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    First rifle

    Hey I'm looking at buying my first rifle. I have my eye on a couple on TM, but thought it was worth asking you good people if you have anything not being loved. I have a budget of $1250. I'm keen to have it supressed. I already have glass. Mostly looking at hunting tops out to 400m. I prefer stainless synthetic, purely as I will be treating it like a tool, not a work of art (there are some gorgeous rifles for sale on here!) I'm not set on any particular calibre, though after researching alot I'm thinking 7mm08, or even a 6.5 variant. I have handled a howa, and liked the grip on the hogue stock, but did not like the flex at all.
    What have you got?

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    @aetchell 's is good buying. Potentially even jump on stugs waiting list with the extra you'll save then you'll have a wicked setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjackwhite View Post
    @aetchell 's is good buying. Potentially even jump on stugs waiting list with the extra you'll save then you'll have a wicked setup
    Yep looking at that for sure. What is stuff waiting list for?

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    Pity the 260 on here is already sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamFlatt View Post
    Yep looking at that for sure. What is stuff waiting list for?
    Stugs, he does carbon stocks at a very reasonable price. If the hogue stock is putting you off... he just has a bit of a line of customers
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    question 1: you are hunting what? what game are you after? 223 will do the smaller stuff but at 400m i would never take a shot at a sambar etc

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    Give it time mate something perfect for you will pop up. Dont let the money burn a hole in your pocket and buy something your not 100% on .as soon as you do your perfect rifle will come up for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    question 1: you are hunting what? what game are you after? 223 will do the smaller stuff but at 400m i would never take a shot at a sambar etc
    The majority will be deer for the freezer, but would be keen to knock over a tahr or chamois if the opportunity arrives. Smallest caliber I want to go is 6.5

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    This seems like a decent deal, anyone own one?
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/1981144835

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    7mm08 is the original creedmoor.

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    25/06 any good to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamFlatt View Post
    This seems like a decent deal, anyone own one?
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/1981144835
    That'll do everything you're asking.

    However if you're going to be tops hunting I'd be getting something a bit faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    25/06 any good to you?
    Not sure sorry, not familiar with that cartridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    That'll do everything you're asking.

    However if you're going to be tops hunting I'd be getting something a bit faster.
    What would you recommend? Not set to any particular caliber

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    Everyone has their personal preference, I like the 7mm Remington Magnum.

 

 

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