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I'm looking to buy a hunting rifle for N.American game but that I could spend some range time with and won't get caught up in this "Assault" weapon ban bull.

so .223 | .243 | .270 | .30 .06 | 30-30 | .308?

*Additive, that Marlin 336w 30-30 is kind of calling to me, do they have a good reputation?

*Do you think they would ever prohibit the sale of .223?
 

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More information about what type of North America game hunting? And where you're hunting will better determine which cartridge would suit your needs best.
 

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More information about what type of North America game hunting? And where you're hunting will better determine which cartridge would suit your needs best.
Thanks! White Tail, Feral Hogs. Texas.
 

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458socom ;)
 

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This is a sexy damn thing and really cheap, ammo not so much I bet?

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the .30-06 and .308 are hard to best.

OTOH, if you're not going to hunt anything larger than deer and feral hog, a .223 is far less expensive to shoot, and almost zero recoil.

If you aren't interested in a paramilitary erifle, take a real hard look at the little Remington Model 7. A very light, handy little rifle and quite accurate.

My son has taken at least a dozen mule deer and twice that many antelope with his model 7 in Cal. 6MM Remington.
The 6MM Remington and .243 are also fine calibers for deer, but a bit more expensive to shoot than .223.
 

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Marlin X gun in 7-08. Way more solid than the Ruger. If you go with the 30-30, stay away from the 336w. It has those gawd awful micro grooves.
 

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30/06 or .308 are both suitable for any large North American game. The .223 will do fine for white tails and pigs though, but you must be accurate. The 30/30 is a fine gun as well, but I would definitely get something older.
 

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30/06 or .308 are both suitable for any large North American game. The .223 will do fine for white tails and pigs though, but you must be accurate. The 30/30 is a fine gun as well, but I would definitely get something older.
What do you mean "Older" as in a used Marlin or Win, are the newer ones of poor quality?
 

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The 336 is a fine gun. New or old.

308 or 30-06 is perfect. 308 is used worldwide.
Oh man, so many choices, It sounds like it's more of a personal preference but being of the Glock generation, the only rifles I've shot are AK/AR derivatives so I'm kinda lost when it comes to traditional rifles.
 

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Savage 110 is a good choice and I'm pretty sure they come in both 308 and 30/06. I don't care for the micro-groove rifling in the 336, and I just prefer older rifles I guess. Plus, they tend to be a little cheaper if you keep your eyes open. Personal preference is all.
 
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