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Re: New Rifle [Re: passport] #16252057 07/14/21
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I would suggest a Tikka in 270 Win or 30-06, but if he wants shorter action, 7mm-08, 308 or 6.5 manbun would all be good too. Still get a nice scope and be under his budget by half. A kimber Montana would be nice and a bit lighter weight in those calibers.


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I'd suggest a Winchester model 70 EW in either 270 win, 308win, or 30-06. Add a decent 3-9x40 scope and you're set. Your friend is probably like the vast majority of hunters who shoot their rifle to sight it in, then a few more rounds at a game animal. A solid rifle and scope checks all the boxes and leaves plenty of cash to put towards a quality hunt for deer or elk.

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For deer only and anything below, out to a max of 350m, it can be done for little expense, and less recoil. Personally? Short list would be a Winchester Stainless Featherweight, put a good stock on it like a Bansner or McMillan, and whatever decent fixed 6 he prefers. No turrets or dots, just a good set and forget scope, because I would have the rifle in a chambering that allowed me to shoot to 350 without turning knobs and such. Anything from a .243 to a 308. Preferably the lower end of that. For me, it would be a .243 running an 80 to 85gr. bullet in either a bonded or monolithic flavor. 80 TTSX would be a good one. Run it hot, zero at 200, and go kill stuff.

You can do similar with other short action chamberings, using light for caliber bullets. BC matters little at the ranges you specify, so a light, stout bullet moving fast gets there flat. Faster travel times mean less wind deflection, too. KISS.

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Deer down, I'am with OLDGRAYWOLF, .243 1x8 twist, fast and flat 350 yards is a chip shot, shoot 55gr. to 110 gr. low recoil, will kill deer like lighting. Rio7

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Kimber Montana or Fieldcraft if you can find one. NULA if you don’t mind paying more and want something customized for you and don’t mind the wait.

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Seekin's Havak and pocket the rest of the money for something else.


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Originally Posted by passport
Thanks pullit, 300-350 would be max. Michigan hunting over fields mostly.


With the above ranges being max...There are a metric ton of rifles that would fill that need.

7-08 or 6.5 CM would seem about the right temperature for the porridge. Easy to load for, if that’s important. Usually, good factory loads were once abundant, before Biden. YMMV.

Tikka SS would be my first look. Second Bergara

With the cash savings, put solid glass up top, and own the fields from first to last light.

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Originally Posted by Beaver10
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Thanks pullit, 300-350 would be max. Michigan hunting over fields mostly.


With the above ranges being max...There are a metric ton of rifles that would fill that need.

7-08 or 6.5 CM would seem about the right temperature for the porridge. Easy to load for, if that’s important. Usually, good factory loads were once abundant, before Biden. YMMV.

Tikka SS would be my first look. Second Bergara

With the cash savings, put solid glass up top, and own the fields from first to last light.

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Re: New Rifle [Re: passport] #16254261 07/15/21
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When it came to my money, I choose a Christensen Arms Ridgeline, I now have three and one MPR. The best "improved" rem 700 clone I could find. They all wear McMillan stocks now, still within your friends budget. However, for that money, I'd build from the ground up starting with a Defiance or just buy an Oregon Mountain Rifle titanium, still within his budget.

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Re: New Rifle [Re: passport] #16256037 07/16/21
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Kelbly's "Koda" Rifle and don't look back! Unbelievable what they can produce at that cost point......

Only downside is you are limited to either 6.5 CM of 6.5 PRC.....I chose the 6.5 PRC



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