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#7006077 - 12/21/17 05:34 PM What should I get?
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Registered: 12/06/09
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I've got 1000 dollars to put towards another rifle. What should I get. I've got plenty of guns but no real dedicated long range rig. I know a grand doesn't get me there but it could be a start! What would yall buy?
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#7006091 - 12/21/17 05:44 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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Loc: N. Dallas/Sulphur Bluff
Hard to beat a 6.5 Creedmore with a real good scope on top!

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#7006134 - 12/21/17 06:11 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
Iíve seen multiple gen 1 ruger precision rifles for sale for under $1k lately.
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#7006154 - 12/21/17 06:31 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: tx panhandle
i would lean towards the tikka CTR.

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#7006207 - 12/21/17 06:55 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: Chuckw]
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Originally Posted By: Chuckw
i would lean towards the tikka CTR.


X2

That was the rifle that got me started. Shooting pumpkins full of water at 425. We took video. May have been the most fun Iíve had yet. That was a first gen CTR. Crappy stock and non threaded barrel. Extremely accurate though.

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#7006264 - 12/21/17 07:35 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: bronco71]
TAT Offline
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
Hard to beat a 6.5 Creedmore with a real good scope on top!



This has been going through my mind. I don't have a 6.5 creed more either.
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#7006266 - 12/21/17 07:36 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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Ruger RPR, had one out today in 6.5 Creedmoor and it ran like a top, making some very challenging shots.

Or

A Tikka CTR

I'd bet my lunch money on both of them.
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#7006412 - 12/21/17 09:17 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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Gen2 RPR were selling for under $1K a couple weeks ago. You could wait for a price drop again. Then save money for a scope in the meantime.
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#7006485 - 12/21/17 10:03 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
patriot07 Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/11
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Loc: Royse City, TX
Tikka CTR 6.5 creedmoor would be hard to beat. Nothing wrong with an RPR either.

If you start missing shots, it probably won't be because of the rifle with either of those.

If you are talking $1k for the whole rig, I'd look at a Savage 10FCP-SR in 6.5 plus an SWFA fixed-power scope.

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#7006566 - 12/21/17 11:24 PM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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What rifles and scopes do you already have?

Do you have reloading equipment?
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#7006632 - 12/22/17 02:32 AM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Rockport, Tx.
A suppressed 22 LR bolt gun, and shoot the hell out of it. Target practice is good, and fun especially when it's cheap.

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#7006697 - 12/22/17 06:45 AM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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you should just give me the money banana
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#7007194 - 12/22/17 10:24 AM Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT]
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I'd look at one of the 6.5 creedmore bergara rifles. They are in your price range and remember seeing another poster or two with one that was very pleased with it.
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#7007210 - 12/22/17 10:30 AM Re: What should I get? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I'd look at one of the 6.5 creedmore bergara rifles. They are in your price range and remember seeing another poster or two with one that was very pleased with it.


Cabelas in Ft Worth had a Bergara for $1000. On Sale

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#7007254 - 12/22/17 10:56 AM Re: What should I get? [Re: cabosandinh]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Originally Posted By: redchevy
I'd look at one of the 6.5 creedmore bergara rifles. They are in your price range and remember seeing another poster or two with one that was very pleased with it.


Cabelas in Ft Worth had a Bergara for $1000. On Sale


Shop harder. My Cabela's had a new one for $949, and I know you can beat that by $100-150 easily on the net. When I bought my CTR my LGS had a Bergara and he offered it to me for $900. If it had weighed the same as the Tikka I likely would have bought it. But I knew the Tikka would be a shooter out of the box and I didn't want to spend time monkeying with the Bergara if by chance it wasn't.


Edited by QuitShootinYoungBucks (12/22/17 10:57 AM)
Edit Reason: I assume you mean the Bergara HMR
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