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#7232418 - 12/27/12 If you had 1500 to spend..........
matt_allen Offline
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if you have 1500 to spend on just the gun and wanted a light weight semi long range gun for deer sized game what would you build specs... caliber,action,stock,barrel


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#7232475 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: matt_allen]
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6.5mm Cal.
.260 rem chamber
SS M700 action
SS #3 barrel
McEdge ADL
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#7232538 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Rancho_Loco]
shortactionsmoker Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rancho_Loco
6.5mm Cal.
.260 rem chamber
SS M700 action
SS #3 barrel
McEdge ADL


That sums it up. About perfect for a LW/LR deer rig....
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#7232634 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: shortactionsmoker]
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A 7\08 LVSF would sure work, too..
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#7232723 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: matt_allen]
GregW Offline
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Originally Posted By: matt_allen
if you have 1500 to spend on just the gun and wanted a light weight semi long range gun for deer sized game what would you build specs... caliber,action,stock,barrel


What is semi-long range?
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#7232828 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: GregW]
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just something around 600 yd im just seeing what everyone likes while im sitting here board at working thinking i need another gun lol
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#7232956 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: matt_allen]
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I'd keep my eyes open for a used Cooper in .260, 7mm-08, .308, 6.5-06, .280, or .270.

Another option I would investigate would be a Winchester EW, and put a McMillan Winchester Hunter stock on it.

If building on a $1500 budget, Rem Stainless 700, Brux barrel, Shilen trigger, McMillan Hunter stock in one of the above cartridges.

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#7232982 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Hondo64d]
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Not sure why everyone gravitates to mc millan stocks. you can get a Bell & Carlson for a lot less and they work just as well.
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#7233072 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: eh76]
Sheister Offline
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For that kind of price, you can get a nice Remington Sendero in a number of calibers- 25-06, 270, 280, 300 Win Mag, and if it doesn't shoot 1/2 MOA have the action trued and the barrel spun back on and I'm betting it will easily be capable of long range work and you'll have money left over.

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#7233075 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Sheister]
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A Sendero, while nice, sure ain't lightweight.
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I replace valve cover gaskets every 50K, if they don't need them sooner...

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#7233090 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: eh76]
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Originally Posted By: eh76
Not sure why everyone gravitates to mc millan stocks.


Because they're really good.


Originally Posted By: eh76
you can get a Bell & Carlson for a lot less


Which can be good and bad.


Originally Posted By: eh76
and they work just as well.


Not necessarily.
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#7233282 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: matt_allen]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Matt-in all honesty I'd think about improving a rig that I had in the stable already. Make any sense?

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#7233294 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Rancho_Loco]
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Originally Posted By: Rancho_Loco
6.5mm Cal.
.260 rem chamber
SS M700 action
SS #3 barrel
McEdge ADL


Exactly what i am doing- just need to decide on tube length

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#7233311 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: stevenautique]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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23" is model perfecto and the top spin Gold Standard... cool

Dober
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#7233313 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: stevenautique]
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everything i have in the stable right now is as nice as it can get so thats why i was thinking of a new toy
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#7233327 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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- SS Remington 700 action
- 22" tube duping Remington 700 Mountain Rifle contour
- McMillan Edge Stock, Ti takeoff, or B&C ultralight (Ti stock)
- .260 Remington throated for 130 VLD's or 7mm-08 Remington chamber throated for 140 VLD's
- Talley LW lows
- Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 with M1 elevation turret
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#7233339 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Originally Posted By: Mark R Dobrenski
23" is model perfecto and the top spin Gold Standard... cool

Dober


HA- why does Austin Powers suddenly come to mind when i read that smile

I am thinking of starting at 24 and then hacking it back if needed. Going 1:8 Rock- cut rifling. Just wish the lead times on the McMillians werent so long.

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#7233347 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: eh76]
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Originally Posted By: eh76
Not sure why everyone gravitates to mc millan stocks. you can get a Bell & Carlson for a lot less and they work just as well.


I have a B&C we put on my son's .270 and from a standpoint of pure function, it works just fine. But... Because of the way B&C runs the tube coming off the aluminum bedding block through the grip, the grips tend to feel thick in my hand. Other than that, they are just fine, and I wouldn't be afraid to run one if finances dictated.

John
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#7233349 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: GregW]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Originally Posted By: GregW
- SS Remington 700 action
- 22" tube duping Remington 700 Mountain Rifle contour
- McMillan Edge Stock, Ti takeoff, or B&C ultralight (Ti stock)
- .260 Remington throated for 130 VLD's or 7mm-08 Remington chamber throated for 140 VLD's
- Talley LW lows
- Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 with M1 elevation turret






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#7233372 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Ahhh the highly sought after and endangered Montucky Mtn Zebra... cool

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#7233394 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Tanner]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Have I mentioned b4 Tanner how accurate that Mtn Zebra is...grin

Dober
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#7233422 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
matt_allen Offline
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now the next but harder ? is what who would you have build it thats good but not out of this world?
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#7233457 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Originally Posted By: Mark R Dobrenski
Have I mentioned b4 Tanner how accurate that Mtn Zebra is...grin

Dober


well- unless i missed it- not today shocked

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#7233524 - 12/27/12 Re: If you had 1500 to spend.......... [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Originally Posted By: Mark R Dobrenski
Originally Posted By: GregW
- SS Remington 700 action
- 22" tube duping Remington 700 Mountain Rifle contour
- McMillan Edge Stock, Ti takeoff, or B&C ultralight (Ti stock)
- .260 Remington throated for 130 VLD's or 7mm-08 Remington chamber throated for 140 VLD's
- Talley LW lows
- Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 with M1 elevation turret








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