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Old 11-29-2006, 12:00 PM
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I had a problem with the scope but I think some steel rings and mounts fixed that.That has'nt been my concern, being able to afford shooting itwhenever I just wanted to check the scope is mostly my problem.I want to find a gun that has a bigger variety of bullets for sale.My 270 I can buy a box for $10.00 or up to $30.00 or more.I also like knowing I can afford to be sure my scope is on.I'm really looking into the 44 Mag. rifle.What could I expect to pay for one,just a guesstimate?
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:26 PM
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I just looked on Gunbroker.com at the Marlin 1894, and there is quite a range in prices from $325 for a used blue model to over $600 for a stainless new gun. I would do a more specific search on the online auctions, but I would shop around locally too.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:31 PM
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You could get an SKS, it shoots 7.62x39 ammo, and the ammo is pretty cheap, so is the gun, it's mostly a 100 yard rifle.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:38 PM
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Get a little H&R Handi Rifle in 45-70 or .450 Marlin.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:49 PM
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WOW! That's High!!!. I paid $12.00 US for a box of 20 in243
Not all ammo is created equal.



No doubt retreiverman. I agree totally.But I'm assuming deer under 100 yards in Alabama.
Not sure there is much of a need for premium ammo in this case
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:42 PM
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What I'm looking for may not exist but I have to ask.I see soo many different calipers of guns but I'm not sure exactly what half of them mean.I'm looking for a rifle thats good up to 100 yards or so but not too much more powerful than that.The land owner does'nt want me to use any long range high powered rifles.I've been using a Mossberg 500 with a rifled barrel and a Busnell Trophy Series scope.I'm happy with it but the Sabot slugs are so high it's killing me.The cheapest I've found in my areaare $12.99 for a box of 5.It sucks sighting in the scope.Just wondering if their is any other options?
Is their anything that has a shorter range than a 30-30?
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I hunt a few urban areas and dont want to shoot " high powered riles" either.Here in Texas any centerfire is legal. I use a .22 Hornet or my bow for these areas. With the hornet I keep my shots to within 75 yds, I put it dead center of the neck and they drop like flies, hogs I shoot them in the head. The hornet will push a 45gr bullet right at 2900 fps. I shoot Hollow points. 25 bucks will get yo 50 rounds
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:52 PM
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Just a little word here, but theres no gun thats a 100yd gun, I know your saying that thats as far a shot you need, but your land owner needs to realize there not hardly a rifle that shoots a bullet that wont travel atleast a mile.
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:37 PM
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Just a little word here, but theres no gun thats a 100yd gun, I know your saying that thats as far a shot you need, but your land owner needs to realize there not hardly a rifle that shoots a bullet that wont travel atleast a mile.
This is a true statement. There is no true 100 yards gun, but you would have to MAJORLY "lob" a 44 magnum to get a 240 gr bullet to travel a mile. If you look at a ballistics chart (I usually use Winchester for reference), a 240 gr silvertip 44 magnum with a 100 yards zero has a 305 inch drop at 500 yards and retains only 245 ft/lb energy at that distance. Unless you "lob", a six foot man aiming in a horizontal plane at a deer would be plowing ground with his bullet inside 300 yards. Yes, a 44 magnum is more than a 100 yard gun (theoretically), but it is far from a mile gun.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:49 AM
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I understand that the the bullet isnot going to hit the ground right past a 100 yards but I will feel like I have a less of a chance with a smaller caliper.
Going to try and go look at some today.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:53 AM
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i would look into a .32 or a .35. i have a 35 pump with open sights and i love it for short range in brush. by buddy has a 32 and he loves it also, not sure what type of gun it is i just know its a lever action.
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