What factory rifle?

Hse0785

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Look into the offerings by Bergara. They have excel-fabulous barrels right from the factory, there are lefties available, some come in full-length chassis or in a mini-chassis that's embedded into a composite stock and they're guaranteed to shot 1.0 MOA with premium factory ammo. A good friend of mine has a Bergara B14 HMR in .308Win that shot .191 MOA at 200 yards the very first time he had it to the range-- right out of the box. He paid less than $1000 for the rifle. The refurbished Nightforce was also a help in the effort.

Bergara sells 6.5mm Creedmoors; ain't much to cut a .260Rem chamber into that.

https://www.shootingillustrated.com...ew-for-2019-bergara-b14-series-hmr-left-hand/

Lefty 6.5 Creed: Bergara product number B14S352L. Just search the number; you'll find several sources.

I’ve already got a 12+ lb 700LH .260 paper puncher.

I thought I could make do with it for hunting but it’s just too heavy.

I was eyeing the American a predator as a possible light weight hunting rig.
 

kydeerhunter1203

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I’m looking for a factory rifle that I can use for anything and everything, and that has the ability to reach out there at longer distances. I’m currently shooting a Remington Sendero in .300 rum, and I’ve killed a lot of animals with it, but I’ve never been able to feel completely confident in it. I’ve been looking at the browning hells canyon LR and the Christensen Arms Ridgeline. The ridgeline has all the features I’m looking for, but I’ve heard that it’s not uncommon for them to have accuracy issues due to issues with the barrels. I’m also trying to decide between a .300 win and a 28 nosler. What are your guys thoughts?
 

kydeerhunter1203

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I’m looking for a factory rifle that I can use for anything and everything, and that has the ability to reach out there at longer distances. I’m currently shooting a Remington Sendero in .300 rum, and I’ve killed a lot of animals with it, but I’ve never been able to feel completely confident in it. I’ve been looking at the browning hells canyon LR and the Christensen Arms Ridgeline. The ridgeline has all the features I’m looking for, but I’ve heard that it’s not uncommon for them to have accuracy issues due to issues with the barrels. I’m also trying to decide between a .300 win and a 28 nosler. What are your guys thoughts?
I think you should look into a Bergara hmr pro I’ve been very impressed with mine so far and maybe in 300 PRC guaranteed Sub Moa just another option
 

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Send your rifle to Hart Barrel Company, and they will make a real shooter out of your rifle.
Yes, indeed! I had a Hart replace a Krieger. The Krieger never could do much better than .500 MOA; the Hart shot into the .200s. Needless to say, I was very satisfied with the Hart barrel...
 
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I’ve already got a 12+ lb 700LH .260 paper puncher.

I thought I could make do with it for hunting but it’s just too heavy.

I was eyeing the American a predator as a possible light weight hunting rig.

I have two Ruger American Predators and one Ruger American Go Wild (a Predator with Camo stock, a muzzle brake and bronze Cerakote metal finish) in 6.5 Creedmoor. All three shoot 5 round groups of factory ammo, under 3/4 MOA, one under 1/2 MOA. My handloads are a little tighter. For under $510.00 you will be hard pressed to beat them for a hunting weight rifle.

I also have the Ruger American Predator in 6mm Creedmoor and a Go Wild version in 30-06. They too shoot under 1/2 MOA and 3/4 MOA 5 round groups respectively. I'm seriously considering adding a Go Wild version in 338 Win Mag soon, as well.
 

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I have two Ruger American Predators and one Ruger American Go Wild (a Predator with Camo stock, a muzzle brake and bronze Cerakote metal finish) in 6.5 Creedmoor. All three shoot 5 round groups of factory ammo, under 3/4 MOA, one under 1/2 MOA. My handloads are a little tighter. For under $510.00 you will be hard pressed to beat them for a hunting weight rifle.

I also have the Ruger American Predator in 6mm Creedmoor and a Go Wild version in 30-06. They too shoot under 1/2 MOA and 3/4 MOA 5 round groups respectively. I'm seriously considering adding a Go Wild version in 338 Win Mag soon, as well.

I’m vested in .260 so I don’t plan to add the Creed.
 

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I’m vested in .260 so I don’t plan to add the Creed.

That's a perfect excuse to add a 7mm-08 Rem or a 308 Win to your arsenal! Ruger makes both in the Ruger American Predator version and the 308 Win is also available in the Go Wild version that will accept AI magazines as well. :D
 

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Tikka t3x. Excellent shooters for the price. If you ever shoot it out, they are excellent actions to build a project off of.

Titka's are nice but don't come in 28N. Also for long range I like a longer barrel. I think titka is limited to 24". You can do a lot with a 300WM but it would certainly be a downgrade of performance from a 300 RUM.
 

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To all you guys that mention the 28Nos, do you not know or just don't care that they are one of the fastest barrel eaters out there? I've even read on here that as little as 500 rounds and they are toast. And don't just say put another barrel on it. The OP doesn't sound like he is in for that.
 

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To all you guys that mention the 28Nos, do you not know or just don't care that they are one of the fastest barrel eaters out there? I've even read on here that as little as 500 rounds and they are toast. And don't just say put another barrel on it. The OP doesn't sound like he is in for that.

Barrel life is an issue for some, not for others.

If you're going to put less than 50rds through a hunting rifle each year it's not much of an issue.

If you have near unlimited money it's not an issue.

If you have a limited budget and shoot a lot, it's an issue.

If you're smart and never shoot one hot, you can extend the life of overbore magnums far beyond what is typically expected.

I have .260's for my high volume shooting and save the overbore barrel eaters putting just enough rounds through them each year to enjoy them and get what I need to do done as far as filling the freezer or hanging something special on the wall.

Different strokes for different needs and folks.
 
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