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#6542247 - 11/13/16 09:01 PM Best sub $1K hunting rifle
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Registered: 11/12/09
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Looking for a new rifle in either .243 or 6.5 creed. Want to stay under a grand for rifle only

Thanks
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#6542252 - 11/13/16 09:02 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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Do you want something as nice as possible for $1000? Or is that just the top end of the budget. Lots of quality hunting rifles available for much much less than $1k
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#6542265 - 11/13/16 09:06 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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Loc: The colony
Tikka or sako

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#6542274 - 11/13/16 09:08 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Tikka or sako


Yup.
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#6542284 - 11/13/16 09:12 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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Tikkas aren't available in 6.5 creed are they?


Edited by watchale (11/13/16 09:13 PM)
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#6542298 - 11/13/16 09:18 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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#6542301 - 11/13/16 09:18 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
Buzzsaw Online   content
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tikkas suk,


try a Browning x-bolt, seriously the Tikka is a nice rifle. I guess...trolling a bit

My daughter checked zero on her Browning Micro X-Bolt yesterday, little rifle amazes me with its accuracy out of the box. 7mm-08.

Browning has a new model out called the Hell's Canyon in 6.5 Creed, has a McMillan Game Scout stock, burnt bronze Cerakote, Vais brake, trick rifle......check it out.
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#6542306 - 11/13/16 09:24 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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Sako A7.
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#6542337 - 11/13/16 09:49 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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Savage all the way but the tikka is good just not as good smile
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#6542353 - 11/13/16 09:56 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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If you want a 6.5 Creedmoor get a Savage. I'd try to find a used one and spend the rest on glass.

If you want a .243 or other caliber Tikka and Savage are great.

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#6542363 - 11/13/16 10:04 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jhenderson]
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That's pretty sweet. Wonder how long the back order would take .
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#6542366 - 11/13/16 10:12 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
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No idea last I heard was after the first of the year

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#6542368 - 11/13/16 10:15 PM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
If you want a 6.5 Creedmoor get a Savage. I'd try to find a used one and spend the rest on glass.

If you want a .243 or other caliber Tikka and Savage are great.


X2, really can't go wrong with a Savage.

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#6542581 - 11/14/16 07:14 AM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: el_cazador713]
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Originally Posted By: jvr_dejesus

X2, really can't go wrong with a Savage.


If you don't mind having to double stroke it to chamber a round, and if you don't mind it eventually not ejecting, sure they're good rifles, with a good barrel.

If you want to avoid those problems AND have a good rifle with a good barrel, go Tikka.


Edited by FiremanJG (11/14/16 07:15 AM)
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#6542600 - 11/14/16 07:29 AM Re: Best sub $1K hunting rifle [Re: jskin]
Texas Dan Offline
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That's plenty to get you a very nice rifle.

My two top rifles are a Winchester Featherweight Model 70, and a Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe Sporter that I recently picked up a Walmart. It's a special version of the Vanguard made especially for Walmart that carries nearly all the higher end features of their Deluxe Vanguard (high gloss, polished stock and high luster bluing) but for half the price of their Deluxe model ($657 as opposed to $1147 list). It seems to be a very hard-to-find model that you won't see listed on the Weatherby website, or anywhere else on the Web for that matter. But as many have said about their own Vanguards, it's a true tack driver for sure.

The Winchester Model 70 is another great classic and beautiful gun to own IMO.

And although I don't own one, there isn't anything more classic than a Remington Model 700 BDL.
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