Opinions for New Long Range Rifle Project

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Old 09-14-05, 05:23 PM
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Opinions for New Long Range Rifle Project

I'm now looking to buy a new long range rifle mostly for the range but also an occasional mule deer hunt. I'm looking for something that is really accurate out of the box. I've been looking at the Remington 700P. Does anyone have any opinions about this rifle? I've read alot about this rifle, but I think I may be ignoring other rifles out there that may be better for the price. So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.
Also, as much as I'd like to put one of those high dollar scopes on this prospective toy, I don't think that's gonna happen. Anyone have any ideas about a good scope for the money. I've been looking at the Tasco Super Sniper 10X44M, which runs around 400, and all the reviews I've read have been very praising toward this scope.
Lastly, I've been hearing people talk about all the custom work they've had done on their rifles, like jeweled triggers and work on the bolt and bedding, etc etc. I was just wondering what kinda work there was out there to be done and what is really important and what's not so important. I'd appreciate any replies and sorry for my noobness.
 
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Old 09-15-05, 05:18 AM
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Well, just about anything Remington makes is good. Another option is Savage, the 110 series is very nice. I can't say much about Tasco, the ones I have are the old Tasco, which are pretty good, I use a gold series on a Savage in 7mm mag, and on a Marlin 450, and both those guns are dead accurate. The other question is what caliber you want, and what range you're looking at. The 7mm and 270 are good, both can easily handle mule deer, but if I was looking at 200 yards or more, I'd prefer 300 win mag, eithr in a standard or WSM, its the flatest shooting out to 400 yards. There also some of the Weatherby gun and loads, but then you're talking more money.Before you think about gunsmithing work to dress up or "accurize" your new gun, spend some time at the range and find out how well you shoot, you might not want to do anything at all to it.
 
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Old 09-15-05, 08:45 AM
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Sure appreciate it man.
 
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Old 09-15-05, 09:40 AM
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Two guns come to my mind. The first one is the Winchester Model 70 Stealth. I have shot Sub M.O.A. groups with it out to 500 yards. I also like the Savage 12 Series Varmint I shot a .77 group with it on a windy day at 100yds. But both of these guns weigh around 10lbs. so they would not be fun to carry for a long time. Both of these guns have been reliable almost to a fault.
 
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you should check out the savage rifles some models may be heavy but they also make lighter weight versions also and most of them have adjustable triggers wich is a plus in my opinion.
there is several good manufacturers of scopes to choose from ,leupold, nikon, just to name a couple there is more. and if you are using it for hunting also, you will proabably want a variable power scope depending on area you are hunting you may find that shots can often be obtained at very close range which may require a scope you can adjust down to 5X or below depending on what you consider long range you should try to get a scope that you can use both at the range and when hunting.
 
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Either the 300 Winchester or the Winchester Model 70 Stelth are very good rifles. Now if you want to shoot 500 yards or more let me know and I will tell you the exact and only rufle to get. Good Luck
 
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Old 10-03-05, 09:05 AM
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What do you suggest for 500+ plus yards, and how much do those winchesters cost?
 
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The 500+ yardage rifle is a 45 calliber Sharps saddle rifle, made by the Dixie Gun Company. I think they are in Georgia. Cabales carry them. They are a single shot, with a tip up sight. The yardage notches start at 100 yards and go up to 2000 yards. They are a very popular big game rifle, and are used mostly for high mountain hunting like sheep and goats. They are not too expensive, I think about $400. I was going to get one for deer, but our state does not allow hunting with a 45 caliber or larger.
 
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