Need a new rifle -- Recommendations!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Brydawg512, Apr 20, 2019.

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  1. HobieH3

    HobieH3 Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    Sorry, only .300 and .338 for the Ruger
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  2. sceeder

    sceeder Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2012

    I would buy a Weatherby. I have 7 of them and I love each one of them.
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    CAMPMEAT Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2015
    MDT CHASSIS on both=$400each
    Barrels are Blackhole Weaponry out of St. Helens OR.$300 each polygonal rifling.
    Rock River Operator Buttstocks=$85 each.
    Scopes= Leupold Mark 4 $750 on the 284. 6.5 has a Millett ( very good beginner scope ) $400.
    Rifle Basix in the 6.5 $100.
    $1850 for the 284 with donor action of $350
    $1200 for the 6.5
    This is even paying headspacing and trigger install on the 6.5.

    I forgot something. The 6.5x284 was a donor action when I bought it. It was the package deal with the Nikon Scope for about $350 after rebate.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
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  4. gunmunkey

    gunmunkey Active Member

    Jan 3, 2017
    I think you just spent my next paycheck for me!
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    CAMPMEAT Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2015
  6. Clayton83

    Clayton83 New Member

    Mar 14, 2019
    Check out the Remington 700 Long Range. They shoot great and you find them online for around 675.00
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  7. chickm1

    chickm1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    I know a lot of people have been lucky with Savages, but I have had 3 that all had to go back to the factory. And, I had less than satisfactory results from them. They are friendly enough, but they did not listen what was going on and when they came back, they were not much better than when I sent them.
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  8. clownbuster

    clownbuster Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    I agree with all the above given advice. You can't go wrong with any of the Tikkas or Savages for a factory build.
    But If I wanted to build a custom driver on the cheap, here's what I would do:
    -Find an old shot-out Remington M700 (BDL preferred):
    Find a new Bartlien M24 Contour on here, SnipersHide, or Accurate Shooters classifieds:
    Hop on LRI's website (Long Rifles, Inc. - Chad Dixon) and fill out his online build form for his Group Buy pricing (see build sheet copied from website below):
    GROUP BUY: Remington M700 Blueprinting, Barreling, Fluting, and Coating service
    Action Serial Number:Xxxxx
    M700 Recoil Lug:Resurface Factory Lug
    Tactical Bolt Knob Installation:No
    Tactical Bolt Knob:No
    Time & TIG Bolt Handle (Highly Recommended):No
    Bolt Fluting:None
    8-40 Scope Base Holes:No
    Barrel Information:Barrel Manufacturer:Bartlien, M24 contour
    Barrel Serial Number (Not Required):Xxxxx
    Barrel Fluting:No
    Barrel Fluting Pattern:None
    Chamber: 28 Nosler
    Muzzle Threading:None
    Barrel Finish Length:26"
    Barreled Action Finish (See NOTES):As Machined
    Bolt Finish:As Machined
    Bolt Knob Finish:As Machined
    Bolt Shroud Finish:Same As Bolt
    $ 448.00
    You will have a custom-built barrelled action by one of the top gunsmiths available today with one of the best turnaround times you'll find, with an upgraded foundation that you send in and add to as money allows down the road:
    Have an extra $90? Send in your bolt and have it fluted and a Tactical Knob installed.
    $115? Send in your barreled action and have it TIG and timed for smooth and perfect extraction.
    $175 Add M16 extractor.
    New bedded stock. Barrel fluting to lighten it up.
    The list goes on and on.
    Also, if you noticed, I changed the chambering to a 28 Nosler. I mean, if we're open to recommendations and all :D
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  9. PapaSteveHunts

    PapaSteveHunts Member

    Mar 19, 2019
    I have a B-14 Hunter is 7mm Rem mag and it shoots sub MOA. Took me a bit to dial in the right load but it’s great now. Bergara guarantees is and they are a great company from a customer service standpoint. It’s light enough for a mountain rifle. I looked around quite a bit and at Remington and Tikka but went with the B-15.
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  10. 18whlsrolin

    18whlsrolin Member

    Jan 24, 2018
    Just be careful about weight when comparing models. The xbolt long range weighs significantly less than a Remington 700 long range and is purposely meant for hunting (the barrel is thinner and will heat up much faster if stringing shots at the range). The Remington long range is built to be a great entry rifle for long range shooting but is a bit heavy for strenuous terrain hunting in my option. I really like my Tikka, Howa, Browning, Ruger, Remington and Savage hunting rifles. Savage is good quality and definitely the easiest/cheapest to customize but probably holds it's value the least. Good luck to ya
  11. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Seriously consider this: Keep your present rifle, get a custom barrel ( Bartlein, Krieger etc. chambered in 7mm mag to fit it. Spend the rest of your money on an upgrade to your scope if you want to have the capabilities to shoot at game and targets at 1,000 yards well. The results should be superior to purchasing new rifle, if you load to precise standards and your gunsmith is capable of fine work (benchrest, target etc.)
  12. Elkaholic Bob

    Elkaholic Bob Member

    Mar 7, 2019
    Looks to me that you are on the right path with the Bergara. Xbolts are good shooters in my opinion and I just picked up a Mauser m18 in 6.5 prc for $500 that shoots lights out. Seems to be a lot of rifle for the money. Good luck on what ever you chose. There are a lot of shooters out there in your price range, but it seems like quality control is lacking sometimes. It’s like playing the rifle lottery
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  13. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Jan 23, 2015
    Same barreled actions yes....but Legacy buys the barreled actions and mounts them in all the popular stocks, GRS, KRG BRAVO,now the new MDT ORYX, AND HOGUE. Everything I have bought is 26" heavy barrel. Well worth looking at!
  14. clownbuster

    clownbuster Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2010
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