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Old 11-17-2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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So I 'm going to get my first deer rifle for Christmas. Im debating between the two listed above, however another suggestion in a similar price range would be great. I'm planning on getting a Vortex Diamondback scope 4-12 to put on it

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #2
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As far as I know they should be about the same, you'll need to hold them both and see what feels better.

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I would add the savage axis to your list as well.

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You can't go wrong with either. I have the 783 in .270, let my adult son use it for deer hunting this year. While sighting in he was amazed at both the trigger and accuracy. I shot a 3/8" group with it at 100 yds

I settled on the 783 because the magazine is not plastic and had a more positive fit to the rifle plus overall seemed a more stout rifle for the field

Good luck on your decision and enjoy

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I have a Ruger American Rifle in .308 and love it. I have felt the 783 and it feels good. I have several 700 and they are great. So, either would be a good choice I think.

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I picked up a 783 7mm mag yesterday, simple gun that seems to be built well. Only issue is mounting the scope but you should be fine with the standard Remington mounts for the vortex

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I dont know where you are hunting but a 4-12X seems like overkill for a deer rifle. A 2-7X would be a lot more versatile especially if you may have close in shots.

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I dont know where you are hunting but a 4-12X seems like overkill for a deer rifle. A 2-7X would be a lot more versatile especially if you may have close in shots.
It is a little overkill, but I also want to have it available for other long range applications. Plus the friend who's taking me to TN to hunt says a 4-12 would be thebest. I was thinking 2-7 or 3-9. But he knows the area best and who am I to argue with an upgrade in scope
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I dig the American. Nikon 3x9.

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I think I'm leaning toward the American simply because it's a touch lighter and it comes with scope mounts included. The 783 does not.

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