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Old 10-14-2006, 07:43 PM
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i already have a .30-06 but i hunt two different areas one is an agg field and the other is a ceder tree field where the shots are at a max of 100 yards i was wondering what short range fast gun would be best for this situation. any caliber and gun brand for under 400 dollars.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:04 PM
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a little less recoil and lower cost bullets

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Old 10-14-2006, 08:12 PM
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Marlin 336 30-30 w/ traditional flat point bullets. Cheap, reliable, and quick to aim(I'm assuming we're talking deer?).
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:21 PM
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30-30 is an outstanding suggestion, so is the 35 Rem, or 44 mag...you should be able to get all of these in a lever action for less than $400.

You may also want to consider using a shotgun slug, given your criteria.

If I were in your shoes, I'd get a 44 mag or slug gun just b/c they seem to leave better blood trails.

good luck!


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Old 10-16-2006, 03:08 AM
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I LOVE my marlin 1895G in .45/70!!!! If you don't hit them with the bullet, the fire out the barrel will gett'em!!

a Marlin 336 in .30/30 or .35 would aslo be a good idea. .35 remmy is a bit tougher to find ammo for though.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:48 AM
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i already have a .30-06 but i hunt two different areas one is an agg field and the other is a ceder tree field where the shots are at a max of 100 yards i was wondering what short range fast gun would be best for this situation. any caliber and gun brand for under 400 dollars.
A used 760 pump (18 inch barrel) and a box of managed recoil ammo..I shot a few out of my nephews 30-06 yeseterday,Way less recoil than my daughters 243.. Way less recoil and very accurate...
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:06 AM
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Good idea. The 30-06 Carbine 7600.
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:25 AM
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ceder tree field where the shots are at a max of 100 yards


Marlin 336 .30-30 or Win 94 "Trapper" .30-30
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:57 AM
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Dead is dead whether it is a 30-378 WBY at 5 yds or a 44 Rem Mag at 150 yds. For short range what is wrong with what you have, if you just want a new gun get anything that sparks your interest....
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