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Old 11-22-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Looking for a new rifle

I'm looking to buy a new rifle and need some input. I have around 4000 to spend on rifle and scope. I am looking at either 300 win mag or 300 wsm.

I'm thinking of a sako 300wsm and swavorski z5. Any thoughts on what I should do.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
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do a little more research- define your target- to my mind the 300 win mag will always be around ,whereas the short mags might not be- and the swavorski is WAYYYY overpriced- you can also get win mags at any gun store, and unless you reload, the short mag might might leave you high and dry- oh, yea, you're in maine so that doesn't apply- and go STAINLESS
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:18 PM   #3
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Dowza,

WELCOME ABOARD.

ImVho, the thing to do, with 4,000.oo burning a hole in your pocket, is to have a classic custom-built rifle made by a great smith, rather than buying off the shelf.

I also think you need to have a real idea of caliber, length of tube, stock wood, mounts, swivels, scope, etc. before you start looking.
(IF it was me, I'd want a Mauser-style "controlled feed" action, a really fine piece of walnut, cut to classic style & a Shilen barrel.)

IF you like, I'll ask my brother for advice on a smith, as Ed is a internationally known "high-power guy" & knows who is doing really good work at a decent price.

yours, sw
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:09 AM   #4
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Depending on the purpose, you might want to contact McMillan. Custom Hunting Rifles | McMillan's Custom Collection RiflesMcMillan Firearms

There are many excellent long action Magnum rifle makers, if the intended purpose is hunting I agree with SW. Look for controlled round feed action in 300 Win Mag as it will be able to be used on Dangerous Game.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:43 AM   #5
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I would look at these rifles I have four of their tactical rifles and they are excellent.
https://www.hsprecision.com/shop2/in...g-rifles.html/
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Here is a group of five shots at 100 yards from my HS Precision HTR in .308, with handloads.
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Geez, Bearcat, are you measuring center-to-center there or edge-to-edge?

It sure looks like edge-to-edge, and subtracting one bullet diameter would make that a .078" group.
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You got it Cap'n, it's edge to edge. That was an exceptional group, but it shows what the rifle is capable of. The groups below are more typical.
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I really like this group too. now I'll stop.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:23 AM   #10
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Wow I'll have to check them out

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Old 11-25-2015, 07:45 AM   #11
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you have to remember he's dealing with basically a salt
water atmosphere- that's why fiberglas and stainless steel is the way to go- remember- we LEARNED that in nam?- not the stainless bit, but the fiberglas stock
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Dowza; t-star,

Even when I lived in Galveston (which is an Island in the Gulf of Mexico) & New Orleans, I had little trouble with rust, though I admit that I cleaned my firearms more often than in San Antonio.

Shilen will make GREAT stainless steel barrels.
(I'm really impressed with their work. - They will make the barrel for my Frankenstein-ized Remington Model 760 in .400 Brown-Whelen Improved.)

There are any number of possibilities to rust-proof a Mauser controlled-feed action.

I really don't like fiberglass stocks BUT agree that little "bothers" them.

just my OPINION, sw
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bearcat6,

NICE GROUPS.

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Old 11-25-2015, 12:34 PM   #14
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All the HS Precision rifles come with composite stocks with kevlar among other things.
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yes that sure does the job accuracy wise. good loading and good shooting help a good rifle.
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HS Precision? Aren't those the guys that still employ that murdering bastard terrorist Lon Horiuchi?
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