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Old 11-18-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
 
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Default Best deer rifle under $600

looking to get a new rifle here pretty soon, i like the Tikka T3 but don't know much about it, really like Winchesters, just want a good looking rifle that has good accuracy
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:59 PM   #2
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All tikka rifles must shoot 1" groups before being sold.Two friends have t-3 rifles and both shoot sub 1" groups with a few loads.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:40 PM   #3
 
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Add CZ rifles (escpecially if you're fond of the mauser-styled actions) and Savage to your list. Both are excellent shooters. I don't know if there's a MAO gaurantee on either. But both have great reputations (mind you, there aren't pieces of art, but they put that bullet where you want it...what more can you ask?) and I've never heard of a savage doing worse than 1MOA...in fact I here more about them being .5MOA out of box.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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cp, you ask 25 hunters this question and your liable to get 25 different answers. And the answer is - there is no right answer. There are the different deer, terrain, max. shot range you expect, type of action, and on and on and on. I own rifles from remington, ruger, marlin, savage and browning - in levers, pumps,and bolts. If I was to have just one rifle for most North American deer hunting it would be a bolt action and (even though I don't have one in this chambering) in .30-06. As for manufacturer, I would lean toward the Savage 111FL. Its inexpensive, reliable and a lot of shooters would agree - the most accurate out of the box rifle you'll find.
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:33 AM   #5
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Depending on where and what terrain you will be hunting, I will take a Marlin 30/30 for an "inexpensive" deer rifle. I have personally gone back to my 22 year old Marlin and have taken a 120 class 10 point and 2 does this season. My youngest son has been using the same gun and has taken a nice 8 point and a doe. All deer have fallen within sight of where they were hit, and 3 were neck shots and never took a step. We are hunting a place that is THICK and shots are under 100 yards (most are under 50 yards).
I would also seriously consider a T/C Encore. With it, you can pick a caliber to fit your needs. I have one in 300 WSM, and my son has one in 270. Both perform flawlessly.
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if you dont mind synthetic stocks get a remington 710 in either 270 or 30-06 or if u want wood get a remington 700
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:23 PM   #7
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I would go with the Savage Mod. 110 in the 270 Cal. myself.

For the price I dont think you can get much better or more RELIABLE.

Just my thoughts.

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Old 11-19-2005, 09:27 PM   #8
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if you dont mind synthetic stocks get a remington 710 in either 270 or 30-06 or if u want wood get a remington 700
you are probably the first person I have personally ever heard actually recommend a 710 to someone. I cant imagine why someone would buy one when they could have a Savage package for the same money (and a better gun to boot)
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:44 PM   #9
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you are probably the first person I have personally ever heard actually recommend a 710 to someone. I cant imagine why someone would buy one when they could have a Savage package for the same money (and a better gun to boot)



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Old 11-19-2005, 10:48 PM   #10
 
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whats so bad about the 710


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