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Ok, $1500 Total Budget, Rifle and Scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dtmoss14, Sep 15, 2007.

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  1. Dtmoss14

    Dtmoss14 Member

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    LR Target shooting, 300-1000 yards. Beginner, never shot anything more than .22 pistols and a 10/22 rifle. Already settled on .308

    Give me your input. Remember $1500 Total Budget, including Mount and rings.

    Thanks
     
  2. yesit'sloaded

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    Mossberg 100 ATR , Remington 700, CZ 750, FN PBR.
     
  3. AnthonyC.

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    Already decided on .308 huh?....ok then first you need to go to a range and shoot a .308 rifle. I am a beginner too and before a few weeks ago I had never shot anything above a .22. I went to the range and found somone shooting a .30-06 and he let me shoot it 3 times. I now have a differnt perspective for all centerfire rifles. Im not saying it was a bad experiance....I just understand why some people want a good recoil pad on their rifles.:D

    Other than that you should be able to get a decent rifle and maybe a few boxes of ammo for $1500...lol:)

    A.C.
     
  4. hrgrisso

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    Good Challenge

    Howa 1500 Varmint (hvy barrel) .308 - $600
    Harris Self Leveling Bipod - $100
    Leuopold Scope - $700
    Black Hills Long Range Ammo - $100

    I do belive this would give you quite the setup. It's one I've seen, and I hope to put together in the next year.
     
  5. rangerruck

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    cz, special models, 550. or 750 or UHR rifles. they will come with a 1000 yds guarantee, and will come complete with scope allready zero'd.
    But if you want money left over, to buy lots of ammo, then put together a Savage for a 1000. , and then buy 500 . worth of bullets, plus throw in a Wallyworld or Academy bipod.
     
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  6. rangerruck

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    by the way, a good longe range scope , is the Super sniper series, good mildot ranging scope for under 400.
     
  7. CajunTim

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    Rifle
    Tikka Varmint, If you can find a master sporter at a reasonable price I'd jump on that.
    Savage BVSS or maybe a LP
    CZ Kevlar Varmint
    CDNN had some heavy barreled Steyrs in 308 for 600ish IIRC. Probably gone by now, but that would be nice.


    Mounts
    I like Warne

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    Bushnell Elite 4200
    Weaver
    Zeiss Conquest
     
  9. Pigspitter

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    Listen to my new setup(got it thursday)
    Remington 700LTR with fluted bull barrel
    HS Precision free floating stock
    Harris Bipod
    tactical rubber sling
    Burris Extreme Tactical 3x12
    Federal Gold Match .308
    and that equals a 1/2moa rifle
     
  10. glockman19

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    If you're looking for a bolt action rifle I'd get a Remington 700 series rifle then the best scope you can afford with the left over cash. I use a Remington 700 CDL in .30-06, very similar to the .308 with a Bushnell 3200 series 3-9x40 scope.

    It will be with in your budget and very accurate and reliable.
     
  11. skinnyguy

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    Don't do it, guns are addicting. The best thing to do is send me the money so you aren't tempted!!

    I agree on the Remington 700, either .30-06 or .270 would be MY choice. Very accurate out of the box, wood stock doesn't have killer recoil, I don't know about the composite stock, so I can't say.

    Good luck and post pics when you get the setup!!
     
  12. eldon519

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    Slap a Super Sniper on a Savage 10FP. Should come to about a $1000 and be sub-moa capable.

    Just a thought, the Savage tacticool rifles in .223 have a fast twist barrel ideal for heavier long-range target boolits. .223 produces less recoil and is cheaper to shoot, both of which behoove a beginner.
     
  13. jpwilly

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    CDNN Sports has FNA1 package rifles on sale for under $1500!!! You'll need to download the current sale flier.

    +1 for the sniper central entry level package too.

    A Savage 10FP or Rem 700 will work.

    My entry level LR Rifle is a Mossberg ATR in 30-06 you can get it in 308 too. Not a heavy Barrel but it shoots MOA at 100 so far...we'll see about longer ranges soon! On your budget that would leave me $1150 for ammo to get good. Here it is:

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  14. GunTech

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    Savage 10FP Tactical $525
    TPS 20 MOA picatinny rail $67
    TPS 30mm Rings $86
    USO ST-10S $895

    Total $1573

    Add $100 for a good trigger.
     
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    The new Remington 798 is impressive,and you'll have enough money left over for a good Leupold scope and ammo and probably still not spend 1500 bucks
     
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    savage and burris tactical.
     
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    The Howas isn't a bad choice, I'd consider the Savage Model 12 Varmint or the 10FP and the CZ 550 Varmint (I think the 750 previously mentioned is around $1800).

