New rifle with walnut stock, in reasonable ammo!


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Taffnevy
June 16, 2007, 01:33 AM
I'm looking for a semi-long range rifle (200-350) yards.

I want the rifle to have a walnut stock, be $600+-, be drilled and tapped for a scope mount, and be made in the U.S.A.

What do you have for me??

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ArmedBear
June 16, 2007, 01:58 AM
Marlin 336C (.30-30 is even better in new Hornady version, but cheap bulk ammo also available)
Ruger 77 (comes with rings, many calibers)
Savage makes some nice walnut guns now
Remington 750 (Gun Tests found accuracy of this semiauto on par with bolt guns)

Z_Infidel
June 16, 2007, 01:19 PM
200-350 yards might be stretching it a bit for the 336. I'm not saying it can't be used at that distance, but the other options listed above might be better choices for that 350 yard mark. The new .308 Marlin would probably fit the bill as well.

ArmedBear, where's that cheap bulk .30-30 ammo? I lucked out and bought several boxes of Federal 170gr ammo at Cabelas for $7.99 per box a few weeks ago and thought I was doing good.

glockman19
June 16, 2007, 01:33 PM
Remington 700 CDL .308, .30-06, 7mm.

Made in USA.
$700
Drilled & Tapped.
Beautiful wood stock

kcmarine
June 16, 2007, 01:45 PM
Them danged M77 Rugers man.

ArmedBear
June 16, 2007, 01:54 PM
ArmedBear, where's that cheap bulk .30-30 ammo? I lucked out and bought several boxes of Federal 170gr ammo at Cabelas for $7.99 per box a few weeks ago and thought I was doing good.

That's cheap, these days, for .30 caliber centerfire ammo, unfortunately. Compare to what you have to pay for .30-06.

.30-30 will drop at 300 yards, but most scope makers now include a drop reticle. He didn't say it had to be a reliable one-shot stopper of elk at 300 yards; I figured he meant that it just had to hit something.:)

.223 is always a good choice for target shooting at a decent distance without breaking the bank.

But you'll be hard-pressed to find a lot of other American-made, walnut-stocked guns for $425, which is the going good price around here for the excellent and versatile 336.

The 750 is a nice rifle. Handles like a shotgun, groups like a bolt gun. Does not come in .223, but .308 is an option.

Sniper4Life
June 16, 2007, 02:00 PM
Savage 14 American classic:

Here are calibers:22-250 REM, 243 WIN, 7MM-08 REM, 308 WIN, 270 WSM, 300 WSM

Made in New York

And About $600

220_Swift
June 16, 2007, 02:26 PM
I would take a good look at the Thompson Center Icon. It looks pretty impressive, and meets your requirements.

metallic
June 16, 2007, 03:41 PM
Winchester Model 70 in .270. The rifle is around $500 and the ammo is around $13 a box.

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