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Old 02-20-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I am in the market for a new .270 or 30-06. This would be my first rifle purchase, and still somewhat new to the shooting community. Got into handguns and rifles(briefly) in basic training. Have spent many a Saturday shooting my uncles .22 as a kid. fun times always.

My question is what are your recommendations for a reliable .270 or 30-06. This would be an all year adventure, whether it be at the range blowing off steam or out on a hunt.
Spent alota time looking online talking to gun shops, but would still like to get some feedback from fellow shooters. I am looking for a good gun that won't break the bank. Prefer to stay under 500$.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks to all.

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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Shoot me an e-mail to mikem@tls.net I might be able to help you out?

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A good gun that I have had a lot of success with is a Remington 700 sps. Mine is chambered in 7mm Rem Mag, but I believe they make them in the calibers you listed. It was under $500, and straight out of the box it shoots 1" groups. You will still need optics for it, but you only asked about a rifle.

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Depends on what you are really planning on hunting for. If you are wanting to hunt deer/varmits etc.,here in Tx. I would suggest anything like 243,257 Roberts,260 Remington,25/06 or the 270 caliber rifles. If you are going to hunt bigger game go with a 7mm,30/06,etc.
Personally I like the 25/06 and 257 Roberts,but all listed have very good ballistics and will handle any game you will hunt in this state,plus don't have near the recoil of the bigger calibers,and are easy to find ammo at most any place that sells ammo.
Savage,Howa,Browning,Remington all make guns you might look at for the price range you want,and you can find some pretty nice used guns for good prices if you look around a little.

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Either caliber is great and will take down just about any animal in North America. You will be able to find ammo for either in just about every gun shop you walk into. The 30-06, however, does have more options as far as bullet weights and ballistics. I would recommend a Remington 700 or a Howa. Both are reliable, accurate enough, and will be under or around your $500 limit.

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.30-06 because of the versatility. Bullet weights from 110-220 for any North American game. Surplus ammo still available for SHTF situations. .30 components more available. .270 is also very popular and should be available nearly as easily as -06.

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Thanks for all your input so far. We've got a gun show coming up this weekend, so hopefully I find something there, if not it will be an informative and exciting day to just see what people are selling and buying these days.

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Have you ever considered looking at the T/C Arms Encore? 1 frame, 93 different calibers, including pistol. You take the fore stock off, pull the hinge pin, change the barrel. I have a 15" pistol barrel in .308 ,a 209X50 black powder barrel, and a 7mm 08 barrel that I use for whitetails. My next will be a 30-06 heavy barrel for long range hunting. I have other long guns that mostly take up room in the gun cabinet. The Encore would be an excellent first time purchase.

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Just picked up a Tikka 30-06 on clearance at Dicks sporting goods , added a scope and rings , sling , for just under $500.00 . Its a great gun and will be hard pressed to find a better gun at that price.

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Have you ever considered looking at the T/C Arms Encore? 1 frame, 93 different calibers, including pistol. You take the fore stock off, pull the hinge pin, change the barrel. I have a 15" pistol barrel in .308 ,a 209X50 black powder barrel, and a 7mm 08 barrel that I use for whitetails. My next will be a 30-06 heavy barrel for long range hunting. I have other long guns that mostly take up room in the gun cabinet. The Encore would be an excellent first time purchase.
I hate to be a spoil sport but putting the 15" bbl on an encore frame is a violation of Federal law. Unless you take off the shoulder stock first. Some ATFers will interpret the possession of the sub 16" barrel and the shoulder stock to be "intent". Unless perhaps you also have a T/C handgun frame.
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