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you got $1000 to spend on a new rifle and scope (dont count the cost of rings,bases ammo etc.) but it cant be bigger than 8mm what kind of rifle and what kind of scope do you buy?
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What would it be for?

 

Find a good used gun for $350.  My 300 Ultra Mag was $500 but with a discount, I got it for $400.  That still leaves good money for a scope.

 

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you can either buy it for varmint or big game (deer elk bear moose antelope)
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Savage 114,Meostar 7x56
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Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

Savage 114,Meostar 7x56

what caliber?

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browning abolt II 280 rem bushnell elite 4200 3x9x40
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114:30-06 or 300 win

or 14:270 WSM or

300 WSM

 

 

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Not sure of the US prices on this but think it will fit the envelope:  for my big game needs, all weather conditions, whitetail to moose & bear - Savage 116 weather warrior (not too pretty but a great rifle), 30-06, Bushnell 4200, 1.5-6x36. Many bullet weights, loads available everywhere; very good field of view & excellent exit pupil at all mag.
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The stock is horrible(cheap flimsy light plastic) on the 116 IMO.This could be remidied later. The 4200 and savage in 06 is a very good choice.That combo will run you well uner a grand in the US.

 



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Ruger M77 hawkeye 7mm-08  or 30-06 with a 4200 3-9X40
Remington Mountain DM 7mm-08 or 30-06 with a 4200 3-9X40

Savage 12BVSS 22-250 monarch sale 6.5-20X44 or 5.5-16.5X44 depinding on your preference
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Savage 10FP LE Series 308 Synthetic
 Manufacturer Item #: 01073          Price: $807.99

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Caliber 308 Win
Overall Length 46.5"
Barrel Length 26"
Weight 10 lbs
Magazine Capacity 4 rounds
Stock McMillan fiberglass tactical stock with stippled grip areas

6508 Nikon 6x42 Monarch UCC Riflescope Nikon 6x42 Monarch UCC Riflescope
  • Matte
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  • 1"
  • Free SWFA Lens Pen w/ Purchase
SWFA: $188.95



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weatherby vanguard stainless synthetic sub moa in 30-06 or 300 WM and a SWFA clearence nikon monarch in 3-9x40
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Remington 700 VLS 308, Laminated
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SS10X42 $299.95

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Ruger #1 in 9.3X74R with a Burris Signature Safari (I might have spent $1100).  Absoutely don't need it, but it would be a great hog gun, and if I ever go to Africa, I'd be ready.  Until then, I'll be the only one on the block with a 9.3.
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Used Rem 700 30-06 and one of those close out 3-9 Monarchs from SWFA. You'll still have $ left over for ammo.
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CZ 550 American 9.3X62 with a Burris Signature Safari 1.75-5X32 got about $850 in it. I will use the 6.5X55 for everything smaller than elk. I am going to take the pre-64 300H&H out for one elk hunt then retire it from the field. It will still be shot but not banged around in the field any more.  
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Whatever deal I could find on a .308 (Remington or Savage...don't have anything against Rugers but don't see them on sale and not impressed with accuracy or trigger arrangement.....caveats are I don't like the Rem 710 and I've had good reports about the Mossberg 100 ATR (Savage-clone).   Scope is really the tough part, assuming I could wrangle the rifle for under $400 by shopping around (may have to go ADL...but prefer BDL).  I would budget $500 for the scope and save the rest for ammo/beer (you said scope rings/bases not an issue...would probably buy TPS through Brownells (since TPS won't give dealer price w/o an FFL).  I was intrigued by the Remington Mountain Rifle offered exclusively by Gander Mountain but was disappointed to see ADL config...imagine they did it to save weight (price ~$799....better to go SPS and buy better scope than $200 scope on $800 gun).

 

No particular order

Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40

 

Sightron S3

 

Bushnell 4200 2.5-10x40

 

Leupy Vx-III 

 

but most likely I would take a close look at the Nikon Monarchs on the SampleList...good deal would be the deciding factor

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Momentarily disoriented...usually stick to Tactical Scope postings....going that direction instead of a good hunting rifle (I was describing what I'm looking to buy in the near future as a second "hunting" rifle)...I have only one option to recommend under $1000.

 

Rem 700P (prefer .308 but .30-06/.300 mag will work for some) for ~$700

10x42 Super Sniper for $300

 

Just add decent Piccatinny Rings and Bases extra, plus a drag bag with S-series Harris Bipod, Dewey Rod, small bottle of Shooters Choice, data book, 65-inch pound torque wrench (allen adaptor for action screws and appropriate socket for scope ring nuts), spotting scope, binos, sandsock made from heavy boot sock and rice inside, butler creek caps, tenebraex kill flash sunshade and a case of Fed GMM

 

I'm getting ready to order a Arms Tech magazine extender to make mag capacity 7...will post results in Everything Goes....the above describes my favorites stick.....with the exception being a Leupy M3 LR 3.5-10x40 ILL MD on top (paid $550 for it on the SampleList back in 2002).



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Go buy a Savage 11FCNS (clip loader) in 300wsm, Walmart for 437.00, throw that "tree beater" stock in the campfire and fit-up a Bell & Carlson medalist for under 200.00 more and the rest of the $$ for your scope..  Load up or down for P-dogs or  Grizzly or anything else in this country..

 

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Originally posted by rootmanslim rootmanslim wrote:

Used Rem 700 30-06 and one of those close out 3-9 Monarchs from SWFA. You'll still have $ left over for ammo.

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Originally posted by fishnpbr fishnpbr wrote:

weatherby vanguard stainless synthetic sub moa in 30-06 or 300 WM and a SWFA clearence nikon monarch in 3-9x40

 

I agree, but a standard Vanguard synthetic is ss, in a 300Wby. with a SWFA clearance Nikon Monarch 5.5x16 44mm Nikoplex reticle.  Thats about 500 for the rifle and 302.95 for the scope. 

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Remington 700 SPS Stainless, 270 wsm, with a Meopta Meostar 7x56 scope. Accurate,good feeling gun ,comes with limbsaver recoil pad.Light recoil, devastating round. Amazing scope for the price. AND...a mighty fine looking set up.
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tikka T3 lite - 7mm08 or 30.06

 

monarch UCC scope - 42mm or 50mm - on sale

 

either that or the 7x56 meostar, or the 6x42 IOR.

 

my 2 cents.  the T3 is the best bang for the buck and super accurate.

 

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Guys, just an observation & I don't want to sound argumentative but from reading these posts about the optics chosen I sometimes get the impression that I'm one of the very few who shoots in heavy close cover.  I had used a 3-9 scope once but even at 3X all I could see was fur at close range & didn't give me the FOV I was looking for.  If the intent of the orignal thread is a "do all one rifle/scope"  wouldn't a lower power variable be a better choice? Could still crank it to 5 or 6X depending on the model for longer shots.  As you can probably guess I have not been fortunate enough to hunt in mountains or plains.

 

Just wondering.

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Savage Model 14 American Classic in 308Win and IOR 6x42 Hunting scope with 4a reticle  for general use.

If you expect a lot of time in the brush:

Tikka T3 Big Boar in either 308Win or 30-06 and Burris Signature Safari 1.75-5x32 with illuminated Taper Plex reticle
or CZ 550FS cambered in the same calibers and with the same scope (CZ also comes with nice iron sights).

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