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indiana deer hunter 07-03-2016 04:32 PM

What would you say ?
 
I'm looking at buying a deer rifle today I shot my nephews mossberg mvp and needless to say I was very impressed before I was thinking only 243 but now am open to 308 so with that in mind what is a good affordable rifle in either caliber that is affordable go!

GTOHunter 07-03-2016 05:22 PM

Get a Mossberg or price a Savage Axis II with the Accu-Trigger,the Ruger American is another reasonable priced Rifle.

What Caliber was the Rifle You got to shoot....?

flags 07-03-2016 06:13 PM

308 is the better caliber. 243 is basically a combo varmint/deer caliber and is pretty much worthless if you want to go after anything bigger than deer. 308 would be good for elk etc... as long as you pick your shot and don't try for long range.

I carried a 243 for a couple of years. I like a bullet heavier than 100 gr for bog game. I changed to a 6.5x55 Swedish. Even though it is only a half a millimeter bigger I can get bullets to 160 gr. My understanding is the 6.5 isn't legal in IN but if the 308 is that is what I'd go for since you can get bullets to 180 gr. It doesn't have the case capacitiy for anything heavier.

alleyyooper 07-04-2016 03:11 AM

308 is a fine deer cartridge and other larger game except maybe the largest bears.
I would search the used rifle market many 308's out there in some very fine rifles, Winchester model 70's Remington 700's and Ruger 77's, CZ 550, Howa 1500 to name a few. many have a decent scope mounted so the price is about the same as the cheap new models on the market today.


:D Al

Game Stalker 07-04-2016 03:55 AM

Consider the Ruger American in .308. Many good reviews on that model.

Rob in VT 07-04-2016 05:47 AM

.308 is a good choice. Also if it it just deer and varmits you are after the 7mm-08 is a nice choice. Good luck.

Oldtimr 07-04-2016 06:45 AM

I would go with the .308 because it is more versatile Nothing wrong with the Mossberg MVP either. I have put a lot of deer on the ground with my .308.

TN Lone Wolf 07-04-2016 07:52 AM

While it's not quite an economy rifle, I love my Weatherby Vanguard. Mine's a 270, but it comes in 308.

MudderChuck 07-04-2016 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by alleyyooper (Post 4263571)
308 is a fine deer cartridge and other larger game except maybe the largest bears.
I would search the used rifle market many 308's out there in some very fine rifles, Winchester model 70's Remington 700's and Ruger 77's, CZ 550, Howa 1500 to name a few. many have a decent scope mounted so the price is about the same as the cheap new models on the market today.


:D Al

I'm with the Yooper I've had a Model 70 and a 700, both were as accurate as any of my wiz bang, high end exotic rifles. Maybe I was just lucky and they weren't representative of all the rifles of those types, but I was impressed with their accuracy. A descent used one in .308 or 30 06 shouldn't be to hard to find.

I have two model 70's, one pre 64 and one a 1980, both tack drivers that never gave me a lick of trouble.

IMO good glass is as important as a good rifle, maybe more so.

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