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Looking for a bolt action...any suggestions?

KadaverKadaver Member Posts: 333 ✭✭✭
edited September 2001 in Ask the Experts
ok....im an auto man, semi or full, and thats all i own. However lately i feel myself longing for a bolt action. I'd like to have something that...- will be very accurate at 500 yards - under $750- it will be used for target shooting mainly- .308 if possible unless you have suggestions- light weight / all weather characteristicsyour opinions dont have to completely meet all of the above criteria though.Thanks for any suggestions in advance. [This message has been edited by Kadaver (edited 09-04-2001).][This message has been edited by Kadaver (edited 09-04-2001).]

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  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    Savage Tactical, then spend the money you saved on optics.
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    Leupold mounts and rings, with a Springfield Armory Mil-dot 10x50mm Ill. ret 30mmTube Scope. Drop in a nice aftermarket trigger, break in the barrel right, and handload match ammo. You get Sub MOA no question bout dat.
  • cpermdcpermd Member Posts: 5,416
    edited November -1
    Savage with a new stock-HS is coming out with one.Then add an aftermarket trigger.Rem 700BDL w standard barrel,adjusted trigger and HS or Brown stock,This would be lighter.Rem 700P
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    I think the best gun for the money is the Howa. It's not the best gun built, but it is a very, very good gun and a lot cheaper than say a Remington. Next choice would be a Ruger 77. I personally would go with a 30.06. You cab hand load it down to a .308, or upload it for big game. Also, there are many more off the shelf choices in ammunition. Let us know what you decide.
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  • GunnersmateGunnersmate Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a savage weather warrior model 116. .270 caliber stainless steel with an overmolded synthetic stock. Under $400 and has the same if not better ballistics as the .308. Very flat trejectory. Although the rounds are a little expensive, I think this is an excellent cartridge. Highly accurate.
  • KadaverKadaver Member Posts: 333 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well....ive looked around and i like the look of the Ruger sporter m77 (the light grained color stock, not the all weather). I like the cost and since its just gonna be a toy anyway i figure i should buy a ruger and invest in some serious optics. i have two other rugers already so i am very comfortable with buying another. I guess i would really like to have a Remington PSS with detachable magazine but id rather put that $900 into a rifle + accessories rather then just the rifle.
  • KadaverKadaver Member Posts: 333 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    perhaps a savage though....=-)
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    Everyone I know who got a Savage Tactical is still very happy with it.
  • axlerfanaxlerfan Member Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    just LOVE my Steyr SSG PII....put a Burris 6-24x50 on it, and have yet to miss....but wasnt cheap tho.
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    A Steyr with a Burris, no, you were supposed to put a Swarovski Z/ZM on it like in all the pictures......Don't mind me, I'm just jealous.
  • 218Beekeep218Beekeep Member Posts: 3,033
    edited November -1
    Man, I wish Savage would chamber a 110 in 250-3000,the daddy of the 22-250.
    Will the last reb to leave flarda,please bring the flag?
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    Buy a .22-250 and have it rechambered for it.
  • 218Beekeep218Beekeep Member Posts: 3,033
    edited November -1
    Lee,it`s a 25 caliber,same case.
    Will the last reb to leave flarda,please bring the flag?
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