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txoutdoorsman24 09-21-2018 03:15 PM

Which Rifle should I buy.
 
Ok so I’m trying to decide what to buy. All are 6.5cm and will be a pack around huntin rifle. I’m not a bench shooter or really have no need to but may do it for fun. Want to be able to shoot out 5-600yards when/if I have to.

Browning Hells Canyon (not the new version bench gun)
Bergara B-14 HMR
Or Remmy 700 5-R Gen II.

I like longer barreled guns but the feel of the Bergara is great to me too.

Thoughts or other suggestions please.

txhunter90 09-21-2018 03:16 PM

No experience, but have heard good things about the Bergara's. Will most likely be my next rifle.

Gary Roberson 09-21-2018 03:29 PM

Look at the Ruger American Predator. Lightweight, well balanced, good trigger, very accurate and you don't have to baby it as it is reasonably priced. I would stay away from the Remingtons at this time.
Adios,
Gary

diamond10x 09-21-2018 03:29 PM

Don’t you need a 26” barrel to get the most out of a 6.5? Don’t own one or know anyone that does but IMHO that would take the bergara out unless it comes with full length barrel

TxAg 09-21-2018 03:30 PM

Bergara is a lot of gun for the money.

I wouldn't touch a Remington.

CharlieWhiskey 09-21-2018 03:42 PM

Why all the hate for the Remington’s right now? Bergara makes a heck of a rifle, and Brownings reputation is well established, but my 2014 700 in .308WIN, redressed from the ground up with a Vortex Viper PST gets me under 1/2MOA. Shot out to 500.

captainsling 09-21-2018 03:42 PM

Bergara is a good value.

Every Browning Rifle I have had has shot one hole groups.

Remington is my least favorite of the 3. At least these days.

txoutdoorsman24 09-21-2018 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Gary Roberson (Post 13638330)
Look at the Ruger American Predator. Lightweight, well balanced, good trigger, very accurate and you don't have to baby it as it is reasonably priced. I would stay away from the Remingtons at this time.
Adios,
Gary

I just sold a Ruger American in 6.5cm. I agree they are good guns but not what I want. I don't care for the cheap stocks they have on them. I have heard so many mixed opinions on Remingtons that I m scared to even think about but this Gen 2 5-R is supposed to be very good.

Raider4044 09-21-2018 04:46 PM

I just bought a Browning X-Bolt except the Medallion Version in .30-06. It is super accurate with factory Remington and Winchester Ammo. (3/4 MOA) I haven't shot it a lot, but it will definitely become my primary hunting rifle this fall.

heyearl 09-21-2018 04:53 PM

I own a Savage 270
20 years now
have shot many deer and hogs

hybridhunternm 09-21-2018 05:38 PM

I have two hells canyon long range rifles, not the lines with the McMillan stock just has a little bit heavier barrel profile than the speed model...both are far better shooters than I am and they are really set up to be take anywhere rifles. Don’t have the 6.5 yet!!

MitchParker 09-21-2018 06:29 PM

I wish Bergera made their mountain rifle in lefty.

dbaio1 09-21-2018 08:03 PM

Bergara ;)b

tanto 09-21-2018 08:17 PM

Iíd get the x bolt if it was me. Trigger is fantastic on those guns, well engineered stock, already cerakoted and threaded. All are fine guns, just my choice


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RJK70 09-21-2018 08:28 PM

Browning


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CJ776 09-21-2018 08:59 PM

Browning. Quality in everything they do.


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tommy1005 09-21-2018 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diamond10x (Post 13638332)
Donít you need a 26Ē barrel to get the most out of a 6.5? Donít own one or know anyone that does but IMHO that would take the bergara out unless it comes with full length barrel



My 6.5 has a 22Ē Barrel and shoots the 140ís about 2650 and the 124ís 2900 with 41.5 and 44.5 grains of H4350 respectively. Not sure how much more a longer barrel would gain you especially in a hunting rifle, maybe an extra 25-50fps. Not worth it for a 600 yard and in hunting rifle.

sbushee 09-22-2018 07:30 AM

Bergara

SmTx 09-22-2018 02:14 PM

Ain't seen or heard of a 5R yet that ain't a flat out shooter.

sierracharlie338 09-22-2018 03:08 PM

Yeah . . . 700 5R no question.

Iíve seen a stock 5R (308) shoot a 3 inch group at 1000 yards. You read that right, 3 inches at 1000.


Sierracharlie outÖ

txoutdoorsman24 09-22-2018 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by SmTx (Post 13640279)
Ain't seen or heard of a 5R yet that ain't a flat out shooter.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sierracharlie338 (Post 13640357)
Yeah . . . 700 5R no question.

Iíve seen a stock 5R (308) shoot a 3 inch group at 1000 yards. You read that right, 3 inches at 1000.


Sierracharlie outÖ

Dammit, why did yíall have to say that. Lol
I hear ya boys. Thatís why itís on my list. Anyone that knows me, knows Iím bout as picky as a 2 year old kid. It takes me forever to pull the trigger in things bc I canít quit comparing.

Hunteraudit 09-22-2018 05:36 PM

Winchester model 70. Last bolt you’ll ever need

rookie11 09-22-2018 05:41 PM

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Another bite for the 5r. This target is shots 3 through 10 of my new creedmoor. The first loads I tried when sighting in at 100.

