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Old 05-13-2022, 04:44 PM   #1
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If you have $1500 to spend at Cabela's, Bass Pro, or Academy. Have to buy everything from one of those 3 places. What are you buying and where from? Why? I am thinking I want a long range rifle or mountain rifle. What else would you consider?

Can possibly upgrade what I currently have.
Remington 700 ADL 7mm mag

Anything else you would consider?
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:47 PM   #2
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10 bags of corn or maybe only 8 unless you hurry!
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:53 PM   #3
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Scope upgrade if you need it, or a nice rifle or shotgun
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:56 PM   #4
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I wound up with a 1000 gift card from Cabelles a few years ago.I bought me a Remington 700 tactical 308,raised scope rings,Nikon 3x18 scope,sling,case and a few bullets.
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:59 PM   #5
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Wouldn't spend a dime with those three companies,they have gone to hell.Find a small local shop if they even exist anymore.Good Luck,Happy Hunting!
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Old 05-13-2022, 04:59 PM   #6
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I would definitely look at a rifle upgrade, a new caliber, or quality scope and/or spotting scope. Good glass is always useable, you wouldn't regret it.
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:00 PM   #7
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Scope upgrade if you need it, or a nice rifle or shotgun
This right here.
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:00 PM   #8
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I'd check out the camo and get a set of matching camo for all situations. (rain, cold, warm, snow, etc etc etc...gloves, top, bottom, jacket, hat, beanie...)

That'd be if I didn't have the itch for another rifle, and if I didn't want to stock up on ammo.
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:03 PM   #9
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Cabelas or Bass Pro Tikka of your choice and put the rest in rings and a Leupold scope
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:12 PM   #10
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You seem rather young. Buy a lifetime license.
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:14 PM   #11
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Do they sell gas gift cards there?
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:35 PM   #12
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I suggest a Rem 700 BDL in 300 mag with a Leopold on top. Then sell the 7 mag and get you a nice Beretta 92 F. A1
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:57 PM   #13
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Suppressors is the answer

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Old 05-13-2022, 06:14 PM   #14
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I’d get a Sig Cross in 308
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:26 PM   #15
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A Bergara B-14 HMR:

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/berg...t-action-rifle

or a bergara b-14 wilderness:

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/berg...ss-ridge-rifle

https://www.academy.com/p/bergara-b1...e-?sku=6-5-prc
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:57 PM   #16
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What glass then?
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:58 PM   #17
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Iíd get a Sig Cross in 308
Glass?
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:58 PM   #18
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Suppressors is the answer

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I have 1.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:00 PM   #19
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3 .380 ruger max
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:12 PM   #20
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I’d buy a Nightforce scope from BPS/Cabelas with the $1500.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:13 PM   #21
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I have 1.
Can't have to many. If don't have a rimfire yet go get one of those.

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Old 05-13-2022, 10:32 PM   #22
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I’d buy something for the grand, then take it back and get the cash. Then spend it with some good ole boy trying to make a living doing his own thing in his back yard.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:38 PM   #23
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I’d buy something for the grand, then take it back and get the cash. Then spend it with some good ole boy trying to make a living doing his own thing in his back yard.
They’re not giving you cash back unless you have a receipt showing you paid with a credit card or cash. No receipt equals store credit. Receipt with gift card also equals store credit. I’m assuming gift card, as if he’s using cash or credit he can just go to the good ol boy direct without the extra steps.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:51 PM   #24
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Theyíre not giving you cash back unless you have a receipt showing you paid with a credit card or cash. No receipt equals store credit. Receipt with gift card also equals store credit. Iím assuming gift card, as if heís using cash or credit he can just go to the good ol boy direct without the extra steps.
Spot on. Win a gift card to one of those just have to choose. Would much rather buy from the local guy if I could.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:06 PM   #25
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I’d buy something for the grand, then take it back and get the cash. Then spend it with some good ole boy trying to make a living doing his own thing in his back yard.
I think OP is interested in firearms, not meth.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:10 PM   #26
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:30 PM   #27
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Theyíre not giving you cash back unless you have a receipt showing you paid with a credit card or cash. No receipt equals store credit. Receipt with gift card also equals store credit. Iím assuming gift card, as if heís using cash or credit he can just go to the good ol boy direct without the extra steps.
Shows how much I know. Lol
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:31 PM   #28
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I think OP is interested in firearms, not meth.
Well dang, thatís methed up!
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:38 PM   #29
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Good Binos or scope
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:41 PM   #30
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I’d search their used gun database for a unique revolver or lever rifle to hunt with.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:43 PM   #31
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You seem rather young. Buy a lifetime license.
Cabela's does have a decent selection of nicish production rifles, but this right here is a very wise choice.
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Old 05-14-2022, 12:14 AM   #32
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Spot on. Win a gift card to one of those just have to choose. Would much rather buy from the local guy if I could.
Iíd look at either a Bergara rifle or Seekins depending on my end goals. Seekins youíll most likely need to add $200-300, but itís the closest youíll come to a custom rifle that youíll find under $2500. Bergaras will shoot just as well or **** near, but they wonít be as refined. Both will make a Remington look cheap.

