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Old 11-13-2011, 02:41 AM   #11
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Can I use a target rifle for hunting or not? Because I don't want to have to buy a new gun just for hunting.
Sure u can. The better u shoot the rifle the better the chance to take game the way u should, fair chase an humane kills. Just make sure the caliber matches the game, example u wouldnt use a 223 for elk keep it real, an good luck in the field
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:45 AM   #12
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Ok thank you and does anyone know anything about the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle?

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gunny, i agree with the others, 308 would be fine for deer if you use the right ammo. the only real drawback i see with using a target rifle for hunting, is that target rifles are usually heavier than hunting rifles. also check your trigger pull weight to be safe for hunting. good luck deer hunting, and welcome to the forum.

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Alright thank you and i will

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Alright thank you and i will
Like axxe said to light of a trigger can spell disaster on a hunt. Some target rifles triggers are very light, hair trigger light. Never chance an accidental discharge be safe good huntin to ya
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If you have a place to sit, and do not have far to carry ... target guns will do fine for hunting.

My 308 weighs over 13#.

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Thank you now i have more to think about and i never thought that i would get this many responses. Thank you all!

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Thank you now i have more to think about and i never thought that i would get this many responses. Thank you all!
I know this sounds strange but I like my hunting rifles to be around 8 to 9 pounds. I just learned to carry only important items in my pack to overcome the heavy rifle. My coyote gun is a ruger mark 2 heavy target in 223 it weighs around 11 pounds. I very seldome feel that its to heavy, where my huntin pals think im nuts
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The rifle that i am looking at is the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle it weighs 7 pounds which doesn't seem like a lot

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That's strange, I don't remember you telling us about yourself in the intro forum either!
That's because I didn't.

If anyone is interested, this is the thread that I made my first post in and introduced myself.
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