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Old 12-02-2008, 12:32 AM
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some people also recamended shot guns sense this is my first time and they said the great thing with a shot gun is that u can change the chokes on them like on a mossbergto get longer range for shouting deer and you can change them out if u want to shoot duck or turkey would this be a good idea as well or should i bight the bullet and by 1 for each
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:13 AM
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i am getting into deer hunting and hunting in generalthis year. i have been reading up on differnt guns and what people use. i would like to keep the gun under or around +/-700$ sense it will be my first gun. looking for something that will be accurateand durable and reliable right out of the box.i noticed alot of talk about the remington 700 series and how its a great gun and accurate but i have also read alot of problems with it. I have seen alot about the savage guns and really havent heard about any mechanical problems with it just that the bolt is a little rough andit isnt the prettiest gun out there wich doesnt really bother me. any help with recomendations on what would be good would be great?
Most people will probably knock me for suggesting this one, but if you are gonna put a $700 price cap (that will buy a great gun), I would recommend that you buy the TC Encore with the muzzleloader barrel as your initial gun (you have to decide on whether you want to upgrade to the ProHunter, I would not thought). That firearm is everything you require, accurate, reliable and built buy a sound reputable company. The 209X50 will allow you to start hunting your firearm season and will allow you to hunt the special muzzleloader seasons (1 gun = 2 seasons) right away. Buying anyother firearm, be it a rifle or shotgun, will only allow you to hunt one season. The TC Encore will cost about $550 to $600. You will also need some muzzleloading accessories (and I recomend a scope) that you can get for another $150-$200 if you frugal on scope choice (I recommend spending at least $100 or more on a quality scope).

Now comes the nice part about the Encore. YOu can buy a wide range of additional barrels for the frame. The barrels cost about $300 and are as accurate as anything else you can buy. I am not sure of all the calibers, but I know you can get the 7mag, 12ga, 12 turkey, .243 win, 30.06, .308 and alot more check out TC website. Buying any one of those barrels in a seperate rifle will cost at least another $500 as opposed to the $300 it will cost to expand your Encore.

One caveat, the TC Encore is a single shot rifle. But I take pride in 1 shot, 1 kill. The Encore should be the envy of all hunters in my opinion.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:07 AM
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with rem 700sps is that the same as the regular model 700 with just a cheeper stock or is it completely different? i know i have heard a fue people talk about the problems with the 700 but is that caused from adjusting them or is just the gun and poor design?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:29 AM
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i too willsecond the savage package plus most ofthe savage packages have the accutrigger which is one of the best factory triggers out there. also you could get a stevens 200 for three hundred bucks and put a nikon prostaff on it that is my current set up in 300 wm. but in the same token i own a remington 700 in 308 and it is also very good buta little more expensive than a savage.

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:35 AM
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A Tikka t3 lite in .243 a great deer combination.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:48 AM
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with rem 700sps is that the same as the regular model 700 with just a cheeper stock or is it completely different? i know i have heard a fue people talk about the problems with the 700 but is that caused from adjusting them or is just the gun and poor design?
The 700 SPS has a synthetic stock, not a wooden one. Everything else is the same. I have one chambered for .270 Win and took a nice 9-point this year. The problems you heard of were probably the 710. Stay away from that one.



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Old 12-02-2008, 12:09 PM
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I see that you also hunt N.H. &Me. I would go to the Kittery Trading Post (if you live close enough)and check out what fits you best. I like a short action (.308,7mm08 etc)with a short barreled rifle. I have owned two savage rifles and never had a problem with either.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:05 PM
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with rem 700sps is that the same as the regular model 700 with just a cheeper stock or is it completely different? i know i have heard a fue people talk about the problems with the 700 but is that caused from adjusting them or is just the gun and poor design?
The remington 700 is arguably the BEST designed bolt gun on market. Most custom rifle makers, not to mention US military snipers, use the 700 action as the platform for their rifles.

If you hear alot about 700 "problems" its because more people own them than others brands. Even sakos, kimbers, and brownings have lemons.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:11 PM
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If you want most bang for the buck, go with a Savage package. For about $400 you get the whole deal... Scope, sling and rifle. And it's accurate out of the box. At least mine was. It's my favorite gun. i got the 110 in 7mm-08. Can't think of a better package deal. I will be topping mine with a new scope soon and getting rid of the one it came with (although its served me well).
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