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Old 10-05-2006, 02:31 PM
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Hello,

I was wanting your guyses' opinions of what would be a good rifle for me. I am a teenager and I was thinking of a .243 or a 6.5x55 Swede.
I'm not looking somuch for a caliber suggestion as mmuch as a brand and model suggestion. I am still open to caliber suggestions though.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:30 PM
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Youi did not state the prupose for the rifle, so I would suggest either a 223 Rem or 22-250 Rem for small critters/varmints. There are quite a few for deer size game such as 243 Win, 260 Rem, 308 Win , 7-08 Rem for the short actions and the 25-06 Rem, 270 Win, 280 Rem and 30-06 Springfield.
As far as rifle makes... Savage, Tikka, Ruger,Remington,Winchester, Sako, Weatherby,Howaall make great rifles. The Savage seems to have a good internet following and would most likely be the most inexpensive. If I was in your shoes I would get a Savage in 25-06 and call it done.
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:14 AM
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I was mostly looking for a deer rifle, but it would be nice to have a gun I could use for several things besides deer.

Also, I thought that the .270 was supposed to have some pretty bad recoil. Is that true?

Another thing, I really don't like Savage's rifle's bolt-actions, and I'm looking for a bolt-action.
The bolts aren't smooth in my opinion, and I also was wondering about the price ranges on some rifles. Hope I'm not asking too much, thanks.
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:03 AM
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i would go with a remington model 7 in rem 260 or 7mm-08

i bought a used one (260 for my wife)stainless and synthetic for 350$ and i love it, low recoil, good shooter

i think the ruger compact can be bought in the 6.5X55sweede, and on the charts it and the 260 almost mirror each other
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That sounds good, but I'm too big for compact models now.
But a regular Ruger should come in 6.5x55 Swede.
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:09 PM
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The Ruger all Weather comes in 6.5x55. You could not make a better choice for deer and varmits.
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.243 savage, any savage model.
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:45 PM
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I'd go with DoublA's advice.
My very first bought by me,owned by me was a Ruger M-77 25-06 Rem(would still have it if it wasn't stolen).
You can't beat the savages or the Stevens rifles.The 25-06 can do the 270 can do and with less recoil,well they are pretty close.
117 gr 25-06 vs a 130gr270 win
the 25-06 has 20.3 in drop at 400 and the 270 has 20.0
Ft/lbs is the 25-06 @ 1200 vs 1290 in the 270 win. at 400 yds.
Both great deer rounds.
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