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Posted: 11/4/2009 8:35:02 AM EST
What would you buy? I've got a decent little check falling into my lap in the next week and it's already burning a hole in my pocket. Right now I'm eyeballing a Thompson Center Encore.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:36:29 AM EST
Sorry

In my case I have plenty of hunting rifles so I'd get an AR
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:37:37 AM EST
I'd buy a 700 in 308 and spend 300 on glass
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:38:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:39:12 AM EST
700 r5 308. you'll add about 200 bucks but it's a M24 in stainless and accurate as hell out of the box.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:41:28 AM EST
Used PTR-91 or Fal
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:41:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 8:42:59 AM EST by Kid_Sampson]
Do yourself a favor and check out this auction:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145489566

At that price its a steal, and they are fantastic rifles.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:42:23 AM EST
Any of the new offerings from Savage with the AccuStock.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:43:47 AM EST
An M1903-A3 in excellent condition.

-Mark
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:45:35 AM EST
A well-used 30-30 ($150) with a leupold 3.5-10x ($500 with mounts) and $150 in ammo. Learn where it shoots out to 250 yards and you'll be able to kill anything in North America that stops within 250 yards.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:47:36 AM EST
Cz550fs in 6.5x55 swede
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:47:42 AM EST
Weatherby vanguard or Savage in 308 with a Nikon Primos for glass.

Hard to beat that combo for the price.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:48:34 AM EST
I'd spend $600 on a good Savage with a good scope, and pocket the other $200.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:48:40 AM EST
6.8 AR upper with decent glass and some extra magazines and ammunition.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:49:25 AM EST
What are you hunting?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:50:10 AM EST
Sako Finnbear L61R in 30-06
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:50:25 AM EST
a howa 1500 with a vari-x iii would fit into your budget.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:50:33 AM EST
A USED Savage model 110 with the accutrigger can be purchased for 350.00 w a scope and sling.

I would spend the rest on ammo and some range time and bet set for many years.

TRG
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:50:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:51:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Forest:
A lightweight 6.8 SPC upper for your AR and some mags & ammo.


I like this idea...
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:53:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By wesmerc:
I'd buy a 700 in 308 and spend 300 on glass

Can't go wrong with that!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:54:00 AM EST
Marlin 1895 SBL 45/70. Kills shit dead.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:55:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:57:31 AM EST
You could get a nice SS savage and decent glass for 800.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:58:13 AM EST
Savage in the caliber of your choice, you'll have $400 left for optics and a few boxes of ammo.

Rem 700/Ruger 77/Win 70 is typically the default choice, but Savage makes as good a rifle with a far better factory trigger for $100 less.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:01:10 AM EST
You could do a lot worse than the Encore.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:01:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Marlin 1895 SBL 45/70. Kills shit dead.


As opposed to killing stuff and not deadin' it?

TRG
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:01:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
A well-used 30-30 ($150) with a leupold 3.5-10x ($500 with mounts) and $150 in ammo. Learn where it shoots out to 250 yards and you'll be able to kill anything in North America that stops within 250 yards.



Errr, isn't a 3.5-10 a little bit overkill for a 30-30 (or any standard levergun for that matter)? A 1-4x is half the money and plenty of scope for a 200 yard shot. I've got a 2-7x leup heavy duplex on my 45-70, and it stays on 2x.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:03:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By BrianB2:
Any of the new offerings from Savage with the AccuStock.

That.

If it were me, I'd go for this one:
http://www.savagearms.com/16fhss.htm

Or, if you want a long action:
http://www.savagearms.com/116fhss.htm

I'm a fan of composite and stainless in a rifle that's going to get drug around in the elements. You can probably pick one up for $600-$650. That doesn't leave a terrible amount for the glass, but you only said "rifle".
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:04:37 AM EST
I have one of these in .308 and it shoots surprisingly well. I gave $300 out the door for it. Leaves plenty of cash left over for glass and ammo.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/centerfireBoltAction/XS7c.asp
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:11:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Marlin 1895 SBL 45/70. Kills shit dead.


As opposed to killing stuff and not deadin' it?

TRG


Yep, don't want any undead zombie deer.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:14:28 AM EST
Same thing I always recommend. Get a CZ550FS in .308 with some nice glass.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:14:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By jwr6:
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
A well-used 30-30 ($150) with a leupold 3.5-10x ($500 with mounts) and $150 in ammo. Learn where it shoots out to 250 yards and you'll be able to kill anything in North America that stops within 250 yards.



Errr, isn't a 3.5-10 a little bit overkill for a 30-30 (or any standard levergun for that matter)? A 1-4x is half the money and plenty of scope for a 200 yard shot. I've got a 2-7x leup heavy duplex on my 45-70, and it stays on 2x.


I'd argue that it wasn't overkill at all, but that really wasn't my point.

Here was my point:


The vast, vast, vast majority of hunters have no business shooting at stuff beyond 100 yards. And beyond 200, the air is even thinner. I get annoyed at modern optics with their BDC reticles that will turn Elmer Fudd into Carlos Hathcock. The reality is that having some sort of holdover guide isn't the last word in long-range preparedness.

