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Old 06-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #21
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I agree it is nice to have a handgun while hunting, not only for the rare defense situation you might get involved in, but for the fun of plinking in camp. While everyone else is blasting away at soda cans with dollar rounds, you can pull out the handgun and not go as broke as fast! I carry a 22 revolver or 357 just for such an occasion, unless i am in big bear country. Then its the 44 magnum.
I wouldnt get an auto for the thought of defending yourself out in the woods, only because the predator may already be on your throat before you realize it. and your instinct will be to squeeze the trigger. being new to handguns there is a heck of a lot of training involved to get the mechanics down of working the safety (if it has one).
Everyone I know who is serious about bear protection wears a chest holster, not a hip holster. Only because when they are on you, your hands are up trying to fend off the animal, (and or in the fetal position,
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Get what you want. and then get more!

However the advice of buying for less is a great idea. It allows you to afford the 'other advice' of buying a .22.

See how easy this is, now you will have two rifles. . . . for now.
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I'd really recommend the ruger American series with a nikon prostaff scope if it's strictly for hunting. If you want a nice range rifle dual purpose, look in to something with a little heavier barrel than the American series or a r700. Savage makes some really nice bull barrel rifles which won't open up the groups after 3 shots lol. Welcome to the forum
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It is difficult to be practical when buying a new rifle. The dealers have all these fine finished or black and mean arms on their racks. Get some good advice from local hunters. Just remember when gun shopping. You may buy something that does not fit your needs. They are like fishing lures. Lures are made to appeal to fisherman not the fish.
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I'd really recommend the ruger American series with a nikon prostaff scope if it's strictly for hunting. If you want a nice range rifle dual purpose, look in to something with a little heavier barrel than the American series or a r700. Savage makes some really nice bull barrel rifles which won't open up the groups after 3 shots lol. Welcome to the forum
For a light gun and something you have to pack up and down mountains, the Ruger is nice, but to shoot it in a heavier caliber, they plain suk. (Plus I hate the way the forend flexes and moves in your hand because it is so weight reduced thin.

If you want a gun to shoot alot, get anything but the Ruger American
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For a light gun and something you have to pack up and down mountains, the Ruger is nice, but to shoot it in a heavier caliber, they plain suk. (Plus I hate the way the forend flexes and moves in your hand because it is so weight reduced thin.

If you want a gun to shoot alot, get anything but the Ruger American
That's why I said if it's strictly for hunting lol
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For a light gun and something you have to pack up and down mountains, the Ruger is nice, but to shoot it in a heavier caliber, they plain suk. (Plus I hate the way the forend flexes and moves in your hand because it is so weight reduced thin.

If you want a gun to shoot alot, get anything but the Ruger American
Nah. Recoil is hardly there in .270.
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Nah. Recoil is hardly there in .270.
I said 'heavy caliber'. 270's are made for girls! lol

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I said 'heavy caliber'. 270's are made for girls! lol

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