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    New Long Range Rifle: Mossberg MVP Varmint VS. Remington 700

    I am looking for a new long range bolt action rifle, something around the range of $800 - $1200 all in, scope and bipod.

    The calibre i was thinking was an .308 win.
    I am looking for mostly a range rifle, but it wouldn't be an issue if i decided to go hunting.

    The problem comes when i am looking into the rifle itself. I am finding it a little hard to choose between the Mossberg MVP and Remington 700. As far as reliability goes form what i read, the Remington wins hands down but again it may be due to the fact there is way more of them out there. The Mossberg seems to be having some mixed reviews out there.

    What are your thoughts on this guys?

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    I would go remington. Might be hard though to fit "all in" with that budget. Do you already have an optic in mind?

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    Remington hasn't exactly been getting a lot of stellar press lately, either.

    Why limit your choice to only those two brands? Why not Tikka T3? Why not Weatherby? Browning?

    Here's a Weatherby Vanguard combo for under $1k before tax:

    http://www.cabelas.ca/product/47124/...t-action-rifle

    Don't buy anything before you go to a store and hold all these things in your hand.

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    I'd have a good look at Savage.

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    Well I would look past both and start picking up peices for a custom and plan out a budget for build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    I'd have a good look at Savage.
    Out of curiosity, why would you mention that brand among the others that he is mentioning? Yes they have the Model 12 which is on par, but 90% of Savages sold are budget entry-level ones by people who want to buy the cheapest thing possible. I don't think this guy wants that.

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    The only budget savage to me is the axis, which still shoots and includes a trigger that hasn't been recalled enmasse.
    I still have a hard time considering mossberg anything but a low grade company that sells on gimmicks.
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    The older 700's were just amazing - my dad still has his trusty ole '89 special edition (300 weatherby) and that puppy is just a joy to shoot, and remarkably accurate. I haven't heard as many good things said about the current ones.

    Perhaps you should look at tika as well? I haven't owned one but i've shot a few and my buddy's was exceptional for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    ...I still have a hard time considering Mossberg anything but a low grade company that sells on gimmicks.
    What do you mean by that, the stanag/AR mag thing? That's an awesome feature, not a gimmick.

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    Nothing wrong with savages. In all honesty OP I'd buy the optic first and make sure it gets the large section of the budget then look at what rifle.

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