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Well Iam 15 and I have been shooting target rifles for the past 3 years. I have been usally using .22 Now it's my time to get a new rifle and I need the needs to be within the price range of the gun and scope would be around 450 dollars Canadian with tax. Iam going cheap cause I will be buying a car soon, and Preferably somthing that has cheap ammo.
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That doesn't give you a whole lot of room. You might be stuck with a 22 with a scope or something more with just iron. New stuff will be really limited to you. Nothing really comes to mind, but if you want to, check out www.gunbroker.com and maybe you can find something there. Wish I could help more but I don't have enough to get myself anything so I don't shop and torture myself.
 

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It depends on what type of target shooting you are planning to do. 22lr again? Or centerfire? If you are looking to stay at those prices, your choices will be limited. Perhaps a low low end savage, or H&R single shoot. Perhaps .223 due to cost

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checkout canadiangunnutz.com they have a used section there but it will be difficult to get a centre fire target rifle with that price limit
 

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Mel's 223 suggestion made me think of the Savage 40 Varmint Hunter. Its a single shot heavy barreled bolt action with a laminated wood target stock. Last I saw them selling for is 450, but then you need optics. IF 223 can meet your needs.
 

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Cheapest I can find a sythetic ADL up here is $530...sans scope
 

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maybe try to find a job and save up

i dont know what you can get for 450 Canadian... that would limit you to good deals on lower end used stuff i'd imagine

what do you want to use the new rifle for?
 

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The Swedish Mauser gospel---again

Here's what you ought to do:

You should find a mint condition 1896 Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55. Now a Swedish Mauser isn't actually a target rifle, but a good one will shoot 1.5 MOA or better with iron sights.

450 Canadian pesos will allow you to get a Swedish Mauser plus a basic reloading kit.

When I meet up with Mel this summer, I will bring a mint Swedish Mauser with me. I want to see what Mel and some of the forum members can do with this piece.

Just get a Swedish Mauser. You'll never regret it.

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I have to agree with Mad, ive never regretted my ol' swede. Its cheap and shoot suprisingly well with handloads. Might take a little tinkering to figure out which handload works best with your rifle.
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6.5 loads

I will save him some trouble.

Try the Sierra 120 grain Match King with 46 grains of IMR 4350 powder. This is a soft shooting accurate load for any Swedish Mauser.

Overall length for the above round is 3.080"

He should also use the Sierra 140 grain Match King with IMR-4350 powder.
And load the round to about 3.100" over all.

Another great load is the 160 grain Hornady round-nose with IMR-4350 or IMR-4831 powder.

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Dont write off a yugo mauser, have seen many shoot around 1.5 MOA, scope mounts are cheap, as is ammo, and best of all the rifle is usually under $200. 8MM surplus ammo is as low at $79/1000, not match quality stuff, but some it aint bad. Also you can later if yu have the cash build your dream rifle on the mauser action in a wide variety of calibers. Many of the Yugos were never issued, so they are real nice rifles.
 

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I agree with others about the surplus rifles. I did not even consider that, but its a great idea. There are some really really nice surplus rifles that can be great for just such a target rifle.

Now I know this one is outside the mudget, but boy, are these rifles a peach!

http://www.sarcoinc.com/guns12-3.html

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You can also buy a Persian Mauser barrelled action for about 170 bucks from http://www.samcoglobal.com

These actions are probably the cream of all the Mausers. The Persian Mauser was made by Zbrojovka Brno in the late 1930s.

These actions are lovingly blued and they have mirror bores. And the 8mm Mauser is a great round to shoot.

Let me repeat my favorite load:

200 grain Speer bullet with 44 grains of IMR-4064.

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Just Saw Kiesslers shotgun news ad for Yugo M48s unissued for $189 including sling, ammo pouch, cleaning kit, and bayonet, pluss all the numbers match. These are post war mausers, built but never issued, and are real nice weapons. I will locate the scope mount I found, but it is no drill, no bolt mods required, and is about $100. Should get you the in the ball park for about $300.
 

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Can get em here for almost 300 dollars I think...used to be some in Exc. condition for 245 but I ain't seen em in a while...Yugo rebuild of a Kar 98 is nice too, for 299...but I would go with the Swede I think.
 

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mad, do you reccomend any stocks to go with that Persian Mauser barrelled action?

How hard is it to get started in hand loading?
 

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Mad will probably have better suggestions, but for my mauser I found a lot of stocks. Mcmillan Brothers McHale looks like the best, but if its too costly theres the Bell and Carlson varmint/tactical stocks that look to me like clones of the HS stocks on Remington PSS...Boyds has nice wood stocks, so does Zero. Search Brownells or Midway and you'll see some cool stuff
 

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So here is another surplus possibility that I wouldn't mind seeing some comments on.

I've seen K31's in 7.5x55 selling for about $125. Worth it? Straight pull bolt?

MEL
 
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