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Looking to get a new rifle

Old 01-12-2005, 04:02 PM
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I was just wondering what yalls opinions were on a good deer hunting gun. Caliber, Maker, Model all that stuff. I am on the budget of a college student but I have been saving up some money. I just wnat some input form all of you guys.
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:16 PM
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I got a $400 savage combo rifle, it is a .308 with a 3-9X10 scope. One of my friends got one just like in 30-06. We are both very happy and we both tagged a deer this year with them.
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:41 PM
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308 sav if you can get a old 99c lever, the best you will ever have
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:47 PM
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For a budget deer rifle of high quality, I would say it is hard to beat a Weatherby Vangaurd in any of the popular calibers chambered to it, Good Luck!!!
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:13 PM
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Savage package deal ,Winchester black shadow deal ,Remington or even Vanguard can all be bought for under $ 400 . any one of them will work .
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:30 PM
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Savage is a good deal. The scope is junk.
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:50 PM
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i bought a howa 1500 in 308 for $328 and put a $150 scope on it and i am very happy with it!
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Old 01-12-2005, 07:50 PM
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Buy a nice gun and put a scope of higher value on it.
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:58 PM
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Buy a nice gun and put a scope of higher value on it.
Amen, I'd rather have a 100 dollar rifle with a 300 dollar scope than 350 dollar gun with a 50 dollar scope. Which is what you will get with those package deals. Hell I don't think some of those combo scopes are worth 50 dollars.

Savage makes some accurate yet fairly inexpensive bolt action rifles. If I were on a budget thats what I would get. They may not be the prettiest girl at the dance but they have it were it counts. Good barrels and a good trigger.

Caliber? This is a matter of preference really. Are you recoil sensitive? If so a 243, 7mm-08 would be your best bet. If recoil is not a problem for you them it's hard to beat a 270 or 30-06. Ammo is cheap and available everywhere on earth with many many different types and grain weights available to choose from. I personally don't feel the big magnums are necessary for deer hunting but then thats just my opinion. I also feel that 243 is the minimum for deer.
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:48 AM
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I use and love my Winchester Model 70 - 270 with a 4 X 8 Bushnel I bought used for $325 a Few years back. Think used direct from a person so you can get a good idea of its condition.
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