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I've read several topics and a hundred of posts. We're all looking for the same damn thing... lightest recoil, flatest long range capabilities, primarily for deer and varmints, readily available ammo, and reliability, and probably with the shortest barrel length to get the job handled. The discussions ALL moved from the .300 calibers down into the high .200's. The .270's and .260's, along with the 7mm's all seem to be in the running as far as my tally. My consenus is most of you are very favorable of the .260's. It maintains all of the above demands except ammo availability. I'm a limited budget guy. If I was to go the .260 route what brand? Ruger Stainless? Kimber? Remington? What's your call, now that I've got the caliber whitled down?
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Thanks Lonney...now we're gettin somewhere!!
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Sorry, Looney.
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Originally posted by drd34 drd34 wrote:

I've read several topics and a hundred of posts. We're all looking for the same damn thing... lightest recoil, flatest long range capabilities, primarily for deer and varmints, readily available ammo, and reliability, and probably with the shortest barrel length to get the job handled. The discussions ALL moved from the .300 calibers down into the high .200's. The .270's and .260's, along with the 7mm's all seem to be in the running as far as my tally. My consenus is most of you are very favorable of the .260's. It maintains all of the above demands except ammo availability. I'm a limited budget guy. If I was to go the .260 route what brand? Ruger Stainless? Kimber? Remington? What's your call, now that I've got the caliber whitled down?
 
FWIW, I have both a Remington 700 and a Kimber Montana in other calibers and like them both very much but I think that unless I get a great deal on something else my next rifle will be a 7mm-08 Browning X-Bolt in stainless.
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The Kimber Montana, stainless, in .260 rem. What a piece. What scope do you recommend for this?
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Originally posted by drd34 drd34 wrote:

The Kimber Montana, stainless, in .260 rem. What a piece. What scope do you recommend for this?
 
Mark,
Now that's a whole another threadBig Grin
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Ha Ha Ha!!! I told you, I'm a Campbell's soup guy. Give me a basic shot at the minimums here. Name a brand while you're at it. Ha Ha!! I know, I'm an idiot.
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On a Kimber Montana in -260 I would go with a Leupold 2.5x8x36 and ...whooooo-hoooo!
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Holy cripes...the damn scope costs more than the gun.
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Man I'll take your budget if your thinking of a kimber......
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Originally posted by drd34 drd34 wrote:

Holy cripes...the damn scope costs more than the gun.
 
Mark,
Which scope is that?
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The Zeiss is 700.00 bucks (3x9x40)...the Leupold 3x9x40 is half that.
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Maybe the Kimber is out of my price range as well. I need el cheapo...I'll buy used.
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Originally posted by drd34 drd34 wrote:

The Zeiss is 700.00 bucks (3x9x40)...the Leupold 3x9x40 is half that.
 
Mark,
No, the Zeiss is $499.95 and you can get a Kimber Montana for approximately $1000.00 - $1100.00 or so.
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I would look up a savage they are not going have the .260 but maybe you could find something similar....
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Originally posted by Monster Monster wrote:

I would look up a savage they are not going have the .260 but maybe you could find something similar....
 
+1 if you're on a budget.
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The Kimber is over 900.00 minimum. That's out of my range. Yeah, Savage...maybe that's more my cup of tea. I'm a broke SOB.
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Savage makes a quality firearms. Not only that they are know for being really accurate rifles. Plus you get the accutrigger which is a nice feature top it with a Bushnell 3200 or 4200 (depending on your budget) and you got yourself a nice set-up.
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I checked Savage. No .260's that I saw but 7mm and 25-06 for mid 500.00's, blue.
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Yea they have pretty standard chamberings in most of their rifles. But a lot of people are using Savages because of what you get for the price
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Now we're talkin...Bushnell has a 3x9x40 for 131.00, plus a used Savage...and I'd be in business for maybe less than 5 bills. That's what I'm talkin about.
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yep and more than likely you would have a real shooter too!
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All these broke people here in Michigan are pawning off everything but their first born. I might find the whole outfit for a song if I did some looking. I might have to pawn something off to get one, but priorities are priorities. When the crap hits the fan, I'd rather have the gun than some electronic piece of junk anyway...where's that gonna get me? You can't eat plastic. I'm just a jolly fellow aren't I? Rather pragmatic , uh? Naw...I'm not negative, just gettin ready. Can't hurt.
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