hard decision

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by nikotromus11, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. nikotromus11

    nikotromus11 New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    So, I've been looking for a rifle, and I've finally locked down the caliber to a .308. Now I've narrowed them down to two rifles.

    First, there is a very nice Weatherby VG1 for $400. Then, there is a used (but in very good condition) Remington 700 XCR long range tactical rifle with a stainless steel barrel and a bi-pod. Gorgeous, but the price tag is $1170.

    Thoughts?

    Ryan
     
  2. oldandslow

    oldandslow New Member

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    n, 10/19/10

    For me it would be a no-brainer, especially if used for hunting. Get the Weatherby, which I believe has a Howa action, and use the $700+ dollars you save to get a good scope and ammo, then go shooting. I have a Remington 700, different model than yours, and a Howa 1500 30-06. Both shoot well and wear Leupold VX-3, 2-8 scopes. Both see use in the jungles looking for pigs. Good glass can make all the difference, whether target shooting or hunting. Good luck.

    best wishes- oldandslow
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    If it was ME I'd go for the Weatherby like Oldandslow suggested. That gives you a lot more leeway for good optics and a reloading setup.
     
  4. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    One more OldandSlow supporter.
     
  5. amram

    amram New Member

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    Wether or not 2B!

    Why pay more for the Rem. when the Wether will be fine?
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    That is a VG price on the Vangaurd. It is a Howa action. I have a Howa 1500 heavy barrel in .308. It goes out to play more than any other rifle I own. I have not found any ammo it does not shoot well. Very forgiving rifle. I've had mine for 15+ years and it is still a tack driver, almost boring at times. $700.00 can buy some nice glass!
     
  7. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    That price for a used XCR is pretty steep, more than new even. Not sure the bipod is worth the additional 200-300 bills.

    You mentioned it has a stainless barrel? Is it an after market barrel? My understanding is the "stainless" color on the factory XCR is a coating.

    In any case, a factory Remington 700 is a Remington 700 despite the band wagon moniker attached like "long range", "police marksman" or whatever the cliche phrase of the day is. A little dress up here and there like a synthetic stock or triangular barrel does not a long range rifle make. Another vote for the Vanguard.