GUN another gun noob question

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  1. bigdamray

    bigdamray New Member

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    I want to go deer hunting next year. What kind of rifle and scope do I need. Probably can spend around $700-$1000
     
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    Where do you live?

    If you're hunting in the woods in northern Michigan you'll want different equipment than you'd use for hunting on the plains, or in the mountains.
     
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    I live and will be hunting in Texas.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Remington 700 in .308 and a 10X scope. Set up should run $800ish.
     
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    or you can buy a savage in .308/.30-06/7mm with a scope from walmart for like $300 and save $500ish. :dunno:
     
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    I like the tactical one in .308. Thanx for the info!!
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I'm going 7 mag or 300 ultra with my next setup. I've got a craving for a big boom.
     
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    I was wondering.... are the walmart bolt-actions good, or is it crap like everything else at walmart?
     
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    they're not great or anything, but for a beginner rifle, I think they're pretty awesome for the price. Scope is pretty bad, but it does it's job.
     
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    I think I'll hold out for a rem700 then.

    I'll probably pick up a Mosin M44 for $80 for a beater.
     
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    Tactical rifles usually suck nuts for hunting because the long, heavy profile barrels make them unwieldy and the balance usually sucks. If you have a spot where you can basically set up a bipod and snipe then go for it, but if you'll have to do much walking, or will be firing off-hand then there are better choices. If you really like the "tactical" 700 then maybe look at the LTR model.
     
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    Cool, thanx!!:bigthumb:
     
  13. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    be warned that the "tactical" barrelled 700s in .308 are in pretty high demand
    right now. I tried to grab one and locally everyone was 6-12 weeks out due
    to deer hunting season.

    And yes, it will be nose heavy, and heavy in general.
     

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