New Rifle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bill Sweetman, May 10, 2009.

  1. Bill Sweetman

    Bill Sweetman New Member

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    I wish to buy a new deer slayer but I am not in any hurry! I already own a few rifles and a shot-gun I bought them all in a hurry and I did not consider the purpose intended for the guns ............ but this time I will. I have already made up my mind on a .308 now I have to consider the package itself my .308 comes in! I want a GOOD gun considering this one should be the ONE !(my marriage depends on it!!) I am currently considering a Sako varminter ss laminated-stock or Savage's Target rifle(the only thing that bugs me is it is only a single shot) both topped with Leopold VX 3L 6.5-20x56mm long range target scope I don't wanna spend CRAZY money for a gun but I also know "you get what ya pay for!" so with all of this in mind what would the good people of the firearms forum suggest!!


    Thanx

    Bill
     
  2. glocknut

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    Don't go with a single shot....

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  3. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    Well for a deer gun your probably going to want something light and not a target gun unless you feel like carrying a 14 pound rifle through the woods (i personally don't).

    Go for any of the Remington 700 models in .308 you cant go wrong and they are reasonably priced at 700-1000.

    http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_700/
     
  4. 21bravo

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    i have a ruger m77 hawkeye all weather .308 topped with a bushnell 4200 elite 4x16x40mm.... its the best shooting rifle ive ever owned. i absolutely love it and wouldnt trade anything for it. tax and all the whole rig cost me $1072 with 2 boxes of Hornady match 168gr A-max....
     
  5. Powderhorn

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    I have Ruger M77 MkII Frontier in .308 and I love it. So light and quick. It shoulders real nice and I can walk with it all day. The caveat here is that due to its short stature, it kicks like a mule. Not a problem with the scout scope configuration though. FWIW I got the Leupold FXII scout scope.

    I also have a Remmy 700 stainless in .308 with the synth stock. Its a nice rifle, but kind of boring. Its done nothing but sit in the safe since I got the Ruger, yet it serves a different purpose. The Ruger with the scout scope is fast target acquisition - something good to have in the dense woods were I live - and the Remington is for the long range shots... like I am going to get any of those around here!

    Lately I have been curious about those new Weatherby Vanguards that are $399 out the door. Supposedly one of the best deals for a bolt-action rifle these days. I would not mind getting one in 22-250.
     
  6. flannelman

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    My friend has a Vanguard and he likes it a lot. He traded the Simmons for a Leopold scope though. I have a Ruger M77 Mk II that I like a lot and my brother has a newer Winchester mod 70 that shoots nice. It really comes down to what YOU like and what fits YOU best.
     
  7. Bill Sweetman

    Bill Sweetman New Member

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    I think you're right about the single shot. By the way thanx for all the responses! Some more info to consider........... I stand hunt 99.9% of the time so weight is not much of an issue, the woods I hunt are pretty thick but the occasional "long-shot" does present its self.I am no weiner .............. but..... recoil is an issue. (I already own a Tikka in 300 win mag and a Parkerhale in 358 lott they both can kick pretty good!!!!)

    Bill