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Best 300 win mag, accuracy and quality for under $500?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by willseeker, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    What is the best rifle in 300 win mag for accuracy and quality?
    Looking to spend maybe $500.00 to $600.00.

    Be well,
    Will
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'll chime in first on this. My preference would be a winchester model 70, A classic or a push feed model. A couple of reasons why, a flat bottomed reciever with an integral recoil lug. For 300 win mag this is a more rigid reciever with more mass, less likely to stretch. More area for bedding too.

    A second choice would be a Zastava, they also have a similar reciever.

    A round reciever with a separate recoil lug is easy to mass produce, and would probably suffice. But, just not for me.
     
  3. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a Winchester model 70 built around 1967.
    I'm just wondering if there's a better rifle.

    Be well,
    Will
     
  4. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    If buying new, the Weatherby Vanguard is a tough choice to beat in that price range. If it was me I would buy used. Most people don't like to shoot a 300WM enough to shoot out the barrel. For some reason in the NW sporter rifles don't seem to hold their value, so I'm betting you could find a high quality rifle for a great price.
     
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  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Tikka T3
     
  6. lucky guy

    lucky guy Sisters Active Member

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    No, not for under $500.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The best 300WM is a used one. Guys buy 'em and shoot 'em a couple times,then sell them. 300WM isn't the most popular caliber around. There are plenty used guns for sale.No need to pay the price for a new one.
    Thewre is one at the local gun shop,used,that I'll pick up next year as it will still be there.
    BTW hunting rifles will be plentiful right about now.
     
  8. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Tikka T3 Lite or Weatherby Vanguard. Not many in the price bracket you listed.
     
  9. best defense

    best defense Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Those Tikka and Weatherby rifles will probably never sell for the 500-600 that you are looking to spend.
    If you want one in that price range, look for a Savage. They make a pretty good rifle. Some police depts. are using them, and they cost less.
     
  10. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen the T3 Lites as low as $450 and I believe Cabelas has Vanguards for $429.99 right now. The Savages are nice rifles too. Good shooters, easy to change barrels, but ugly as a lawn rake. Actually there are a lot of good shooting low cost rifles nowdays. That isnt the problem. Ugly is the problem. Everything is plastic and matte finish to keep the cost down. I aint real good looking myself. Got an ugly wife. I refuse to own an ugly gun.
     
  11. best defense

    best defense Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I have an older Savage with a new wood laminate stock you can have for $400. I don't like the Vanguards because of their plastic stocks.
     
  12. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    No there is not.