which rifle to buy first? 1k-3k?

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  1. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    I plan on buying a 338 win mag A bolt 26" stainless with boss and A 460 weatherby .Now i do plan on getting these rifle about 4 months apart .I will geting maybe 2-3k in june and want to drop it into a "nice rifle" my first set up would

    .Be the A-bolt with Leupold Competition Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 45x 45mm 1/8 MOA Target Dot Reticle Matte - MidwayUSA

    scope or Zeiss MC Conquest Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Side Focus Target Turrets Rapid Z 1000 Reticle Silver - MidwayUSA

    since it's stainless to match the A-bolt.

    Now for the 460 i was looking a Mueller Hybrid 3-9×40mm Long Eye Relief • Mueller Optics


    Now i know people are going to ask what purpose for each one,hunting or shooting am i plan on doing .Well the .338 win mag is going to be my primary hunting rifle deer,hog,coyote(lol) and maybe a bear hunt in 2011.

    The 460 is going to be for enjoyment because i like big recoil and it's loud as hell with the accu-brake .I like the mark v's and no one in 100 miles have one so it would be kinda special for me to have one .gun).
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    I would definitely take the Zeiss over the Leupy for the variable power. A straight 45x is going to make it really difficult if you have a shot up close and personal. Now if you are going to be set up somewhere that you are going to have really far shots all the time, then the high fixed power is probably a good option.

    I like your rifle choices though.

  3. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Okay, don't get mad at me for this suggestion. What about having a .338 Allen Mag built? http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/Fiftydriver/PC290348.jpg Something like this.:D
    Top it off with that Ziess, and you would be good to go. If you don't like that "suggestion", I would go with the hunting rig. I say that, because you could have more trigger time before hunting season.
  4. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    If you like big recoil then take the muzzle brake off! :D

  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    For the money your spending, I would just buy one of the 338 super mags, custom. Allen, Edge, Lapua, RUM, 338-378:D:D Look at the for sale section great guns on there.
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    For the 338 Win Mag I would look at a variable arround 4 to 6x on the lower end and 14 to 20x
    on the upper end. Also have you looked at the Leupold Mark 4 ?

    You can have to much power and eye position becomes critical when shooting. The 30mm tube
    keeps the scope shorter and stronger.

    For the 460 Weatherby I would recomend one of the safari types of scopes around 1.5x 7 for
    max eye relief and wide field of view also they are designed to focus very close (4 or 5 feet).

    I have a Burris safari on my unbraked 416 and it works great and has an extra inch of eye
    relief for safety.

    I like all big bores and extra eye relief is a must !

  7. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    I had thought about a custom rifle but after i held a 300 win-mag stainless A-bolt stalker i fell in love with it .Any way i plan on buying couple 100's round for the 338 when i buy it .The 460 i would have to wait a while yo buy volume ammo for it lol.