I shoot, or at least at one time did, a lot of long range. Iíve had a handful of custom rifles dating back almost 10 years ago now. Iíve been very impressed by both rifles. If I wasnít spending the money on either of those rifles Iíd be spending it on glass. If I wanted a quality hunting rifle with glass, but didnít need to reach out 1K with it for fun Iíd take a long hard look at a Tikka T3X i caliber of your choice and throw a Leupold VX5 on it. Youíll be just shy of $2K into the entire package, but you wonít be able to beat it for a hunting rifle.
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Old 05-14-2022, 08:43 AM   #33
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What glass then?
I will go with a vortex hst from our local vortex dealer..
It will be cheaper than this:

https://www.academy.com/p/vortex-vip...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:24 AM   #34
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Well what's missing in your gun collection ? That's at least something that can be turned into cash and depreciation in quality firearms is fading by the year. Since it's a must spend and only at certain retailers that would be my strategy. Or perhaps ammo pending your supply level. I would avoid fad purchases, especially with that amount to spend.
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:29 AM   #35
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Glass?

You've almost got enough for a NightForce NX8. Or a high quality Lupy. High quality glass can be resold, if needed. But guns have a higher demand on resale.



Guns would be about the best investment. As your children might inherit them. And they gain value as time goes by. Offspring never forget their first firearm.


And the idea about a lifetime license is a great idea too. I bought my daughter a LT Fishing last year for her 41st B-day. Every time she goes fishing, she will remember me when I'm gone.

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Old 05-14-2022, 05:30 PM   #36
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:50 AM   #37
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I’d buy the cheapest Remington 700 you could find there and have it ripped apart and built into a custom.
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Old 05-15-2022, 09:40 AM   #38
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Iíd buy the cheapest Remington 700 you could find there and have it ripped apart and built into a custom.

For $1500? Iíve never been able to do one that cheap.


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Old 05-15-2022, 09:52 AM   #39
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Buy hunting stuff you’ve always wanted but never convinced yourself to getv
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Old 05-15-2022, 10:29 AM   #40
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Buy a tank of gas, drive around to all three of those places and look, buy another tank of gas and go home?
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Old 05-15-2022, 03:14 PM   #41
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For $1500? I’ve never been able to do one that cheap.


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Mike, this is just based off of what I charge but here’s a run down. Also, under the assumption that a cheap 700 can be picked up for $500. Hopefully so but I know you can buy donor actions less than $500. PTG used to sell trued actions for around $650 but I don’t know about their work. May have to spring for another $100 or so but the gun oughta shoot. This doesn’t include hocking the old stock, barrel and trigger from the purchased rifle.

Gun/Donor action $500
Barrel $300 (Can usually pick one up off of 6mmbr or Len Backus’ site. Will run $350-375 for Bartlein or Krieger)
Chamber, cut and crown $250
Trigger $150
Stock $250 for a B/C plain Jane hunter
Action B/P $200
Glass bed $100-150
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Old 05-15-2022, 04:41 PM   #42
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Spotting scope, mine is 30 years old.
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Old 05-15-2022, 04:46 PM   #43
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Tikka or Bergera 6.5. I like Leopold, but definitely spend the rest on a good scope.
6.5’s makes shooting fun and you a better shot. IMHO.

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Old 05-16-2022, 11:06 AM   #44
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Here you have it:

Bergara in 6.5cred
https://www.academy.com/p/bergara-b1...=6-5-creedmoor

Vortex Viper PST (you can get a better deal with ArrowSmith):
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/vort...st-rifle-scope

Under $1,500 with taxes. Still need rings and base

Vortex PRO series are $80
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/vort...mm-scope-rings

Any Remington 700 short action picatinny rail will work.

https://www.egwguns.com/hunter-serie...nny-rail-0-moa

For a total of $1,499.94 (plus taxes and shipping )
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