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remi514 05-23-2011 07:24 PM

Need Major Help: Choosing a Rifle
Ok guys heres the situation Im not new to shooting but i do have a limited budget. Im looking for a rifle preferably in .243 that will be used for hogs and whitetail deer. But i need something that is around the $400 dollar price range. Thanks for all your help.

canebrake 05-23-2011 07:42 PM

You can't beat this:

Savage AXIS XP 243 W/SCP $302.00 SHIPS FREE


Savage AXIS XP 243 CAMO W/SCP $345.00 SHIPS FREE

jpattersonnh 05-23-2011 09:47 PM

Curious, is it for you, or a youngster?

freefall 05-24-2011 02:11 AM

I'd get a .308.

jeeptrash 05-24-2011 02:48 PM

I have a 243 and a 308, both are good rounds. I shoot the 308 9 times out of ten. Much better barrel life also. In that price range I would hit the pawn shops looking for a used remington 700.

remi514 05-24-2011 07:16 PM

Its for my son hes 13....I was looking at the marlin x7 any opinions on that rifle?

stalkingbear 05-24-2011 08:07 PM

The Marlins are GREAT rifles for the price. You can't go wrong with the Marlin X7. I had a Marlin XL7 in .270 and it shot just as good as other rifles costing hundreds more. It also comes equipped with their version of the Accutrigger and a Weaver type scope base. I haven't had experience with the Savage Axis so I can't comment on that.

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