    The Savages have the accutrigger and absolutley do not need a trigger job. The CZ 550 has a set trigger and again would not need a trigger job. Both can be had for under $600-700.

    For a scope a Bushnell EuroDiamond 3-12 x 50 (30mm Tube) or Black Diamond 4-16 (Both more or less $600), even the Fullfield II in 4.5-14 ($375 or so). The Burris 4200's are also good scopes and the 3200 series are about the same quality as the FFII's. That should leave plenty for a 20 moa base, set of rings, and a bipod.

    Rmember that if you are going past 600 yards you really want a 24" barrel minimum, 25-28" is better. If not shooting past 600 then you don't need the 20 moa base, just a standard will do.
     
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    I have to agree with Anthony, shoot a .308 first, it will take many rounds to forget the recoil and fully concentrate on the target, and a .308 is hard to ignore. 1000 yrds?? hard shot for anybody, you are trying to go from a crawl to full flight, you may be happier with a 22-250, .223, .243, all can shoot well to 300-400 yrds, and they are pleasant to shoot round after round.
     
  20. Bartkowski

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    A .308 doesn't "kick" that bad out of a lightweight hunting rifle, so I would imagine that out of a heavier target gun that recoil would be fine. A 30-06 kicks more out of a heavier gun of mine, than the .308 does, so if you plan on getting a 30-06, I would make sure you have a nice recoil pad on it, and a heavier gun.

    Anyway, I would get a remington 700. I don't know about the savage's because I have not owned them, but many people love them for long range shooting, so a savage would probably be a good choice too.
     
  21. GunTech

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    I have to admit I don't own any Savages myself, but I've shot tactical matches along with enough savage shooters to know they are great shooters. Another feature I have always admired is the relative ease of changing barrekls on the savage.

    Frankly, I haven't been too impressed with the accutrigger. It's better than the old Savage trigger, but doesn't compare well to a tuned Remington 700, or any of the numerous after-market match triggers. It's all what you are used to. There are several drop in after-market triggers for between $100-150 - RifleBasix, Timney, etc. Bell and carlson also has a very nice drop in stock for those who balk at the cost for an HS precision or McMillan

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    A 308, loaded with light bullets from a heavy rifle is about as gentle as it comes while still being able to feel the recoil.

    I like to use the 155gn Lapua Scenars for 1000 yard, as they have the same BC as the 175gn SMK and can be driven much faster and with less recoil.

    YMMV
     
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    If you have little experience, I highly suggest that you consider getting to an Appleseed shoot. Take your 22, (if it is a ruger 10/22, put some Tech-Sights on it) and get some instruction on fundamental, accurate rifle shooting (and some interesting American history). You will learn the skills needed to get you out to 500+ yards with your new rifle, and that will be a huge savings in ammo and wasted time.

    Keep in mind that most folks can easily learn the skills to shoot out to 500 yards or so, but beyond 600, it gets pretty technical in a hurry. While the 308 will get to 1000 yards and still be impressive when it gets there, it takes much more than an accurate rifle to get it there.

    Get to an Appleseed ( http://www.appleseedinfo.org ) and get yourself up to speed out to 500 yards, then work on learning to go beyond.

    My personal choice of 308 is the M1a, as it is more than capable out to 500+ yards and that is fine with me. There are many here that have better input on bolt guns, but I suspect at this point, you might consider something less expensive, and shoot it out, before investing in a more costly rifle. Just my 2c. You can not spend enough on a rifle to make up for lack of experience and knowledge. You are going to send a bunch of ammo down range to learn to shoot out past 600 yards, most any bolt gun should give you the accuracy to learn with. Once you "out shoot" your rifle, sell/trade for more quality if you wish.
     
  25. CajunTim

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    Shooting .308 150 gr. Core-Lokts out of my stock 12FV I found it to be uncomfortable. It compared to a 12gauge shooting 00 for me. I was bruised after shooting 20 rounds. I weigh 225lbs so I'm not real bony. I put a McM a3 stock on it and can now shoot 100+ rounds with no problem. That tupperware stock I found was just ****. My current setup now weighs 13.4lbs.

    So like I have said before on many of boards plan on replacing the stock and just get the FV with the 26" barrel here you go 456 shipped they also have the Bushnell Tactical for 530 add TPS 20 MOA picatinny rail $67
    TPS 30mm Rings $86 (I have never used them but hear they are good to go)thats $1139 plus shipping that leaves over $300 for a stock ( I paid $387 shipped for my A3 but he is out so keep your eyes open and you can find a deal).

    After reading your post on here and other forums it seems you are set on the Savage so flip a coin and buy one then you can put it all together as you as you get more money. You dont need to change the stock or add a bipod to start putting rounds down range. You can add these things in a year or two or whenever finances permit.

    Good luck and make a decision already. Let us know how it shoots when you get it.
     
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