Need Major Help: Choosing a Rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by remi514, May 23, 2011.

  1. remi514

    remi514 New Member

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    Ok guys heres the situation Im not new to shooting but i do have a limited budget. Im looking for a rifle preferably in .243 that will be used for hogs and whitetail deer. But i need something that is around the $400 dollar price range. Thanks for all your help.
     
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  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Curious, is it for you, or a youngster?
     
  3. freefall

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  4. jeeptrash

    jeeptrash New Member

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    I have a 243 and a 308, both are good rounds. I shoot the 308 9 times out of ten. Much better barrel life also. In that price range I would hit the pawn shops looking for a used remington 700.
     
  5. remi514

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    Its for my son hes 13....I was looking at the marlin x7 any opinions on that rifle?
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The Marlins are GREAT rifles for the price. You can't go wrong with the Marlin X7. I had a Marlin XL7 in .270 and it shot just as good as other rifles costing hundreds more. It also comes equipped with their version of the Accutrigger and a Weaver type scope base. I haven't had experience with the Savage Axis so I can't comment on that.