Originally Posted by jscorGA
I am new to the gun purchasing game and want to join my friends by owning a rifle that is flexible for both deer(mostly) and rabbit/varmints (.243 or 270 win?). I can spend up to $850-900 and I also want to make sure I am buying a rifle that will hold a fair amount of its value. Of all the manufacturers and their models:
Beretta Tikka T3
T/C Icon or Venture
Win Model 70
I understand that many of these guns will serve me well and it is more the shooter than his weapon, but my question is which of these would represent a quality/reliable rifle and a good investment?
and if any, is there anything that is a ripoff and should be avoided?
I wouldn't recommend hunting rabbits with any of the above-mentioned calibers. But for deer my choice would be the REM 700 in 270 win. Very flat shooting cal with an accuracy potential clambering setting on an action that is known for its accuracy. Plus sky is the limit with respect to upgrades, I think everyone makes an after market part for that rifle. Resale value will prolly be fair but the rifle doesn't cost that much to start so what can you expect?
Good luck with your gun hunt.
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