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deer rifle on a budget ????

Old 07-14-2004, 09:30 PM
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I have a budget for my hunting and fishing so what would be a good rifle for deer hunting in texas?? I am lookin at the savage 270 package its about $350 to $375 i believe
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:00 AM
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I have read some good articles and there has been good comments on this board about the Savage rifle especially with the new accu trigger. The 270 is also a good cartridge so I would say you’re off to a good start. Good Luck....
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:46 AM
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They are good guns, and accurate too. Some have negative opinions about the scopes that come with the package guns.

If you are on a budget, check sources for used guns like gunshops and the internet. Then you may have a little more cash for optics.
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:19 AM
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I had about the same amount of money available and I went with a Savage as well. It's black synthetic stock and came with a Simmons scope. I recently changed the scope with a Bushnell, but I had the gun a few years before I made the switch. Also, it was a 30-06 and not a 270, but I love the gun and deer hate it.

I would try the 06 versus the 270. Also, I paid about $350 for it at a gun show in Bethlehem, PA, a little far from Texas. Also, the extra fire power from the 06 would do well with the added yardage you would shoot in Texas.

Just a suggestion....

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Old 07-15-2004, 08:41 AM
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Something you may want to check out is pawn shops, you can on occasion save some big bucks on certain gun.
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:46 PM
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Also, the extra fire power from the 06 would do well with the added yardage you would shoot in Texas.
No I disagree. Yes it does have a bigger bulle, that does not mean you have the ability to take longer shots. A 150 grain 30-06 bullet will fall faster than a 130 grain .270 bullet. Since you are hunting in Texas across the Sendaro, I would recommend a .270 Magnum. It gives more of a kick but it also gets alot more fps. I dont know how much more a magnum gun costs, but look into it. I have a 30-06 and love it but I hunt in LA, so its different.
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:10 PM
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If you can't get it done in Texas with a 270 Win then it ain't gonna get done. You have probably the best all-around cartridge for Texas with the 270 Win. Its not bad on recoil and is flatter and carries more downrange energy than the 30-06.
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:24 PM
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I HEARD EVERYTHING IS SMALLER IN TEXAS !!! LMAO.

for those midget deer i would suggest a .243 winchester.

80-100grain ....

i dropped a 5x8 idaho muley with one shot from my .243 so this would be perfect for
texas deer.....
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:50 PM
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I have been looking into the weathetby vangard you can get them at wally world in synthetic/blued for $388 or $470 for stainless synthetic
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Old 07-16-2004, 08:09 AM
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As mentioned by Tazman. . .I drive by the pawn shops every few weeks all year long and have purchased a few guns this way. If you are patient and don't think that what you see in the shop today is your only choice. I spent 6 months before I found a great Rem. model 7 .260 for my boys.
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