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Hunting Rifle Setup for $1500 budget

Old 01-26-2023, 07:41 PM
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Default Hunting Rifle Setup for $1500 budget

I am building my first big game hunting rifle that I would like to use for deer and maybe elk in the future. I have a budget of $1500 for the rifle, optics, and rings. I would love some input from experienced hunters on a good setup in this price range. I have considered rifles such as the Bergara B-14 series like the wilderness ridge or the HMR, the Tikka Tx3 lite and ctr, Weatherby Vanguard in a few different configurations, Savage lightweight storm, and Ruger American Hunter. For Optics I have considered the Vortex Diamondback 4-16, Sig Tango 4-16, and the Vortex Viper.

I think that all of these options have some great positives to them and I am just having trouble making the final decision on all of the setup, mostly due to inexperience. If anyone has any suggestions on guns or scopes that would fit in this price range, I would appreciate your input.
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Old 02-14-2023, 04:41 AM
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Nice!! Have a photo?
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Old 02-16-2023, 01:44 PM
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good god man I have less than 1500 in this! 6.5 creedmoor
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Old 03-07-2023, 03:46 AM
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I have a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in 300 WM. Topped it with Talley rings and a Swarovski Z3 4x12x50. I put this together probably 8 years ago. The gun was $500, scope $800, and rings just under $100.
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