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sealawyer
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Looking for for some rifle ideas


I am thinking about getting a bolt action rifle for hunting (deer) and target shooting.

I think I want a caliber somewhere between a 270 and a 30-06

I am looking for a good starting rifle, and therefore do not want to spend a fortune.

One of my biggest questions to y'all is what rifles and ammo are going to be available these days given the nonsense coming from up north. I know the OB is much more tied into the firearm scene and ammo availability that I am, and I come humbly for advice.

Thanks.







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jimbeam
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


AR10





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mylsuhat
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


Remington Model 700 in whatever caliber you like. I suggest 30-06





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oleyeller
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


270 or 30-06 is your best bet at finding ammo and price of ammo. Lets not get into discussion which would be better, both will drop a deer just fine. You will also hear many suggestions on brand, go with savage, remington or tikka and you will be fine. My personal fav is the savage with the accutrigger, top it with a nikon prostaff scope..and you have a deer killimg machine in your budget





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Bama and Beer
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


.243
.22-250
300 win mag
7mm mag
.270
.30-07
.280
.223

And the most deadly of em all a .22lr with a 3899 round drum






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sealawyer
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


quote:

Remington Model 700 in whatever caliber you like. I suggest 30-06


I love my Remington shotguns, and I have looked at the 700 and 770,

How easy/tough is 30-06 to get right now? Quite frankly I haven't bought anything but shells in over a year, and I have no idea.






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4X4DEMON
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270 or 30-06 is your best bet at finding ammo and price of ammo. Lets not get into discussion which would be better, both will drop a deer just fine. You will also hear many suggestions on brand, go with savage, remington or tikka and you will be fine. My personal fav is the savage with the accutrigger, top it with a nikon prostaff scope..and you have a deer killimg machine in your budget


I agree






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Teyeger
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I have looked at the 700 and 770,


Dont get that 770 or 710 they are both pieces of shite. Get the 700.






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sealawyer
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


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270 or 30-06 is your best bet at finding ammo and price of ammo. Lets not get into discussion which would be better, both will drop a deer just fine. You will also hear many suggestions on brand, go with savage, remington or tikka and you will be fine. My personal fav is the savage with the accutrigger, top it with a nikon prostaff scope..and you have a deer killimg machine in your budget


Thanks for this, I know the lower model Savages (Axis?) don't have the accutrigger, could you explain to the uninitiated why this makes a difference? You aren't the first person that I have heard say this.






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oleyeller
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


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How easy/tough is 30-06 to get right now? Quite frankly I haven't bought anything but shells in over a year, and I have no idea.


You can get a 30-06 and ammo pretty easy now.






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oleyeller
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


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Thanks for this, I know the lower model Savages (Axis?) don't have the accutrigger, could you explain to the uninitiated why this makes a difference? You aren't the first person that I have heard say this.


The axis is the only one i wouldnt recommend. Its alot of plastic. All the other savages with accutrigger are nice. It gives you the advantage to adjust your own trigger with a screw to your likings without taking to a gunsmith. Helps with accuracy a ton. I own several accutrigger savages and hbe zero complaints






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sealawyer
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The axis is the only one i wouldnt recommend. Its alot of plastic. All the other savages with accutrigger are nice. It gives you the advantage to adjust your own trigger with a screw to your likings without taking to a gunsmith. Helps with accuracy a ton. I own several accutrigger savages and hbe zero complaints


Thanks, I am looking at various model right now!






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OldSouth
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You can get a 30-06 and ammo pretty easy now.


Academy was out last night. Just sayin.






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oleyeller
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Academy was out last night. Just sayin.


Try walmart, mine has had tons of boxes every time i went in there the past two weeks of
30-06
270
7mm
243
30-30






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


.30-06 .308 or .270 for caliber

Get whatever rifle fits your price range. They are all good. Some are better values than others but they are all good 2 MOA or better rifles.






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Tbobby
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


Is there a difference between .270 Win and .270 WSM?





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


Yes. Two different calibers.

.270wsm is a newer caliber






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Chris4x4gill2
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


The Ruger American Rifle is gettign great reviews in the gun mags for a budget gun (~$500)





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oleyeller
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Yes dont get the 270 wsm if your looking for easy ammo to fins and cheaper ammo. Great rouns but expensive, i have one.. Never shoot it!

270wsm $35-55 per box "and good luck finding the $35"






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bapple
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re: Looking for for some rifle ideas


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How easy/tough is 30-06 to get right now? Quite frankly I haven't bought anything but shells in over a year, and I have no idea.


Besides handgun ammo and 223 (and some 308), all hunting ammo is still obtainable.

30-06, 270, and 308 are still plentiful on shelves.

I suggest the Remington 700 as a great out-of-the-box rifle, but as suggested by others, Savage and Tikka also have some good reviews.

And although the Ruger American is new, it's supposed to be a great hunting rifle for the money.






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