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Old 04-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #11
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you should look into the Marlin X7 series, the Savage Axis series and the Mossberg ATR100 series. IMO, i wouldnt even give consideration to the M770 with too many others beng price at or close to the M770 that are vastly superior in construction and accuracy.

and without know the layout of the area, it would be difficult to suggest a particular caliber, except for the 30-06!
+1 skip the 770, I recommend the Savage I have owned several of them and have had exceptional service from all of them.
If you think the 7mm-08 is too small you need a 30 caliber and since you won't consider the 308 that leaves you exactly one choice as far as common chamberings go, the highly versatile 30-06.
Me personally I highly recommend the 260 Rem, 7mm-08 and their Mauser ballistic twins (7x57 and 6.5x55) to new hunters and those who are new to high powered rifles, recoil is light enough that nearly anyone can shoot them well. I own some larger magnum calibers, but still mostly hunt with my 6.5x55 it is all you will ever need for deer inside 500yd. I have a 30-06 but never deer hunt with it anymore, makes a mess of these smallish southern whitetail, took a 9 1/2" chunk out of the far side of the last one, there is no need for that.
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I live in north Texas, the hunting, where we will be moving is about an hour and a half west and is mostly flatlands. Will most likely be stalking and stand hunting.

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And its not that I feel its too small, it just doesn't seem to be as readily available locally for me. After further research leaning heavily toward a .270 win. Now just gotta do more research on what gun or looking on the used market for a steal of a deal

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And its not that I feel its too small, it just doesn't seem to be as readily available locally for me. After further research leaning heavily toward a .270 win. Now just gotta do more research on what gun or looking on the used market for a steal of a deal
check out the ones i listed for new ones. the Marlin X7, the Savage Axis and the Mossberg ATR100. all of them are available in 270.

Marlin XL7 MSRP of $396
Savage Axis MSRP of $375
Mossberg ATR100 MSRP of $366
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I really like the features of the atr and x7 both of which don't seem to have hardly any bad reviews. I like the weight of the X-ray if I'm going to be carrying it long distances as well. Should I opt for a scoped package or would getting something after the fact be a better bet and would it be any less cost effective?

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I really like the features of the atr and x7 both of which don't seem to have hardly any bad reviews. I like the weight of the X-ray if I'm going to be carrying it long distances as well. Should I opt for a scoped package or would getting something after the fact be a better bet and would it be any less cost effective?
my advice, i wouldn't buy a scoped combo. i like picking and choosing my own and usually most of them use some really cheap scopes.

i have three of the Marlin X7's and found them to be the best of the bunch in terms of cost to value, based on accuracy, build quality and features.

the ATR100 is a dang accurate rifle, but just doens't absorb recoil as well as the others. for a hunting rifle, it's a very good option.

the Axis is also a very accurate rifle, but it just doesn't shoulder to me as well as the others do. still a good rifle though an one i do suggest.
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Then that would be my next question, don't know much about Scopes any suggestions of ones to look out for or what would do well with the x7

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A .270 would be great in your area.

I really like the scopes from Nikon and Redfield. Very good quality for the price. Not ultra cheap, but not ridiculous in price either.

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I live in north Texas, the hunting, where we will be moving is about an hour and a half west and is mostly flatlands. Will most likely be stalking and stand hunting.
Now that we've determined that you have Whitetail deer where you live, I would recommend a .243. Shoots flat to long distances and the recoil is very manageable. But, if you're going to hunt bigger game some day, you might go with something in 7mm or .30 caliber. I disagree with your statement that .308 ammo will be harder to find than the others.
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I live in alberta and most of my hunts are flat land open farmer fields. I would highly suggest a 270. I recently bought a brand new Remington model 700 in a 270. I am shooting a coin sized grouping at 250 yards.

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