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    A more traditional rifle

    Im wanting my next rifle to be a more traditional style precision rifle in 308 and lighter weight than my AI. Think something along the line of a M24 or M40. Budget is 2000 dollars. Scope will likely be a Nightforce 4-14 SHV or maybe a Leupold Mk5 3-18

    Im really intrigued by the Christensen Arms Mesa LR. I really like the look and feel of them and they run about 1500 bucks.

    I also like the Seekins Havak PH2 but I find the spiral fluted barrel to be really ugle.

    Anything else in that price range?
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    Maybe the DD5?
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    I have not met a Christensen owner who is capable of shooting sub .5moa groups who is happy with their gun's accuracy. YMMV.

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    Even a Bergara, they seem to be solid guns for the money
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    Quote Originally Posted by JiminAZ View Post
    I have not met a Christensen owner who is capable of shooting sub .5moa groups who is happy with their gun's accuracy. YMMV.
    Good to hear. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark5pt56 View Post
    Even a Bergara, they seem to be solid guns for the money
    I have several friends with the HMR and Pappabear has one of their chassis guns. They can definitely shoot.

    But thinking about it now, spending 1500-2000 bucks on a factory rifle is getting into the ballpark of just buying components and having a semi custom gun built. I can get an action pretty easy, get a barrel, and McMillan is right down the road from me. There is a local reloading and precision rifle shop that seems to always have their stocks available....
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    IraqGunz:
    No dude is going to get shot in the chest at 300 yards and look down and say "What is that, a 3 MOA group?"

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    If I had money to drop on a new rifle today, and didn't want to take the time to have it built, Id just get a Bergara CTR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-grunt View Post
    I have several friends with the HMR and Pappabear has one of their chassis guns. They can definitely shoot.

    But thinking about it now, spending 1500-2000 bucks on a factory rifle is getting into the ballpark of just buying components and having a semi custom gun built. I can get an action pretty easy, get a barrel, and McMillan is right down the road from me. There is a local reloading and precision rifle shop that seems to always have their stocks available....
    I was going to say that a Big Horn or American Rifle Company action, and McMillan or Manners stock, and whatever barrel you want (first time I think Iíve heard an M40 called light), and youíre on your way.


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    Impact 737 barreled action with Trigger Tech trigger, stock/chassis of your choice. 3000-3800 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark5pt56 View Post
    Impact 737 barreled action with Trigger Tech trigger, stock/chassis of your choice. 3000-3800 total
    yep. sell a box of primers on gunbroker and you can double your budget. https://www.stutevilleprecision.com/...ge/e1036-r0207 they're in stock. That's what i've been shooting past 3 years.

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