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Old 01-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #11
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Go to your local rifle range and try and ask if you can try a few different calibres BEFORE you buy anything over a .22 which by the way is the best way to learn to shoot as they're cheap to shoot and virtually will last you a lifetime as you blast your way to 1 of the best hobby's in the world.
If you really want a long range rifle that's cheap to shoot try a .223 calibre rifle as it's got little recoil,can be shot out to 600yds plus if you want to do that and you can go and bust rabbits,foxes,coyotes with it as well,regards

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
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I'd suggest a 700 30-06 bolt. Get something reliable and work into it.
30-06 is a little bit to much rifle for a new shooter to work into. I own a Remington 700 in 30-06 and I do love shooting it but the recoil is to much for a beginner. Start off with a 22 bolt action rifle.
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Go ahead and get that Remington 700 if that's what you like. A good gun will last a lifetime if taken care of, and they hold there value. You can't say that about most of the things you spend money on. That rifle will be there when all of the IPads, phones, and computers are obsolete forgotten relics. And you'll always cherish that first rifle and be glad you bought it if you go ahead and get what you want.

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What about a M700 in .243. Flat shooting, little recoil, easy to find ammo, accurate, good for varmints and deer.
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I have to agree about starting with a .22LR.

Then either a 30-06 Rem or Savage Bolt action, or a

Mosin Nagant 91/30, if you want to save a ton on ammo.

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