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Old 10-12-2013, 10:41 PM   #21
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So my GF is going to get me a gun for Xmas. I want to start hunting. My focus will be deer. What would be a good all around hunting rifle that could take down larger game if needed?
300 WinMag if you can handle the recoil. Medium to large game out to 1200 yards and beyond.
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I can afford to buy just about any hunting rifle out there but I choose to hunt deer with the same 30.06 Thompson Center Break Open Single shot I've been using for the last 12 years.

I run 150 gr rounds for deer, 165 gr for Elk, and would not hesitate to hunt bear with a good 180 gr load.
Although the Thompson is a great gun Tack, would you have any hesitation to track a wounded bear in thick alders with that 30.06 singleshot?
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So what gun are you deciding on Glock? Anything picked out yet? Or are you still getting ideas?
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Glock rifles are the best of the best.
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lol, ummm, his name is GlockRenegade, I was refering to his name as a 'friendly' question, Not like when you are in class and the teacher is calling out your full name, duh!

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You really can't go wrong with a Winchester or Marlin. 30-30. You get pretty good power, very accurate, cheaper ammo, a fun shooter, plus the nostalgia of the classic guns.
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Savage rifles are fine for the money, a 30-06 is a bit much for here in south Texas but if you go hunting up north too a 30-06 is very versatile when you are talking larger game. A 30-06 is not a light kicking rifle, it is something that you will not likely enjoy shooting, so it is something you are not likely to practice with much. I so practice with mine quite a bit but I have been shooting high powered rifles for a long time now. A 270, 308, or 7mm-08 makes alot more sense in south Texas.
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I would say either a Winchester '94 or a Marlin 336 in 30-30. Probably the most used hunting rifle in the 20th century. And they are a blast on the range.
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Although the Thompson is a great gun Tack, would you have any hesitation to track a wounded bear in thick alders with that 30.06 singleshot?
Nope.... That's why I always have a .44 Mag S&W 629 on my hip while hunting anything with a single shot.

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.22. That is probably the most common starter rifle.
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