My nephew is moving up north this coming Fall and is going to attend school at Alaska Anchorage. Of course we started talking rifles and hunting and he asks/ tells me this...
...I have about $550.00 saved to buy a new rifle and scope to hunt with while I'm up there for college, what would you suggest?
He wants a dependable all weather rifle that is capable of handling all alaska species (even though he will probably only hunt caribou and maybe moose due to cost and logistics)
....Here was my Reccomendation, what do you guys think?
1.Weatherby Vangaurd synthetic in .300 WBY mag. - sportsmans has them on sale for 339.99.
2. Burris Fullfield II 3-9X40 - 125.00 new off ebay.
3. Talley lightweight rings bases - 40.00
4. Ammo - since I shoot the WBY, I offered to give him 60 loaded rounds I have as a graduation gift - (168 grain barnes TTSX loads)
Thats just a tad over 500.00 for a powerful, accurate, dependable rifle/scope/cartridge combo.