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Advice on New Rifle
« on: November 17, 2021, 08:27:09 AM »
I want to get a new hunting rifle and scope. I decided that I want a .270 or a .308. I will have a budget of around $1500-$1800.

So, what rifle and scope would you buy if you were in my shoes? My initial thought was spend around $1000 on the gun and the rest on the scope but not committed to anything.


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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 08:36:53 AM »
Couple good options in the classifieds right now that fit the bill
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 08:38:57 AM »
VX-5 HD 3-15x44
Tikka or Browning Xbolt

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2021, 08:59:58 AM »
Can't go wrong with a stainless Tikka and a vortex razor light hunter scope

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2021, 09:14:48 AM »
hard to beat a tikka stainless for a production rifle to pair with a decent optic and keep in your price range
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 09:16:31 AM »
Couple good options in the classifieds right now that fit the bill

Thanks Lewy and I find many of those tempting but I decided that I want brand new everything. Have bought many used guns and have no issue with that but I want something right out of the box

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2021, 09:17:20 AM »
It sounds like I need to thing seriously about Tikka. Never fired one but it looks like the reviews are excellent

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2021, 11:07:04 AM »
I would flip it around and spend $1,000 on a scope and $500-800 on a rifle.  Factory rifles are amazing these days and even the cheaper models shoot amazingly well but you still gotta pay for good glass.

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 11:07:46 AM »
I would flip it around and spend $1,000 on a scope and $500-800 on a rifle.  Factory rifles are amazing these days and even the cheaper models shoot amazingly well but you still gotta pay for good glass.

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 11:18:24 AM »
I would flip it around and spend $1,000 on a scope and $500-800 on a rifle.  Factory rifles are amazing these days and even the cheaper models shoot amazingly well but you still gotta pay for good glass.

Thanks I was just thinking about that before I logged back in. With that said, anyone know of a good shooting model in the $700 range so I could devote the rest to glass? Thanks in advance

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 11:25:36 AM »
Tikka's are an incredible value. As for optics, what are you wanting it to do? Dialing for longer range shots? Good old 3-9? Fixed 4x?
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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 12:05:03 PM »
Tikka's are an incredible value. As for optics, what are you wanting it to do? Dialing for longer range shots? Good old 3-9? Fixed 4x?

So the ranges I would be shooting at would probably not be past 350 yards. In my haunts, a 200ish yard shot would be the most likely and perhaps as close as 50 yards. My brother has a vortex that is a 4 by 16 that I really like. I recently learned that I have a slight astigmatism in my shooting eye which sometimes causes some blur so I want to be able to zoom in more than I otherwise would when necessary. Was just looking at more reviews and I think I may be going Tikka. I cannot find anything bad about them (or at least what I consider bad).

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2021, 12:20:59 PM »
You might also want to look at Savage.

Like the model 110 "Storm," with an MSRP of $929:

https://savagearms.com/content?p=firearms&a=product_summary&s=57077

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2021, 12:27:06 PM »
For what you're describing, a Tikka or some variation of a Browning X bolt with a Zeiss v4 4-16 would be really tough to beat. Both are great rifles, the x bolt are a little more refined looking but they are both awesome shooters. Tikka has a little better trigger. The v4 demo's can be had for under 800 on Redhawk, the ones we've ordered have been brand new quality

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Re: Advice on New Rifle
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2021, 12:29:51 PM »
Howa also has some pretty cool options you might consider:

https://www.howausa.com/


Also look at Weatherby Vanguards.

https://weatherby.com/rifles/vanguard/

 


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