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Best bolt action rifle?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 04LTtacoma, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Show me what you got and tell me a little bit about your rifle?

    I am thinking about purchasing a rifle, but I am not sure which one I should get. Who makes a good rifle?

    I was talking to one of my buddies who is in the army. He told me that he enjoys shooting long distances. He does more of the sniper rifle thing then the full auto assault rifles. I thought it would be fun to buy a rifle and start shooting it for fun.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    ffemt2987

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    Remington SPS tactical .308. Buy a scope anywhere above $300 and you'll be good for awhile.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    The best rifle is completely determined by your budget, so what are you looking to spend?

    What are you looking to use it for?

    If you are buying factory ammo, how often you shoot will be a large factor as well. If you have access to reloads it will allow you to shoot a less common round at a lower cost.

    If you do your homework, and really think on what you want to use it for, you can get one rifle to fill many needs.

    Answer the above questions to get better feed back.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    I was just looking at that rifle... I don't want to spend too much on this rifle. My budget would probably be between $450-$650.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Budget between $450-$650

    Mostly target practicing and maybe hunting

    I may shoot it every other weekend.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Wood or synthetic?
     
  7. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    Tactical has a heavy barrel, not good for hunting (synthetic stock to answer you question).

    If you are using for hunting, I would say a Rem 700 CDL....270 is a great round for hunting, otherwise 308 is a wonderful round as well. My long range precision bench rest is 308, but my main hunting rifle (for most north american game) is a CDL 270.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    I was gonna suggest the 700 as well.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    700 SPS Varmint is a great starter gun
     
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    Including the scope? I'd consider a 22 LR. It may sound odd but they're a blast to shoot and are invaluable for things like wind reading, trigger control and position. Stretching a 22 LR to 200 yds takes as much wind reading skill as shooting 308 at 6 or 800 yds. Plus, good match ammo can be had for around $6 for 50 rounds.

    Check out the Mark II TR:
    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/MARKIITR

    Add maybe a Millett TRS scope and you'll get a lot of fun out of that $500.
     
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    Okay, well I will probably end up going with the 700 SPS in a .308

    Do you guys recommend a particular scope for the 700 SPS?

    EDIT: Does the SPS have the heavy barrel?
     
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    Yeah 700 is a good starting rifle.
     
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    Check out Vortex for some well priced quality optics. Nikon is awesome as well
     
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    For something a little unique, how about one of the refurbished Russian Mosin Nagant snipers? Southern Ohio Gun sells them for $380 including scope. The scopes are repros made in the same factory and to the specs of the originals. Ammo is cheap and inexpensive. And, they are a blast to shoot. I'm going to pick one up myself.
     
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    A scope from redfield is a good choice. They and leupold both have eggs in the same basket. You can get a pretty good one for about 180-200 bucks.

    To answer your question OP that Savage is a good rifle as well. Ky .22 is a Savage and I really like it.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    $180-$200? That is a little too much. Ha
     
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    On that kind of budget I would look into a Nikon Pro-Staff model. I wouldn't go cheaper than that
     
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    i love my 7mm rem mag. also take a look at leupold scopes
     
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