Need a new rifle -- Recommendations!

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  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Did you watch the video on the link I provided? If not, I highly recommend it.
     
  2. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Yep have to say your best luck is with a savage for your budget. I always recommend them to my friends that want to start out. Heck many of the axis they buy shoot amazing once they find the right ammo. Many times factory ammo does very well after you find which kind it likes.
    I wouldn’t be afraid of the axis if they offer it in 7mm. You could restock with a Boyd’s and put a great trigger in it for you budget.
     
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  3. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I haven’t had any problems with the actions - the triggers suck and you will eventually want to replace them.

    I will also second the savage rifles, especially the new 110’s with the accufit accustocks. We just got my son a new 110 storm in 223. Gun is a tack driver and I love how customizable the stock is...
     
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  4. GROB1

    GROB1 Member LRH Team Member

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    look at the STEYR PRO HUNTER
     
  5. remingtonman

    remingtonman Well-Known Member

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    Check out the t/c venture in 7mm mag. They are great rifles. Had one in 300 win mag and it shot around half moa with 180gr accutips at 100yards
     
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  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Yep, the are a sleeper but makes excellent rifles. I like their dimension model and hope to get one some day. I have a TC Compass in 6.5 CM and here's my 3-shot group at 200 yards with factory ammo.

    2 of 2 6.5 CM.jpg
     
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  7. Bang4theBuck

    Bang4theBuck Well-Known Member

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    I'm not one to read every single post, but if I were in your shoes, I would look for the fastest twist barrel I could find. 1 in 8" or maybe faster. I would choose a savage in that price range. Not sure you can get a fast twist in a factory gun, but a cheap model Savage 110 or something will still leave enough in the budget to rebarrel for shooting heavy bullets!
     
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  8. Lil bob

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    You can pick up tikka in that price range. I just started shooting them. I gotten two in the last few months and look for my third. I been finding them on sale between $400 to $450.
     
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  9. xsn10s

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    For your parameters most any of the manufacturers are going to fit your needs. So it really depends on how much you think you'll really end up shooting it. Will you need to rebarrel it during your ownership. If so how easy will it be to rebarrel it? What will the cost be? How refined do you want the action to be for 700-800 bucks? And what bolt action rifles do you currently own?
     
  10. Brydawg512

    Brydawg512 Well-Known Member

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    Great. I looked at the long range model and like it. Where do you all recommend buying from online? The Cabela's section is lacking.
     
  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  12. Lenwood901

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    savage is awsome i got the 12fv put the bottom metal stock and trigger shoots great
     
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  13. Brydawg512

    Brydawg512 Well-Known Member

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    Tikka