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Old 07-28-2010, 04:07 AM   #11
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i would suggest a remington 700, this is one of the greatest rifles ever made and you can find them used most of the time so you wont have to break the bank. i have heard good things about the savage also, but i have never shot one so i can't speak first hand.

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If you really want a good rifle with options then get a Remington 700.I would go with .270 Winchester myself,but there are alot of other good caliber out there too.
yes, remington model 700's are good, I have one myself in .243 cal. When sighting it in last winter for deer season I only got to take two shots with it, I put both of them right next to each other at 60 yds with federal ammo. Here's the gun

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Hello Tony,and welcome to the forum.

What ranges are you wanting to be able to shoot? 300yrds-600yrds-1000yrds?

Now if you want to shoot long range,past 300yrds,you will need to practice quite a bit and know how to factor in alot of variables-bullet speed/drop,wind,temp.,elevations,etc..It can take a person with little experience a long time to learn how to shoot long range.

There are so many different calibers you could choose from to shoot at any of the distances listed. Do you plan on hunting at all with the rifle? If so,you want to get a caliber that you can get a variety of bullets for hunting/shooting targets.
Do you plan on reloading or just buy ammo off the shelf? This will also come into play with what caliber you want to choose. If you can't find ammo easily,or it is extremely high priced,what good is it going to do you if you can't go shooting.

I would suggest a caliber like a 223,243,or 308 to begin with. The 223 or 243 will shoot targets out to 600yrds pretty easy,and are great small game calibers with the 243 also being a good deer cartridge.
The 308 will shoot 1000yrds with a capable shooter,and is also a good hunting caliber for most large game in the USA.

Rifles-I will also suggest a bolt action to start with.
I'm kinda partial to Savage.I have 3 of their heavy barreled rifles-25/06,308,300WM. Savage makes some great rifles,but Remington,Howa,Tikka,Winchester,and others do also. It's whatever you like the most,the way I see it.
Remington and Savage have a pretty big aftermarket for their rifles,so if you like to add/change things,I'd start there.

Scopes-You will get a different answer from every person on this subject.
You get what you pay for! I would rather put a $800 scope on a $100 gun,than a $100 scope on a $800 gun.
If you want to shoot long range you will need quality optics. There are too many brands out there to list,but you need to make sure that whatever scope you choose has enough adjustment to shoot long range.
If you use a 20moa base,most scopes will work.

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Old 07-29-2010, 02:46 AM   #14
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If you're buying new...
I'd check out Savage Arms' rifles. Best bang for the buck.
Closes you'll get to a custom rifle for a standard price.
Go to Savage Arms' website and look at their product list.
I believe you'll be impressed.

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How would your parents feel about you spending a boat load of $ on a rifle while they are writing checks to the bursar? That is, unless you are on a full ride.

Anyway, if you must have something that won't drain your "bank account" since you have been working and saving very well since so long ago (4 years to save up that load of cash...), then I say look at the Marlin XL-7 in a .270 or .30-06. Have the trigger worked and the barrel floated on a glass bed. All in all, you might have around $6-800 invested after so. That way, you can get great glass and still have plenty for a truckload of ammo. The XL-7 is available now with wood furniture based on the H&R and NEF look. Damn spiffy.

(I wish that I had saved up as much as you before going to college. I started working at 15 and I can say that by default of becoming a college student...never did I have that cashola at any one time.)

Since you mentioned having a "bad ass" rifle, then look into the .50 BMG realm. Not much more "bad ass" than that....

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Howa 1500. Makes the 700 look like a kids toy. It is cheaper to buy also.

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This will use up your budget nicely.
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I recently got a Remington 700 SPS in .300 Win Mag. Im not real fond of the plastic stock, but it does well for what I need. Usually 200-400 yards shots at silhouettes and clays. I have it set up with a Nikon 3x9x40 scope and Harris bipod. It works very well and IMO its a great rifle

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I recently got a Remington 700 SPS in .300 Win Mag. Im not real fond of the plastic stock, but it does well for what I need. Usually 200-400 yards shots at silhouettes and clays. I have it set up with a Nikon 3x9x40 scope and Harris bipod. It works very well and IMO its a great rifle
My friend just bought his first rifle and he got a 700 in .270,then he shopped around for scopes and decided on the Nikon3-9x40 too.
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Txhillbill gave you some good info there. Some of my shooting friends at the range are shooting Savage precision .308s and they are excellent rifles especially with the accutrigger and stock.
I have three Remington 700s the milspec 5R in .223, .308 and .300 Win Mag in HS Precision stocks. They are true tack drivers especially after they were bedded and had trigger jobs.
I am just a 700 fan.
I have shot the .223 and the .308 out to 500 yards and they are right on, but I'm still working on loads for the .300 and hope to have it ready for long range next week.
You won't go wrong with the M700 either but you don't want the injection moulded plastic stocks.

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