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Hello,

My tax return should be here any day. I know I am buying a rifle just not sure whether I will go new or something that qualifies for C&R. I am very new to the firearm scene and really do not know much. Next winter will be my first hunting trip. I will be hunting Deer.

Anyway, While I was surfing the net today I found this combo. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=2684985

I am considering it, any input? Scope any good?

EDIT:Forgot to mention that the 270, 300, and 30-06 are the same cost. I am leaning toward the 270 so I could buy bulk and split it with my brother. Any benefit to go bigger or smaller?
 

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first input,,,

..well dont ever down-grade the Savage Rifle,for a first rifle and to
be used for deer hunting,this would be a great tough rifle,and this i
will add,you dont have to have a fancy-wancy deer rifle to harvest
the white-tail,i will sugest get to know the Rifle,shoot a few brands of
ammo,practice some long shots and short distance as well,but learn
safety,and shot placement is critical in bringing home your animal
hope i gave a good tip,after 1000,s of deer behind my cross-hairs
have been taken legal..:D
 

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I used to own this gun in .270 it was a great gun it would shoot 1'' groups at 100 yards with out any problem at all. I used this rifle to take my first whitetail in west virginia. it was 150 yard off hand shot and droped it on the spot you wont be disapointed with this rifle at all. just my 2 cents there but savage makes a good rifle at a good price. Anthony
 

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What I have seen the stocks are actually a plastic instead of composite. When the stock is fitted to the action there is a lot of times that the stock will warp against the barrel causing poor accuracy. If you buy one, once you have sighted it in, if you notice after two or three rounds the bullets start working up and to the left or right, the stock might be touching somewhere. Take it in to your local gunsmith and for about 30 to 40 buck he will float the barrel and bed the action. This will almost guarantee that nothing will compromise your shot other than whoevers pulling the trigger.
 

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If I were a first time buyer, I would buy a T/C Encore. 1 gun 93 differant calibers. I have a 7mm-08 barrel and a 209x50 blackpower barrel for mine. I am considering selling my A-Bolt 300 Win. Mag and using the money to buy a .204 barrel and a 300 Win Mag barrel. I just love my Encore
 

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What I have seen the stocks are actually a plastic instead of composite. When the stock is fitted to the action there is a lot of times that the stock will warp against the barrel causing poor accuracy. If you buy one, once you have sighted it in, if you notice after two or three rounds the bullets start working up and to the left or right, the stock might be touching somewhere. Take it in to your local gunsmith and for about 30 to 40 buck he will float the barrel and bed the action. This will almost guarantee that nothing will compromise your shot other than whoevers pulling the trigger.

Thank you, I will keep this in mind. I shot 40 rounds through it last weekend, so far so good. Hopefully it will stay that way.
 

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If I were a first time buyer, I would buy a T/C Encore. 1 gun 93 differant calibers. I have a 7mm-08 barrel and a 209x50 blackpower barrel for mine. I am considering selling my A-Bolt 300 Win. Mag and using the money to buy a .204 barrel and a 300 Win Mag barrel. I just love my Encore
Nice rifle but out of my price range. :(
 

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Thank you, I will keep this in mind. I shot 40 rounds through it last weekend, so far so good. Hopefully it will stay that way.
I have one in .243. They come with a floated barrel.
The only reason you would have your groups grow with extended shooting is due to the barrel heating up. They are a great deer gun, if you are going to shoot a lot of rounds with out giving the barrel a chance to cool down, your groups will grow.
 

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I have one in .243. They come with a floated barrel.
The only reason you would have your groups grow with extended shooting is due to the barrel heating up. They are a great deer gun, if you are going to shoot a lot of rounds with out giving the barrel a chance to cool down, your groups will grow.
Can any negative effects, aside from grouping, happen from shooting with a hot barrel? I let it cool down but any info would be good to know.
 

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I have one in .243. They come with a floated barrel.
The only reason you would have your groups grow with extended shooting is due to the barrel heating up. They are a great deer gun, if you are going to shoot a lot of rounds with out giving the barrel a chance to cool down, your groups will grow.
I know that these particular rifles do come floated. But I have seen a few of them that the stock was so warped that it was already hitting the bottom of the barrel. Just watch them when you buy them is all.
 
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