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Old 09-25-2008, 03:29 AM
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I am looking into getting a new rifle in .270 or 7mm and was trying to decide who makes the most accurate rifle for around $500. I was kind of leaning toward a Weatherby Vanguard but I have read some good things about Savages also. If you had the money to spend what rifle would you recommend to a friend?

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:36 AM
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For $500 you probably can't go wrong with a Savage, but I would also look at CZ. I think they are in that price range also if you are talking only Rifle and no scope. I haven't priced rifles in a while but I know Brownings are out of your price range, and I believe Remingtons are too, but I could be wrong. I dont own a CZ but have heard good things.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:42 AM
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I am looking into getting a new rifle in .270 or 7mm and was trying to decide who makes the most accurate rifle for around $500. I was kind of leaning toward a Weatherby Vanguard but I have read some good things about Savages also. If you had the money to spend what rifle would you recommend to a friend?

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I would look at the Tikka T3.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:39 AM
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Tikka, Savage, Weatherby, are all good repitable rifles in your range.

If you haven't thought about a scope and need to save a little more dough for one look at Mossberg ATR, Stevens 200, and the Marlin XL7. These are all decent rifles in the $300 range and will leave you with cash for a scope.

Please don't get a scope rifle package or a scope in a bubble pack at Walmart.
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:35 PM
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thanks for the suggestions. When I wa talking about the price I am not factoring in the scope. The $500 is for the gun alone. I am even thinking about saving a couple hundred more because I was looking at the Weatherby Sub-MOA. Iam jsut trying to get a good starting point.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:03 PM
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You can also get a Ruger bolt action in stainless for just over $500
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:06 PM
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Lots of quality rifles in that price range. Just go to the store and shoulder them all and see which one fits YOU best.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:13 PM
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I would look at the Tikka T3.
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Hands down tika smooth action smooth trigger...
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:26 PM
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Tikka T3 may run you a shade over 500 that would be my vote but the savage package rifles are a very decent shooting gun and cant be beaten for the price.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:57 PM
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Another vote for the Tikka T-3!
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