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Earlier I posted looking for some info on a mid-range .243 and got some good advice.  I'm curious regarding opinions if I decided I wanted to spend $1,000+.  I'm guessing Sako, Cooper, Steyr, maybe Kimber...

Would appreciate any suggestions.  Bolt-action preferred.

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I know I would like to get a sako for myself in 6.5x55.
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i dont think you can get a cooper 52 for a $1000 and it may be pushing it on the kimber as well depending on how fancy you go sako makes a fine rifle, im not sure you can get a .243 in the cooper 52 though, it looks like its a long action rifle only

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Weatherby Mark V ....Accumark if weight isn't an issue, otherwise a lightweight or sporter ...guaranteed accuracy and a short bolt lift ...I have never seen one that doesn't shoot as advertised

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the cooper would be more fun, since its a single shot, have them make it with a fast twist to stabalize heavier 6mm bullets in the 110 gr. VLD type. You could then seat the bullets out longer than an ordinary short action, and would be one heck of a long range gun. If you wanted to go even higher, use a stiller or surgeon in their hunter mcmillian stocks. Or if you want a light weight carry. check out the NULAs (new ultra light action)
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A stiller or surgeon action would blow the budget right there, considering the need for the other components.  Would be nice.  I would have to agree with martin.  Even a Vanguard sub-moa.  The new Sako 85 has that cheesy recoil lug that is short and mates to an even cheesier stamped metal plate that is held in place by two wood screws and of course the wooden stock.  There also has been some issues with with the CRF action and the sloppiness in the gun-tests review.  It could have just been their rifle.
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Also consider a Steyr Mannlicher Classic half stock or Ultra Lite Walnut from CDNN at 1299.  Austrian made.  Fine rifles.  Another choice on a higher end, would be a Mauser, from the real Mauser people.  Have you even thought about a Remington.  They make a fine rifle also.
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cooper has a 3 shot 1/2" group guarantee as well, but there price is more than i would be able to afford but the stocks they have are beautiful
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

cooper has a 3 shot 1/2" group guarantee as well, but there price is more than i would be able to afford but the stocks they have are beautiful
That they are beautiful.
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ND2000, of those you mention, only the Kimber will fall under your $1000 limit, and only if you get the standard "Classic" model, which goes for about $900.  All the other rifles you mention are $1200 and up.  I just bought a Kimber 84M in .260 a couple weeks ago, but in the "Classic Select" grade, which has the upgraded wood.  It cost just a shade over your budget, but not too far from it.  It is a beautiful little rifle, not only due to its gorgeous wood, but also its fit and finish and overall lines!  As soon as I find time to take a pic of it, I will post one.
 
Coopers are undoubtedly beautiful, with accuracy to match their beauty, but again, you aren't likely to find one for under $1K, at least not new.
 
If you're willing to shop around for some used rifles, you may be able to find all of the ones you mention priced within your budget on online sites like gunsamerica.com and gunbroker.com.
 
Dale, though most Cooper bolt actions are single shots, the new 52 sporter is a magazine repeater.
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I think the 52s are only in 2506,270,280 and 30-06
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

I think the 52s are only in 2506,270,280 and 30-06
 
Ah, yes, you are correct.  The 52 is only available in long action.  The M22 action is the only one available in .243 at present, and they are single shots.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

ND2000, of those you mention, only the Kimber will fall under your $1000 limit, and only if you get the standard "Classic" model, which goes for about $900.  All the other rifles you mention are $1200 and up.  I just bought a Kimber 84M in .260 a couple weeks ago, but in the "Classic Select" grade, which has the upgraded wood.  It cost just a shade over your budget, but not too far from it.  It is a beautiful little rifle, not only due to its gorgeous wood, but also its fit and finish and overall lines!  As soon as I find time to take a pic of it, I will post one.
 
Coopers are undoubtedly beautiful, with accuracy to match their beauty, but again, you aren't likely to find one for under $1K, at least not new.
 
If you're willing to shop around for some used rifles, you may be able to find all of the ones you mention priced within your budget on online sites like gunsamerica.com and gunbroker.com.
 
Dale, though most Cooper bolt actions are single shots, the new 52 sporter is a magazine repeater.
Ted, he wants to spend 1000+.
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The rifle in my avatar is a semi-custom 243 built off of a Parker Hale action that has been trued with a semi-custom stock and a vx-II leupold scope.  Shoots 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards or better with handloads.  Well over 100 hours of work put into it.  I could consider selling it, but it would definately be 1000+.  It has been hunted, put would bring it back to shape, if you were really interested.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Ted, he wants to spend 1000+.
 
How much "+" are you willing to go, ND2000? 
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Well, I guess I would go to about $1,800 or so if I thought I was really getting something really special.  I don't want to put more than $2,500 in total into the setup and I've already got the scope picked out.

I was disappointed to hear the Cooper M22s are single shots. 

Thanks much for the responses.

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im going to tell you that if you are willing to spend that kind of coin on a rifle buy a nicer kimber.
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Originally posted by ND2000 ND2000 wrote:

Well, I guess I would go to about $1,800 or so if I thought I was really getting something really special. 
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You can certainly get something REALLY special for $1800!  I'd recommend checking out gunsamerica.com and gunbroker.com, because they have pics of the rifles so you can check out things like wood quality.
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Thank you gentlemen.  One of the 84Ms just might be the ticket for me.  I'll post a picture of the setup if/when I get there.
 
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Another vote for a Kimber.  The 84M is perfect for a .243.  Light weight, great lines, great trigger, good shooters.  I would suggest the Super America.  Wood is nicer than the Select grade, plus that classic bluing really looks good.  This would still be under your $1800 budget.
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http://www.gunauctions.org/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=89628459
 
i was going off msrp mike is correct the super america is about $1600 and its got the nicest wood of all
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I think the Kimber is a great choice as well!  I'll try to take a pic of mine this weekend to post.  It is the "Classic Select" grade in Claro walnut (between the Classic and Super America, basically a Classic with upgraded wood).  Honestly, wood quality on mine is like the Super Americas I've seen.  It is supposed to be AA grade Claro, but I think I might classify the wood on mine as AAA grade, just like the Super America.  The SA also includes a cheekpiece, nicer checkering pattern, ebony forend tip, and highly polished steel, though.    Either choice would be a beautiful rifle you'd be very proud of, and the feel, balance, and handling of these rifles is wonderful! 
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Thanks guys.  Hopefully I'll get to a local dealer soon and check them out more closely.
 
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If you are going into that range, I would consider those rifles I previously mentioned.  In addition, a Wby. Mark V, if you care for the looks, would also be my preference.  If you do not like the shiny stock, you can custom order a matte finish.  I will be honest, the Steyr Mannilicher rifles I mentioned at 1299 at www.cdnninvestments.com are a steal.
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