Need a new rifle -- Recommendations!

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  1. jridgestalker

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    I've heard nothing but very good things about the 1500.
     
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    Another week and its gonna be in my hands. Prob another week and I will have it glass bedded and scoped...then I get to go see what she can do
     
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    I will be in it for about 1900 with rifle, scope, rings, muzzle brake and bedding job
     
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    I deleted the Howa 224 Valkyrie comment.
     
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    What scope ?
     
  9. jridgestalker

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    Vortex Razord HD LH the lightweight hunter 3-15
     
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    Razor....lol...not Razord...---- thumbs
     
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    First off this is only recommendations, so my first would be to go with the more energy at the farther distances and bullet selection capabilities of a 30 caliber ! Enough said !
     
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    I went through this also. I almost got a 7mm Rem mag...if you can hunt in states that dont require non-lead....you can find good bullets to load a 7 with. I went with a 300 win mag because the copper selection was the best, not because I thought it was that much better than a 7mm Rem Mag.

    If I was going to push either round to the limit and hunt the biggest animals, I would go with a 300 for the bullet weights, but a 7mag will do it too.

    Versatility and availability matter
     
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    I've had my fair share of factory rifles, 3 xbolts, a Tikka t3, Winchester m70, Ruger m77, 5 savage bolt actions, two Remington 700s. My all time favorite is my sendero 7mm rem mag. If I had to put it all on the line and I could only grab one of them out of the safe, it would be that sendero. Yeah it's heavy, but it's never let me down. Never let my Son down either.
     
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    That should make even the most picky shooters smile. I bought a GRS Model 10 Savage in the 6.5 and it does very well with the Norma 130 grain match loads.
     
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