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Old 08-15-2009, 09:48 PM   #11
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Shoot get you a Marlin XL-7 in 270. Loaded it with some ammo that uses a good bullet and call it a day. If you want get a Bushnell 2-7x32 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope for $209 and call it a day.

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Old 08-15-2009, 11:35 PM   #12
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no offense taken about the package deals.

I only suggested them as the o.p. seemed to like the $600 price point. at that price, the package deal would be the way to go. no, you won't get Schmidt & Bender quality glass on it or anything like that. But, I'd be willing to bet that the glass in that package would be as good as most $1-150 scopes out there, regardless of what name is on them, as most of them will be made in China at that price. Not saying that is a bad thing either.

Even without buying one of their package deals, if you want to stay in that $600 range and still have a decent hunting piece, you'd be hard pressed to beat the savage with the Accu-trigger and Accustock on it.

and I agree, buying separates is the way most would go, to insure you got the most for your money, or the best of parts. but if all you had in your pocket was $600, I'd still point you at one of those packages

Or do like I did, start out with a Remington Model 700...that was then, since then it has been modified/upgraded/rebuilt/torn-apart/and rebuilt to it's current state...Mcmillan A5 stock, Lapua .338 Mag w/ custom Krieger barrel and muzzle break, Scmidt & Bender 4-16 x 50 scope. but then again, I've never hunted boar or bear with it

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Old 08-16-2009, 02:04 AM   #13
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Marlin XL-7 XS-7 : Bolt Action at GunBroker.com $290

Bushnell 2-7x32 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope $210

MidwayUSA - Burris 1-Piece Supreme Standard Scope Base Winchester 70 Long Action Matte $20

MidwayUSA - Burris 1" Signature Rings Matte Medium $31 \

Total Out the door for all that is $551 Plus shipping which should bring you right to $600....
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I'll have to agree with some of the other posts. If you are truly a newbie to hunting and or shooting high power, get into an adequate but mild round that won't get you to flinching right off the bat. Stay away from the heavy recoil and muzzle blast of the magnums. Take a look at .243, .270, .308 or .30-06.

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This is the one I have. Love the gun. It doesn't beat the hell out of your shoulder like a .458 does, and will drop anything but an elephant.

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=85685

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I seriously doubt 2 things: 1-that the original poster needs a .375 H&H, or even was thinking about a rifle that big, and 2-that .375s don't kick. I've shot them and compared to popular deer rounds-they KICK!





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This is the one I have. Love the gun. It doesn't beat the hell out of your shoulder like a .458 does, and will drop anything but an elephant.

CZ Model 550 American Safari Bolt Action Rifle 04211, 375 H&H Mag, 25", Turkish Walnut Stock, Blued
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I seriously doubt 2 things: 1-that the original poster needs a .375 H&H, or even was thinking about a rifle that big, and 2-that .375s don't kick. I've shot them and compared to popular deer rounds-they KICK!

Yup, compared to a 30-06, they have a kick, but compared to a .458, they are mild, like I said. And, if I'm hunting any kind of a bear, I want something more than a 30-06. Maybe just personal preference. I'f I'm hunting deer, boar, etc.., 30-06 is a-okay.
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I am in love with my Remington 7mm Mag. I have killed more hogs than I can remember. The 7 mag just anchors them where they are. Remington was wise to put the limbsaver recoil pad on their stocks, it really works. The rifle was only $469, but you will still need a scope, mount and rings.

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Look-the post title is a rifle for a "newby". Obviously he DON'T to start out with a .375 H&H. If YOU like it, more power to you but I don't think ANY magnum-let alone a big bore is appropriate for a beginner. You MAY have noticed that we didn't recommend a magnum for a reason? I own several magnums but they're NOT for a newby.




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Yup, compared to a 30-06, they have a kick, but compared to a .458, they are mild, like I said. And, if I'm hunting any kind of a bear, I want something more than a 30-06. Maybe just personal preference. I'f I'm hunting deer, boar, etc.., 30-06 is a-okay.
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This is the one I have. Love the gun. It doesn't beat the hell out of your shoulder like a .458 does, and will drop anything but an elephant.

CZ Model 550 American Safari Bolt Action Rifle 04211, 375 H&H Mag, 25", Turkish Walnut Stock, Blued


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