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Old 08-05-2007, 09:23 PM
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i am looking for a cheap rifle to start deer hunting. i definately need a calibre with little kick. i was thinking a savage .270
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:31 PM
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or savage 7mm-08, probably a little less kick, but still a good deer gun.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:34 PM
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i havent come across a savage 7mm yet. what do they go for. i'll be hunting in KY.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:55 PM
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Cant go wrong with a Rem. Mod. 700, and for kick and a great cal try a 7MM Mag.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:00 PM
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Another option is a 243win. I have takenfive mule deer and an antelope with a Remington model 700BDL in 243win. Using Remington 100gr. Core-Lokt factor ammo. The last mule deer was a 5x5 and harvested at 250yds. This cartiridge has light recoil and is good for deer and varmints. My son will be using it this year for deer. While I will be using the new 270wsm. As far as Brand name of gun is to handle all of them to see what fits you. Then after you get whatever rifle you get,go out and shoot to get familar with the rifle.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:03 PM
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im hoping to get something pretty cheap as well. i dont think i will be using it for very long. in a few years i am hoping to get a new gun.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:42 AM
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I would try to get a used Browning rifle. I would not recommend a Remington, or at least not thesemi-autos.My first rifle was a Remington 243 and never bought another one. Have two Browning BAR 308s now, one of which is 30+ yrs old and still shoots sweet.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:40 AM
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i am looking for a cheap rifle to start deer hunting. i definately need a calibre with little kick. i was thinking a savage .270
Nothing wrong at all with savages. They are more inexpensive rifles, but very accurate and sturdy. You could also consider Stevens in .270 as well. Stevens is the real inexpensive rifle that Savage produces, and you could likely get a brand new one for $250-300.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:23 AM
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i havent come across a savage 7mm yet. what do they go for. i'll be hunting in KY.
I just sold my savage 7mm-08 with a burris scope for $350.00 and it had only been shot about 8 times to sight the scope in.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:28 AM
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30-06 best all around cartridge for game in the US...
many bullet sizes to suit your hunt...if you reload that is.
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