NDN98 09-22-2018 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Raider4044 (Post 13638542)
I just bought a Browning X-Bolt except the Medallion Version in .30-06. It is super accurate with factory Remington and Winchester Ammo. (3/4 MOA) I haven't shot it a lot, but it will definitely become my primary hunting rifle this fall.

I have the same gun in the same caliber and it is my favorite deer rifle. Absolute tack driver.

Raider4044 09-22-2018 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by NDN98 (Post 13640676)
I have the same gun in the same caliber and it is my favorite deer rifle. Absolute tack driver.



Yessir. Good looking rifle too.
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SwampBuck 09-22-2018 08:03 PM

Pack around hunting rifle and a heavy barrel 5r don’t seem to go together.
Pack around to me sounds more like a sporter barrel rifle. But if you’re sold on 5r Remington makes an AWR now that sporter size but has a 5r barreling and a grayboe stock

rut-ro 09-22-2018 08:28 PM

The Bergara is a sweet gun. I found an old remington action and had a 257 WBY Mag built last year. Shot it out to 350 with no problems. I know it would do good out further but I was limited to 350. I plan on taking it out to 600 in a couple weeks just to play.

I wish I would have gotten on the AP deal earlier this year, I would have got the 6.5

Ryanm 09-22-2018 08:29 PM

Xbolt. Have the stalker version in 30-06 and it's an all around great gun. My first two shots out of the gun plugged the same hole. Couldn't believe it with cheap factory ammo.

-HIC- 09-23-2018 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by diamond10x (Post 13638332)
Donít you need a 26Ē barrel to get the most out of a 6.5? Donít own one or know anyone that does but IMHO that would take the bergara out unless it comes with full length barrel

No.

I have a Bergara LRP Elite that will shoot .3x @300 and .5/6 @600 in 6.5 with a 24 inch barrel. It does not shot as well as my full customs but for the price I have not seen anything shoot better.

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TxAg 09-23-2018 07:38 PM

I just wanted to vote for bergara again

ColinR 09-23-2018 09:26 PM

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out of those 3 my vote would be the Rem 5r. I've personally seen them shoot absolutely amazing. I'm talking one hole 5shot groups at 200 yards.

Although I'd throw the savage 10 predator max 1 in the mix. I just got one for my birthday and it shoots amazing as well.

TacticalCowboy 09-23-2018 09:41 PM

I haven’t shot one, but I sure like the bergara rifles.

cbrown 09-24-2018 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by TxAg (Post 13638334)
Bergara is a lot of gun for the money.

I wouldn't touch a Remington.

This;)b

I owned a Hell's Canyon in 300wm... I did not like the trigger at all and the muzzle is threaded Metric so if you ever wanted to suppress it you would likely have to find an adaptor that fits.

My new Bergara HMR in 7mm Rem Mag will be here tomorrow. I bought the first one they let go.

cbrown 09-24-2018 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ColinR (Post 13643477)
out of those 3 my vote would be the Rem 5r. I've personally seen them shoot absolutely amazing. I'm talking one hole 5shot groups at 200 yards.

Although I'd throw the savage 10 predator max 1 in the mix. I just got one for my birthday and it shoots amazing as well.

I have one of these in 6.5 Creed. It shoots just as good as yours. ;)b

HDWRENCH 09-24-2018 12:01 PM

how far will you pack the gun ?/ I love my Christian arms modern rifle light weight lights out accurate , stock folds up to become even smaller to pack . I have a bergara as well but its still gets over looked 99% of the time the new christian is my go to in 6.5 for sure . and the stock is rock solid ZERO movement what so ever

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TexasAg91 09-26-2018 10:39 AM

rem700. later you can pimp it if you want to.

abilliott 09-26-2018 10:45 AM

Tikka's are excellent rifles, i have several and will always be my go to if there ever is any reason for another.

texag93 09-26-2018 09:55 PM

Bergara
Remington
Browning

droptine8850 09-26-2018 11:57 PM

I've got several Browning's...2 X bolt's and an A bolt. All shoot very well with factory ammo
I prefer the X bolts and now Timney has a trigger for them or you can just replace the trigger spring.
Also have a 5r Milspec 308 that will pretty much shoot any ammo I feed it under an inch and ammo that it likes around 1/4"....just as accurate as my APR custom.

meltingfeather 09-27-2018 11:00 AM

Bergara

35remington 09-27-2018 11:29 AM

Six Five Creedmooooooar? Well that's one way to come out of the closet!

:D:D:D

If you need one right now, I have seen HMRs for as low as $830 shipped.

If you can wait, personally I would squirrel the money away and see if LaRue released the Siete in 6.5 CM.

coop2564 09-27-2018 12:14 PM

Bergara B-14 HMR...its awesome

JakeGraves 09-27-2018 12:42 PM

All of them

cj_sandman 09-27-2018 01:19 PM

I own the Bergara and love it. Has some neat features like the integrated QD points for sling. Rem 700 is always solid as well.

txoutdoorsman24 09-27-2018 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by 35remington (Post 13652767)
Six Five Creedmooooooar? Well that's one way to come out of the closet!

:D:D:D

If you need one right now, I have seen HMRs for as low as $830 shipped.

If you can wait, personally I would squirrel the money away and see if LaRue released the Siete in 6.5 CM.

Iíll come out on you geyboy. Hahaha. Havenít heard of that particular gun, will def look it up.


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