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What Rifle to buy for Benchrest shooting

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I always wanted to try benchrest shooting and think now is the time to start. My main question is what rifle to buy, any recommendations? I would like to pick something in .308 and stay under $1,000 (not including optics). I appreciate the help.
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It depends on wether you want to shoot short or long range BR. Either way if you want to win it will not be with a .308 Win... You can't get a BR rifle w/ optics for under 1K! here is a rifle for close to that http://benchrest.com/class/index.php?a=2&b=648
If you want a factory gun in .308 Win the Savage F-Class would be the way to go. It does not meet 100-200 BR rules though. It does meet 600 and 1K rules. But the .308m would not be the caliber I would choose. 6mmBR or the 6.5-284! If 600 was going to be my range of choice the 6mmBR would be the best choice.
Here you go. http://benchrest.com/class/index.php?a=2&b=185 I am a Remington BAT Machine man but it is hard to beat one of these. The barrel has been cut back to 26" w/ a Brake installed.
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