weatherby vanguard in something like 300 or 338win would be good and can be had for under 500 or spend a few more for a sub-moa vanguard or a used mark V. then top it off with a good set of glass. I prefer Nikon Monarch's or Buckmasters, Zeiss Conquest, Bushnell Elite 3200 or 4200, or Burris Signature Series. These scopes are great and can be had new or slightly used for around $300 and are better than the same price point leupolds (VX II and III) [I have several Leupold VXII's III's and IV's and have compared them side by side to my other scopes mentioned above.
this would make for an awesome hunting rig and the weatherby's are super accurate and have a great reputation. I love all my weatherby's (vangurads, mark v's, d'italia shotgun)
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