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Old 11-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Got a little money to burn I'm thinking about .308 or 6.5 creedmoore. I something that can reach out a bit.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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Got a little money to burn I'm thinking about .308 or 6.5 creedmoore. I something that can reach out a bit.
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If you want a good quality rifle that would run you about $1200-$1300 look at the Remington Tactical Series in the 308. You can see pictures and the complete line on Ables or Impact Guns. And you can probably shop around and save a little money on the rifle of your choice. Good quality and various loads of ammunition is certainly more easily obtained for the 308 vs the Creedmoor. I believe most of them have adjustable triggers in them. But check that out before you buy! Most of the Remington Taciticals listed would also leave you a little bit of change to put toward a good scope which believe it or not, is more of an important decision than the rifle itself. I have a Remington 40X Sniper Rifle which is a little more than you specified budget. But I have shot it many times up to 1000 yards. You will just need to get a 22 Degree Scope Ring mounting base for your rifle if you want to go over 600 yards or more. Otherwise you will not have enough come ups! As we call it! (Elevation) Has no effect at closer ranges either so that is good. I have a Leupold M-1 Long Range Scope on the 40X with Mil-Dots for range estimation along with a Harris Bi-Pod. Good luck on your selection.

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Yeah, plenty of choices in that price range. Im partial to savage because of the accutrigger (try it if you never have, amazing) but the rem 700 tactical or rugerr m77 tactical are good choices too.

+10 on the scope budget. If your shooting long range, don't get cheap here. Honestly, you might consider splitting your budget down the middle to make sure you have enough for a quality optic, though I'd say $300-$400 can get you out to 500 yards reliably.

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If it were me, I'd take a serious look at this!
http://www.snipercentral.com/scriflepackagedetails.phtml?packageid=1
I've always liked the Howa action over the 700. Mine is older and has a 22" HB.
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For about 600.00 more you can build one of these w/ an original scope.
A serious 800 yard rifle.

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The 308 is a great caliber,but if you want to shoot farther than 500-600 yards I'd choose the 6.5 Creedmoor or the 260 Remington. There's a lot of Match grade ammo available for them,but I'd recommend handloading if you want to shoot the best.

I prefer Savage over the Remington 700. I like being able to build a complete custom rifle without the need for a gunsmith.

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I currently have a Remington 700 AAC SD and it was great in the beginning but for some reason only after a year of owning it I am getting rust everywhere even after extensive cleaning after use and now I'm finding rust three days after it has been cleaned and put in case. So on this note I'd like to steer clear of rem for now. So savage or howa would make a better candidate.

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If it were me, I'd take a serious look at this!
http://www.snipercentral.com/scriflepackagedetails.phtml?packageid=1
I've always liked the Howa action over the 700. Mine is older and has a 22" HB.
It just works.

For about 600.00 more you can build one of these w/ an original scope.
A serious 800 yard rifle.
This actually seem really good. But unfortunately I am a left handed shooter stuck in a right hand world. Does howa have left hand models and if not what precision rifle does for a decent price.
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Savage....

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He's right. I think Savage has cornered the market on LH rifles. Check out their website, you can choose from a list of features, and they will list guns that meet your specs. You can also have Savage put together a custom for you. I did that this year. Pretty nice results, but A total PITA to get there.......
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