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Its that time of year again, where I should start looking at how to spend my tax return. So, should I get a new rifle to shoot with the basic reloading supplies? Or should I apply what money I get towards better reloading supplies and maybe better optics for what I already have? Its tough being me sometimes .......... :)
 

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Get that urge out of your system.

Buy that new rifle, brass, dies, scope, bipod & the works. Hey, this ain't no dress rehersal. Better enjoy your time here.
 

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If I were to prioritize

I would get the best optics I could afford if you already have some guns you like. On reloading stuff, a guy told me when I was first starting out, you don't need benchrest dies, but benchrest components is were he would spend his money first. Then if you have money left I would get that new gun. Darrel
 

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If you dont already have one, you might think about investing in a top quality spotting scope. Costs about the same as a new rifle, you will never regret spending the money, it will last your lifetime and you will use it every time you go to the range.
 

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Decisions? decisions?

Alright I'm weak,navel lint really.Just put a little 223 Stevens200 sporter on order,there is a scope(Pentax 4-12X40mm) in the mail someplace with my name on it and a barrel for the spare AR upper is in transit.Just sold my tax check from a few years ago(States Arms 375-50BMG)
The Tax check this year(after family requirements) will have to go to reloading supplies .......before they get any $$higher$$
 

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This may sound bad

I look in the safe and see them all wanting to go out and play but the same ones go almost every time. I just pulled the Sako 75 17 Rem out and pushed a rod though the barrel.It hasn't been shot in two years BUT today it goes to the range and then for a few calls.
My point...I think up grading makes alot of sense I could use a bigger safe or buy that high grade optic.
Remember the old saying"Beware of a man with but one rifle because he probably knows how to use it."
MERRY CHRISTMAS
EricT
 

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It's a tough decision when I don't know what you have now. I have found that buying quality is less expensive in the long run. Also rebarreling can often make an average gun into a tack driver, but not always. There is always a bit of a gamble involved. I have seen people trade in top quality rifles that didn't shoot well because of the cheap scope they put on it. Those are bargains for the 2nd owner who knows enough to through away the scope on it.
 

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I can just say that I'd like a new rifle

Not sure what or why though.

.204 or .223 Savage VLP or Long Range, or XR100, Cooper?
 

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I think the best thing I can do right now is a little of option 2 and 3. I really need another rifle right now like I need another hole in my head. However, my reloading bench could use some upgrades, but theres no reason to go overboard. Maybe pick up another press, a little better bullet supply to play with, and I can always use different powders. And what I have left I think Ill stash away for that rainy day gun.
 
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