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Old 12-08-2008, 03:38 PM
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i'm looking for a new deer rifle .270 would be best and i'm on a budget, so i came across the H&R Synthetic Handi Rifle. Any input on this gun would be great!'s the second rifle down)
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:08 PM
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Thjey shoot very well in most cases. Another option would be to look at the marlin xl7. It's VERY well performing beyond it's price range of about 300$ or a tad more retail. I recently got 1 in shop for a buddy's present and it outdid our expectations. I was shocked at how well it shot and it has trigger similiar to savage's accutrigger,and comes with bases.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:37 AM
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I would look to a Savage package rifle before I spend money on a single shot. The new Marlin XL-7 seems to be a decent rifle for the money also.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:02 AM
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270 is one deer dropping caliber...270 and 130gr bullets were built to hunt whitetails....I have yet to fire a bullet from my 270win that hasnt dropped a deer 30 yrds from where it stood...

I probaly would look at a savage or a weatherby vangaurdas well ive seen great rifles by savage for a very reasonable price and the weatherby rifles are under $400 as well. A follow up shot is occasionally needed and its nice to be able to rack in another round just in case something would happen on that 1st shot because it occasionally does.

While i think that the single shot is very practical and will probaly suit your needs if your accurate enough, nothing is better than a bolt action rifle...
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:24 AM
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I love my 270 it put the deer down and I have complete confidence in it. Shot 130 gr bullets and watchem' fall. FOr your budget though rather then looking at an H&R I would check out the a Savage 111, a Marlin XL7, or a Stevens 200 like all the other guys said. Put some decent glass on it and start taking care of buisness.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:41 PM
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wait until the end of the season and looked for something used.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:57 PM
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wait until the end of the season and looked for something used.
Pretty good advice. If you don't have a burning need for a rifle right away, you can get some great bargains on slightly-used hunting rifles in the off-season.

Of course, it helps if you live in an area with a lot of gun/pawn shops.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:21 AM
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Better yet, if you have local gun shows, you can really find a deal. The trick is to buy from people who bring guns to sell, not necessarily the dealers. You might not find exactly the rifle, but usually you can get a deal. If the seller has their eye on something, they get real anxious to sell. You have to do your homework though and if your not familiar with used guns and what to look for, bring a friend who is.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:37 PM
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e-mail [email protected] to discuss a great 270 rifle forsale?
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:54 PM
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I have a Remington 700 .270 with 3.5 lb. Shilen trigger and Leupold VX-II scope and I love it! I have dropped everything I've ever shot at, including a WY antelope at 300 yds. in a crosswind. We moved on to take care of some prairie dogs for the ranchers and I was making clean head shots at 300 yds. Well, I take that back, the only thing I have missed was a coyote at 700 yds. that was running.......but I didn't miss by much! The gun is sited for 200 yds.
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