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masayako
09-25-2011, 8:48 AM
Looking to spend some serious money on 2 long rifles, 1 for target shooting, 1 for hunting.

Goal is to spend a total of $4000 so I can get the best my budget can buy. I need a precision semi auto which allow 100-200 yards bench precision target shooting. I need another .223 or .308 hunting rifle for hunting trip in the near future - small & mid size game.

Please advise what rifles I should get to fulfill my goal.

pacifico23
09-25-2011, 9:17 AM
If I were you wait to black Friday sales. They are gonna be coming up. I got my Howa 1500 .30-06 for I think 299 last year at turners during there black Friday sale.

CK_32
09-25-2011, 9:17 AM
Look at knights armorment or a LWRC.

Richard Erichsen
09-25-2011, 9:30 AM
Looking to spend some serious money on 2 long rifles, 1 for target shooting, 1 for hunting.

Goal is to spend a total of $4000 so I can get the best my budget can buy. I need a precision semi auto which allow 100-200 yards bench precision target shooting. I need another .223 or .308 hunting rifle for hunting trip in the near future - small & mid size game.

Please advise what rifles I should get to fulfill my goal.

200 yards isn't particularly long range and your desired game animals are small enough you don't need to do anything elaborate. You should have no problem keeping both rifles in the under $600-$1100 range in the calibers you've listed with a little research and the odd sale. Optics for that range don't have to be elaborate, you can get by with fixed 2x and 4x optics and save quite a lot. I'd suggest .243 vs. .308 if you are new to hunting, the more mild recoil encourages practice. The .223 is already mild and a good choice for your intended role.

Save the remainder of your jing for ammo and practice until you are proficient at your desired range and beyond.

R

glockman19
09-25-2011, 9:59 AM
If this does NOT include glass then:

Hunting: Remington 700 in .30-06 or .308...I prefer the wider loading specs of the .30-06...it is also capable of taking all game in N. America...You can get a Remington 700 CDL in .30-06 for $700. other calibers I'd consider would be .223, .270

Long Range Target: Barret Barrett 99 50 BMG Kit, Fluted 29" Barrel
MANUFACTURER NO: 99A1-1-SYS
$3,750...

This would put you just over your budget...and would get you every target from 100-2,000 yards...


More realistically...I'd get:

Hunting: Remington 700 CDL in .223 $700

Target: Springfield M1A Supermatch or M21 or M25 Whitefeather $2,200-$4,000

CSACANNONEER
09-25-2011, 10:04 AM
A couple of Savage 110s and NF or other higher end optics should put you close to your goal.

Whoops. I missed the semi auto part of the 200 yard precision rifle. I say just build an AR and get some trigger time with it. You will be wearing out parts and barrels and replacing them anyway. So, just get a decent set up to start with and let it grow with your abilities. You won't be doing any serious precision shooting without learning to reload anyway.

alfred1222
09-25-2011, 10:13 AM
Kimbers are some of my favorite rifles, or you can go with a sako. thats one of the best for the money

CK_32
09-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Guys he's asking for a semi auto rifle.

Fjold
09-25-2011, 11:01 AM
Semi auto for precison 100 -200 yards? Just get an AR look at mnufacturers like White Oak Armament.

Hunting medium game? Go larger than 223.

Fiveohmike
09-25-2011, 11:08 AM
For small to large game, Id get a .50 DTC.







































lol

nbkvig2
09-25-2011, 11:09 AM
For long range, you're gonna be spending more money on your glass than your gun. A .270 would suffice for your hunting needs based on what you've suggested. As for long range shooting, most likely you'd end up with a high end scope that will cost 2x, if not more than the gun you're placing it on.

brando
09-25-2011, 11:59 AM
You're not talking bench rest competition, right? Just going to the range and shooting from a bench me thinks. Buy an AR carbine with iron sights - plenty precise inside of 200 yards. Then spend the rest on a proper .308WIN bolt gun and decent hunting scope. However, if you're like most people, you'll totally cheap out on the scope and buy some crappy POS. Just sayin'.

CK_32
09-25-2011, 12:11 PM
I also agree with above. If your not looking to shoot comp groups a 16" bcm upper or in that range will do fine.

I have a video in my sig on YouTube of me shooting my 16" carbine with BUIS at 350 yards shooting a 10"x5" box of tannerite first range trip ever shooting that rifle. Didn't even have to adjust the sights out of the box.