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The Workin' Man's Rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sprice, Mar 2, 2009.

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What gun should I trade my A-bolt white gold medallion for?

  1. Kimber 8400 montana

    16 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Browning a bolt stainless stalker

    13 vote(s)
    9.6%
  3. remington 700 xcr

    27 vote(s)
    19.9%
  4. winchester stainless/synthetic model 70

    14 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. steyr pro-hunter

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. sako 85

    12 vote(s)
    8.8%
  7. weatherby sub moa vanguard stainless/synthetic

    14 vote(s)
    10.3%
  8. other- please tell me

    36 vote(s)
    26.5%
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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    I own a Browning A-Bolt White Gold Medallion; and I realized it is way to nice to hunt with. So What gun should I get now? I want a stainless/synthetic and I am Planning on painting it camo.
     
  2. gbran

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  3. husker

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    my dads rem mohawk 600 5.56 its a great walking carbine. they say its to small to take dear with. i have 3 mounts that would tell you different if they could talk. one was at 250yrds with a 65grain hollow piont. it was dead before it hit the ground
     
  4. paintballdude902

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    marlin xl/xs-7 great guns and great price only problem in no stainless yet
     
  5. SimpleIsGood229

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    Ya know, I was like that with my Remington 700 BDL (I know, I know; it's not really in the same league as your White Gold Medallion), but after a few scratches and such, I'm completely past that. I actually like a bit of honest wear, as I think it adds individual character to the rifle.
     
  6. Auburn1992

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    What about a Marlin .308 Express?

    Comes in stainless/laminate.
     
  7. robsc

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    I have two Browning Abolts, .308 and .270wsm , both are synthetic.
    I would seriously get a CZ550 American in walnut.
     
  8. PRE 64 JOE

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    Buy a new or used beater stock for hunting and the pretty one for special bragging and gloating. :D
     
  9. Runningman

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    Tikka T3 Accurate, lightweight, reasonably priced and did I say accurate.
     
  10. sarduy

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    i vote Other!

    Remington 700 SPS Varmint
     
  11. Deer Hunter

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    A "working man's" rifle?

    Depends on the trade....
     
  12. woodchuck315

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    Savage. Anyone with go/no go gauges, a barrel nut wrench and a vice can change barrels, and calibers. Sweet deal. Accutrigger is GREAT for a factory trigger. I dont own one or anything, but like them and will probably get a savage in .308 some day. Top it with a Bushnell elite 3200/4200 scope and I would be set (had a 3200 5-15x40, GREAT scope).

    Remington 700 wouldnt be a bad gun, either. Most of the other bolt actions out look just plain stupid to me.

    CZ makes nice guns, too...but Im keeping as much of my money here in the states...
     
  13. Coal Dragger

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    Within a $1000 budget I would recommend the Kimber or Sako in no particular order. The Kimber has a great action, and a nice synthetic stock that is very rigid. The Sako is also a really nice action, and the Sako trigger is good and crisp and is easily end user adjusted.

    I can also say some really good things about the Steyr SBS Prohunter. Very strong action, good trigger, and excellent barrel. I've shot several of them and all have been accurate. I don't care for the stocks though.

    The others I am not as impressed with but would go for the Weatherby or the Winchester other than those mentioned above.
     
  14. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    Without checking current prices, I'm pretty sure you haven't even touched the price point of a working man's rifle. Not even close! Everything you list is quite near or over $1,000 as a production rifle even without putting glass on it or some 'dura coating' in camo.

    Stepping out on a limb here... Your post is sort of stupid. If you'd paint a Kimber 8400 why not ruin.. er uh, paint a Browning A Bolt White Gold Medallion?

    OK, your choice, but the others you list are no less in quality or price than your Browning. The Browning A Bolt is a fine rifle, painted camo or not.

    Keep it. Customize it to what you feel you need it to be.

    Otherwise, the working man's rifle is well less than $1,000, has a composite stock and is most likely not stainless. If stainless, it's closer in value to a Ruger77mkII, Tikka T3, Savage, or Remington 700.

    The working man's rifle is also probably purchased as a used rifle.

    -Steve
     
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  15. Coal Dragger

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    Yeah I forgot to add for the OP: skip the paint.
     
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    Being that I am an '06 fan I would say anything in '06-lol. For a decent deer rifle try a Ruger 77 synthetic. Very accurate, good trigger, smooth action. What more can you ask from a "working man's rifle"??? For a reliable auto loader try a tried and true 7400 or an older 742. wc
     
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  18. the_right_reverend

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    savage and a barrel nut wrench[​IMG]
     
  19. BlacklabelOP

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    Don't fall for the 700 coolaid drinkers.

    savage or weatherby
     
  20. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Depends on the budget, but if the budget will do it, get the Steyr or Sako. May as well get the best. Maybe the Browning A-Bolt Stalker.
     
  21. crebralfix

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    Savage 10 FP...under $600 and it does just fine out to 1,000 yards with decent glass.
     
  22. ATAShooter

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    Check out those Savages. You get your dollars worth...
     
  23. Flash!

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    I hunt with my Browning A-Bolt White Gold Medallion......
     
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    I prefer the Browning above most. If I had to choose a second favorite for field use, it'd be a Ruger 77MkII.
     
  25. LEVRLOVR

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    Yep, Ruger MKll 30-06 for me also .
     
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