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300yard gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by tigersfan, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. Averageman

    Averageman Member

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    I have shot competition way past 300 meters with an as issued M16 and about 5 rounds and twenty minutes to sight it in.
    I might not take that same shot at 50 as I did at 19, put I just might if the wind was right and the shot was clear, even with a .223.
    I have a nice Savage Model 11 in .308 and I wouldn't hesitate to take that shot. Get a nice Burris FullField 3X9 on top and practise with it and you'll be fine. At that point it's as much about ammo performance as the rifle.
    You can pick up a very nice rifle used that will last you a lifetime.
     
  2. cactus02

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    I saw 2 weeks ago a rem 700 varminter barreled 308 with scope for $549 at dicks sporting and almost bought my third one just because I could. Accurate out of the box with a no name 3 to 9 remington scope to boot.
     
  3. p5200

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    I've been watching hunting on TV and have been wondering about the new Ruger American? The price sure seems cheap enough. :)
     
  4. Kachok

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    Another "which rifle" thread.
    Having owned several examples of each major brand let me break it down for you.

    Winchester 70: The old push feed I had from the 90s was lackluster but the new FN made one is fantastic, only downside is that my featherweight is a tad picky about what bullets it will group tight with. Highly recommended.

    Marlin XS7: crude ergonomics and just plain ugly, but it shot pretty darn good and never had any issues, it was cheap as well, so I put it on the good value list.

    Savage 110: rock solid reliable, stupid accurate, and fantastic factory trigger all for bargain money. Simply the best bargin rifle on the market I have owned six of them. HIGHLY recommended!

    Browning A-bolt: slim and light. It just has a different feel then other rifles, and the flip down mag is nifty. Avarage accuracy, and good reliability, though some of the characteristics of the rifle turn me off, like it's very weak ejector feel, it just drops brass out of the action rather then throwing it. It only makes the "buy it list" if it fits you really well.

    Tikka T3: THE most accurate featherweight rifle I have ever shot, one hole groups at 100yd, as if that were not enough it also has the perfect trigger, great fiber re-enforced stock, and an action so smooth you cannot feel it chamber a round. This tops the recommended list but they do cost a bit more then the other bargain rifles. This is my favorite rifle of all time.

    Remington 700: Mixed reviews on these, loved the older ones, HATE the new ones, the last three I owned were all garbage. They were so bad that I swore off Remington firearms, worst guns I have ever shot. An old 700 is a classic sporter you will love for a lifetime......big difference.

    Cannot speak for the Ruger or T/C from first hand experience, but hopefully I will be able to soon.
     
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  5. FiveInADime

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    I agree about the Winchester. If I had a bunch of money I would replace all of my hunting rifles (Some Winchester 70 push-feeds 80's and 90's) with the new FN Model 70s.

    On the Marlin X7 I can't see where you are coming from but, of course, you are entitled to your opinion. I think they look like a classic bolt-action. Nothing ugly about that. I recently bought one over a Stevens 200 because I think it looked 5x as good, had more features, and was nearly the same action design. What's so bad about the ergonomics?
     
  6. tigersfan

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    I'm going with the tikka t3 hunter. Will try to post pics later. Thanks for all the input. Now I can't wait to hit the range.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. 98Redline

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    While Kachok may not be a big fan of the A-Bolt, I would say that I am. My .270 A-Bolt Medallion easily shoots .5 MOA with ammunition it likes. In the 20 years I have owned it it has yet to let me down. Most of the A-Bolts I have seen will easily shoot MOA given a good scope and shooter.

    Regarding your caliber selection don't overlook the .270 Win. It is nearly ubiquitous to every store that sells hunting ammunition, is fairly light recoiling and flat shooting.

    With a good 150gr bullet I wouldn't feel under gunned for anything up to and including elk.
     
  8. splattergun

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    Killing a deer at 300 yards is not an extremely difficult thing to do. Any of the calibers mentioned in OP are capable of it and are available in his price range like fleas on a hound.

    The greatest concern is the shooter's skill and familiarity with the weapon. Don't ignore Mossberg, Ruger, or Savage. While you would certainly be happiest with a quality scope, I have taken a few mule deer ~ 450 yards with my Mossberg 1500 and a cheap Tasco scope. I can do this because I practice and I know where the bullet will hit at various ranges.
     
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