matching a rifle to my orphan scope

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by JonM, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    ive currently got one of these VX-7 3.5-14x50mm Long Range on top of my winchester model 70 .458 winmag. it is seriously too much scope for the gun. ive used it for the last few years on the 458 as it got displaced off my remington 700 xcr compact in 308 in favor of a Mark 4 4.5-14x50mm LR/T M1.

    i would like a nice rifle to put it on but i cant make up my mind. im really fond of 30 and 45 cal rifles but i got enough 458's atm. im undecided. ive been wanting a 30-06 for a long time.

    purpose:
    range rifle, target shooting, but not benchrest basically plinking at paper gopher targets. i got other hunting rifles.

    wants:
    i want one i can shoot a couple of 3 shot strings at the range without worrying too much about heat build up after the first 3 shots.
    must look nice not tacticool.
    i prefer real nice wood stocks in the monte carlo style.
    rifle should be high gloss blued and compliment the scope.

    dont wants:
    thin whipcord style barrel
    tactical looks
    synthetic stock
    semi-auto
    stainless or matte or duracoat

    suggestion for research appreciated. other options can be considered if you got better idea rifle wise than the guild lines layed out. basically need to put this scope to good use. i do reload so cartridge selection isnt that big a issue.

    thanks
     
  2. AusLach

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    Jeez it must be terrible to be in your shoes and have to find a solution to this horrible dilemma! :D:p

    Spendy, but beautiful
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    SAKO 85 Classic
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yeah its tewible and thats some gorgeous wood. would like a little thicker barrel but sako goes on the list. the sako varmint is beutiful

    im in no hurry so saving for a while isnt a big deal. im patient.
     
  4. cpttango30

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    Cooper FTMFW.

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    That scope on top of a Cooper Montana Varminiter chambered in 6mmBR. That will do it. yuppers.
     
  5. JTJ

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  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Why not put a project of some sort together? There are a bunch of good quality older .30-06's out there. Maybe update an old sporter?
     
  8. sigp250

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    30-06 rifles

    These are all 30-06 bolt rifles with high quality walnut stocks and blued barrels.


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    Browning 30-06 Springfield X-Bolt Medallion with 22" Barrel, Gloss Walnut Stock. Under $1,000


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    Thompson Center Icon Classic 30-06 Springfield. 24" Bbl. Walnut Stock, Blued. Under $900


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    Savage Arms M114 Long Action w/AccuTrigger 22" 30-06 Springfield with AccuTrigger, 22" Bbl. High luster Blued, Ultra high-gloss American walnut with black tip and custom cut checkering. Under $700

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    Winchester Guns Model 70 Sporter 30 / 06, No Sights, 24" Bbl, Blued, satin finished walnut stock with cut checkering on trim fore-end and pistol grip, along with a sculpted cheek piece. Under $700

    Marlin XL7 Walnut Stock 30-06 Springfield. Under $450 (no picture due to 4 image limit)

    In Stock at:
    Guns Supply - GunsAndSupply.com Home
     
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  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    this sounds like a good idea. i really like the rem 700 action. i can pick the right barrel and have it blued and pick the right wood. i think this is what ill do. thanks for the help from everyone.
     
  10. CA357

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    Have fun with it and please keep us in the loop.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    oh i will. its just gonna be a while. its only in the wish list/idea phase.