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Best Sniper Rifle out of the box for $1000 or less?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Scout Sniper, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. Scout Sniper

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    Best Sniper Rifle out of the box for $1000 or less?

    just wanted your thought on this. IMO I would have to say Savage 110 Tactical 300winmag.:D mine will cut 1/2 MOA groups out to 800 yards all day long. Equiped with a Super Sniper Scope & Ultimate Snipe Stock total price: $985.:cool:
     
  2. idakfan

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    Wow! I'm not a bolt-action or scope guy (have never owned or fired one) but that's impressive accuracy comming from the affordable Savage series.

    That price would be a little higher with the new Accu-Trigger models wouldn't it?

    What kind of mount/rings do you use?
     
  3. Scout Sniper

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    it is the Accu trigger model I got it stock for $450. the scope was $350 /w Badger rings & mount. and the stock was @ $185
     
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    The McMillan A-5 that my Savage sits in cost more than the rifle did when I originally bought it.
     
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  7. Scout Sniper

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    I just love 300winmag Long range Rifles:evil:
     
  8. USSR

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    If you're talking Tactical Rifles, there are several good choices that are under $1,000. The Remington 700P and the Winchester Stealth are both good choices. If you are talking Savage, then I would stay away from the tupperware stocks found on many of their cheaper models, and go directly to the 10FP LE2B with it's McMillan stock. An even better choice is a few hundred dollars over $1,000 (about $1300), and that is the FN SPR. Plan on paying as much or more $$$ for a quality scope, rail, and rings, and you are good to go.

    Don
     
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    Tikka with optics is well below that range and shoots sub MOA out of the box. I got a Leupold vari-X 3-9x and the gun itself is chambered in 7mm rem.
    Rem 700 is slightly more and also good quality.
    Savage is decent with some work and very cheap.

    Any of these guns is capable of sniping if you are.
     
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    Remington 700 pss and a nice 3x9 or you could even get the package deal with the mentioned and harris bi-pod and case to boot.I got mine for $899 that is a little low compared to normal but I had a buddy in the business he got me a great deal. or any heavy barreled or flutted barrel winchester model 70 like the stealth that was stated earlier because they are awesome!
     
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    Remington 700P.

    Kharn
     
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    I got most of my gear used and as a package deal, but my 700 LTR (PSS's little brother) wears a sightron sII 3-12x42 on a nightforce base with TPS rings. It came out to a little under 900 for the package.
     
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    Thanks for all of the great post guys.:) I just wanted to see how other people thought about their rifles. I LOVE MINE!!!!!:D what ever you have is the best to you, and that is how it should be. we are all different but we have one thing in common, our love of firearms which noone will ever be able to take away.:D
     
  15. MJ

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    Savage is pretty much old news

    :cool:
    My 110 in .308 is ten years old and is still my OLD RELIABLE. And even though I don't shoot 2000 yards every day like you guys it owns most targets too 500 yards, that's my personnel limit.

    [​IMG]

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    I remove the scope to transport the rig and slap it back on and it never misses first shot. I also have no problem with the stock. The idea was to have a no fuss shooter with out all the useless adons.

    Cheers
    :rolleyes: MJ:rolleyes:
     
  16. Stinkyshoe

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    Nice group man. Now if you'd just shoot another round to the right of the X, you'd have a yourself a little smiley face(and so would I):D
     
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    Would you gentlemen mind commenting on the short comings of the Maj. Plaster 'tupperware' stock? I guess I am not that good of a shooter that it would make a difference.

    With the Farrel mount riser, are you best off with low or medium rings?

    What would be the increase in range be from the 308 model to the 300 WM? Can the 308 Model be rebarreled for the 300WM?

    Thanks
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    Plaster's tupperware makes vibration noises when I make the gun I've got in it go "bang." That's not a good thing, because something's going on that will adversely affect accuracy. The stock should be _dead_. It also isn't really very good for riding on bags or an improvised rest, such as a backpack. I guess the designer assumed that people would want to use bipods all the time.

    My Savage 110FP will still shoot around 0.75 MOA tho... nice round groups.

    Gotta stay on top of the loading and pay attention to the wind and the setup on the bench though.
     
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    For the money I really liked my CZ 550 Varmint laminate. It's now available with the HS Precision kevlar stock too and includes rings. Even if you pay full retail (which you can get it for well under) you've got money left over for a decent scope. I really liked the set trigger for bench shooting and standard pull was nice for off hand.

    I replaced it with a rifle that only slightly out-performed it and cost over twice as much, a Browning A-Bolt Eclipse w/Boss.
     
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    Do you guys have any idea what would cause unreliable detonation with the Model 10? Trigger go click...no boom...?

    I guess I must be oblivious to the vibration you are talking about. I am not quite sure what you mean. Was yours properly torqued in place? or is it characteristic of the plastic.

    Some of you mentioned spending a pretty penny on an after market stock for the M10. Is it really worth it to do that(in your opinion) seeings how it is just a savage? I kinda liked the whole Savage idea because they are somewhat cheaper than other brands and seemingly every bit as accurate.
     
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    If you are referring to the Choate Super Sniper stock, I would not call it a tupperware stock. A tupperware stock is one in which you can grasp the forearm and twist it or push it upward so that it will contact the barrel (not good). The problems with the Choate SS stock are: too d@mn heavy; egonomically not suitable for carry and any type of shooting other than bench or prone; too d@mn heavy; cheap and flimsy stock adjustments/attachments. Oh, and did I mention that it's too d@mn heavy. That being said, it will work for prone or bench shooting, and is a slight improvement over the tupperware stocks found on the cheap Savage models. If you want a real stock, save up your $$$ and get a McMillan.

    Don
     
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    Focus your money on the scope: a GOOD 10x with mil-dot reticle. A 1MOA rifle is not as expensive to come by. If you can't see the target better than you can shoot at it, a better barrel won't do you any good. Even a 2MOA rifle will likely hit a man-sized target at 1000 yards if you can see it clearly enough.
     
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    Any Accu trigger Savage and a good mid-range scope will do you well.
     
  25. MJ

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    I'll stick with the stock setup. If there is a problem it's with me. Rifle, scope and mounting hardware under $900. Ten years and several thousand rounds of fun without visiting any tuners or after market do-dads has a value.:p

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    100 yard warm up on air rifle targets.


    Cheers
    ;) MJ;)
     
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