New higher end rifle

BME013

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Considering purchasing a new rifle for primarily white tail hunting and possibly an elk hunt next year. I am looking to pair it with a Swarovski Z6 scope I have. My question is what rifle would you suggest? I am interested in the Benelli Lupo. Thought?
 

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WOW, that's a loaded question. They're are so many these days. I'd say anything 1/4" bore and up. Longer barrel the better for long shots, an adjustable trigger and a composite stalk. Depends on bullet weight used to determine barrel twist. If your going to keep this long term, consider a custom built rifle and take up reloading to get the most out of it. On long shots it does make a difference. You get the right set up, you'll only cry once for the money spent. But you'll keep that rifle a long time
 

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Build exactly what you want. If you are hunting elk the .300WM is hard to beat. Might consider a .280AI if primarily for deer.
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Build exactly what you want. If you are hunting elk the .300WM is hard to beat. Might consider a .280AI if primarily for deer.View attachment 3702913View attachment 3702914View attachment 3702915View attachment 3702916
This is my vote. If you have the scratch, build exactly what you want. Some of the custom actions are so consistent that you have a plethora of drop in barrel options. All you need is a barrel vice, the action wrench for your action, and a torque wrench. Can change barrels and calibers out pretty quick. And choose exactly what chassis or stock you want
 
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