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Old 06-02-2014, 04:48 PM
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Hey I'm 15 and I am going to buy my first hunting rifle. I have shot many calibers and have decided on getting a 30-06. I am thinking about getting a Remington model 700. I will be hunting deer and occasionally elk. The two questions I am wondering are,
1. What are other quality brands that sell a quality 30-06
2. Mountain SS or the CDL SF
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:23 PM
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the 700 is not a bad gun. i shoot a remington enfield and have had nothing but sucsess. also for a cheaper price the mossberg 100 atr is a pretty good gun as well. all in all its hard to beat a 30-06
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:27 PM
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also welcome to the site.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:34 PM
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thank you I will have to look at that
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:48 PM
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The remington 700 is a good gun have 2 older 700 bdl in 30/06. Have 8 30/06 all together 6 in remington rifles. A 712,725, 2 760,2 700.hard to bet a 30/06 for a general hunting gun. The 700 mountain rifle would be a good choice.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:07 PM
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where will you be hunting?
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:18 AM
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Put MOST of your budget into your optics !!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:34 AM
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I have to agree on the 30-06 as a good all around cartridge. As for the 700 - that is also a good choice. Other manufactures you may want to look at are the previously mentioned Mossberg (pretty good ratings for an economically priced rifle), Browning, Winchester and Tikka as well as T/C.
You should handle as many as you can and get the one that feels best to you and not go by name alone.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:15 PM
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I have 2 M 700 remi's . One in 243, and one in 30-06. They are great rifles. But the Savage 110 in 30-06 and will shoot rings around them. I have a Ruger in 270, But it is a lot heavier to carry than the Remi's and the Savage. But there all nice rifles. Go to your LGS and handle them and choose one that fits your budget. Stay away from a Remi 770. Go with a 700 if you want a remi, BDL or ADL. good luck.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:13 PM
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If the "occasional elk" is more than a few times in a lifetime, then the .30-06 will be a great choice. If it's a dream that may not ever really happen, then you may want to look at a few other cartridges.

It's REALLY hard to say anything bad about the .30-06, especially considering that my first deer rifle I bought myself was a .30-06 and I've killed dozens of deer with it over the last ~20yrs, and considering that it's been used to kill every huntable species in North America (and many species elsewhere).

BUT, as a whitetail rifle, even as an "occasional elk rifle", it's a bit heavy recoiling. There are a lot of other cartridges with less recoil than the .30-06 that will be just as productive on deer: 243win, 25-06, 7mm-08, 260rem come to mind. The 7mm-08 has earned a spot with me as a highly favored hunting cartridge in a lightweight rifle.

If 'occasional elk hunting' means once every 3-4yrs, then the heavier recoil of the .30-06 is easily warranted.

For what it's worth, the Rem 700 today isn't what it used to be. It really doesn't stand out in terms of performance compared to any of a number of other rifles available from Savage, Marlin, Ruger, Tikka, Howa, even Mossberg. I don't include Winchester in this list simply because they're at best a novelty these days, very much over-priced and low volume, just a specialty rifle for someone that wants to say they bought a Winchester.

I'm a big Savage fan, followed by higher end Remingtons (will not own an SPS), then Rugers.

I'd much rather have the wood stock of the CDL SF than the synthetic stock of the Mountain SS. But that's a personal preference.
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