Someone help out the new guy

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by noahlanier9, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. noahlanier9

    noahlanier9 New Member

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    I'm looking into purchasing my first bolt action rifle and I could use some help. I want to try my luck in deer and bear hunting, so from the research I've done a 30-06 chambered rifle seems to be ideal. I'm gonna be going to my LGS to start checking some out but would like to have a place to start. What would be a good rifle in a 30-06? I'm not particular to any one brand so give me any you can think of. Thanks for the help and any tips you got.
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    savage, marlin, remington, wincheter. they all make good rifles. you need to find one that YOU like. and that fits you.. dont want to feel like your reaching for the trigger, or its too short, or long. go ask to see some bolt 30-06 from different brands. find one you must go home with.
     

  3. noahlanier9

    noahlanier9 New Member

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    Is there any other things I should do to check fit besides everything you already listed? Or is it just one of those things that I will know what one fits me best!?
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Good advice- and be prepared to spend 25% or more of the purchase price on a scope. You CAN buy a cheaper one. You'll be sorry.

    There are several other calibers you can look at- but a 30-06 will do the job for anything short of African big game (or a blue whale)
     
  5. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    sure, if you should work the bolt and magazine(if applicable) on any them. if you find one you think you like ask to dryfire it(squeeze the trigger on an empty chamber).... give them all a good once over and look to see where different features are like the safety... most likely you'll see one and know.. kind of like a car or girl.
     
  6. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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  7. glewis

    glewis New Member

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    Based on my personal experience, albeit limited:

    30-06s, check out weatherby vanguard and winchester model 70. I believe both can be had in a 24" barrel in wood or synthetic stocks. Both offer improved trigger systems that are user adjustable (I prefer a gunsmith just to be extra safe).

    If you care to step up to a magnum, Sportsmans Whse offers a Winchester Model 70 "extreme sporter" in magnum only calibers for around $650-$700 that, to me, is a great deal considering all the features.

    I don't think I own a scope for a high powered rifle that didn't run me at least $400. You will hear sales people suggest you spend twice the cost of the gun on glass. The less you spend on the gun the more likely you should take that advice.
     
  8. hockeyjr1

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    I got a tc dimension rifle 2 months ago in 30-06.. It replaced my tc venture rifle.. Both are very accurate rifles. Garentee 1" moa and 100 yards..

    The venture is 475 at any dicks sporting goods.. The dimension I got was 600 at my lgs.

    They both only come in synthetic.
    The dimension has the ability to change to 9 different calibers from the one you buy.. Certain parts work the same calibers too..
     

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  9. glewis

    glewis New Member

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    I would have mentioned the TC bolt guns I learned just yesterday on a competing website that there has been a recall on all TC bolt action rifles(except the precision hunter) that deals with the safety. If you access the TC website thru the S&W portal you can find it under the "recall notices". It's dated 6/14/13 and calls for the Icon, venture, dimension, even the warlord to be returned for inspection regarding this issue. Kinda bummed me out cause I've been real proud of my Icons and not afraid to mention it. Not real crazy about packaging up a gun to send off when I don't know for sure it has a problem.

    Don't know if anyone has heard of this, but I'd be real interested in your opinions.
     
  10. hockeyjr1

    hockeyjr1 New Member

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    I have too.. Waiting for the FedEx label to be emailed to me.. The lucky thing is the dimension is in pieces so that I only have to send in the receiver.. Saves me the headache of finding a big box..

    Now this is the second time I sent a gun back to then for recall.. My venture also went back to them to fix too.. Everything was sorted out within a week and had the gun back..

    This isn't a very big issue.. If you have the safety on and action the bolt it could take the gun off safe and be ready to fire.. I will never be doing this if I wasn't at a range anyways..
     
  11. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You beat me to it!;)
    It is better to put a Leupold on a Savage than a Tasco on a Kimber!!!;)
    It is still hard to beat the OLD (1906) 30-06 for your purpose.:D
     
  12. SeaKnight

    SeaKnight New Member

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    You can also try some older model from some company. I been noticed outdoors world been selling the Browning A bolt cheep ever since Browning intro. the X bolt. Now to me I like the A bolt better because some model came glassbeded with adj. trigger from the factory. But the price are under $500. Now as for scope most of my rifle wear a Nikon buckmaster BDC or Burris FullField with bdc. They are around $200 but value not bad for the price. Since I hunt out west I look through the bino more than the rifle scope. I save my money and get the top of the line bino.