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    Best $1000 budget rifle ??

    Got a Grand, got to get a rifle.......which one.
    Must be available on NZ market in a calibre 6.5 and above.

    Howa 1500

    Savage Axis

    Ruger American or Predator

    Remington 700 ADL

    Any others ? can't be second hand.... well can be but must be as new.

    Thoughts, suggestions and reasons please, this could influence my purchase.

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    I'm a Tikka 6.5 fan. Smooth as silk and insanely accurate.
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    A good second hand Tikka for that price range.

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    Howa, Weatherbys are made by them Ive had 2 and they were excellent but the 308 vangard was a tad heavy.
    Got a zastava now that is much nicer so consider them too.
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    Sauer 100 at $1200 would be well worth a look (couple of hundred over budget though). They have a good alloy block bedding system and nice trigger. You should be able to just mount a 'scope and go hunting.

    Maybe in 308 'cos ammo is available everywhere and you can get some bargains (like from Belmont).
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    Howa 1500 would be my pick of the ones you have listed, unless Rem 700's have had their quality control issues sorted, then I'd go Rem 700

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    Out of experience, don't touch a Remington!!! Howa 1500 all day long! so light, no issues shoot well and they do what they say on the box
    I love my 233 syn stainless m1500

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    $1000 for rifle only or scope included ?

    Spend at least as much on the scope as the rifle..., or buy something with open sights
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisters View Post
    Out of experience, don't touch a Remington!!! Howa 1500 all day long! so light, no issues shoot well and they do what they say on the box
    I love my 233 syn stainless m1500
    I wouldnt call 3400g bare a light rifle..
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    From your list the Howa. Also take a look at the Zastavas and Marlins.
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    I've got my mates weatherby 270 for sale. Stainless synthetic with a bushnell 3-940. $800 he wants for it.

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    Best $1000 budget rifle ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I wouldnt call 3400g bare a light rifle..
    There is more than one model, mine was 5.7lbs, which is T3 ultralight light!




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    yeah the 5.7lb is the mountain rifle which is $1800~ bare though spudattack.
    The HOWA 1500 is bloody heavy but it is a good shooter so for $1k would be your best bet for a new rifle.
    Look on TM as you can find some bloody good 2nd hand rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    yeah the 5.7lb is the mountain rifle which is $1800~ bare though spudattack.
    The HOWA 1500 is bloody heavy but it is a good shooter so for $1k would be your best bet for a new rifle.
    Look on TM as you can find some bloody good 2nd hand rifles.
    Yes, but you can get the same barrelled action in the hogue stock that is a grand for the scoped package and still only weighs 50g more bare.
    It's called the ranchland.

    They are not the heavy beasts they used to be.
    I know, I have a .223 that must weigh around 9lbs.


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    Marlin, Savage, Howa. All very good shooters.

 

 

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