Which is most accurate out-of-box?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bvcg1, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Bvcg1

    Bvcg1 New Member

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    I'd like to hear your thoughts on a highly accurate out-of-box fine production rifle, with (I won't lie) a little bit of wow factor, chambered in 7mm STW, .300 Win Mag, or .300 RUM. I'd like to stay under $4,500.00. I've been looking at Coopers and Blaser, but am certainly open to other makes.

    Would also like to hear your thoughts on suggested calibers / accuracy for long range big game.
     
  2. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    Holy Crow! An out-of-box for under $4,500. You should be inundated with responses with that price. I’m partial to my TRG-42 but you left the heavy 338’s out of the equation.
     

  3. lever-hed

    lever-hed Well-Known Member

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    get a sling-shot, they are way more economical, and you can even find ammo for it... save the dolares for taxes...lightbulb
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Unless you re-load I'd get the win. If you do reload use your savings and buy all three:D ( I have and use all three). Just tell your gal that you are doing the same with rifles as she does with shoes.:)
     
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  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for a tactical type long range rig, have one built. If you want something more classically styled, I am a huge fan of the coopers. You can go totally nuts for $4500 and basically have a one of a kind show rifle with a bunch of embellishments. Or you can get some really nice upgrades, throw some nice glass on, and still hit your budget.

    I had one built last year in 280AI, french walnut, custom LOP, fluted bolt. I have no buyers remorse. My first set of load development yielded several .35ish groups (3-shot) and the worst was .64. Not a bad place to start!

    I'm jealous of your toy budget!
     
  7. BountyHunter

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    Too bad Cooper is an Obama fan to the extreme. Hope they go under!!!!gun)
     
  8. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    If they are I hope they go in the pooper too.:D

    Hard to believe any arms manufacturer would kiss Obama's arse.
     
  9. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I thought they solved that nasty little problem by forcing him to sell 4-5 years ago. If true, I feel OK in my support of a company that forces their founder out for supporting the "hope and change" of a gun grabber. Word on the street is he ended up being completely bought out.

    Please excuse the anti-gun slant of this article, but you get the point . . .

    Rifle maker bounces boss who supports Obama - USATODAY.com
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    You ain't lying! I don't understand how person could, but especially the owner of a company that mfg's products that they are trying to ban. That makes about as much sense as wiping before you poop...

    Ted Nugent / Rand Paul 2016!
     
  11. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I can do the Rand Paul thing, not too sure about Thaddeus Nugent. I know his brother Rick btw and I've been to deer camp with the Nugents. lets just say that Ted is a bit radical, even for me.

    I never heard that about Cooper before. I'd like to see a link or reference to that...
     
  12. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Run a search on Dan Cooper and you should find a bunch of info. The USA today article I posted below is probably the most "mainstream" (read:apologetic to Dan)

    He's a dumba$$ and they blew him out the door. Some good people up there, making fine guns.

    Rifle maker bounces boss who supports Obama - USATODAY.com
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    The interview and resulting uproar was years ago. Interestingly, Cooper said.....

    "I don't believe that what's being said about Obama and his policies about guns are accurate. I have had a conversation with the senator … he is a stanch supporter of the right to hunt and the right to bear arms."

    Quoted from the article that you linked.

    I believe at this juncture, Mr. Cooper is eating his words.......

    Obama may be a staunch supporter of the right to hunt (which btw, has nothing to do with the second Amendment) but 'the right to bear arms' certainly does. The right to bear arms against a tyranical government to be more to the point.

    Obama may support the Second Amendment but a Second Amendment that he has rewritten to encompass his agenda. Nothing less.

    I take no issue with a businessman projecting his own views, however, when offering products in an arena such as firearms, any astute businessman never goes against the people who support his livelyhood. Thats just downright stupid.
     
  14. aramarine6

    aramarine6 Well-Known Member

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    So, anyway. Back to the OP. For $4500 I'd certainly go with a custom made firearm. And if it was my $4500 I'd spend it at GA precision. Just my opinion.