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Old 11-26-2021, 11:07 PM   #1
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$1500 Budget for just rifle in .270. What rifle would you get with that budget?


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Old 11-26-2021, 11:18 PM   #2
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Can you still get a Cooper in that range?


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Old 11-26-2021, 11:45 PM   #3
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How would you be using the rifle.
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:51 PM   #4
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Remington sendero or Winchester Model 70 extreme weather
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:05 AM   #5
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How would you be using the rifle.

Deer hunting, but ultimately buying to pass on to my son some day. Wanting to start a tradition with the rifle and have a family gun that gets passed down through generations.


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Old 11-27-2021, 12:29 AM   #6
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Most rifles are shooters these days. I would drive down the Scheels and handle Browning, Bergara, Tikka and CA in your price range. If stretching I would handle the Sako also.
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Old 11-27-2021, 05:29 AM   #7
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Find you a older Remington bdl.

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Old 11-27-2021, 06:34 AM   #8
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Winchester model 70 super grade if you want a classic heirloom to pass along.
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:39 AM   #9
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I want a Bergara. Never shot one, but the reviews are great

Tikka is my second choice

I would spend more on scope, less on rifle.

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Old 11-27-2021, 09:52 AM   #10
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If you want something classic go model 70…
Personally I’d go tikka and put the leftover $$ towards the scope
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:04 AM   #11
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Swarovski !!!!

That’s classic.
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Old 11-27-2021, 03:59 PM   #12
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Old 11-27-2021, 04:06 PM   #13
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Is this budget rifle + optics, or just rifle.

If just rifle, I would go Sako and not look back.
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Old 11-27-2021, 04:10 PM   #14
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If you are going to pas it down it won’t matter the brand. What will mater is the memories it holds. I have a JC Higgans.22 that is worth more to me than any custom rifle you could have built. Don’t overthink it. Take your son hunting and use the rifle.
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Old 11-27-2021, 04:14 PM   #15
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I’ve had two Weatherby Vanguard S2 rifles and both were stupid accurate. They out shot me.

My bro in-law has a Tikka and loves it.

If I were getting teady to buy a new rifle with a $1,500 budget, I’d definitely go with a less customy factory type rifle in the mid to lower price range so I could spend more money on the scope.
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Old 11-27-2021, 05:05 PM   #16
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Ordinarily, I’d agree with the spend more money on the glass crowd. However, this is intended to be a family heirloom and with that in mind, I’d buy something classic with a nice wood stock and blued steel. Maybe a new Browning or Tikka. Or maybe a used Sako, Cooper, or pre-64 Winchester. I’ve seen some very nice customs priced around $2k that someone spent more than twice that much building.
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Old 11-27-2021, 05:15 PM   #17
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Browning b78 highwall


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Old 11-27-2021, 05:24 PM   #18
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I would want something with nice wood stock to hand down. I have custom 308 Norma mag that my grandpa passed down to me. Beautiful gun.
I have a classic 17 Remington BDL that I’ll pass down
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Old 11-27-2021, 06:08 PM   #19
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Winchester model 70 super grade if you want a classic heirloom to pass along.
I don't have one but when I think heirloom .270 my mind immediately goes to this rifle.

My grandfather's .270 I ended up with is a 700 ADL. Nothing fancy about it at all but means the world to me because it was his. Can't go wrong with any rifle, imo. The whose behind the what is what matters.
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Old 11-27-2021, 06:18 PM   #20
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More money on a gun doesn’t make it an heirloom.
Accuracy and smooth action are what matters
I would also agree on a wood stocked version.

The upgraded scope will allow him more opportunities to make more memories.

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Old 11-27-2021, 07:39 PM   #21
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Remington 700 in your choice of caliber and use the remaining on whatever upgrades you would want.
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Old 11-27-2021, 07:40 PM   #22
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I have a Tikka in 25-06 that means a lot to me and my family. I was able to take my first good buck with and my wife and two boys were able to take their first bucks with it. Needless to say it will stay with the family forever. In my opinion Tikka makes a great rifle I now own a few of them.


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