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Posted: 11/20/2012 5:25:08 AM EST
This will be my new gun, I only own AR's at the moment for rifle, but wanted something good out to 8-900 yards. The $1,000 includes my budget for a scope as well. Any ideas?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:31:32 AM EST
I was able to put together a nice long range rig for $1000 last year. I went with a Remington 700 SPS Tactical with a SWFA SS 10x scope and Seekins Precision base and rings.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:32:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:33:47 AM EST by Extorris]
Originally Posted By robb01:
This will be my new gun, I only own AR's at the moment for rifle, but wanted something good out to 8-900 yards. The $1,000 includes my budget for a scope as well. Any ideas?
http://goo.gl/H9XbG

Rifle plus scope for $1000? I'd go for a SWFA Super Sniper scope and a Rem 700 or Savage for that price range.

ETA: Beaten to it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:34:41 AM EST
Save more money. That's a good starting payment on a have way decent scope.

Best deal you are going to get is a Remington 700P or Savage Model 10 with a Leupold Mark 4 scope and a Harris bipod. Look for a not so used precision set up. Long range shooting is expensive and if you want to to consistently hit a small target out at 800 to 900 yards, you had better have decent set up, know your dope and know how to read the wind.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:34:49 AM EST
For 1K you can get a "sniper" rifle but not a true Sniper rifle.
The good news is that for 800-100 yards you don't need a real Sniper rifle.
Look at Remington and Savage bolt actions, You should save up more for your scope, you can easily spend 1K on a good, not top notch scope.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:35:18 AM EST
Mosin Nagant in a free floated sporter stock with a good barrel.

Put a rail in place of the rear sight and whatever optics you want. Throw on a bipod and some match quality ammo.

Done.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:35:26 AM EST
Only way to get good components for your budget is to buy used.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:35:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:37:33 AM EST by Layer60]
Tikka T3 and whatever scope.

Best quality, most accurate rifle for the money that you can buy. I will never shoot as good as my Tikka is capable of.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:35:49 AM EST
Nikon Buckmasters or Super Sniper on a Savage 10fp or Remington 700sps tactical.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:36:07 AM EST
Weatherby vanguard 7mm RM


I've shot sub Moa at 1025 yards on a 5 shot group
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:37:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By robb01:
This will be my new gun, I only own AR's at the moment for rifle, but wanted something good out to 8-900 yards. The $1,000 includes my budget for a scope as well. Any ideas?

http://goo.gl/H9XbG


Remington 5R. Put a junker scope on it until you get enough stash for a good scope.

Check it out...

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:39:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By fundummy:
Originally Posted By robb01:
This will be my new gun, I only own AR's at the moment for rifle, but wanted something good out to 8-900 yards. The $1,000 includes my budget for a scope as well. Any ideas?

http://goo.gl/H9XbG


Remington 5R. Put a junker scope on it until you get enough stash for a good scope.

Check it out...



+1 on the 5R

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:41:01 AM EST
i have a savage 116 with a quality nikon that has been awesome.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:41:36 AM EST
Savage 10FP .308 and Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 Mil Dot from Midway.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:42:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By robb01:
This will be my new gun, I only own AR's at the moment for rifle, but wanted something good out to 8-900 yards. The $1,000 includes my budget for a scope as well. Any ideas?

http://goo.gl/H9XbG


Forget about the scope in that $1K if you want to go out to 900yds.

5R from buds

I have a cheap vortex 3-9x40 on my 5R for now.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:42:38 AM EST
$1000 is only a down payment on a M99
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:43:34 AM EST
Red Rider with a compass in the stock, topped with SS 10x42.

good out to about 45 yards
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:44:36 AM EST
My suggestion for the most efficient route: Buy a $1000 worth of scope, put it on one of your ARs and and limit yourself to 6-700 yards for awhile (assuming your ARs are 5.56 guns). Then save up another $1000 (or more) and buy a really nice rifle, and put your really nice scope on it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:44:47 AM EST
I use a 16x40 super sniper on my vanguard with a 20 Moa canted rail mount. 10x sucks at 1k yards
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:45:01 AM EST
Dicks sporting goods will have Rem 700 varmint on sale for black friday, $350 after rebate.

