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Old 03-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #11
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Like axxe55 said, a Marlin in the X7 series is hard to beat. I would also recommend the .243 cartridge with 90 to 100 grain bullets. The .243 will stop a deer in its tracks and it also makes a great varmint rifle with lighter bullets. It is generally more accurate than the 30-30 so shot placement is easier.
Michigan has lots of state land where hunting is allowed, so finding a place should not be difficult. I assume that you plan to hunt in the Upper Penninsula or the northern part of the lower Penninsulas as the southern part of the state is shotgun only for deer.
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the 243 makes a dandy target rifle as well. very good accuracy and a very gentle recoil. the 243 when loaded with the proper bullets will drop a deer on the spot if you do your part. i know. the first deer i ever took and a youngster was with my father's Winchester M70 in 243.

some states also have caliber restrictions and a person needs to check their state game laws to see if they do have any restrictions.
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What he said. With the new Hornady ammo the 30-30 is a 250+ yard gun.
But if you want a bolt gun I would go with a 308 or a 7mm-08.
I tried the lever evolution by Hornady, terribly bad results...did not work well with micro groove barrel. Your results?
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I have had awsome luck with my mossberg atr 100 in 270 check it out if you get a chance picked it up for around 399

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I just purchased a ruger American rifle in .270. Hope to get a scope for it and have it sighted in when I'm home next.

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Yes, I have thought of that. Now that I think of it though it will most like be easier for me to find land to hunt below the rifle line Michigan because I live around a great amount of public lands. I was thinking about getting a Mossberg 500 with the combo barrels in some variation because of this. But I would still like a rifle for UP hunting. Thank you for all the responses.

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I tried the lever evolution by Hornady, terribly bad results...did not work well with micro groove barrel. Your results?
I have had extraordinary good results out of my per-safety 336. It is one of most accurate rifles I own with the 160 grs. I shoot 1 to 1.5 inch groups with a 1.5X5 Leopold on it. The longest shot in AL I made with it was 304 yds, two rounds 4 inches apart right through the chest!!!
But as we all know, guns are like people, no two are the same.
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It would be hard to go wrong with the new Ruger American.
Right now with the way things are the only big bore I see available is the .308 both ammo and rifles, I'd buy that, can't go wrong with that within 300 yards.
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the first rifle i had was red ryder bbgun , dad had tosaw haif the stock off so i could get the gun up to my shouder.i did get to shoot at a 8 pointer about 60 yards away with my red rider BB .gun , didn,t cut a hair on that bates creek buiser , did get so help from DAG AND HIS PARKER BROS 12 GAUGE. JUST LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.MEMORIES OF A GOOD TIME .THAT WASABOUT 60 YEARS AGO 7WAS MY AGE THEN,

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I have had extraordinary good results out of my per-safety 336. It is one of most accurate rifles I own with the 160 grs. I shoot 1 to 1.5 inch groups with a 1.5X5 Leopold on it. The longest shot in AL I made with it was 304 yds, two rounds 4 inches apart right through the chest!!!
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this is true, I get good groupings with standard ammo. Just was all over the board with hornady
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this is true, I get good groupings with standard ammo. Just was all over the board with hornady
Sorry to hear that. If it shoots accurately in a gun it extends the effective range A LOT!!!
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