Further reality is that most hunters don't need to be able to shoot stuff further than 200 yards. Look, I shoot long-range frequently; I can nail deer at 400 yards all day long. But I don't need to. A lifetime of deer hunting in beanfields and open CRP land has left me with way over 100 deer kills, and the vast, vast majority were inside 100 yards; only a tiny handful beyond 300. The last over-300 shot I took (and made) was with a 6.8 SPC - a caliber that is similar to the best modern 30-30 loads (hornady flextip).

The point? It doesn't take much of a rifle to be deadly on deer.

Next point, Optics:

The vast majority of hunters will buy nice rifles (weatherby, remington, whatever) and then adorn them with $100 junk scopes that won't hold zero under any sort of stress, or a $250 scope that will hold zero most of the time, then wonder why they missed their shot....I've been there, done that, and am convinced that quality optics are expensive, by necessity. Quality rifles are not. Heck, it wouldn't surpise me to find a used Savage 110 for ~$200. Just be sure and top it with an aiming device that is dead-nuts reliable.

Final point: Ammo.

Having a nice rifle with a nice scope isn't the whole battle. Now you need to not only sight-in, but know (based on experience, not a trajectory chart) where the rifle shoots at any range you expect to hunt. You can't do that with a single box of ammo, half of which you spent sighting-in and 5 rounds of which you'll want to save for the hunt. It takes practice.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:15:49 AM EST
Pre 64 winchester Model 70 30-06.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:15:51 AM EST
Savage in .308
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:19:38 AM EST
500 dollar rifle and a 300 dollar scope. or 400 dollar rifle and a 400 dollar scope. take your pic.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:20:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
I'd buy a 700 in 308 and spend 300 on glass


this...
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:20:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By sigp226:
a howa 1500 with a vari-x iii would fit into your budget.


nice....excellent value set.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:21:51 AM EST
Weatherby Vanguard Sub M.O.A in the caliber of your choice.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:23:34 AM EST
Remington 700 in 30-06, and a leupold 3-9 or 3.5-10 scope.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:24:13 AM EST
Marlin 1895G 45-70, XS Sights, some Ammo, reloading dies and components. $800 should cover most of it.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:24:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Same thing I always recommend. Get a CZ550FS in .308 with some nice glass.



I second the CZ 550, but I went for the 550 American with heavy barrel.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:24:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Same thing I always recommend. Get a CZ550FS in .308 with some nice glass.



What does a set up like that go for?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:26:00 AM EST
700 in 30-06

250 on leupole vx1
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:29:03 AM EST


Next point, Optics:

The vast majority of hunters will buy nice rifles (weatherby, remington, whatever) and then adorn them with $100 junk scopes that won't hold zero under any sort of stress, or a $250 scope that will hold zero most of the time, then wonder why they missed their shot....I've been there, done that, and am convinced that quality optics are expensive, by necessity. Quality rifles are not. Heck, it wouldn't surpise me to find a used Savage 110 for ~$200. Just be sure and top it with an aiming device that is dead-nuts reliable.




God is that the truth. Why is my scope so dark? It's noon! Maybe because it's a Tasco 6-24x that has the light transmission of a brown paper bag when you crank it all the way up? Or an eclipse. Probably and eclipse.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:30:51 AM EST
Savage model 10 or Remington 700 SPS Tactical with a B&C Light Weight Tactical Stock.

I personally don't like the accustock savages, just because it limits you as far a aftermarket stocks go. I would just get a heavy barrel with the cheapo stock, then replace it with what ever stock I want.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:32:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By XDTX:
What would you buy? I've got a decent little check falling into my lap in the next week and it's already burning a hole in my pocket. Right now I'm eyeballing a Thompson Center Encore.



Already have it picked out: CZ 550 in 9.3 X 62.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:32:43 AM EST
I'd try and find a good deal on a TC precision hunter in .308. Although I would also be tempted by an encore because of the switch barrel capability, it would make it easy to cover a lot of seasons and game with one rifle, say whitetail modern and muzzle loader, varmint caliber, longer range mag, ect. ect.....

PTk
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:33:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By tenmikemike:
Originally Posted By XDTX:
What would you buy? I've got a decent little check falling into my lap in the next week and it's already burning a hole in my pocket. Right now I'm eyeballing a Thompson Center Encore.



Already have it picked out: CZ 550 in 9.3 X 62.

That metric is an awesome caliber that I wish would become more popular in the US.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:35:26 AM EST
Depends on what you are hunting and where.

How the fuck are you guys making recommendations without knowing these things?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:36:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Thom101:
Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Same thing I always recommend. Get a CZ550FS in .308 with some nice glass.



What does a set up like that go for?

You know what's funny? (Or not really I guess) I just checked and the price has gone up quite a bit. I paid about 600 for mine but they look to be over 800 at most retailers and listed at $922 on CZ. Wow.

CZ owners joke about not letting anyone know how great their guns are, but I guess the secret is out with prices going up.
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