Location: Adelaide, S.A.
I've just been thinking of the next gun I wish to get and having a look through the various gun makers websites, there really isn't anything that catches my eye.
So i've decided to instead of buying in one hit, i've decided to purchase a basic model and upgrade. Here's what I want the finished gun to be like:
Uses: Rested on various surfaces. Shooting distances from 50m to 350m.
Calibre: .223 Remington
Barrel: 24 or 26 inch blued Varmint barrel
Stock: Either a Hogue or Bell & Carlson aluminium bedded varmint stock in black
Action: Perferably left handed but that severely limits my options. I can put up with it in right handed.
Trigger: I was fiddling with the display Savage Accutrigger on the counter at this gun shop and I had it on the the lowest setting and I found that a bit too light.
Scope: Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40 (Don't know which model)
I've narrowed it down to 3 guns.
Remington 700 SPS Varmint Left Hand but Hogue or B&C don't make replacement stocks to fit this model. A bit pricey too at about AU$1350. Maybe a new trigger.
Savage 12FLV the stock is tupperware but it has a decent trigger. About AU$1000
Howa 1500 Varmint. I like what I see here: http://www.snipercentral.com/entrypackage.htm. About AU$1000. You can get them with Hogue stocks here but they're pillar bedded. May need to replace trigger with a Timney.
Questions i've got is:
1. Would I be able fit the laminated stock of the Savage 12 VLP DBM Left Hand to the 12FLV???
2. Which Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40 model is "the one to get"??? (Side focus???)
3. Which Harris Bipod is the best for what i'm using it for??? (I've heard a lot of people like the swivel or the leg notch)
Anyone on here used or own those 3 models???
Edited by The Apostle AK - January/17/2010 at 05:36