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Old 02-02-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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I am thinking about buying myself a bolt action but can't quite decide what make and model to go with. I would like to keep my budget around 500, so that I still have some room for a decent scope and not go over a 1000 total.
I am also not looking at getting something because it looks pretty, I want something with accuracy and durability.

I have been looking at the x-bolt by browning a little pricy but sounds like a hell of a gun??

The ruger M77 or the Hawkeye? Also like T/C's icon and encore,

Any help or suggestions are welcome. This will be my first bolt action rifle.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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Take a look at Howa and Weatherby's Vanguards (Same rifle). Good shooters at great prices.

Savage is also another one to look at.
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You can't go wrong with a Remington 700 model. They have plenty of models you can chose from (SPS/ADL, BDL, CDL, ect). Durability is great with these rifles. Action is very smooth and good. Shoots great, blah, blah, blah.

Check these out! I think they are absolutely beautiful.
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My X bolt in 308 win is SAWEEEET. Rugers are good guns too, I have a couple of those too, 270 win & 7 mm rem mag.
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Ruger M77 is great. So are Cpttangos recommendation of a Weatherby Vanguard.
Here in mid Tenn., the Vangaurd can be had for $440.
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You have a caliber or purpose in mind? I would start there. An all-around rifle maybe?
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Hey doeboy, how bout jumping over to the intro section and tell us a little about yourself.

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I was thinking on going with a .300 or something similar. I am gonna be using it to hunt deer and elk. It should compliment my old lever action 3030 pretty well. What are you thinking for an all around rifle?
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Take a look at Howa and Weatherby's Vanguards (Same rifle). Good shooters at great prices.

Savage is also another one to look at.
^^^ what he said.
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