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Old 06-12-2014, 11:47 AM
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Want to get a bolt action .223 and I am considering either the Savage Axis, Ruger (I think American) or a TC (sold at Dicks)? Which is better for hunting wild turkeys? Please no debate about whether or not I should be using a rifle. Most concerned about accuracy and low weight.

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Old 06-12-2014, 03:58 PM
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Savage is a accurate rifle, only thing I don't like is there stocks. it's 2 pieces were the trigger assembly is. Ruger American ,I think is a better rifle for the money in the starter catogory. I'd get the Ruger.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:31 PM
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X2 on the Ruger.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:45 PM
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Eliminated the ones you don't like and then go handle the ones you do like !
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:54 PM
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Where rifle hunters after turkeys get a bad name for themselves is when they start taking potshots at birds they can't tempt in close with a call. Calling is most of the fun.

But that doesn't rule out the rifle. I know guys who use .22 WMRs, but I've probably seen as many birds hit and lost with those as I have with shotguns. I can't say that I've seen a turkey lost when hit with a centerfire rifle, though. My favorite turkey gun is a .22 Hornet. I've used both .223 and .243 as well. Another popular rifle chambering I've known people to use is the .221 Fireball.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:14 PM
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Ruger .
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:34 AM
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I like this one even though I own Ruger's which are all model 77's.

Out of the box, T/C Venture rifles are equipped with a minute of angle guarantee, meaning it will shoot a 3 shot group in an inch or less at 100 yards (with premium ammunition). Every gun is certified for accuracy and with an MOA guarantee, you know you have a gun you can rely on hunt after hunt, year after year. T/C VENTURE™ PREDATOR

This one is nice for a smaller shooter or a growing youth as the length of pull is adjustable as is the trigger.
Problem is it is only chambered as a 22 250 in 22 center fire.

T/C VENTURE™ COMPACT

Adjustable trigger composite stock and blued finish makes this one a thing to last a life time.

T/C VENTURE™ BLUED

I don't think the rifles are made in America like the muzzle loaders or at least they don't stress that point.
I know some one with a T/C rifle but seem to be having a elder moment at this point can't remember just who it is or what rifle it is. I just know they really like it.

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:33 AM
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I imagine price would be a consideration with what you choose, Like the rest of us. Still the Ruger in 223, or 243 with a good scope on her, would fill your ticket well. I was going to get a Ruger in 243, Wound up getting the Remi ADl in 243 instead, never shot it Remi has it for a trigger recall. My other Remis are great, but i had to modify them to shoot great. Stick with the Ruger.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:13 AM
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Thanks for the input. Now all that remains is to sell a Valmet 412 that I have. Feel compelled to get rid of it before adding another gun. The Valmet combo. is what I am using now during spring turkey season but it gets heavy. Again, thanks to all.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:11 AM
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The valmet what I would keep the nest turkey gun out there you got the best of both worlds a shotgun and a rifle. Yes it is heavy but a good gun. As for the bolt action I was looking in to the ruger myself. The gunsmith I know has nothing but good things to say about them after you fix the trigger and get rid of that metal insert. He can get them down to about 2lbs.
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