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Old 10-13-2011, 01:45 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm new to the world of centerfire rifles. I recently came across a Remington Buckmasters Edition with a 3x9x40 Redfield scope already mounted on the rifle, with lense covers, chambered in 30-06. The price (hold your breath)... Brand new for around $470. I'm just asking if
1. you think this is a good deal
2. Your opinions on the 30-06 caliber (including recoil, price of ammo, etc.).
Any help is appreciated, and Thx.

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Hey guys. I'm new to the world of centerfire rifles. I recently came across a Remington Buckmasters Edition with a 3x9x40 Redfield scope already mounted on the rifle, with lense covers, chambered in 30-06. The price (hold your breath)... Brand new for around $470. I'm just asking if
1. you think this is a good deal
2. Your opinions on the 30-06 caliber (including recoil, price of ammo, etc.).
Any help is appreciated, and Thx.
Without the scope it is a good deal, with the scope it is a very good deal.

.30-06 is a very popular round lots of options for factory and reloading.

What do you plan on doing with it? Hunting? What species?
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Without the scope it is a good deal, with the scope it is a very good deal.

.30-06 is a very popular round lots of options for factory and reloading.

What do you plan on doing with it? Hunting? What species?[/QUOTE

Whitetail hunting now (within the nxt couple of years), but I'm not sure what after that. What would you recommend hunting with it? And also, maybe some Target practice out to a few hundred yards. I mean I've read things about the -06 in magazine's, but I really don't know SPECIFICALLY what its good for besides slaying whitetail.

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Anything in North America.

I personally would go bigger on Grizzly or Polar Bear;
but alot of them I am sure have been killed with .30-06.

Unless you are going to Asia or Africa to hunt large
dangerous game, you will be set for a long time.
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Anything in North America.

I personally would go bigger on Grizzly or Polar Bear;
but alot of them I am sure have been killed with .30-06.
How is ammo cost and availability?
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Availability is about as good as it gets.

Cost is fair for comparable rounds. But then again no ammo is cheap
any more. Lotsa surplus .30-06 military rounds still out there.

Hell if you don't buy it let me know where it is at (PM please) I might snag
it. I already reload .30-06.
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Availability is about as good as it gets.

Cost is fair for comparable rounds. But then again no ammo is cheap
any more. Lotsa surplus .30-06 military rounds still out there.

Hell if you don't buy it let me know where it is at (PM please) I might snag
it.
Haha, Florida! I think its one of those "once in a lifetime" deals. I also saw the same model in .243 for around $650, but now I feel the 30-06 would be more versitile. Thx for your help.
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.30-06 remington 700 adl was my first gun. i loved it. back then i could get 20 rounds for about $14. it's gone up now of course, but it isnt too expensive. not like a .300 win mag for example.

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.30-06 remington 700 adl was my first gun. i loved it. back then i could get 20 rounds for about $14. it's gone up now of course, but it isnt too expensive. not like a .300 win mag for example.
I understand that a 30-06 round will cost a decent price. I think a regular box of remington 180 grains (not sure if its fmjs or what) is around $18 or so at Walmart where I'm at. But I've heard nothing but good things about the model 700.
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I understand that a 30-06 round will cost a decent price. I think a regular box of remington 180 grains (not sure if its fmjs or what) is around $18 or so at Walmart where I'm at. But I've heard nothing but good things about the model 700.
I have a Rem 700 chambered in 7mm Rem Mag, it's a tack driver. Would
be happy to add more of them to the safe.
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