GUN rifle shopping

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  1. Otsego Hive

    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    my friend's looking for a rifle around $500, preferably bolt action, 30-06. he just wants a nice rifle for target shooting, not as much for hunting. any suggestions?
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    Any reason why he wants 30-06 for target shooting?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Browning A-bolt, Ruger M77, Remington 700, Weatherby Vanguard, and Winchester M70 are all bolt actions that could be had in 30.06 for around $500. I don't know why he'd want to target shoot with 30.06 though, I don't think they kick that bad but I don't think I'd want to shoot one all day :ugh: Only 30.06 rifle I would shoot alot would be a Garand :hs:
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    Not to mention ammo costs too.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    forgot about that :doh:

    .308 or .223 would probably be a better choice for target shooting, easier on your shoulder and cheaper to fire.
     
  6. Otsego Hive

    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    he wants power, which i do realize it's power he won't use. i'll suggest the other calibers
     
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    also, consider the Remington model 710. it comes with a scope already mounted. they can be had in either .270 or 30-06. Academy has them for $319 and Wal-Mart carries them for $349.
     
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    RealFastV6 OMFGh4x0rzZ!!111

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    I bet he'll have it to the range 5 times before he's off looking for a Rugar 10/22.
     
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    a 30-06 packs enough power to take ANY game on the continent.
     
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    i don't, i say....Holland and Holland ;)
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    Savage is one of the best buys for the dollar
     
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    First North American Grand Slam was done with a .30-06 though you wouldnt catch my ass trying to kill a large bear with one :ugh:
     
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    Remington 700 BDL in .308. Good price, reliable gun, good accuracy, not a bad price, ammo is pretty powerful and not too expensive either.
     
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    :werd: Picked up my 10FP in .308 for about $440-80 ish at a gunshow.
     
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    :big grin:
     
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    How abotu .577 Tyrannosaur? I dont know anything about it, but according to the Shooters Bible, it has 10,000+ ft-lbs of energy. I kind of want it, but I don't want to have to sell my house just to be able to afford a couple bullets. And I'd also prefer not to break my shoulder.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I read an article by a guy who is an experienced big game hunter, and he said if he were in a life or death situation with an elephant or some other big game, he'd rather have a smaller caliber rifle because he'd be more scared of the recoil of the T-Rex than the animal itself. :eek3:
     
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    Yeah I just read that article too. With lower velocity loads, the guy got 8 MOA. And the so-called "taliban training video" in which the guy drops the gun from the recoil, it turns out its a normal arab guy trying some guns out, but hes shooting the T-rex in that clip. I originally thought he was a pussy for dropping the gun when I first saw the clip, but once I learned it was the T-rex, I changed my mind and I now respect him for having the courage to even shoot it in the first place.
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    http://www.accuratereloading.com/videos.html

    The arabs in those videos are fucking looooooaded :o
     

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