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Looking to get a 300 Win Mag

New to buying rifles and scopes. Only ever been handed down guns in the past. What are some suggestions for a good accurate rifle and scope. Looking to spend under $1000.

 

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Look at the Weatherby Vangard

Look at the Weatherby Vangard S2 with the synthetic stock.  I purchased one last fall in .25-06 and it is a shooter with both factory and reloaded ammo and it is available in .300 Win mag.  That along with a Leupold VXII 3x9 scope and you will be well under $1000, enough to be able to purchase quite a bit of ammo.  My rifle was under $700 with scope rings, reloading dies, and a couple boxes of ammo.  The Leupold scope will run you $299.  

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No arguements with what

No arguements with what Critter has recommended, nice rifle & scope. I happen to also be a big fan of the Ruger M77 Hawkeye and think you can find one in .300WM for somewhere around $600-$700. It's made in traditional blue/walnut as well as SS/Syn. 

The Leupold VX2 (newest variation) is a great scope and I've purchased two in 3-9x40 the last two years. The lower tier VX1 in 3-9x40 is also a good scope for the $$ ($200) and I bought one to go on the gift rifle we just presented in February. Either version works well and will make a competent and dependable scope. Differences are mainly in the lens coatings with the VX2 having a bit better light transfer. The VX1 has better claimed light transfer than did the older VXII supposedly.

I might also mention that you might want to also look at the .300 WSM. Virtually the same factory performance with loads up to 180 & 200gr. Handloading is not as efficient as the longer version for heavier bullet weights, however. I prefer the shorter WSM version myself in it's slightly more compact rifles. (depending on make).

Good luck with whatever you choose. 

One of my favorite rifles, a Rem Model Seven in .300SAUM

 

 

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Good advice from the above

Good advice from the above posts.

About 6 years ago I was in the market for a new .30 caliber rifle, mostly for elk hunting.  I debated between a .300 Win mag and a .300 Weatherby.  The Bee is a little faster, but as a reloader, the .300 Win brass is easier to find. 

I finally decided on the .300 Weatherby in a Vanguard.  It has quickly become my favorite rifle.  I topped it with a Leupold VX-1 4-12x40.  Its a strong, smooth action and it will shoot several brands and weight bullets sub-moa.

Another rifle that I like is the Remington 700.  I currently have two of them, a 7 mm Rem mag and a .375 Rem Ultra mag (in my avatar).  These are also strong and accurate rifles.

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The 300 Win Mag kicks too

The 300 Win Mag kicks too hard for me to enjoy it.  I have one because a nice custom M70 was there.  I also have one in 300 H&H.

 

To get the game around here the 7mm Mag's kick plenty but less.

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300 Win

savage99 wrote:

The 300 Win Mag kicks too hard for me to enjoy it.  I have one because a nice custom M70 was there.  I also have one in 300 H&H.

 

To get the game around here the 7mm Mag's kick plenty but less.

My .300 Weatherby kicks less than my .270 Win or my .308 Win., and way less than my 7 mm Rem mag.  To tame the recoil, I re-stocked my .300 bee in custom walnut that fits me, I put  mechanical recoil reducer in the stock, and I had a KDF muzzle brake installed on it.

It has quickly become my favorite rifle, and I now shoot it more than all of my other rifles combined.

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300 Weatherby kicks too hard.

buffybr wrote:

savage99 wrote:

The 300 Win Mag kicks too hard for me to enjoy it.  I have one because a nice custom M70 was there.  I also have one in 300 H&H.

 

To get the game around here the 7mm Mag's kick plenty but less.

My .300 Weatherby kicks less than my .270 Win or my .308 Win., and way less than my 7 mm Rem mag.  To tame the recoil, I re-stocked my .300 bee in custom walnut that fits me, I put  mechanical recoil reducer in the stock, and I had a KDF muzzle brake installed on it.

It has quickly become my favorite rifle, and I now shoot it more than all of my other rifles combined.

 

The giant 300 Weatherby is going to kick far far more than any normal rifle cartridge.  The 270 Win and 308 kick far less in similar rifles.

 

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Howa 1500 same action as

Howa 1500 same action as Vannguard, can be had with

Hogue stock, which is easy to put weight in butt. 

Great to tame recoil. Ed

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