http://www.theblackfriday.com/ads/dicks/dicks-sporting-goods-black-friday-ad2.shtml

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:46:17 AM EST
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:47:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By robb01:
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions

I have a 5r in .308 and it is great. I like it so much I am saving my pennies for one in .300wm
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:48:34 AM EST
I have a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .257 Wby and it will shoots 1/2 MOA 5 shot groups with my handloads. The gun itself cost about $500 and I would suggest spending more than $500 on your scope, I have a Zeiss 6.5-20 on it currently and it does the job. I dont qualify it as a "sniper rifle" but I dont know what your enterpritation of a sniper rifle is either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:50:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:51:42 AM EST by Furyataurus]
Originally Posted By smaddox:

Originally Posted By robb01:
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions

I have a 5r in .308 and it is great. I like it so much I am saving my pennies for one in .300wm


There is now a 5R 300WM 24" w/threaded barrel out now..........bud's has them.

My .308 5R


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:50:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By AKengineer:
Nikon Buckmasters or Super Sniper on a Savage 10fp or Remington 700sps tactical.


Word.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:51:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By fundummy:
Originally Posted By robb01:
This will be my new gun, I only own AR's at the moment for rifle, but wanted something good out to 8-900 yards. The $1,000 includes my budget for a scope as well. Any ideas?

http://goo.gl/H9XbG


Remington 5R. Put a junker scope on it until you get enough stash for a good scope.

Check it out...



Whoa-Ho Hold on man. I have a nice 700 already that shoots great groups at 100. I haven't tried it further out yet.
Well you had me running through the mental exercises of replacing it for the one shown at your link.
Just so you know. IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

If I was starting from the OP's place I would definitely follow your advice.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:53:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:53:35 AM EST
Are you looking for something that can lob bullets that far or something that can place them with repeatable accuracy? ;)

I'd save more money. For a start, I'd go with a bushnell HDMR for the scope. Bushnell enormously stepped up their game with that scope and I've been hearing rave reviews from folks who own and have been diehard NF, S&B, and other 2-3k$ optics. They are about 1100 new.

As or the rifle, I'm not a fan of savage for a few reasons but I've seen many of their lower end precision rifles shoot great out of the box. Another option would be a rem700 5r model.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:54:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By all4freedom:
Savage 10FP .308 and Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 Mil Dot from Midway.


This

Savage!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:54:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Hard to beat a Remington 700.

More here: The Remington 700 Rifle



Couldn't agree more. R700 SPS with a Super Sniper (to keep it under $1k) until you can swing upgrades. Bell and Carlson stock and the DBM mod is easy to install and is an improvement over the OEM stock.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:55:02 AM EST
1k would just cover the optics..
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:55:21 AM EST
An SKS, and cocaine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:55:41 AM EST
Savage 10FP in .260, topped with 10X swfa.

.308 is pretty darn good at those distances, but a good 6.5 (with it's great BC and velocity) would take out a good amount of dope and windage guesstimations.

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Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:57:42 AM EST
Remington 700 AAC-SD and a fixed SWFA SS scope is going to be as close as you can get. You will want to upgrade from there, but it will get you started.

The long range crowd prefers it to be called precision rifle not sniper rifle.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:00:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:01:31 AM EST by DnPRK]
Howa 1500 heavy barrel 308
Then add some decent glass.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:01:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:02:03 AM EST by macman37]
This is a package option from Sniper Central I looked at very closely a couple years back...

I was hot for this, but ended up going another direction. But it's a very viable all-in-one setup right in the money bracket you're talking about. Yeah a little higher, suck it up and save your pennies.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:02:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Remington 700 AAC-SD and a fixed SWFA SS scope is going to be as close as you can get. You will want to upgrade from there, but it will get you started.

The long range crowd prefers it to be called precision rifle not sniper rifle.


