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Re: Given a budget of $1500 [Re: Dogger] #15314126 10/15/20
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Originally Posted by jwall
MY answer is obvious and you probably get 2 rifles for $1500.

2 diff cartridges -- ALL Wx, aka, synthetic, stocks......

Let's see what others have to say.
Later



Originally Posted by 16bore
Tikka T3 in a chambering if your choice, Sportsmatch rings, SWFA 3-9.

BINGO


Originally Posted by PaulBarnard
I'd buy a Tikka and spend the rest on a couple of hookers.

BINGO x2


Originally Posted by JGRaider
T3X and a used 3-12x LRHS.

BINGO x3


Originally Posted by lhead71
Tikka T3x stainless light, talley rings, Leupold VX3i 2.5-8 x 36. Total for new stuff $ Rifle -$800.00 scope $399.00, rings $50, money left for ammo $250.00.

BINGO x4

Originally Posted by JPro
Yeah, I'd probably just buy an SS T3X in .270win and put the rest of the funds toward the glass and loading supplies.

BINGO x5

X 6 counting MINE. PLUS



Originally Posted by Dogger
To assemble your “go-to - first pick out of the safe - go anywhere all-around rifle for the lower 48 for non-dangerous game that you eat”

The $1500 budget covers the rifle, rings, and bases (not scope)...


You didn't include a scope... assuming UHH supposing, you have a scope.

A Tikka T3X SS Lite in 30-06 OR 7 RM..... all weather equipped, all around, ALL game in North America.

Seems simple to me.

GOOD Luck

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interesting... one-offs to CLR, M70, Howa, and Kimber, a couple builds on Remington actions, and a buttload of Tikka

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Used fieldcraft with Talley lightweights

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Originally Posted by Dogger
interesting... one-offs to CLR, M70, Howa, and Kimber, a couple builds on Remington actions, and a buttload of Tikka


A diverse audience is likely to reply with equally diverse answers to the same question.

I offered the CLR/NULA hybrid because it falls within your budget and, IMO, you get more value from it than you would from a regular production factory built rifle. I think that a person who has a modicum of both hunting and shooting skills could successfully hunt North American game with a wide variety of rifles chambered for any of the four cartridges that the CLR was made in.

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Agree 100%. My "Melvinized" CLR's have continued to impress me with accuracy and very easy to carry!

Re: Given a budget of $1500 [Re: PaulBarnard] #15314684 10/15/20
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Originally Posted by PaulBarnard
I'd buy a Tikka and spend the rest on a couple of hookers. I damned sure wouldn't buy a Christensen Arms Mesa, A Nosler Liberty, a Remington 5R or any Ruger.


Did you end up snagging one of the CDNN Rugers? Mine turned out pretty good.

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Originally Posted by 260Remguy
A CLR/NULA hybrid would come in around $1,500, less if you opted to use the original barrel in 270, 30-06, 7MM RM, or 300 WM.

This, or a fieldcraft.

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Originally Posted by Dogger
interesting... one-offs to CLR, M70, Howa, and Kimber, a couple builds on Remington actions, and a buttload of Tikka


Do you have to wonder Why ?

Jerry


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Originally Posted by clockwork_7mm_gator
Originally Posted by PaulBarnard
I'd buy a Tikka and spend the rest on a couple of hookers. I damned sure wouldn't buy a Christensen Arms Mesa, A Nosler Liberty, a Remington 5R or any Ruger.


Did you end up snagging one of the CDNN Rugers? Mine turned out pretty good.


Nope.

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Originally Posted by scotts94_z28
Used fieldcraft with Talley lightweights



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If I wasn’t doing a lot of mountain hunting a used beretta mato would check those boxes - add Talley bases and rings and a ultimate firearms sling
guns international and guns America each have a 7mm remington magnum listed

Load it midway has Remington copper 140 grain TSX in stock

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Factory options:

Tikka T3 of your preferred flavor. 308,7mm08, 270,30-06

Kimber of your flavor in above add 280AI


Browning XBolt of your flavor

Weatherby Vanguard of your flavor

Win model 70 plus a Edge stock and trigger work


Any money saved put towards glass or reloading

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Pawn shop JC Higgins Model 50. FN commercial Mauser action, High Standard chrome lined barrel. $300. Chambered in .30/06. Burris Scope for another $225. Shoots factory 150 grain Federals into 3/4 inch at 100 yards. I am good to go, and under budget. 😜


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Kimber Hunter in 270 Winchester


Safe queens should be taken out and shot!
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Originally Posted by 16bore
Tikka T3 in a chambering if your choice, Sportsmatch rings, SWFA 3-9.

Go forth and whack schit.....



You'd be a chit wacking mother fu cker with that set-up.. Fo sure.. Some guys think there's "lots of ways to answer" this question, but damn why not keep it simple? Guys that like accuracy, lightweight, no fuss and a nice balanced rifle that will slay the f out of chidt will pick Tikka... Nuff said..


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Originally Posted by jwall
Originally Posted by Dogger
interesting... one-offs to CLR, M70, Howa, and Kimber, a couple builds on Remington actions, and a buttload of Tikka


Do you have to wonder Why ?

Jerry


It's a no brainer........Mr. Freaking MaGoo can shoot a Tikka under MOA.


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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Originally Posted by jwall
Originally Posted by Dogger
interesting... one-offs to CLR, M70, Howa, and Kimber, a couple builds on Remington actions, and a buttload of Tikka


Do you have to wonder Why ?

Jerry


It's a no brainer........Mr. Freaking MaGoo can shoot a Tikka under MOA.



It does make being a looney and wanting to try other rifles frustrating. A Tikka T3 is about the most confidence inspiring rifle purchase I can think of. I’ve tried a ton of different setups but nothing that worked as well right out of the box as they do.

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No doubt I'd look for a used fieldcraft. From the four I've handled 243, 2x 6.5, 270 they've never shot worse than 3/4 moa, most 1/2in. The balance and feel is a step up from tikka. I have two tikkas that are very accurate but they don't have the feel or craftsmanship of the Barrett. You'll never feel bad picking it out of the safe and running the bolt.

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Originally Posted by Dogger
To assemble your “go-to - first pick out of the safe - go anywhere all-around rifle for the lower 48 for non-dangerous game that you eat”

The $1500 budget covers the rifle, rings, and bases (not scope)...

I did just this when Whittakers closed out the last of the Fieldcrafts: 1:9 twist 270. I think it was a little under $1500, plus Talley LW's. I already had a SWFA 3-9 to put on it. RE26 with 150 Accubond LR at 3120 fps or 165 Accubond LR at 2930 fps and 1/2 - 3/4 MOA for both.

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