03-20-2008, 01:11 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
sniper central rifle package
Hi everyone, i am new to this site, and new to the gun world i guess you could say. I am very interested in getting into long range target shooting and have been searching for a rifle to start with. From the information i have read it seems like remington and tikka are at the top. but...on the website snipercentral.com they have an entry level package that seems like a pretty good deal.
Howa 1500 Heavy Barreled Action, 24" barrel length
.308 (1:12"), .243 (1:10"), .22-250(1:14"), .223(1:12")
Bell & Carlson Tactical/Varmint Medalist Synthetic Stock (Mk1), full aluminum bedding block, free floating barrel
New B&C Vertical Grip Tactical Stock (Mk2), full aluminum bedding block, free floating barrel (No charge option)
Legacy International 1 Piece Picatinny Rail
Burris XTR Tactical Rings
Bushnell 3200 10x Tactical Scope with mildots
Harris Bipod, solid mount, 9-13" or Versa-pod 9-13"
Plastic double rifle hard gun case
$950 + $25 shipping total cost for standard colors ($975 non-member price)
8-9 week wait, mainly for the custom ordered stock
these are the specs, i would like to get your guys' opinion on what would be a better route for a beginner like me. I would like to go with the .308 in any gun.
Also i am going to a gun show at the end of the month (my first one) and i am going to hold off on buying anything until i go to that. do gun shows most likely have pretty good deals on a package rifle? the tikka t3 or remington 700 to be specific?
sorry for the long winded thread, any input will be appreciated, thanks