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$2000 to spend on an ‘06 w nice glass...suggestions please #15242082 09/20/20
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Buddy of mine just decided to finally buy a nice rifle / scope combo. He wants it in a 30-06, stainless, syntheticstock, bolt action and wants to pair it with good glass for seeing deer at last light in the shadows. He doesn’t want an ultra light nor “ultra heavy”. It will be his “do it all” rifle for deer hunting. Caliber is non negotiable? Deer hunting is everything from 30 yards to 350 yrds. Definitely wants a good trigger and decent synthetic stock. If you had this budget, what would you suggest?


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Winchester 70 with whatever glass works best for him.

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Win M70 Extreme Weather, Leupold VX5 2-10


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A used Cooper Jackson Hunter?

If Cerakote would be an acceptable alternative to stainless, how about a CLR/NULA hybrid 'smithed by Mr. Forbes himself?

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Could spend $800 or less on a Stainless Steyr Pro Hunter. Leave one with plenty of room to buy excellent Glass!

I've got about 10 Benjamins in this Stainless Pro-hunter in 7 mag and Meopta Artemis scope.

ya!

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Remington 700 Mountain Rifle SS & SWFA SS HD 3-9x42. You could add a Timney or TriggerTech trigger for <$200 bucks, if so desired.


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Jap Weatherby Vanguard 2 SS, synthetic 30 aught six with plenty left over for a decent scope. I have one with a Leupold VX R 4X12 with illuminated reticle. It lives up to its MOA guarantee. Weather proof and rides with me every day. Also have one in .223 with a Zeiss 3 1/2 to 10 that shoots sub MOA. And I'm testing them by shooting off the truck hood resting on a corn bag.


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Originally Posted by tzone
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Montucky Kreedmire,Factory 147's,DD's and 1-6x HD MQ Illuminated,if only because they are in stock. Cards played right,will yield 20 boxes of ammo,within the budget. Hint.

An '06 cain't hang.

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Originally Posted by geedubya
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Could spend $800 or less on a Stainless Steyr Pro Hunter. Leave one with plenty of room to buy excellent Glass!

I've got about 10 Benjamins in this Stainless Pro-hunter in 7 mag and Meopta Artemis scope.

ya!

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With a 2K budget your friend has lots of great options but for Me I'd go with a Kimber Montana and a Swaro Z3 3-9x36 mounted in some Talley lightweights 👍....Good luck...Hb

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An '06 cain't hang.

Hint...............



Opinions vary!


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The '06 has worked for me on more than a few occasions

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in numerous different rifles.


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ya!

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I gave $400 for this scoped FN 30-06 maybe ten years ago. I think they can be had for a grand or less these days. No light weight but I had to get it out. I finally took it to Namibia a few years ago using the 168 gr TSX. It really is a great rifle.

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This ‘06 w/ Zeiss scope would get the job done and leave plenty in the bank - could even upgrade to a McMillan w/ money to spare if so inclined.

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Great combo but do a little trigger work



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Win M70 Extreme Weather, Leupold VX5 2-10

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Pick any Tikka he likes.
Mountain Tac pic rail.
Rings.
Zeiss, meopta, or SS HD if he wants to play FFP.


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Wood and blue Win 70 super grade with swarv Plastic Montana with swarvo

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This is interesting Chuck Hawks

Rifle: Winchester Model 70 Sporter, bolt action, blue/walnut, .30-06 Springfield ($880)
Ammunition: Remington Express 180 grain Core-Lokt PSP ($25/box)
Riflescope: Leupold VX-3 2.5-8x36mm ($400)
Mount base and rings: Leupold STD ($55)
Binocular: Leupold BX-3 Mojave 8x32 roof prism ($439)
Total Price: $1801 (approx.)
Randy Wakeman

Rifle: Browning X-Bolt Medallion, bolt action, blue/walnut, .270 Winchester ($1030)
Ammunition: Hornady Superformance 130 grain GMX ($37/box)
Riflescope: Leupold VX-R 3-9x40mm ($480)
Mount base and rings: Warne X-Bolt bases and Maxima rings ($55)
Binocular: Hawke Frontier 8x43 ED ($450)
Total Price: $2052 (approx.)
Rocky Hays

