Originally Posted by Beltramo09
I plan on buying this gun for just target shooting. I would say my budget is $1000 or less. I'm not really sure if that is a good budget, but that is just a good number that came into my head. I am willing to spend more if I need to. My friend just bought a Mosin Nagant and although I haven't had the chance to shoot, I like it a lot. It just has a real nice look to it and a bolt action rifle is always nice. I have had a bit of experience shooting rifles and shotguns so I am not recoil shy.
Although the Mosin Nagant is a good gun for certain purposes, it is NOT a target rifle.
If you want a target rifle, I would recommend something like a Remington 700 or maybe a Savage rifle. Howa's and weatherby's also have a good reputation for accuracy.
You probably want to look for a .308, those are very accurate rounds and are commonly used in competition.
A general rule for scopes is that you get what you pay for. You might need to put at least $300 in it to get one that is good enough for target shooting. How far do you plan on shooting?
There are a lot of good choices out there for target rifles. Ultimately it's going to come down to the one that feels good in your hands and that you like the look of.