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Old 08-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #21
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Target only.

Here in the island I live the only hunting sport I know are wild pigs with shotguns in a jungle enviroment, rifles are not allowed due to accidents. But I will use it only for shooting targets.
Considering your location,You should find out what ammo will be easily available for you to purchase where you live.
It wouldn't do you any good to buy a caliber that ammo would be hard to get in Puerto Rico.

Since you say it will only be used for Target shooting,a 223 will probably be the most economical choice.It will shoot 250 yards easily,and with practice can shoot 500-600 yards.
A 243 or 7mm-08 would me my next choices.
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Considering your location,You should find out what ammo will be easily available for you to purchase where you live.
It wouldn't do you any good to buy a caliber that ammo would be hard to get in Puerto Rico.

Since you say it will only be used for Target shooting,a 223 will probably be the most economical choice.It will shoot 250 yards easily,and with practice can shoot 500-600 yards.
A 243 or 7mm-08 would me my next choices.
Im considering the .223 but like you already said I will talk to the gun store to see what is more available. Usually I dont believe in sellers I had a bad experience, when I was starting was looking a scope for my Ruger 10/22 for30 to 50yrd and they show me a 8.5-25x50 and I considered it to much for my needs.

Hey axxe55 did your Marlin XS7VH in 223 was accurate out of the box?

A fellow recommend me a howa 1500, thats the first time a I hear about this rifle I cant find a lot of information about it in the internet, did someone have this rifle? and how good is?

I prefer a more comercially rifle with the intention of find pieces and modifications.
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Im considering the .223 but like you already said I will talk to the gun store to see what is more available. Usually I dont believe in sellers I had a bad experience, when I was starting was looking a scope for my Ruger 10/22 for30 to 50yrd and they show me a 8.5-25x50 and I considered it to much for my needs.

Hey axxe55 did your Marlin XS7VH in 223 was accurate out of the box?

A fellow recommend me a howa 1500, thats the first time a I hear about this rifle I cant find a lot of information about it in the internet, did someone have this rifle? and how good is?

I prefer a more comercially rifle with the intention of find pieces and modifications.
Sibil, my XS7VH is the 308, but i have the 223 on order. yes the Marlin X7's are very accurate out of the box and even with factory ammo. now i do fine tune mine with handloaded ammo.

the Howa 1500 is another very accurate rifle and one you can consider in getting. they have an excellent reputation for accuracy and are well built rifles. many different configurations of it also.

the best commercially available rifle that has the best and most in aftermarket support is the the Remington M700 or the Mausers.
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Howa has been around for a heck of a time now. Been used by weatherby in the vanguard line from day 1 and tends to be more accurate. I bought a savage/stevens200 in 223 a couple years ago for coyotes. 275 dollars added a rifle basix trigger to it, 85 dollars and old 6-18 burris scope and had a instant 3/4" rifle with cheap ar223 55gr ammo right off. It is even better with match ammo. Son-in-law claimed it for varment hunting. With what ever you buy take the time to claen it will and understand how it works then follow something like Kreigers Barrel Breakin directions to get the most out of it. You can allways up grade stocks and scopes again as time goes by. You will find you will have more in the scope than rifle if you get hooked on long range shooting.

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I spoke yesterday to one of the gun store and they told me that .223 and .308 are more available. The problem was that they did not have any bolt action rifle. The had a remington 700 but was sold when I went to the store. They told me that prices vary between $1000 to $1400. Is that a fair price for those kind of rifle?

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That seems a bit high, IMHO.

For that much money, you could get a top quality AR-15.

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It might not be a good price here. Look up the companies your interested in a see the retail prices. Then check at someone like Buds gun shop for closer to real gun shop prices on a rifle. Realize to that remington has many rifles. Give a model number to get feed back on your local prices. Heres one to look up at buds item # 97491 Rem 700 VLS for cash price of $781.00 Add a bit for debt card and they do card extra to your PR. Then pay a ffl fee . Cheaper??

Now the rem 700 R5 item# 411540283 is a 1050 dollar rifle. Then the price you would pay might not be to far out of bounds.

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In that gun shop the price of the standard M4 rifle was $1250. Is that a fair price for that kind of rifle?

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If your looking for a precision target rifle the AR would not be my first choice . However the .223 is perfect for what you want to do plenty accurate out to 450-500 yards Remington, Savage, Marlin, Howa and a few others in the mid price range will be perfect for your needs, What ever you do get something with an adjustable trigger you will thank yourself for that when it comes to precision shooting . Just remember this we " the shooter " will never be as accurate as the gun its self

If you looking for a decent price on a AR here ya go
http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Palmetto_State_Armory_AR15_ORC_16_Chrome_Lined_5_p/gun-psam4-cl.htm

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Buy yourself an AR-15 and have fun

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