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OliveDrab
05-24-2009, 6:48 PM
I'm looking for a good affordable bolt action rifle for long distance target shooting.

Any particular rifle or caliber I should look in to?

Thanks

swerv512
05-24-2009, 7:07 PM
how far is "long distance" to you?
how much is "affordable"?

Army
05-24-2009, 7:16 PM
Savage makes a number of "long distance" rifles, that are very affordable.

Futurecollector
05-24-2009, 7:17 PM
Savage w/ accutriger, or Mossberg 100ATR, Remington 770,

mike_w
05-24-2009, 7:36 PM
i hear good things about the Remington 700 5R
check out snipershide.com

Futurecollector
05-24-2009, 7:46 PM
Tikka T3 lite Ive seen and heard good things about them lol

DirtRacer151
05-24-2009, 7:52 PM
I second the Tikka T3. Best bang for your buck hands down!!

Fjold
05-24-2009, 8:15 PM
One the many good things about the Savage is that you can get it with a longer, heavier barrel. Tthis helps a lot because the extra mass means slower heat build up when shooting long strings of shots in matches and the extra velocity they provide over sporter weight barrels.

Requiem
05-24-2009, 8:37 PM
Remington 700's have good reputations generally... Heck, Marine Scout Snipers use them as the basis for the M40A3. So does the Army for the M24

StraightShooter
05-24-2009, 8:41 PM
how far is "long distance" to you?
how much is "affordable"?

This question needs an answer.

evan69
05-24-2009, 9:26 PM
I third the tikka T3, it's a great rifle.

aermotor
05-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Tikka T3 is great at the price, do a search. This topic is covered every other day and there are tons of suggestions/opinions and reading out there to do. I settled for a Tikka T3 Varmint.

aplinker
05-25-2009, 12:38 AM
This question needs an answer.

Why? Just start yelling names of rifles randomly. ;) It's about noise.

Stringer
05-25-2009, 10:15 AM
Howa 1500, Tikka T3, Remington 700.

But for a bargain, CDNN has S&W i-bolts for cheep. Never handled one, so buy it and give us a review and range report :) Seems like it'd be a good hunting gun.

BigBamBoo
05-25-2009, 10:23 AM
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Tony.
05-25-2009, 11:08 AM
OT here, but Stan, how do you like the Starrett caliper? I was going to get their dial caliper, but found out that the dial is now plastic. I may go with their digital model. I am also considering the Mitutoyo calipers, but like the fact that the Starrett's are made in the USA.

RRangel
05-25-2009, 11:20 AM
A Remington 700 sps varmint would be great in 308. Same barreled action as the police model for hundreds less. The advantage is that there is a larger aftermarket for Remington. You can accessorize and change the stock as funds allow.

BigBamBoo
05-25-2009, 11:45 AM
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God Bless The Mauser
05-25-2009, 2:07 PM
I've been trying to decide which bolt action to get and have decided it's going to be a Remington 700 SPS Varmint. I have plans to change the stock so I figured I might as well get one with a cheap stock.

popeye4
05-25-2009, 3:14 PM
Savage or Tikka. I have friends that have both and they both shoot right out of the box. The Savage looks like it might be easier to switch barrels, as it uses a barrel nut arrangement similar to an AR and the Accutrigger is a surprisingly good mechanism.

I haven't dealt with Remingtons much lately, but I understand that they may need a little aftermarket finish work to tune them up in order to realize their potential.

ar15barrels
05-25-2009, 5:07 PM
Why? Just start yelling names of rifles randomly. ;) It's about noise.

Whee!

ar15barrels
05-25-2009, 5:18 PM
I'm looking for a good affordable bolt action rifle for long distance target shooting.

Any particular rifle or caliber I should look in to?

What's your budget.

The standard setup that you can start with and not waste any money would be a Remington 700P with an EGW 20moa base, Burris XTR rings and a Bushnell Elite 3200 10x mil-dot scope.

Put that together and come join us if you really want to learn to shoot long range.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=162630

If you have more money to spend, get a Remington 700 5r and put a Nightforce 3.5-15x50 NP-R1 on it with Seekins rings and 20moa base.

Greenspartan117
05-25-2009, 5:42 PM
I second the Tikka T3. Best bang for your buck hands down!!
I 3rd this notion. I have a Tikka t3 lite LH in .308. I recommend the 6.5x55 swede for high BC of their bullets. I wish Beretta would import the left hand version of the 6.5x55 :-(