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    what is the best bolt action rifle for around $5000 budget

    hi i'm a fairly new shooter, looking to buy an ar and a bolt action rifle, in the 308 cal, i got my eye on the savage bas k bolt action rifle, are they the best rifle to buy around 4-5k budget? is there any other choice for me? please give me some advice on some other brand may be suitable. i fairly like the tactical look of the savage rifle, is there anything similar? also not very good at diy, so best something very accurate straight out of the box, thanks

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    First standard question - what do you intend to use it for and will it really be used for that?
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    Oh Polarbear, you have no idea what you just started.
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    Phwoarr $5000 is a whole lot of rifle. I could work out how to spend 2k on a rifle, and another 2k on a scope, but 5k just on a rifle is way out of my zone.
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    I'll sell you my Sako 75 Finnlight for $5000.

    Easy answer.

    Seriously, as a new shooter, as above, I would decide what are you going do, hunt deer? Shoot rabbits & goats? Be a rifle range only type shooter?
    Then if possible, get a good quality second hand rifle of the type and calibre you want and suitable for intended use, with equally good optics.
    See if you like your new sport by geting someone experienced to show you the ropes.
    If you love it, then maybe upgrade your gear later.

    PS, my AR15 and scope is not far off the $5000 mark ($4200). Just don't tell the Mrs.
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    Good advice dogmatix
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    For the hunting rifle in with your budget
    Decide whether you want, Walnut/Blue, Walnut/Stainless, Synthetic/Stainless, lightweight Synthetic/Stainless or Heavyish Laminate/Stainless all Black etc
    Then go buy an 85 sako of choice, rings, bolt a scope on it and go shoot, and have some change towards your AR

    For an AR, I have no idea.
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    sako is just an over priced tikka isn't it.... with that money go custom, choose your parts you want. factory rifles are a lottery as to weather they will even shoot very well.
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    I predict this thread will go pear shaped reeeeaaaalllll soon

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    5 k fuck that is a lot of rifle
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    You mean it's 1.5 dairy cows Dundee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    sako is just an over priced tikka isn't it.... with that money go custom, choose your parts you want. factory rifles are a lottery as to weather they will even shoot very well.
    No not even close.
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    Fuck it I'll say it. Blaser.
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    It seems you have the cal chosen and the 5k is just for the one gun??
    Good budget you can make something very nice
    I think your coin would be better spent on a custom build rather than parting with that many $ for a factory gun that may or may not shoot and may still need things doing two it
    Having said that if you need/love tactical stuff I had a play with one of these today it was 5K
    Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 Tactical Chassis- Remington Centerfire Rifles
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    Been waiting for someone to say that Tahr-Bound
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