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Old 07-21-2019, 09:23 PM
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Default If you had $2500 for an Alberta hunting rifle...

If you had $2500 for a single rifle to hunt Alberta with what would it be. No optics. Just a rifle for Alberta hunting that comes in under $2500. Doesn't have to be practical. Just something you like. The only catch is you have to give a link to the rifle.

I don't have $2500 burning a hole in my pocket, but if I did this is the one I'd be ordering in the morning...

https://store.prophetriver.com/sako-...1a-s-n-p10450/

Not so nice you'd be scared to drag it through the bush, but nice enough for the boys to look at it and say "damn!"

This is just a timekiller of a thread, written solely out of curiosity to see what other guys like. That's all.

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Old 07-21-2019, 09:29 PM
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This would be a great start for a classy vintage Alberta all-rounder

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=341647
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:33 PM
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You can get a great used rifle, close to what your after for far less than $2500.00. Don’t throw your cash away!!
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:37 PM
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Nice rifle, but $2400 is getting up there for a factory rifle.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:44 PM
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$650 used doner action
$450 for the RKS barrel
$600 gunsmithing
$150 after market trigger
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$1850


Oh ya itís a .280AI.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:59 PM
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$650 used doner action
$450 for the RKS barrel
$600 gunsmithing
$150 after market trigger
_____
$1850


Oh ya itís a .280AI.
Exactly what I did with a doner Remington action, built a beautiful 6.5 x 284 great shooter and no one has the same rig. Custom barrel, custom stock, aftermarket trigger.. Also bout $1800.00.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:22 PM
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$650 used doner action
$450 for the RKS barrel
$600 gunsmithing
$150 after market trigger
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$1850


Oh ya itís a .280AI.
But the bolt is on the wrong side.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:40 PM
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A Christensen Arms in 300 win.

https://www.greatnorthprecision.com/Mesa

Only put 16 rounds through mine so far, but it seems promising.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:42 PM
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But the bolt is on the wrong side.
Not for me it isnít.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:43 PM
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So I would say, Weatherby markV, sako with really nice wood, and for cal??
Non mag 30-06 , and a mag would be. 338 win mag
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:52 PM
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For $2500 I would probably pick up a Bergara Highlander in .280AI for 500-750$ less than the $2500. (USA MSRP is $1850)

Unfortunately in Alberta I couldn't bring my suppressor so I'll just stay here in Montana and Wyoming. lol

https://www.bergara.online/us/rifles...hlander-rifle/
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:06 PM
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Mannlicher schoenauer 1950-53, full stock carbine with DST, iron sights and Claw mounts in 7x64.
And I'm done!
One of the best rifles ever made and cash to spare.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:14 PM
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A Sako 85 Bavarian

https://www.sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/85-bavarian

A Sako Grey Wolf

https://www.sako.fi/rifles/sako-85/8...ated-stainless


Or a Kimber 84L Classic Stainless Select (itís discontinued but maybe I can find a nice used example someday. I once had one in .280 AI but unfortunately I had to sell it)

https://www.ableammo.com/catalog/kim...-p-127244.html

Or even a Winchester Super Grade Stainless; I wished they existed going back a number of years and then found out they came around to making them a year or two ago.

http://www.winchesterguns.com/produc...stainless.html

Of course any of these would be chambered in .30-06
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:25 AM
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https://www.precisionoptics.net/Ansc.../an-000454.htm
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:40 AM
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Barrett Fieldcraft.

.270 Winchester.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:16 AM
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A left handed one of these in 7mm Rem Mag.

https://montanarifleco.com/rifles/x3/
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:41 AM
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A left handed one of these in 7mm Rem Mag.

https://montanarifleco.com/rifles/x3/
Available in LH?
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:49 AM
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Available in LH?
They are yes.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:03 AM
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Left hand Sako 85 in 270 win love mine

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Old 07-22-2019, 08:18 AM
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I honestly don’t think I have a rifle younger than fifty years old, and I cannot think of a new off-the-rack rifle that I’d spend that kind of money on.

I’d probably track down another really nice commercial FN or L61R SAKO.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:27 AM
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A left handed one of these in 7mm Rem Mag.

https://montanarifleco.com/rifles/x3/
I really like that rifle... I want one in .280 rem!
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:02 AM
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http://https://store.prophetriver.com/christensen-arms-280ai-ridgeline-black-w-grey-web-carbon-fiber-composite-stock-stainless-steel-aerograde-carbon-fiber-wrapped-24barrel-match-grade-trigger-mfg-ca10299-m14311/
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:17 AM
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This would be a great start for a classy vintage Alberta all-rounder

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=341647
I am with you on this one.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:48 AM
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/RV4YBWyT6WxdH69U7

I'd run with the one I had built last month...

It ain't the diamond rifle, but it ain't no lump of coal either.

Smooth LH bolt and deadly accurate...

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Old 07-22-2019, 10:58 AM
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CZ 550 6.5 x 55

https://cz-usa.com/product/cz-550-fs...-rd-fixed-mag/

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Iíd go with this

http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=350164
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:42 PM
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http://www.winchesterguns.com/produc...eather-ss.html

A new Model 70 extreme weather in 30-06. Then spend the rest of the budget on the optics.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:21 PM
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A new production Winchester M70 Featherweight 270 Win topped with a Leupold 6x42...save the rest of the money.
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Old 07-22-2019, 04:40 PM
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I would buy these. I know someone selling the package deal with less than 2 boxes of ammo through it for $2500 plus 10 boxes of factory ammo

https://shooterschoice.ca/product/sa...-pro-7-mm-rem/
https://i2.wp.com/shooterschoice.ca/...pg?w=300&ssl=1
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:16 PM
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http://www.winchesterguns.com/produc...eather-ss.html

A new Model 70 extreme weather in 30-06. Then spend the rest of the budget on the optics.
Got one of those in the safe
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