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Old 07-24-2011, 06:48 AM   #11
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Is there really that big of a diference in the 700 and 770 other than price? For a new hunter, I want quality, but preferably under 400 bucks

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Old 07-24-2011, 02:27 PM   #12
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well you said you will be in the woods hunting deer in NC so i would say .243 or .270. i would also look into getting a shotgun and using slugs. remington 870s can be found for pretty cheap. theres the obvious hit to range you have tho. I own a browning A-bolt 30-06 and have hunted deer and elk with it and have bagged both animals. the bolt is very smooth and the gun its self is very light and accurate. i think the cheapest A-bolt will run you about 600 dollars but you wont regret the purchase. my dad has owned a couple remington model 700s and swears by them. but in the woods you may also want to consider a semi auto for the faster follow up shot. browning is still a good company, their BAR is a great rifle.

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Old 07-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #13
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for the price its very hard to beat the Savage 110 line of bolt rifles. When tested out of the box they always are very accurate. I certainly have nothing against a remington or Winchester bolt but the Savage has the price point while still excellent quality. Caliber of your choice (no wrong answers there if larger than .22 caliber).

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for the price its very hard to beat the Savage 110 line of bolt rifles. When tested out of the box they always are very accurate. I certainly have nothing against a remington or Winchester bolt but the Savage has the price point while still excellent quality. Caliber of your choice (no wrong answers there if larger than .22 caliber).
i have heard mostly good about savage. never fired or owned one myself so i cant really comment or suggest one. they do have a lower price than most from what i know tho
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I own 2 savage's. A .17 hmr and a .22. The .17 is the most accurate rifle I ever shot and the .22 is from the 1930 area and it still shoots accurately so I can't say anything but good things.

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