($$$) and time ($$$ ); especailly if he does not reload. If i could only buy one rifle i would save my money . I agree there are several ways to get there.
     
  12. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    there are a few sporters that can farther in law has a savage 110 in 243 walked it out too 600 sub moa bone stock walked my tc venture out to 800 yrds 3006 fed gold medal match took out of the box put a scope on and did a barrel break in
     
  13. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    having shot in competition out to 1000 yards , shooting 8 elk myself, and guiding hunters to almost 40 more---- if my goal was elk and deer in wyo at 500 -700; i would get a rem long range in 300 win mag . they are heavier that a sendero and not stainless. that said, the last two elk i shot were taken with a 30-06 at 11 and 26 yards. it is titanium and weighs about 6 pounds. it shoots well under and inch at 100 yards.
     
  14. 86alaskan

    86alaskan Well-Known Member

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    just as ronin said, look hard at the Rem 700 Long Range. 26" heavy barrel in 7mm, 300wm and 300 ultra and a BC stock. had a chance to check one out and they are very nice. and they are cheap by long range rifle standards. the one i saw was 699 i think. not too bad.