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Old 04-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #21
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I just bought a savage hunter 111 with scope for the same price as the Remington 770. I picked up both and handled them, played with the action and new that the 770 was out of the question. There was so much slop with the bolt on the 770. The savage bolt is ight and smooth. Stock felt alot tighter the the 770. So when you go to look at rifles in your price range, pick up a few different guns and play with the action. You will know what feels and is made better.

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Old 04-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #22
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FWIW, ballistically there isn't much of a difference between a 7/08 and a 270 untill you shoot beyond roughly 350 yards. Both good rounds, however.

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Old 04-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #23
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I would suggest you hold the rifle if you can before you buy it. I think the 270 would be a fine rifle just don't forget to leave money for a decent scope. I would check out the Nikon or Redfield scopes. Bushnell also makes decent scopes.

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I work in sporting goods and I continually have a supply of. 270 and have only gotten. 308 once since this mess began

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Were I am at now, there is plenty of 308 just no 223. Wal-Mart has basically all rifle calibers.

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We get. 223 and actual 5.56 pretty regularly just no. 308

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Old 04-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #27
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Gatta agree with axxe55 skip the scoped combos, owned several of them and every time the same story, none of them ever made it through the third range day before something went wrong, sometimes the scope, sometimes the rings. When you consider all the time, effort and money you have invested in your hunt spending a couple hundred bucks on good equipment is a no brainer. Reaper one piece rings/base $45 Nikon, Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 $150 being able to place your bullet exactly where you aim every time.......priceless.

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I know for a fact I don't want a 7mm-08, I would prefer something a little bigger and the ammo tends to be a bit harder to find in my area.
Deer aren't that hard to kill and the 7mm-08 has plenty of power out to 400 yards. I'll admit that while its hardly a rare cartridge, it's not as common as some. If you want something that's "bigger" not .308 and easy to find you're probably looking at .270 or .30-06. Local conditions may very but as a general rule if a retailer sells rifle ammo he'll have those two.

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I've been looking at the Ruger American or the Remington 770 any thoughts on these
I've never shot one, but I have not heard much good about the 770. If you're on a budget, I'd look at the Savage Axis or Marlin X7 series or guns. They both have a lot of fans and are considered excellent guns for the money.
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308Cal not to big or to small.

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Or something bigger distance shooting 300 win mag drops em where they stand.

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