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I was talking to the wife last night, and she said that I would be able to build another rifle shortly. Since my Sendero is close to 13 pounds with bi-pods, I was wanting to build a good brush gun, one that won't be sensitive to the woods, accurate, and maybe a walnut-style stock. I was really looking into a T3 hunter in 7mm mag, or .270. I have the 16X capacity on my Sendero, I'm only thinking a 10X max, up to a 14X depending on scope (conquest i.e). I was wanting this build to stay under $1,000. What would ya'll suggest? I'll end up with Talley Lightweight's for sure on this one, as I'm also thinking about replacing to dual dovetails on the Sendero with those as well. Hunting in the southern states, LA, TX, OK, and maybe Missouri if we head there (family). 500 yards is about the limit I want with this gun, since I have the capability for longer with the Sendero. Fill my mind with glorious ideas please!
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Tikka Lite in 7mm with a nice scope would be a great gun or even keeping it in the same caliber you have 300 win mag for the simplicity of keeping ammo the same and not having to keep up with two different ones. 
 
The savage long range hunter in 300 win mag has really impressed Bud, he has one.


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If it were me I would get a light weight rifle in like .308 .338 federal, with a 20ish inch barrel.  
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Yeah I'm pretty certain that it'll end up being a Tikka, since a true Sako was wayyy out of my price range on this one, but from everything I've read, there isn't a whole hell of a lot of difference between the two. I thought about keeping the 300 for ease, but if I get into a smaller caliber, I'll be able to learn more about ballistics and become a better reloader. Since I got the Elite 6500 for Widow Maker, I was thinking of trying a different glass, non-mil dot, and variable power. The $1,000 isn't my max, but I won't being able to swing over $1,300 since we are going to Disney World (family vacation) this year. Thats for rings, bases, scope, rifle. I can move bi-pods between the two.
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Yeah, scope,mounts,rifle, for absolutely no more than $1,300, but wanting to stay closer to the $1,000 range if possible. Trying to see if I can stick with a budget for this build, otherwise the wife might revoke my firearms collecting for a while, ha-ha.
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Just be careful the 300 win mag and 7 mm mag are very close and can be mixed up and cause a disaster if your not careful.  I just recommended the same cause of components and ease of use. 
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My Vote is for the Tika T3 Hunter in 308 or .338 fed and either a Sightron Big Sky, http://swfa.com/Sightron-3-9x42-SII-Big-Sky-Riflescope-P9158.aspx or the Ziess Conquest  http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P608.aspx

With Talley mounts all that should put you right around $1000
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Also if you are after a true brush gun, this would be an excellent scope.  http://swfa.com/Burris-15-6x40-Euro-Diamond-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P2984.aspx

I just got one, and while I have not really used it yet other than glass comparisons with other scopes I have it seems pretty nice.  It has a real heavy reticle that helps pull your eye to it quickly and it has a nice low end for those possible up close quick shots that come in brush.
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking your idea, and I see where your coming from. That makes perfect sense. The caliber would be the last thing that I make the decision on, just everything else is what I'm mainly trying to figure out. I know ballistics-wise, the .300 is superior to the .270, but the 7mm mag and .300 are fairly close, besides being .016 apart from each other. 
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My bad.  Sorry for tying to help with your question.  I will just move along.
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No Supertool, that was for Graham. I didn't mean to mis-convey anything in what I was saying. I hope that didn't upset you. I really like the idea of that Sightron, I was looking at a few on the samplelist. The option of the 308 is starting to grow on me, especially since I can get brass at work : Is there any other scopes in that 3-400 range that you would recommend personally yourself Supertool? I really am sorry for the miscommunication, to both you and Graham, if there was any doubt.
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       You might want to consider a Savage Weather Warrior series rifle.  Something like a 116FCSS has the calibers your looking for is about 7lbs with 22" barrel and can be had for about 700.
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Does that Savage come in a wood stock? After seeing a beautiful Sako last night, I really am wanting some good looking wood.
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If its a tool then don't get caught up on looks, if you do then you may get to scared to use it like its intended.Wink
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Good point!
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Dang Mike!... a 500 yard "brush" gun? Loco    Just kiddin with ya bro.... I like supertool's suggestion. tikka 308 and sightron sounds like a winner for sure.
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if it wasnt for being on a 1k budget, I'd have to think real hard about a ruger mk2 compact in 308 with 2-7x32 viper.


