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Old 02-23-2009, 02:26 AM   #11
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.270 Tikka!! You will not find a smoother bolt action or a more accurate rifle for the price.

I hunted deer with one for three years and just sold it last year and really miss that great gun!

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Old 02-23-2009, 11:31 AM   #12
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One of the best buys now is a Weathergy Vanguard rifle with a composit stock. The question about which is best , the 270 Win or 30-06 has ben going on for years. They both are great cartridges or they would not have so great a number of fans. People who do not reload ammo could go to Remington - Home of America's Oldest Gunmaker then click on products, ammo - Ballistics -select 270 and 30-06. You then can see the bullet weight, MV, bullet drop, and energy of the bullet at various ranges.. When I was a kid growing up out in the country in western Nebr. I read Jack O'Conners articals about the 270 Win cartridge and Win Mld 70 rifles. I was one proud kid when I could get one back in the fall of 1952. I started reloading the following year. Any wild thing that walked or squaked was shot. Shot a few mule deer and a pronghorn with the 270 before getting my first elk the fall of 1957. Over the years I have gotten a few 30-06 rifles. Save up some more money get a good quilty rifle in the 270 or 30-06 . When you an old man like me you can pick up the old rifle and have a flood of hunting trips come to mind..

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:42 PM   #13
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.270 is a good round against deer & smaller.

If you have predators in your area (bear/wolf/cougar) you will want the extra power of a .30-06

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Old 02-23-2009, 09:46 PM   #14
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I read an interesting article the other day that argued that the .308 was the best all-around big game cartridge -- almost .30-06 power with 20% less recoil on average. The highly rated .270 was said to only realize its benefts at the 250 yard or longer ranges which are rarely advisable and infrequently attempted.

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:29 AM   #15
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Go with a Marlin XL7. I got a 270 and love the way it fires and how smooth the bolt worked. and paid $326, Hell of a rifle for the price, sales person at academy told me that they were selling it for $289, but were a introductory price.

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Old 03-20-2009, 02:23 PM   #16
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There is no way i would even begin to compare the 308 to the 30-06 in terms of power or range, although since recoil is lighter with the 308 beginners would handle it easier.

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:38 PM   #17
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I found a Weatherby Vanguard, (Made for Weatherby by Howa, Japan) synthetic stock, Leupold 3 - 9x VX III on it, in 85% condition (easily) in a pawn shop for $350 out the door. Locally there's a decent gun shop and the regulars "change rifles" like most people change socks. Lots of stuff on the rack in the $350 range . . .

Most used guns are in the shop because someone got "tired" of it, or needed some $$$. Never have I bought a used gun that wasn't completely straight. And the shop will back it up if it's not straight.

30-06 is pretty popular. Out in the boonies you can find 30-06 ammo anywhere -- Bubba will have a box in the truck, or a few rounds behind the sofa cushions.

30-06 bullets are .308" dia. and available from 65 gr. to about 225 gr. As noted elsewhere, the 30-06 will manage any game in No. America -- with the possible exception of prairie dogs at 300 yds. But then if loaded right, the 30-06 will have the dogs put on notice too.

But I'd suggest you start looking in the shops, get familiar with calibers, and see what's available used. Learn to know a decent scope from a cheapo . . . (Hard to go wrong with Leupold, and it's a local product here.)

For your applications, you could go 270, 243, 30-30, 44 mag. carbine, 308 Win. 30-06, 6.5 X 55 Swede, 8mm Mauser, and some others.

This might be your "first rifle" but there's every chance it wont be your last.

Shop around in the used section until you have a feel for what's available, and eventually there's gonna be one that tells you to take her home . . . Just like goin' to the dance on Friday night.

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in my (somewhat limited experience) the 30.06 might be a little too heavy recoiling for a beginer. it is managable, my wife just fell in love with mine, but if your are not ready it can set you to flinch (which she did until i corrected her) and other bad habits. i would back up the remington 700, but unless you are planning to hunt bigger more dangerous game such elk, bear, are anything in alaska, i would look at the smaller cartridges, such as .243, maybe up to .308. hope it helps.

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in my (somewhat limited experience) the 30.06 might be a little too heavy recoiling for a beginer. it is managable, my wife just fell in love with mine, but if your are not ready it can set you to flinch (which she did until i corrected her) and other bad habits. i would back up the remington 700, but unless you are planning to hunt bigger more dangerous game such elf, bear, are anything in alaska, i would look at the smaller cartridges, such as .243, maybe up to .308. hope it helps.
your typo made me laugh for a moment i didnt realize elves were a dangerous game
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your typo made me laugh for a moment i didnt realize elves were a dangerous game
fixed it. but then i guess you have never met an "elf" in dark alley in the middle of the night, on the bad side of town...
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