View Full Version : best $1000 or less 600yrd rifle

06-19-2012, 4:09 PM
Thinking i need a "precision" rifle. Looking for something that will reach out to 600 plus yards accurately. I have always been an AK ect type rifle fan and know jack about long range rifles. Is what im looking for with a scope combo possible in this price range? Shoot me some options!

06-19-2012, 4:10 PM
Crap, please move to centerfire section. :-(

06-19-2012, 5:21 PM
How accurate? and what caliber?

06-19-2012, 5:41 PM
Possible? Yes. Look for a used Remington Varmint and go with the Bushnell 3200 elite scope. Look for an EGW 20 MOA base and maybe some Burris Tactical rings and that might get you right around $1000. It will be nothing special but it will suite the purpose you are looking for. If you want to add a bipod and other acceseries it might cost a little more.

06-19-2012, 5:55 PM
for the money, Savage 10FP SR is probably the most accurate that you can get out of the box. Howa 1500 Varmint would be a good pick too.

Savage @ $629.00

Throw in some Rings and a 20 MOA base from TPS:

TSR low steel 30mm rings @ $77.95

XP Tactical 20 MOA steel base @ $64.95

Decent Mil/Mil FFP scope on the cheap

BSA 4-14X44 FFP MRAD @249.99:

Total $1021.89 (Not including taxes). This combo should be enough to get you well past 600 yards. 1000 yards will be easy money for the Savage if fed heavier 175-190 grain Sierras or other high BC bullets.

06-19-2012, 6:22 PM
tikka T3 lite and buy a scope with the remaining money

06-19-2012, 6:32 PM
Tikka T3 .308 Varmint with a Bushnell 3200 10x scope. Great combo. Maybe a closeout Nitrex scope from natchez, or a Vortex. The Vortex scopes have great reticles and a lot of them have something like 120 MOA of internal elevation. The old crossfires did anyway. It would be worth buying to get you started. Some of the Nikons could do well too.

HK Dave
06-19-2012, 6:55 PM
At that price range, what's been said is what you get... and it'll be stupidly accurate.

I'd however look at an SWFA 10X scope.

06-19-2012, 8:03 PM
Alot to think about it looks like. While we're chatting and my "like" in weapons, an AR10's fit the bill?

06-19-2012, 9:10 PM
Alot to think about it looks like. While we're chatting and my "like" in weapons, an AR10's fit the bill?

For $1000? AR-10 or LR-308 is not really an option. You might be able to build just the rifle for $1000, but then you'll have to get optics and mounts, mags, and all the other little things than AR's seem to nickel & dime you to death with :) For the sake of argument though, let's see how cheap we can get into a reasonably accurate 308 AR:

DPMS Stripped Upper- $139.99:

DPMS 308 Bolt Carrier Group- $210.00:

DPMS Std. Vented free Float Tube- $60.00

DPMS SASS Barrel- $195

DPMS Low Profile Gas Block- $17.00

BGC Stripped 308 lower- $225.00

DPMS LPK/Trigger- $60.00

Mid Length Gas Tube- $15.00

Buffer and Spring- $30.00

Buffer Tube- $20

BCM 7.62 Gunfighter CH- $54.00

A-2 Buttstock- $40.00

10/20 converted 308 P-Mag- $30.00

Bullet Button- $20.00

Forward Assist/Port Door/Pin-- $25

Muzzle Brake- $40.00(min)

UTG QD 30mm Rings- $21.38:

BSA 4-14X44 FFP MRAD Scope- $249.99:

Total $1452.36 (Minus Shipping and DROS, etc)

Note also that the majority of the parts I linked to are out of stock. 308 AR parts are ALWAYS out of stock. It's the single most difficult hurdle to overcome when building a 308. You have to set the links up in your favorites and check them daily. Then check them again. Then google search all the parts several times to make sure you found every vendor possible, and add them to your favorites so you can check their sites several times a day......

06-20-2012, 10:13 AM
I seriously recommend checking out the private sales section. There are some seriously good deals on accurate long guns. Like this one: Reming 700 AAC-SD with AAC breakout, scope bipod etc. *sonoma county* (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=579818)

You just have to be willing to drive a little ways to get the good deals.

Here is a link to the Private FireArms Sales section: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=92

BTW I recommend at least a .270Win, .308Win(7.62NATO), or .30-06. Those rounds will perform well at 600M.


06-20-2012, 1:26 PM
.223/5.56 can reach that no problem and will save you money on ammo compared to the common .308

06-20-2012, 1:56 PM
What will this rifle be used for? I recomment .308 or 30-06. 30-06 if hunting because it is one of the most universal caliburs... you can be anywhere in the world and find ammo for it. 30-06 and .308 arent exactly "cheap" but hell, I can almost find 30-06 ammo for my rifle cheaper than I can find .223 for my ar-15. Cheap .223 ammo is roughly $8 a box of 20... and for my 30-06 When I take advantage of PSA's free shipping sales, I can get PPU 30-06 ammo for $13 a box of 20...

This rifle is NOT for sale... but i got a Sporterized Springfield 1903A3 rifle... aftermarket mohogany stock, butter smooth action, 1.5lb timmeny trigger, and Old Style Simmons 44Mag 4-12X scope for $400 cash... If you run across a deal like that, youll have plenty of cash for ammo and 30-06 can easily reach out past 600 yards... I hit a pingpong ball at 300yards with my rifle...

All the brands mentioned above are great brands as well. I recommend a Savage combo'd with Accutrigger or Remington 700... you can get a nice rifle for around $650 and have money left for ammo and scope.

06-20-2012, 2:22 PM
.223/5.56 can reach that no problem and will save you money on ammo compared to the common .308

Not if there is a decent wind blowing across the range.

When I went through boot we had a 15MPH wind with 25-30MPH gusts blowing from left to right across the Charlie range at Edson Range on Camp Pendelton. Even with the sights maxed out at 500M we were aiming at our nieghbors targets in order to hit our own. And that is a 6' X 6' target...


BTW that was with an M16A2 and firing prone. And I was very suprised I qual'ed Expert that day.