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Originally posted by LRSMike LRSMike wrote:

Does that Savage come in a wood stock? After seeing a beautiful Sako last night, I really am wanting some good looking wood.
The weather warrior series are ruggedized synth stock and SS in light weight format intended for heavy brush and hilly toting in bad weather.  There are other series Savages 110 and 111 seires yuo can gfet a pretty stock in.  Savage refers to those as Classic and Euro classic.  Euro has the raised comb.
 
I am with Graham on rethinking about getting a pretty gun for brushy terrain!  Thats a worse case use for any pretty firearm.  Thats why I recommended the warrior series.  Peruse www.savagearms.com to see if there is something you like then search for that model on Gbroker to get an idea of real price.  I gotten everyone of my Savages new at 150 to 300 below MSRP!
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 Friend of mine has been swapping out cheap synthetic factory stocks for Boyd laminate ones. NICE!
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Yepper!!!  I bought a Boyd's Thumbhole Lamy for my Son's Stevens 308 for Christmas to replace the flimpsy synth stock and he loves it!  only $89!
 
The Weather Warrior has the new Accu-stock with full length alum bed so there's no need to swap there.
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  He just put a Boyd's thumbhole stock on a .22-250 M700.  Looking to sell it since now he has two.
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Ok a true brush gun that will shoot out to 500 yards or take game out to 500 yards?

We have a different opinion on a brush gun. What comes to mind for me on a longer ranged brush gun would be a Savage model 99 in 308. It's a lever gun but with a rotary mag for pointed bullets. They do not make them anymore, but if you can find one, they handles great and have a good feel for carry. And they have wood. Not great wood but wood. I had one and it shot as well as most bolt guns I owned. 
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Most of the land that I'm going to be hunting on next year will produce up to a 200 yard shot, but from the back porch to the woodline is 350-400, and there is an open field that deer move through to bed down, and its possible for up to 500. The real answer would be able to reach 500, but 95% of it will be 400-in. It needs to be light enough to move through the briar patches/creekbeds and across acres and acres of land, but have enough reach to hit that 400 yard mark, thats where my father in law came across that huge 12 point, which will still be here next year. Hopefully he will have put another point or two on.
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 Mike,a friend of mine just won one of these in .308 Win. It's a Savage Classic.  BEAUTIFUL rifle!
 
 

  

Model: 14 Classic
Series: Classic AccuTrigger: Yes
Sights: Drilled and tapped for scope mounts AccuStock : No
Magazine: Hinged floorplate Stock material: Wood
Barrel material: Carbon Steel Stock finish: Satin
Barrel finish: Matte Stock color: Natural
Barrel color: Blued Action: Short
Handed: Right    
Available chamberings:
SKU Caliber: Rate of
Twist:
Length*: Weight*: Ammo
Cap.:
MSRP**:
Barrel: Overall:
17941 308 WIN 1 in 10" 22" 42" 7.5 lbs 4 $886.00
17939 243 WIN 1 in 9.25" 22" 42" 7.5 lbs 4 $886.00
17942 270 WSM 1 in 10" 24" 44" 7.75 lbs 2 $920.00
17943 300 WSM 1 in 10" 24" 44" 7.75 lbs 2 $920.00
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* All weights and dimensions are approximate.

** Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (U.S.), actual price may vary.
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He need to check out the Savage Arms website.  If he's set on wood the it's a classic or euro classic depending on wether he likes a raised comb on his stock.  With the right caliber any of those guns should get him out to 500 if he does his part right.
 
The Weather Warriors are the ones that will take the most abuse and neglect!
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