Rifle: T/C Icon, bolt action, blue/walnut with integral Weaver base, .308 Winchester ($1059)
Ammunition: Nosler Trophy Grade 165 grain Partition ($36/box)
Riflescope: Leupold VX-R CDS 4-12x40mm ($630)
Scope mount base: Integral Weaver-type base on rifle, Leupold QRW rings ($30)
Binocular: Leupold BX-2 Acadia 8x32 roof prism ($215)
Total Price: $1970 (approx.)
Jim Fleck

Rifle: Ruger M77 Hawkeye Sporter, bolt action, stainless/laminated hardwood, .270 Winchester ($959)
Ammunition: Remington Express 150 grain Core-Lokt PSP ($25/box)
Riflescope: Sightron SIIB Big Sky 3-9x42mm ($402)
Mount base and rings: Supplied with rifle
Binocular: Leupold BX-3 Mojave 8x32 roof prism ($439)
Total Price: $1825 (approx.)
Bob Fleck

Rifle: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Sporter SUB-MOA, bolt action, blue/walnut, .308 Winchester ($849)
Ammunition: Hornady Superformance 165 grain InterBond BT ($36/box)
Riflescope: Leupold VX-3 2.5-8x36mm ($400)
Mount base and rings: Leupold STD ($55)
Binocular: Leupold BX-2 Acadia 8x32 roof prism ($215)
Rangefinder: Leupold RX600i ($275)
Total Price: $1830 (approx.)
Nathan Rauzon

Rifle: Remington Model 700 XCR II, bolt action, stainless/synthetic, .30-06 Springfield ($1005)
Ammunition: Remington Express 180 grain Core-Lokt PSP ($25/box)
Riflescope: Leupold VX-2 4-12x50mm ($480)
Mount base and rings: Leupold STD ($55)
Binocular: Leupold BX-2 Cascades 10x42 roof prism ($374)
Total Price: $1939 (approx.)
Jack Seeling

Rifle: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 SUB-MOA, bolt action, stainless/synthetic, .270 Winchester ($799)
Ammunition: Federal Fusion 150 grain SBT ($25/box)
Riflescope: Sightron SIIB Big Sky 3-9x42mm ($402)
Mount base and rings: Leupold PRW ($55)
Binocular: Leupold BX-3 Mojave 8x32 roof prism ($439)
Total Price: $1720 (approx.)
These are good, practical hunting systems in the $2000 price range suitable for hunting Class 2 and Class 3 game. They are available from a store or catalog near you. Frankly, any of us could hunt with someone else's choices and not feel seriously handicapped.

Leupold optics and scope mounting hardware proved to be the favorite of the majority of the staff. Bob has gotten good use from his laser rangefinder and he chose to include one in his budget. The other respondents did not feel that a separate rangefinder was a crucial piece of gear for most big game hunting.

Worth noting is that all respondents chose mainstream, all-around calibers. .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield ammunition is available practically anywhere and the record of these calibers in the field speaks for itself. A plurality chose standard grade Remington Express ammunition. Remington's Core-Lokt bullets deliver dependable performance on all Class 2 and Class 3 game without muss, fuss, or unnecessary expense.

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Originally Posted by RatherBHuntin
Buddy of mine just decided to finally buy a nice rifle / scope combo. He wants it in a 30-06, stainless, syntheticstock, bolt action and wants to pair it with good glass for seeing deer at last light in the shadows. He doesn’t want an ultra light nor “ultra heavy”. It will be his “do it all” rifle for deer hunting. Caliber is non negotiable? Deer hunting is everything from 30 yards to 350 yrds. Definitely wants a good trigger and decent synthetic stock. If you had this budget, what would you suggest?



Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather - it checks every box. With scope and mounts it should come in right at 8 lbs.
Use the rest of the money for good optics and he can be equipped with a lifetime rifle very reasonably.

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