All purpose rifle?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 95sniper, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    I need to find a good all around rifle, nothing really special, just an accurate bolt action under $800. I am not sure what caliber I want it in but I would like it to be good at long ranges, cheapish to shoot, and can take a dear. I havent bought a rifle in a long time, and I want a simple bolt gun because all I have are old remington 740's. Thanks
     
  2. marc29th

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    Only slightly joking... get a Mosin-Nagant and $700 worth of 7.62x54r ammo.
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Marlin x7 series.
     
  4. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If the 800 does not include a scope I would suggest a Ruger 77 or a Remington 700 in the classic 308. I prefer 7-08 but it is more expensive to shoot as there is no military ammo for it. :)
     
  5. 95sniper

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    Ive looked at a few marlins, anything from savage? and it doesnt have to be a scope/gun combo. I dont want a nagant yet.
     
  6. Marlinman

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    Most savages can be had for $800 or less. I just prefer marlins or to build my own.
     
  7. 95sniper

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    I can tell by your name that you prefer marlin, marlinman
     
  8. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    243-257 Roberts-25/06-260-6.5 Creedmoor-7mm-08-270-280-308-or 30/06.
    Any of these calibers will suit your needs.
    As for a brand,which ever one fits you the best and is in your price range. I personally like Savage,but Marlin-Howa-Winchester-Remington-Tikka,and several other brands make good accurate rifles.
     
  9. nitestalker

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    Do you really want to shoot your "dear".:eek:
     
  10. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I like your thinking.You couldn't give me a truck load of those piece of crap surplus boat anchors!
     
  11. Marlinman

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    Actually I prefer my own work;) savages are a great rifle and no doubt about it. I just get a good discount on marlins-from the factory.
     
  12. Marlinman

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    A bunch of em sure sunk on that ill fated ftf cruise.
     
  13. 95sniper

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    If I owned a nagant it would have to have significant historical value, otherwise I wouldnt want one.
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Ya they aren't all that special-unless someones turned one into a unique caliber. That makes em nice then
     
  15. Marlinman

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  16. 95sniper

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    How about .308?
     
  17. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    I have been buying all around rifles all my life. And now I have rifles All around the house.:D And I am still looking for one.:eek:
     
  18. Marlinman

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    Even better for long range and killing deer. Do you reload? If so you have a reloaders dream in either caliber. 308 has alot of punch and is good for anything you might want to shoot......with the right bullets and careful placement on the bigger varmints that is.
     
  19. Marlinman

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    Your older than me yet even I know that is a never ending battle;)