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Old 10-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Good morning guys and gals. I'm looking for a little help on this one and figured somwone here could help. I'm looking to get into some of the long range competitions at my local gun club and nothing I have currently has that long of reach. I think the longest shot they take is up to about 750 yards. I'm looking for something that isn't going to break the bank but still be as accurate as possible. My budget is $1000 $1200 including ammo. I know that isn't much considering optics are expensive but I figured if anyone would have any ideas it would be someone here. Thanks for your help.

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Get a Remington 700 or 770 in .308 or a Mossberg 4x4 in .308 and spend the rest of your money on a quality optic. Something like the Vortex Viper.

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Get a Remington 700 or 770 in 308 and spend the rest of your money on a quality optic. Something like the Vortex Viper.
I personally wouldn't go with the 770, nor would I recommend them to you. I have seen to many problems with them. If you can try to find a used Remington 700 or a decent savage. Vortex viper would be a great suggestion as they are around $500.
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Good morning guys and gals. I'm looking for a little help on this one and figured somwone here could help. I'm looking to get into some of the long range competitions at my local gun club and nothing I have currently has that long of reach. I think the longest shot they take is up to about 750 yards. I'm looking for something that isn't going to break the bank but still be as accurate as possible. My budget is $1000 $1200 including ammo. I know that isn't much considering optics are expensive but I figured if anyone would have any ideas it would be someone here. Thanks for your help.
I would go to a competition to get a rule book. It's not in your best interest to buy a rifle without a rule book. Most competitions put restrictions on equipment or specify equipment so it's not a money spending competition. Even the Olympic games specify what equipment a shooter can use. Plus most competitions supply ammo as part the entry fee. You need a gun that is rifled for that weight of ammo to be competitive.
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Get a Remington 700 or 770 in 308 and spend the rest of your money on a quality optic. Something like the Vortex Viper.
Right on the dot. Remington 700 sps varmint or tactical, with vortex optic. This setup will get you in the game with money to spare. Im running a rem 700 sps tac 308, vortex viper 5-15x44, m40 b&c stock, along with a few other upgrades. Its the rifle on the top in pic.

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I was thinking about the rem 700 but I do like savage. What model would you recommend from savage?

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You can get the Savage 11 Trophy Hunter XP with a Nikon 3-9x40 BDC scope for $575.

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Are you looking to use the rifle for anything besides competition? Also, are you going to be handloading for it, or just shooting factory ammo?

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Are you looking to use the rifle for anything besides competition? Also, are you going to be handloading for it, or just shooting factory ammo?
Just for competition I will be shooting factory loads for awhile. I would ideally like to hand load in the near future but not at this point.
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Don't buy a 770! When will people learn? Every person I know who knows anything about rifles has warned people to stay away from them, yet they continue to sell, and end up filling up the gun racks at local pawn shops in no time. Spend a few extra bucks and get a real gun Remington quality has been in the dumpster for several years now, if you want a real Remington get an older 700.

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