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Thread: Spend my money

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    Spend my money

    Well hypothetically spend it....

    A Mates looking for his first centerfire rifle-scope
    Rough budget of 2.5-2.7k
    Wants to buy new
    Not a tikka.
    Hunting in Canterbury tops/southern alps

    Any constructive suggestions? Hes going to head in and shoulder a few.
    Just finding it hard to find a combo. Is it better to buy a sako a7 and a vx1 or say a howa and get a vx3 etc

    Not wanting to start to many arguments

    Cheers!

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    My Rem 700 7mmSAUM in for sale section not brand new but not far off, perfect alpine rifle @SGR
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    My suggestion is not to limit himself to only new if he wants the most bang for his buck.

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    Not a Tikka but would buy an A7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    My suggestion is not to limit himself to only new if he wants the most bang for his buck.
    Shoulder a few and look for a second hand deal on what he likes the most.
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    Spend my money, dam here I was thinking when I read this you want us to sped your money, fyi yes we can
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    Hardest thing seems to be what scope to look at , around the 800-1k mark they all seem pretty good . Is their certain things to consider or does it come down to personal preference ?

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    Spend $800-$1000 on the rifle and the rest on the scope.
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    +1 for what @gadgetman said - plenty of very good 2nd had rifles & scopes come up for sale. You'll get much more bang for your buck 2nd hand. That 7mmSAUM that @llewelyn would be a damn fine candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Shoulder a few and look for a second hand deal on what he likes the most.
    Personal suggestion is get a nice rifle second hand or new that twill do the job and spend the rest on ammo to practice with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Personal suggestion is get a nice rifle second hand or new that twill do the job and spend the rest on ammo to practice with.
    Ill second that.all my rifles shotties are 2nd hand and i dont regret one bloody minute of it.theyre not the flashiest arms in town ,but then again Im just"whatever floats the boat"
    on the day if im in the mood theyll do the job as good as the next man!
    ive never yest been able to distinguish between a nail hit with 100yrold hammer and a nailhit with a flash new mitre 10 jobbie.either way the bastrd of a thing usually takes some getting out!
    No I dont mean bloody howitzer nail guns-some chippies looklike rambo with an m60 when theyre weilding those things!!! Im with gadgets TR anyhow -us cack handers are truly a rare and gifted segment of humanity(ducks for cover as insults are hurled)

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    I'll add my bit to what others have mentioned
    Rifles come and go but a good scope stays with you to be put on the next rifle
    Buy a scope of choice, you have 2.7K send 1.2-3-4 on a scope, keep and eye here some good scopes come for sale
    A second hand good brand rifle with a fine scope will easily do the job.

    If you want new, Howa's, Browning Abolt 3's and other brands come in at under what you'd have left.
    The exception would be if some one has a fine secondhand rifle on here for sale at a good price eg sako or similar for damn good price. Grab that and sort the scope later.
    Either way you'll only then you only have to figure the caliber of choice for the hunting he plans to do

    And....... Guess what.....
    We are experts at that as well .
    Last edited by jakewire; 25-08-2017 at 08:11 PM.
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