Help me choose a rifle...

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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby MAX4Utah » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:14 pm

Thanks for all the replys and input on this. I have done alot of research since i have posted this. I have decided on a 30-06. Which brand, im still not sure. Leaning toward a Browning or Tikka right now.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby TomKat » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:21 pm

Both nice rifles. Why don't you Goggle control feed claw extractor model 70 and go back on this thread and take another look at that fellas rifle? The Model 70 (pre 64, and IMO Classic Model 70) are truely the riflemans rifle...also, while you are at it, read about what jack O'conner thought about the Model 70 in .270

If you actually do the above, you may change your mind, and at worst, you will gain some important knowledge to make an informed decision.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby TomKat » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:14 am

Here is Chuck Hawks review of the Model 70-

http://www.chuckhawks.com/win_70.htm

A piece on Jack O'Conner

http://www.chuckhawks.com/column12_jack_o_connor.htm

The Model 70 is reborn
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http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/ ... -70-reborn[/url]

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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby MissedAgain » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:48 pm

I have a 70 SS in 30-06. Shoots inside a 3x3 sticky note at 300 yards. Good enough for me.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby TomKat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:03 am

I think the new 70 Classics are nicer in some ways then the pre 64's
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby fishfurlife » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:58 pm

I would look at Savage rifles as well. Might even save a few dollars. Dollar for dollar, the changes that Savage has made to their rifles in the last few years have been impressive. Out of the box, I don't think you could find a more accurate rifle these days for the price range that they are in. I would also go as far to say that Savage accuracy will rival any gun that is still completely factory.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby njonesy_07 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:09 pm

fishfurlife wrote:I would look at Savage rifles as well. Might even save a few dollars. Dollar for dollar, the changes that Savage has made to their rifles in the last few years have been impressive. Out of the box, I don't think you could find a more accurate rifle these days for the price range that they are in. I would also go as far to say that Savage accuracy will rival any gun that is still completely factory.


I completely agree. I traded for my Savage model 11, it had hardly been used ("Savage" logo clearly printed on the bolt w/o a blemish) and had great stocks on it (probably aftermarket). I put a little Bushnell 4-12x40mm on it, and wow! :eek: What a great shooting gun...very accurate and just fun to shoot! Savage isn't my favorite make of rifle, but it sure does perform well!
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby whaknstak » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Not sure what your budget is but if you have not checked out the marlin xl7 you might wanna just take a quick look. For $350 you will not find a more reliable accurate rifle imo. In .270 or .06 camouflage or black synthetic. I have put down 8 deer and one hog with it. Tight groups and dependable performance. It ain't pretty, but it was not designed to compete with $1200 weapons. It's simple reliable and affordable. Just another brand to consider. Good luck with whichever you choose :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby Dogman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:27 pm

I recommend the Savage line,accurate and reliable.
I think the synthetic stock,accutrigger and accustock are an excellent feature.
May not be beautiful but is is after all a bolt action rifle,not a girl friend.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby TomKat » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:01 pm

I have owned many Savage rifles, and my go to, all time #1 long range coyote killa is a Stevens Model 200. Great guns.

They are not, however, Model 70's. Apples and Oranges.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby Sandman3400 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:50 pm

Look at Ruger before you decide. IMO they give you the best product at a reasonable price. Most bang for your buck.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby Sagebrush » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:25 am

For you AR fans out there, there is a new load for you...............

Remington just came out with the .30 RAR AR-15
Barnes TSX 110, Sierra 150, Speer 125TNT and Nosler 150 greentips were tested and the case is rated for 55,000psi.
It is close to the .300 Savage 150 @ 2630fps vs the AR's 2575 fps ,making for a good deer load.
Test powders were IMR 8208 for mid to heavy bullets and IMR4198 for the 110gr bullets and onr tester recommends H322
or H335 .All loads used the Rem 7 1/2 small rifle primer but cci sr also will work.

Later...........
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby Nabs » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:08 pm

Weatherby Vanguard Series 2, right at 400 plus tax and fees, got mine in 30-06. Waiting on the Leupold 3.5x10x50 CDS scope to arrive, should be here tomorrow.
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Re: Help me choose a rifle...

Postby sodak1969 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:45 pm

All of the rifles listed would do you fine. With that said I think you should look at the 25-06. I have not found a sweeter shooting deer round yet. I take an average of 6 mulies a year and the 25-06 is bad medicine for them. Also it makes a nice coyote gun if you do not have another rifle for that.

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