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New Hunter, tips anyone?

Old 06-04-2009, 01:00 PM
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Perhaps I should have asked, but what type of terrain will you likely be hunting? I hunt the woods of Northern Michigan and the UP, which is very different than Montana or Wyoming. Nonetheless, an '06 or .270 work well just about anywhere in North America.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:52 PM
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The biggest trouble with buying the combo scope/rifle package is that most of the scopes are pure garbage that I wouldn't put on a cheap .22. Last year I got a Rem 700 in .270, camo, with Bushnell 4200 3x9 and rings/base for right at $800 for my grandson. I think it is as good of deer rifle as you can get without sinking another $1000 in it and I wouldn't hesitate to shoot an elk or bear with it. Shot placement is the key regardless of the choice.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:54 PM
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30-30!!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:22 PM
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I've decided to go with a savge .270

i'll buy the scop seperatley.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:02 PM
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Now what specific scopes should i look at? The leupold vx-3's are WAYY too expensive.
I need one for 50-250 yards...

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: kyhunter93

Yes, this I know. I've been shooting since i was 7, i know the dangers of a firearm. I just try to ignore stupid/sarcstic posts like that..
He thinks he is good at picking on kids. Just try and ignore him. Good job fishguts!

Get a good rifle and scope that is functional and reliable. Learn the wind. The wind does not have to be right in your face to be your friend.

The very best advice I can give you is....try and hunt with good hunters and learn what you can from each one of them. I've read books and watched videos and learned a lot. But a you can learn a lifetime of great hunting tips by spending just a little time with good experienced hunters.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:42 PM
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ORIGINAL: kyhunter93

Now what specific scopes should i look at? The leupold vx-3's are WAYY too expensive.
I need one for 50-250 yards...

Any suggestions are appreciated.
Look at the scopes I mentioned on page 1.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:54 AM
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The thing about scopes is that you get exactly what you pay for. A cheap scope will end up costing you more money. You will end up having to go get a good one eventually, while in the meantime having problems with a cheap one. A cheap scope is worse than iron sights because you can't depend on it. Save you money, do what you have to do to get a good scope.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:32 AM
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Thanks for everything, guys.
It turns out my dad has a leupold vx-3 sitting in his gun case and is letting me use it till i save up for my own.
I'm going to help my dealer set up for the gunshow today, maybe he'll knock some money off or i'll find one at the show.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:55 AM
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The VX-II is also a great scope and a good deal cheaper than the VX-III. You can find them easily on the internet for under $300, shipping included. Leupold makes great glass and their customer service is the best around. Whether you bought the scope yourself, or not, they will fix any problem you have with one...want to keep their name as highly thought of as it is already. Great company.
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