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07 Dec 2013
@ 04:28 am (GMT)

chris neal

Hi i'm about to purchase a new hunting rife and can't decide between the sako a7 or the brewing x-bolt in .270, always been a sako fan just can't afford the finlight!
From reading your forum it is evident that off the shelf rifles can vary in accuracy and i would hate to end up with a dud so is there anything that i should be staying away from?
Looks like what ever i get will be getting booked in for you're accurising service.
Thanks in advance.

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07 Dec 2013
@ 07:34 am (GMT)

chris neal

Re: new rifle
you need to buy the first book, it will save you money in the long run.
07 Dec 2013
@ 04:07 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: new rifle
Quote:
you need to buy the first book, it will save you money in the long run.


Spot on!

Nathan has detailed info on these rifles and others in his first book and after reading, the A Bolt probably wont make your shopping list!
07 Dec 2013
@ 05:42 pm (GMT)

chris

Re: new rifle
Thanks for the comments, ordering the book now.
07 Dec 2013
@ 09:42 pm (GMT)

chris

Re: new rifle
Hi all, have read the book and now wish to retract my original post. It seems that I had things very, very wrong, cleaver marketing will probably do that to you tho.

By the way does anyone know of any second hand remington 5R rifles for sale?

Cheers,
Chris.
07 Dec 2013
@ 10:01 pm (GMT)

chris neal

Re: new rifle
your in n.z arnt you. theres a sendero on trade me for $1500. that's cheap, I thought of getting it, and I already have one.

oh Nathan, its Jason. im just replying to this thread, not logging in and im coming up as chris neal.
something not quite right going on, the other chris neal post was mine too.
07 Dec 2013
@ 10:19 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: new rifle
There are some cheaper tacticals also but you cannot go past a Sendero as Jason has said if it fits your purpose!

The Tacticals can be made to work with Nathans stock stabilizing & bedding kits! Nice short barrels and a bit lighter for stalking/climbing.
Not shore of your intended use or price range though.
08 Dec 2013
@ 04:11 pm (GMT)

chris

Re: new rifle
Thanks for the comments, I think the Sendero might be a bit heavy or all the climbing I will be doing. I am now looking at the remington sps mountain rifle or a tikka t3.
My budget is under 2K without a scope, I really want to keep shots under 300-400 yards.
Just really after a good accurate hunting rifle thats not heavy to carry around all day.
Any more suggestions would be great.
Cheers,
Chris
08 Dec 2013
@ 05:25 pm (GMT)

Im2lazy

Re: new rifle
If you want a light rifle to shoot 300-400 yards and have a budget of 2 grand then the perfect package will be a T3 and $750 of ammo. After shooting all the ammo you'll be able to shoot a grasshopper in the head at 200 yards.

The man with the simple but accurate gun that uses it often will out shoot the man with the "flash harry" gun that doesn't get it out often because it might get knocked around or worried about shooting out the barrel.

The main drawback with the T3 is that when the itch to shoot longer comes along it's limited by lack of aftermarket hot up bits. Saying that it should shoot well enough to get out to 500-600-700 depending on calibre.

Just my 2 cents
08 Dec 2013
@ 10:35 pm (GMT)

jason brown

Re: new rifle
id agree with im2lazy. a light gun for walking and 3-400 yards a tikka would be good.
senderos are good for the right application, but in the bush and walking a long way isn't really right, unless you don't mind the weight, I guess its up to the individual.
09 Dec 2013
@ 07:25 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: new rifle
Get both of his books they will give you lots of valuable info. A Rem 700 in 308 is what he suggests for a start up.
09 Dec 2013
@ 04:34 pm (GMT)

Martin Taylor

Re: new rifle
If you want an easy to set up or use out of the box rifle the Tikka is hard to beat! No trigger mods, good barrels and top notch machining, l cannot fault my sons T3 in 308 SS other than the short magazine length.
Its now bedded into its original stock and will shot .5 moa without any fuss and better with the right loads.
The Remingtons can take a bit more work at times, ie new triggers, bore work and bedding, but they will work if you put the effort in.

The info in Nathans book will send you in the right direction it just depends on the amount of work you want to do! And as already said grab the second book to research the knowledge you need to choose the calibre for your purpose! Easy, have fun!

Cheers Marty
10 Dec 2013
@ 12:30 am (GMT)

chris

Re: new rifle
Thanks again for all the help everyone, since reading the book I have change my mind on the brand and calibre I thought I needed. Now looking at a t3 in .308 as a Bush hack and then when I can afford it will get a Sendero to scratch my long range itch.
Cheers,
Chris.
10 Dec 2013
@ 05:20 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: new rifle
Hi Chris, sorry for the late response, we have been extremely busy of late.

There has been some good advice given, thanks everyone. The conclusion you came to is sound- a twin rig set up. It is also possible to set up a single all around rig based on a medium (traditional weight) rifle.

The below picture is an all around rig- an M700 SPS in 7mm Rem Mag with B&C stock:



In the picture, you can see the terrain that the rifle is carried in and gain an immediate idea of expectations. But as Marty suggested, there can be a degree of work involved to achieve this. Your dual rig set up will get you going immediately and many of us have adopted an identical system.

Glad you have found the book useful.
 

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