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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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Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT] #7006091
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Hard to beat a 6.5 Creedmore with a real good scope on top!

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Iíve seen multiple gen 1 ruger precision rifles for sale for under $1k lately.


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i would lean towards the tikka CTR.

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Originally Posted By: Chuckw
i would lean towards the tikka CTR.


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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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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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Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT] #7006266
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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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Re: What should I get? [Re: TAT] #7006412
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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.


It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.

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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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What rifles and scopes do you already have?

Do you have reloading equipment?

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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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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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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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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.

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ruger American predator 6.5 creed

put the leftover $$ plus another grand and buy a GREAT scope and rings. it will do anything you will need

if its not fancy enough, take it and have it Cerakoted


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ruger American predator 6.5 creed

put the leftover $$ plus another grand and buy a GREAT scope and rings. it will do anything you will need

if its not fancy enough, take it and have it Cerakoted


He mentioned he did not have a dedicated long-range rig. While I value the Ruger for what it is, the Predator is not a LR rig capable of repeated shooting over a short course of time. Additionally, the stock is sub-par and the trigger lacks.




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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
What rifles and scopes do you already have?

Do you have reloading equipment?


I don't have any reloading equipment.

As far as guns I have a good bit of different rifles. Plenty of 243's , 270's, 7mm-08 and 308's. And keep going. I do have a remington VTR I got a helluva deal on a few years ago. I don't have anything in 6.5 creedmoore though. I'm thinking this is what I'll go with.

The grand is to put towards a rifle and then spend some money on good glass and base(if needed) and rings.


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Originally Posted By: TAT
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What rifles and scopes do you already have?

Do you have reloading equipment?


I don't have any reloading equipment.

As far as guns I have a good bit of different rifles. Plenty of 243's , 270's, 7mm-08 and 308's. And keep going. I do have a remington VTR I got a helluva deal on a few years ago. I don't have anything in 6.5 creedmoore though. I'm thinking this is what I'll go with.

The grand is to put towards a rifle and then spend some money on good glass and base(if needed) and rings.


That 7mm-08 will put a bullet on target a very, very long ways down range, with the right load, and right scope. It is one of the best short action cartridges on earth that is good at long range shooting.

Put the $1k into base, rings, and scope on that rifle.



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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
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ruger American predator 6.5 creed

put the leftover $$ plus another grand and buy a GREAT scope and rings. it will do anything you will need

if its not fancy enough, take it and have it Cerakoted


He mentioned he did not have a dedicated long-range rig. While I value the Ruger for what it is, the Predator is not a LR rig capable of repeated shooting over a short course of time. Additionally, the stock is sub-par and the trigger lacks.


its as good as any RPR, anyway, anyone who wants to play the real LR Game with a $1,000 budget is dreaming. I just wanted to get him something he can hit steel at 500 easily. He did not say repeated shooting either. I guess you suggest a Tikka with a kortex scope?


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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
I guess you suggest a Tikka with a kortex scope?


LOL. Yes, not much variety of answers on this forum. You come here when you already know you want a Tikka in 6.5 Creedmoor. You can get a few options on scopes. I think Kortex has fallen out of favor a little here.


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You can also go big with a 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum!

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Originally Posted By: bronco71
You can also go big with a 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum!

now ya talkin !!!


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My 1000 is going towards a rifle. After I decide on a rifle I will get a base, rings and scope. Those are on a whole different budget. Thanks for all the advice everyone! still trying to figure out which rifle I want to buy. I'll get something though!


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