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working mans rifle #2 (real version)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sprice, Mar 3, 2009.

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Read the thread and then pick one of these guns, please explain why you picked it too

  1. Kimber 8400 montana

    13 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Winchester all weather stainless/ synthetic

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
  3. weatherby vanguard sub-moa stainless/ synthetic

    14 vote(s)
    29.2%
  4. browning A-bolt stainless stalker

    8 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. sako 85 stainless/ synthetic

    4 vote(s)
    8.3%
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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    Well I have given it some more thought, and have decided on a few guns. I would like your input please vote on the poll and then leave your reasoning/ experiences in the thread. Sorry about the last one, I forgot the poll

    -Thanks! They are all about $1,000 by the way. Which is a good price for a gun freak. Just what is the best one?
     
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  2. osteodoc08

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    Well as it is a working man's gun, I chose one that can be had for working man's prices....the vangaurd. It is an excellent firearm. If I had to chose an overall "working man's gun" It would either be a marlin lever or a Remington rifle. Go figure.
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    No Model 700XCR, so I went with Weatherby.
     
  4. X-Rap

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    I picked the Kimber cause I don't have one yet.
     
  5. Big Bill

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    Weatherby - best gun for the money and guarantees accuracy.
     
  6. JWJacobVT

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    None of the above.
    More likely a Marlin Lever.
    Please define "working man"

    Thanks
     
  7. little miss

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    working man define you must,my working mans gun is $159 Mauser .
     
  8. JWJacobVT

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    OOPS I forgot my FR8, best working gun I have. Thanks little miss.
     
  9. Bigfoot

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    Kimber Big Sky.

    Light weight, great fit/finish.
     
  10. a-sheepdog

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    I like Browning rifles, already bedded and every one that I have shot has been a great shooting rifle. I like the stainless/composite for inclement weather.
     
  11. freakshow10mm

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    Those working guns are out of my price range.
     
  12. Coal Dragger

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    That is tough between the Kimber and the Sako. Both are realistically just over the $1000 cap, but worth it to me.

    I'd go for the Kimber most likely. I like the action and the stock better.

    It would make a pretty good working rifle (leave out the man's part) with a tough kevlar fiber stock, and stainless barrel and action.

    My only complaint might be that it's too light, but then again I doubt you are buying it as a target rifle to be shot frequently.
     
  13. mickeydim468

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    I voted Weatherby cuz you don't have to pay extra to get sub-MOA. But I still think others said it all too well. You're out of the price range. I have a P17 that I paid $165.00 for but would really like a Savage 11 in 30.06!

    Mikey!
     
  14. jmr40

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    None of the above. Ruger!

    The stainless Winchester is a possibility but they are not making them yet, may never. Weatherby's are nice rifles but are too heavy in my opinion. I simply do not like Brownings. The Kimber is the best choice on your list and probably a better gun than the Ruger, but it, and all of your other choices are too expensive to meet my definition of a "working mans rifle". At about half of the price of your choices the Ruger will do anything you need a rifle to do.
     
  15. X-Rap

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    This working mans rifle being to expensive is begining to sound like a politicians argument for a raise in the minimum wage.
    If its worth having its worth waiting and saving for.
    In the early part of my life I learned to save and wait for a good deal on the guns I wanted. That view has served me well and since have accumulated some pretty nice items.
    I guess I'm just trying to ease what is sounding like gun class envy and encourage people to strive for the things they want.
     
  16. Don357

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    I couldn't choose one of the rifles you had listed, because you asked for "a working man's rifle". IMHO a Stevens Model 200 or a Savage Model 110 would be my choice. They are for all intents and purposes the same rifle, with a few minor differences, and are both under $400 to $500 for a new one. I paid $220 for my barely used Stevens Mod 200 in .308Win. I personally see no need to spend $1000 for an excellent hunting rifle when you can get one for half that or less.:cool:
     
  17. shiftyer1

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    As I agree with saving for what you want and waiting for a deal. To me a working mans rifle has always been defined as tough, fairly inexpensive, and reliable. I just don't think I could use a $1000 Kimber as a truck gun. But I would love to own any of the above mentioned.
     
  18. Schofield

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    none of the above. I pick either a garand back in the day when it was like $200 or a yellowboy
     
  19. 280shooter

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    none of the above,

    Winchester 94.. there is a working mans gun
     
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    None of the above fit my understanding of a "working man's rifle." As posted to your other thread, that honor goes to a Remington 760 in .30-06 or a Marlin 336/Winchester 94 in .30-30.

    My own "go to" gun is a Remington Model Seven in .308.
     
  21. interlock

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    out of the choices above the sako is, for me the clear winner. However they are all good rifles.
     
  22. jbech123

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    The sub-moa's are good rifles, but you actually do pay more for them than the regular vanguard, so your statement is not true.
     
  23. jbech123

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    All your choices are fine rifles, but realistically, under hunting conditions, a stevens 200 will do anything any of them will do for $269. Especially when you call it a working man's rifle, $1K plus doesn't seem to fit with that term very well.
     
  24. shaggy430

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    Buy a Tikka T3 for less than $600. Take the other $400 and buy a good scope.

    Or you could buy a great used Rem 700 or Win 70 for $300 and bed the action and pass it down to your kid's grandkids one day.

    What I am getting at is that none of your rifle's listed are "working man's rifles." If you already have a great rifle like the Browning Medallion and you are wanting something good to shoot that you are not scared to get dinged up, why buy another $1000 rifle? You already said you were going to ruin it by painting it camo in the other thread.

    Just my $.02
     
  25. Schleprok62

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    Must be a White-Collar Working man. I can't afford a Kimber, but, I can afford a nice Savage or Marlin that will do everything all of those rifles will for less... (with the exception going to the Vangurd - great rifle, good price point)

    Cheers....
     
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