Advise needed.

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bushmaster74, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. bushmaster74

    bushmaster74 New Member

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    I'm in sera for advise on a new bolt gun. I've got several in all calibers but looking on others brands. I have savages remington marlin etc. what's some other good brands you suggest. Been looking at howas. Any advise would helpful. Weatherby. ? Any good.
     

  2. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Howas make the Weatherby Vanguard series rifles, which is what I have in a 223 for severe weather conditions, and it hasn't failed me yet. I do prefer the Monte Carlo stocks on the Weatherbys for fit. The rifle functions flawlessly.
    If you want a better rifle, look into the Tikkas and the CZ's for a medium price range gun.
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  3. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    How About A Winchester?

    There are a lot of fine rifles out there including the Howa, Weatherby, and CZ but IMHO the Winchester model 70 is about the best bolt rifle ever so I would give that a close look. :)
     
  4. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    And if you want better, get a Sako and NEVER look back ;)
     
  5. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    Blaser = perfection (I am currently too cheap and broke to own one---but we can dream)
     
  6. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I just can't shoot a gun with the same name as my watch. :cool:
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Sako (Sack-o) of Finland, not Seiko (Say-ko) of Japan.

    At least it's not like telling you to buy a Man licker ( Manlicher).
     
  8. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Ahhh, thats why you settled for 2nd place as best ever! ;) lol
     
  9. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Best kill for the money would be a Howa. Any case buy a rifle you will feel at ease shooting a lot.
     
  10. bushmaster74

    bushmaster74 New Member

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    ive been looking hard at the weatherby and or a howa thanks for all the advise still tryin to pick a caliber thinking .300 win mag but not sure yet whats your guys favorite caliber for long range accuracy?
     
  11. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    What ya plan on shooting at these long ranges? Just paper targets?
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    While there may be better cartridges than the .300 Win Mag, there are very few shooters capable of using that very little bit of "better".

    All of the rifles named are very good to excellent- so I will drop one more name in- Browning. The make a great auto, lever and bolt action guns. Hell, they even make a left handed semi auto. They have the BOSS system for tuning barrel harmonics. Their guns are accurate, durable, and they have great service.

    There other brands that sell more guns. But you rarely find Browning rifles on the used rack except from an estate. People that buy them LIKE them.
     
  13. Cracker7

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    Sako, as stated earlier.
     
  14. bushmaster74

    bushmaster74 New Member

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    What caliber would you suggest. Just a good flat shooter. Plenty of power between 300 and 1000 yards that doesn't break the bank to shoot
     
  15. Txhillbilly

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    I would never consider a Blaser as Perfection when it comes to firearms. They are a fine piece of craftsmanship/art,but I don't know too many hunter's/shooter's that shoot Blaser's.
    I'd take a nice Cooper over a Blaser anyday.I wouldn't cry if I scratched or dinged up a Cooper.

    The 300 WM is a great caliber for big game hunting,and long range shooting,but your talking about two completely different styles of rifles.
    Your really not going to go out and shoot long range targets with a hunting rifle,the barrel will heat up after a couple shots,and the recoil will punish you after a few shots. And,you really don't want to carry around a 300 WM target rifle for hunting. Mine weighs around 17 lbs.
    There are plenty of calibers that shoot flat,and a long ways without beating your shoulder and body to death.

    The 260 Remington,6.5 Creedmoor,6.5x55 Swede,7mm-08,308,and 30/06 would be good choices also.
    You don't need a Magnum caliber to shoot far.
     
  16. bushmaster74

    bushmaster74 New Member

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    That's true. Never thought bout that. Between the .308 and the 30.06 which is more accurate in your opinion?
     
  17. hairbear1

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    Much of a muchness really or more to the point how accurate are you as the rifle is only as good as the nut behind the butt.
    You can have the most accurate rifle in the world but it's only as good as the bloke behind the trigger.

    Both are very capable and the 30/06 out does the .308 in the heavier projectile weights from a 165gn upwards.
     
  18. gunnut07

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    If you ever operate the bolt of a Sako rifle you will never want to go back to anything else. It is like eating Kobe Beef and comparing it to a cheap hotdog. That is the kind of difference between the action smoothness of a Sako and other Rifles. I have had 2 in my life a L461 and a Finnbear in 264 winmag.

    As far as blaser they are over priced guns for rich people to hunt with where they have a small boy to carry their rifle for them till they need to shoot. Not one have I ever seen for $3k+ on gunbroker ever sold.
     
  19. bushmaster74

    bushmaster74 New Member

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    I understand that the shooter has to be accurate. But some rounds are just plain flat shooters. Like .17hmr. 22.250 and .243 are just plain fast flat liners. Just tryin to find comparable in heavy weight