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Old 05-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #11
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I only want to spend $650 tops
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For $650 you can buy a very nice rifle. I'd look at the Savage 110. They are extremely accurate and priced well within your budget. If you want something other than a bolt action, another great thing about the '06 is that you can get it in semi-auto, pump, single shot and even lever actions as well as bolt. There's an old saying that you can never go wrong with a 30'06 and I agree with that.
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Another vote for the 30-06. Winchester model 70 is pretty sweet. About 750.
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Another vote here for the 30-06. As to the rifle, stay away from Remington - Big Green has let their QC slip. You may want to look at a Weatherby Vanguard S2 or Savage. Both give great accuracy for the money.
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I have been wanting a high caliber rifle that I could take for deer, elk, and maybe moose. What do you guys think I should use for a gun and caliber?
You can shoot deer with almost any calibre and cartridge.

Elk hunters usually carry a .300 or a 7mm mag or a .338 and the ideal bullet is somewhere between 180 and 200 grains.

Moose I have never hunted. The Canadians can give you a better answer than I could. I would think a .45-70 revolver would be plenty, and then you could use it as your side arm anywhere in North America.

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About $500 with the scope. You'll need to change the scope mounts and rings which will put you in the $600 range.
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Another vote here for the 30-06. As to the rifle, stay away from Remington - Big Green has let their QC slip. You may want to look at a Weatherby Vanguard S2 or Savage. Both give great accuracy for the money.
I must respectfully disagree. Strongly!

The Remington 700 is one of the finest bolt action rifles in the world today.
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start by checking out the gun stores and pawn shops for a decent used rifle. looking around, you might score a really good deal. i did about a month ago on a Remington M700 in 30-06 made in 1971 and only paid $325 for it. had a cheap Bushnell 3-9x40 scope and the finish was crappy, but i'm in the process of refinishing it right now. before i tore it down, it shot a group of five rounds less than 1/2" at 100 yards.
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I must respectfully disagree. Strongly!

The Remington 700 is one of the finest bolt action rifles in the world today.
I bet/hope what he meant to say.....was that the NEW Remingtons are not what they used to be.
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The Remington 700 is one of the finest bolt action rifles in the world today.
Probably the finest.
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