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Old 01-17-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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I'm brand new to the site and i would say i am somewhat new to firearms the only rifle i own is a mosin nagant. i live in Ohio and its somewhat hard to find places to shoot further than 200 yards. with my mosin i can shoot a 6 inch circle at 100 yards with iron sights. I want a newer bolt action rifle. I hate things that feel cheap but i don't want to spend thousands of dollars. It seems that the Remington 700p is real nice but i would like some advice from people that know more than me. I don't have my mind set on the 700 but i don't know anything else. i do like heavier guns though. i plan on putting a scope on it but i will get to that once i pick out the rifle. Any suggestions or thoughts on the 700p would be nice and appreciated. thank you

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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That's a great question. Stop by the intro thread and say hey when you can. Lots of Mosin fans here, you'll fit right in. I personally can't give you any input, someone will be by shortly to help out I'm sure. Welcome to FTF!!

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Savage honestly is the most affordable accuracy.

I bought a 110 30-06 for my brother. With a craptastic 3-9x32 Simmons, I easily had numerous sub moa groups with federal champion 150gr.

I've had 700's and a 710, but they weren't as accurate as the 110's.

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The ruger hawkeye rifles are the most reliable bolt action in my opinion theve got the Mauser type extracter but if your looking for realy accurate I would go with savage

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what caliber would you like to shoot? what is your budget to spend on a rifle and scope? what is the intended use for the rifle? hunting or target shooting?

you need to define your goals and expectations as there are many rifles that could meet your needs. the remington M700 is a very good rifle to start with. the savages mentioned are very accurate. then there is the marlin X7 series, the weatherby vanguard, all of these would be fine if on a limited budget. is cost isn't an issue, there are many custom rifles from such as, Montana Rifle, Ed Brown, Jarrett's, Kimber, ect., ect. and you could always have a rifle built, from the ground up. custom barrel and action, custom stock in wood or synthetic.

just a word of advise on finding what you are looking for, decide what want to use the rifle for. yes a hunting rifle can be used for target shooting and vice versa, but if looking for a specific use, go in that direction in caliber and configuration.

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For target shooting at tgat range, caliber wise, I would recommend either a .223 or a 25-06. Both are larger and reach farther than a more traditional .22 or .22 mag, and won't cost near as much as larger calibers.

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For target shooting at tgat range, caliber wise, I would recommend either a .223 or a 25-06. Both are larger and reach farther than a more traditional .22 or .22 mag, and won't cost near as much as larger calibers.
223 is a good choice of caliber and so is the 25-06, both are decent on recoil. the 223 is by far, one of the cheaper centerfire calibers to shoot. the 25-06 ammo can be pricey as they generally run about $25-40 a box for 20 rounds. this is why i reload for my 25-06. i pay about $7-9 a box for my 223 ammo, but i buy quite a lot at a time, and my gun dealer lets me have it for case price if i buy at least 10 boxes at a time.
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i would like it mainly to target shoot but would like to be able to hunt with it if i want. i was thinking the .308 my budget for the gun is like 1000 and the scope like 500 for now. i have never bought a scope so i do not know the cost of them. sorry for lack of details before. i would be completely fine with a .223 if it is better for cost as long as it still does the job.

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You have lots of options in that price range.

A Ruger, Remington, Browning, Tika, among others is within your reach.

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i would like it mainly to target shoot but would like to be able to hunt with it if i want. i was thinking the .308 my budget for the gun is like 1000 and the scope like 500 for now. i have never bought a scope so i do not know the cost of them. sorry for lack of details before. i would be completely fine with a .223 if it is better for cost as long as it still does the job.
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