Thoughts on factory rifles

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by fish slapper, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. fish slapper

    fish slapper Member

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    what are your thoughts on a factory rifle for elk 600m yard max, normally 450 or less...looking for light weight with adjustable trigger, will put Swarovski z5 with turret on it:

    Weatherby Mark 5 lightweight
    Browning lightweight
    Sako
    Remington sendero (depends on weight)
    Cooper (depends on weight)

    looking for rifle under 8lbs with scope

    thinking 300 win mag or 300 wsm

    any input?

    I will reload

    I will probable have a muzzle brake added if needed but hopefully everything else will stay the same, looking for stainless and plastic stocks...I would go custom but I do not shoot that much to make it worth while (at least I do not think I do)...its a dilemma for sure
     
  2. asdfghjkl

    asdfghjkl Member

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    Sako in 260. Or find a sendero 264 if you can get that lucky. The 260 is easy on recoil and it's a blast to shoot
     
  3. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby
     
  4. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Savage Weather Warrior in either 270 WSM or 300 WSM
     
  5. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    Mine is going to be a Savage light weight hunter in 6.5 Creedmoor gun)
     
  6. SavageShtr

    SavageShtr Well-Known Member

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    I would say go anything Savage.
     
  7. 7magmike

    7magmike Well-Known Member

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    I love the sendero's but it may be a little heavier than what you want.
     
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Winchester model 70. If you can find the Stainless/laminate you can probably pick one up for between 600.00-900.00 NOS or used but in very good condition.

    The newer Extreme weather stainless/synthetic is a bit lighter and can be had for around 1000.00.

    I have both rifles and after floating/bedding/pillars etc they shoot more than well enough to get to 600yds and beyond and the 300wm of course is more than enough gun for just about anything in N. America at the ranges you specify.
     
  9. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    You may want to add the Tikka T3 light or ultra light to your list of possibilities. Real hard to beat for the $$$
     
  10. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Sako seen to be very good out of the box :)
     
  11. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I see your veggie tales fan! Savage from .260 and up would be my vote.
     
  12. soundwaves

    soundwaves Well-Known Member

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    look up the top at the adverts. you will see something called BLASER R8..!!!! buy a german rifle m8 quality and verry accurate. blaser r8 - heym sr-30 -sauer 202 - mauser......
     
  13. elkcraz1

    elkcraz1 Active Member

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    Winchester 70 Extreme. My body has one that I worked up a load on and it shoots great out to a 1000.
     
  14. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

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    +1! :) Here we go! gun)