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    New Rifle

    Hey guys hope everyone is keeping well and the freezers are full!

    I am after a bit of advice, I am looking to buy a new rifle with the main purpose of shooting distances further than 300m. I currently have a .243 Mossberg 100 ATR which I adore as my bush rifle. So for close range bush hunting I will continue to use this most likely. So what I was wanting to know is what caliber everyone recommends, what brands and what scopes. Hand loads or factory ? etc. The biggest thing as it always is will be the cost so a rough estimate would be appreciated.

    Cheers for your advice in advance
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    Whats your budget? scope included

    The answer will help the guys here get you the best for your coin
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    Cheapish would be a tikka 7mmmag with a limbsaver and decent dial able scope.
    Handload of course!
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    Cheapish would be a tikka 7mmmag with a limbsaver and decent dial able scope.
    Handload of course!

    Or this would be a good buy

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...d-7mmrm-15876/
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    Also would depend how much past 300m you are wanting to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Cheapish would be a tikka 7mmmag with a limbsaver and decent dial able scope.
    Handload of course!
    Cam, are you ill, I was waiting for the "308 or nothing" post from you
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    @Hunt4life has a mate selling a t3 7mm remmag
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Cam, are you ill, I was waiting for the "308 or nothing" post from you
    Yea I didnt mention Sako either
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    Im not too sure on budget at this stage I realize in order to reach out it costs but i was hoping looking to not over step 3k or is this a bit optimistic ? and as far as I can on my budget gadgetman cheers

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    Pretty much any of the standard deer calibers will get you to 1000y on paper or steel(even the 243)

    3k should get you a capable rifle,good scope,bipod, basic reloading gear.
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    H&F god bless them, always have good Tikka combo's, just talk about upgrading scope, may not need dial up as a LR or ballistic dot scope will work on the right set up, then suppress and you should come in under 3k, Again what distance ya looking at, If it is out to 800-1000 then maybe start saving some more coin as the scope will need to be something more than ballistic dot. Only my opinion though

    Give us some more info on dist etc but i would say you would even get gun plus suppress and dial up scope for under 3K??

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    I wouldn't suppress a long range rifle especially if on a budget, Only my opinion tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Cheapish would be a tikka 7mmmag with a limbsaver and decent dial able scope.
    Handload of course!

    Or this would be a good buy

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...d-7mmrm-15876/
    Yeah mate, for $3k you can take this and spend 2k on a scope and a reloading press, done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    @Hunt4life has a mate selling a t3 7mm remmag
    Shut up Toby! Weatherbys are way better than Tikkas (starts sidestepping furiously!) Especially when bedded in laminate stocks with timney triggers!
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    Have you thought about a Ruger ?

 

 

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