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Old 16 June 2020, 15:15
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Long range rifle

In the market for a long range rifle. Bolt action. 6.5 Creedmor.

Have my Steyr Scout, which I really like in 6.6 CM.

But thinking something with a heavier, longer barrel.,

So looking at Steyr THB and Daniel Defense Delta 5.

Also, how is Remington quality these days? Yeti Firearms/X-Werks have some pretty nice 700s for sale with custom cerekote finishes.
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Old 16 June 2020, 15:59
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I was thinking of a Ruger Precision in 6.5 - not sure if I am going to 'pull the trigger' on a purchase just yet though.


A good frined of mine just bought a Christensen Arms in 6.5 - nice rifle but waaaay to rich for mytaste budget
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Old 16 June 2020, 16:29
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Rem 700 5-R

Model 700 5-R Stainless Threaded Gen 2.

I have one of the older MILSPEC rifles from when they were made on contract rifle for a company. Started as a .308 but dropped that and rebarreled to 6.5CM. Since then the rifle is a normal production gun and they added it in 6.5CM

Added a Timney trigger and never looked back. This thing was a hammer right out of the box. The HS Precision stock that came with mine is aluminum blocked and is still worn by my rifle. Remington triggers suck.

https://www.remington.com/rifles/bol...threaded-gen-2
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Old 16 June 2020, 17:15
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If you want a quality Rem700 action... get a Bergara
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Old 16 June 2020, 17:24
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If you want a quality Rem700 action... get a Bergara
Been looking at those also.
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Old 16 June 2020, 17:57
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Ruger Precision, nice aftermarket support. Looking at one in 6mm Creed myself. When I shoot it out, will go to faster twist rate for the 115's.

Conventional style rifle: Bergara, avoid Remington. S/F....Ken M
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Old 17 June 2020, 01:40
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Check out the savage line up axis II and 110 precision. Great value for a sub 2k rifle with a decent scope.
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Old 17 June 2020, 06:29
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Buy the action, or a cheap used rifle (say Rem. 700 series). Put a custom barrel on to your specs (3 or 400$), devcon a solid base, lap and bed good rings, add the Tim. trigger (1 to 200$), tune and blueprint the action and any stock work yourself. Scope....your call.

Play with loads, shoot a lot...you'll have a nice tack driver for a lower price, maybe not as pretty, but every bit as accurate--if not more--cerakote or krylon that shit yourself.
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Old 17 June 2020, 12:13
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I have a Steyr THB in .308 with the McMillian stock. The McMillian stock is very heavy. I still have to do more range work with it but it's quite accurate. The THB has the same barrel and action as the SSG.
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Old 17 June 2020, 13:57
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Looking at some of Tikkas offerings as well. T3s.
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Old 17 June 2020, 17:07
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If you are looking at the Bergara HMR, I've got one I'm considering parting with. If we connect for a sale through here, I would make a donation to the site of course. It is unmodified other than cleaning the paint off of the mini chassis (which significantly improved accuracy) and has about 300 rounds through it.

I have the HMR and the Ruger Precision. They will both shoot well under an inch at 100 yards with Prime ammo, but the added weight of the RPR makes it easier for me to use at the extended ranges out past 800 yards or so.

I bought the HMR as sort of a Long Range Hunting gun that I could shoot the occasional match with. It's heavy enough that I don't hunt with it, and I don't need two bolt guns in the same caliber to do the same thing with.
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Old 17 June 2020, 19:38
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Big Tikka T3 fan, great reliability, good out of the box trigger and very accurate. Price point is hard to beat.
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Old 17 June 2020, 20:00
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Big Tikka T3 fan, great reliability, good out of the box trigger and very accurate. Price point is hard to beat.
I still want a Tikka Arctic really bad as well ..... just because.

Really liking the new Tikka UPR!
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Old 17 June 2020, 23:22
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If you want a quality Rem700 action... get a Bergara

Why the Bergara ?
Heard of them but dont know anything abut them
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Old 17 June 2020, 23:35
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Some Jarheads from PWS Quantico went to Spain, and did some things right.

https://www.bergara.online/us/about-us/

S/F....Ken M
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Tikka T3 is awesome right out of the box.
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Old 18 June 2020, 00:20
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Tikka

I just picked up a Tikka Tact A1 in 6.5 CM.

I'm a South paw so my options are fairly limited. That being said it's the rifle I would have picked regardless. Smooth bolt and it shoots well.

I'm going to hunt with it this year just because. It's heavy for a hunting rifle but it's loads lighter than what many of us have carried daily for months on end...
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Old 18 June 2020, 09:56
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Some Jarheads from PWS Quantico went to Spain, and did some things right.

https://www.bergara.online/us/about-us/

S/F....Ken M
Yep.

AND

Before Ed Shilen (owner/founder of Shilen Barrels/Rifles) passed away, he spent a lot of time with Begara and helped them design not only their barrels, but the barrel manufacturing process for their rifles..

At their price point, Begara is hard to beat..
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Old 18 June 2020, 09:59
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What I like about the Begara HMR a d Tikka UPR is that they can serve a dual purpose - good field hunting rifle and a good bench precision long range rifle as well. Not too heavy to jump with a ruck, but heavy enough to lay down some accurate long shots.
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