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Old 11-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting a new bolt rifle. I want something larger than a .270 but smaller than a .338 win mag. Basically the 30-06, .308, .270wsm, 7mm magnum, 7mm-08, .300 win mag, and the .300 wsm. I really like the 7mm and the 300 magnum. It's going to be used for recreation and the occasional out of state big game hunt (elk, caribou, leopard, mulies, etc).

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Old 11-01-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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The 30/06 is probably the best "All Around" caliber for any type of hunting you will ever do. The 7mm Mag,and 300 WM are great calibers,but in a hunting weight rifle,will carry a good amount of recoil with them.

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The 30/06 is probably the best "All Around" caliber for any type of hunting you will ever do. The 7mm Mag,and 300 WM are great calibers,but in a hunting weight rifle,will carry a good amount of recoil with them.
The rifle I want is the Remington 770 ($350) because I can't save money worth a crap. Its an 8.5lb gun, the recoil won't be that bad.
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The rifle I want is the Remington 770 ($350) because I can't save money worth a crap. Its an 8.5lb gun, the recoil won't be that bad.
Learn to save, and then shop while you do save. Not hearing that many great things about the 770. A buddy just picked up a Savage model 111 for just over $500 with a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x scope mounted on it. With scope and mounts, you are not that far off from the 770 and you get a good stock and Accu-trigger as well.
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The rifle I want is the Remington 770 ($350) because I can't save money worth a crap. Its an 8.5lb gun, the recoil won't be that bad.


Even though I own one, I'd say not to go with the 770. From what I hear, only me and a handful of others have got ten the good ones from the batch.


For the $300.xx mark, you'd probably be better of going with the Axis/Edge from Savage. I haven't been able to shoot mine, but I rarely see anything negative about them. Another plus is that if you happen to put enough rounds through it to wear it out (not likely), you can swap the barrel out. The 770 has no such option for that, ones the barrel is shot out, you toss the entire thing.
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The 30/06 is probably the best "All Around" caliber for any type of hunting you will ever do. The 7mm Mag,and 300 WM are great calibers,but in a hunting weight rifle,will carry a good amount of recoil with them.


7mm Rem Mag is pretty light on recoil. I put a limbsaver recoil pad on mine after surgery, it is a *****cat.

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The rifle I want is the Remington 770 ($350) because I can't save money worth a crap. Its an 8.5lb gun, the recoil won't be that bad.
Look for a used Savage 110. A buddy of mine, an FFL01 dealer sold an unfired G series 7mm Rem Mag for 375.00. It never had the front sight blade installed. Very nice wood stock, very nice rifle.
You can often find rifles with FN(Belgain) or Swedish(HVA, Carl Gustof) stamped receivers that are some of the best ever made for short money because they are not standard U.S. manufacturers. I always search these out and can usually talk them down because they have no clue as to what they have.
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Very few people have complaints on the Savage Axis. Boyds now has replacement stocks available too. Axis is hard to beat from what Ive heard and seen, in that price range at least.

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I always read about buying a budget rifle, restocking, buying an optic...
You can get a new Savage package gun with a wood stock and Nikon scope for about $700.00. It is done. Buy a 350.00 rifle, 100.00 stock 350.00 scope, mount and rings and you are past the cost of a very good package.
Not sure why you would do that??

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The rifle I want is the Remington 770 ($350) because I can't save money worth a crap. Its an 8.5lb gun, the recoil won't be that bad.
Man, you can do better than the 770. Look at the Model 200 Stevens. Same thing as a Savage, but cheaper dollar wise. Waaayy better gun than the 770.
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Mosin,
I am a Remington guy however there are several rifles out there that are built better than the Remington 770. One of my favorite hunting rifle is a Remington CDL with a Leupold 3X10 on it in 7MM Remington Mag. But 30-06 is a good selection for hunting and shooting followed by the 308 depending on the game. Not that the 770 is all bad but there are better for the same money. And as JP advised there are some excellent package prices as he mentioned on the Savage and the Nikon Scope. Nikon makes some excellent glass and scopes also. You can not shoot what you can not see. And as he stated by the time you put all the components equipment together being the Rifle, Scope. Scope Mounts and other items you would have been better off getting one of the good package guns.
That is my two cents! Good Luck on your selection.

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