deer rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by shooter88, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Need help on deciding which calliber rifle to buy in an affordible brand for deer season... cant spend more than about $250
     
  2. bigdaddy573

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    The only gun I can think of is a single shot rifle for that price I suggest it in 308.
     
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  3. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    I was thinking 308
     
  4. Control

    Control New Member

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    Get a job or if you have one then a second job.

    You need more money.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    Hit the used rack at your local shops. You'll be suprised at what they have. Learning to shoot a new rifle so close to season is a fools erand. Everything takes practice.
     
  6. BRAD313

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    Mosin nagant 89 bucks then save for a better gun lol
     
  7. 303tom

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    I don`t know, even the Handi-rifle`s are 300 bucks..................Check Gunbroker.
     
  8. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Okay...what if i raise my spending limit to $500????
     
  9. bigdaddy573

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    Then you can get a fine rifle like the savage axis and have enuff for a good scope
     
  10. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would choose the Ruger American over the Axis.
     
  11. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Any pics??
     
  12. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Do u have a pic
     
  13. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Here is mine its a 22-250

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    Here are some of my groups with a hot barrel

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  14. locutus

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    For $500, you could get an excellent used Remington 700 or Winchester model 70.

    .308 is an excellent caliber, but 6MM Remington, .243, 257 Roberts, 7MM mauser, .270 Winchester, .30-06 etc are also excellent.

    The problem is a scope. anything worth owning is going to cost at least $250.

    The K-Mart blue light special for $149.95 is a waste of money.
     
  15. cottontop

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    You also might want to consider the Marlin 7xl or 7xs in .243, .308, .25-06, or.270. I have one in .25-06 and it is a lot of rifle for the money. Mine shoots sub-moa.
    cottontop
     
  16. 303tom

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    I have less than a 100 bucks in this.............
     

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  17. Old_Crow

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    I see nikon scopes that aren't refurbished or used for under $200. Bushnell makes a decent scope for around $100.

    Not everyone needs a 12x50 scope with adjustments to see moon rocks.

    I have a 3x9 NcSTAR scope on my 10/22. I haul it around on 4 wheelers and on horseback. Yet I have no problem hitting a 1.5" target at 40 yards. The scope stays on target. You mean that type of shooting is unacceptable? I only want to plink and shoot small game. I have no intentions of blowing away Olympic records.

    I have 2.5 fixed power scope on my shotgun. It has a well. shotgun trigger at 30 yards it just drills a 1.5" sight in bullseye. Yes, some of the shots are touching the black. Deer are smaller than that? They look a lot bigger around here.
     
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  18. hardluk1

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    stevens 200 in 308 but you will need more money, 300 bucks + scope base and scope. Or find a dogged out beater for sale.
     
  19. Cheeseman

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    Depending where you're hunting in bush country, a Winchester or Marlin lever in .30WCF or .35 Rem off the used rack, In open country hard to beat the .308 or 30/06 a used Savage bolt or Remington pump would work
     
  20. JTJ

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