This
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:04:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hamel:
Dicks sporting goods will have Rem 700 varmint on sale for black friday, $350 after rebate.

http://www.theblackfriday.com/ads/dicks/dicks-sporting-goods-black-friday-ad2.shtml



This. Then save a little more and buy some nice glass.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:14:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:15:02 AM EST by raizer]
cannot go wrong with a Dahl

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:15:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Originally Posted By smaddox:

Originally Posted By robb01:
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions

I have a 5r in .308 and it is great. I like it so much I am saving my pennies for one in .300wm


There is now a 5R 300WM 24" w/threaded barrel out now..........bud's has them.

My .308 5R
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo157/Furyataurus/003-35.jpg



that's is the one.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:17:05 AM EST
Used pst, used 700.

Or a 762 AR.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:18:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Remington 700 AAC-SD and a fixed SWFA SS scope is going to be as close as you can get. You will want to upgrade from there, but it will get you started.

The long range crowd prefers it to be called precision rifle not sniper rifle.


This


Is that the SPS Varmint model?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:20:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Originally Posted By smaddox:

Originally Posted By robb01:
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions

I have a 5r in .308 and it is great. I like it so much I am saving my pennies for one in .300wm


There is now a 5R 300WM 24" w/threaded barrel out now..........bud's has them.

My .308 5R
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo157/Furyataurus/003-35.jpg



My setup is very similar. What drag bag/mat is that?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:23:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cliffhanger:
Save more money. That's a good starting payment on a have way decent scope.

Best deal you are going to get is a Remington 700P or Savage Model 10 with a Leupold Mark 4 scope and a Harris bipod. Look for a not so used precision set up. Long range shooting is expensive and if you want to to consistently hit a small target out at 800 to 900 yards, you had better have decent set up, know your dope and know how to read the wind.


Dammit the truth hurts.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:27:01 AM EST
Rem 700 Police and the $400 scope of your choice.

It may not be the last word in 1,000,000 yard accuracy, but it will be far ahead of most.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:29:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By DWFAN:
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Remington 700 AAC-SD and a fixed SWFA SS scope is going to be as close as you can get. You will want to upgrade from there, but it will get you started.

The long range crowd prefers it to be called precision rifle not sniper rifle.


This


Is that the SPS Varmint model?

No those will work as well, but the AAC-SD has a threaded barrel from the factory.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:34:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By hooligan223:
Originally Posted By Hamel:
Dicks sporting goods will have Rem 700 varmint on sale for black friday, $350 after rebate.

http://www.theblackfriday.com/ads/dicks/dicks-sporting-goods-black-friday-ad2.shtml



This. Then save a little more and buy some nice glass.



SPS model?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:35:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By TeeRex:

Originally Posted By DWFAN:
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Originally Posted By TeeRex:
Remington 700 AAC-SD and a fixed SWFA SS scope is going to be as close as you can get. You will want to upgrade from there, but it will get you started.

The long range crowd prefers it to be called precision rifle not sniper rifle.


This


Is that the SPS Varmint model?

No those will work as well, but the AAC-SD has a threaded barrel from the factory.



Thanks

I quoted the wrong post



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:40:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 6:48:32 AM EST by FlashHole]
Originally Posted By robb01:
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions


Aren't all the 5Rs stainless? Nothing wrong with stainless, but a shinny sniper rifle never made much sense to me

My 700P right after I bought if from a member here(thanks Old School!)


After I did a bunch of work to it


after the fluted bolt, bolt knob and trigger




Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:45:38 AM EST
I asked myself the same question, and ended up with a Savage 10 FP with an HS precision stock.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:51:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By FlashHole:
Originally Posted By robb01:
I think the 5R route is where I'm going, and I'll just save up for a nice scope. thanks for the suggestions


Aren't all the 5Rs stainless? Nothing wrong with stainless, but a shinny sniper rifle never made much sense to me

My 700P right after I bought if from a member here(thanks Old School!)
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n477/mackattack2005/Rem%20700%20w%20SS/rem700wSS0021.jpg

After I did a bunch of work to it
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n477/mackattack2005/Rem700%20progress/27.jpg

after the fluted bolt, bolt knob and trigger
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n477/mackattack2005/Rem700%20progress/IMG_6083edited.jpg





What did you use to replace the bottom metal for the detachable mag?
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