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#2994656 - 10/23/12 08:50 AM Recommend Me a Rifle
UTGrad
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Im going to purchase a rifle soon and want to be about $1K-1.2K all in with scope.

Looking at a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 for the scope.

So what would be a quality rifle in the $600-$800 range that would be accurate and reliable.

The caliber will .30 06'

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#2994668 - 10/23/12 08:58 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
BigD_625
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In a brand new rifle, I would go with the Ruger M77 Hawkeye (blue and wood) or the Winchester model 70 (CRF).

In a used gun, I would buy the Remington 700 BDL rodeojoe had in the classifieds. It was nice and well under your budget.
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#2994674 - 10/23/12 09:04 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: BigD_625]
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I own Winchester, Remington , salvage and ruger and I like ruger m77 the best,

Edited by danny1975 (10/23/12 09:05 AM)

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#2994679 - 10/23/12 09:07 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
280longshot
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There are many but I would recommend that you actually handle the ones you like and go from there. Pick them up and shoulder them and see how they feel and fit you. I have some quality rifles, one for example is a Sako M995 7 MAG. It is a quality rifle with a accuracy guarantee, but it doesn't fit me and it has a long barrel and I just don't like shooting it. It sits in the gun safe.
Hope this may help in your decision.
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#2994686 - 10/23/12 09:09 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: danny1975]
Lawrence
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Look at the model 70 extreme weather SS with fluted barrel
I have one in a 270 and it shoots great
Topped with a leupold vx-1 3 x 9
i have about 1300 in it
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#2994690 - 10/23/12 09:11 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Lawrence]
pseshooter300
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Tikka t3 would be good
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#2994691 - 10/23/12 09:11 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: BigD_625]
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Bought a browning A-Bolt Medallion in .270 when I graduated college I love it. For me I wanted a wood stock and it came down to the Browing or the Remmy. I chose the Browning and I am very happy with it.
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#2994703 - 10/23/12 09:19 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: thetoolman]
UTGrad
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Thank you

Keep Em coming and will hopefully post the gun when I "pull the trigger"

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#2994752 - 10/23/12 09:39 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
Model 1
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All you need is a Ruger model 1. The stainless with gray laminate is pretty sweet looking. The ones i have shoot excellent.
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#2994873 - 10/23/12 10:39 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
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Lots of choices in that range UTG. Wish I was in your shoes!
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#2994877 - 10/23/12 10:41 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Model 1]
EastTNHunter
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I really like my dad's Browning x-bolt in .338 WM. The felt recoil on it is very little difference from my Rem 700 .270 Win. I would look hard at one of these if I was shopping in that price range, but that is only because it really seemed to fit me that well.
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#2994879 - 10/23/12 10:42 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Model 1]
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What about the Savage Accustock?
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#2994960 - 10/23/12 11:16 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
W.Seay
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Remington model 7 with zeiss 3x9x40 talley lightweight mounts!! Or a tikka with same scope and mounts!
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#2994962 - 10/23/12 11:17 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
Lincoln Co Archer
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For the money you are wanting to spend I would shy away from the savage. Much better options out there in your price range in my opinion.

Edited by Lincoln Co Archer (10/23/12 11:18 AM)
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#2994978 - 10/23/12 11:23 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: W.Seay]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
Remington model 7 with zeiss 3x9x40 talley lightweight mounts!! Or a tikka with same scope and mounts!


Great choice in model. How hard would it be to find a Model 7 in 30-06, I wonder? I thought they were short action only.
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#2995095 - 10/23/12 12:13 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: BigD_625]
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There was a rem Mountain rifle in the classifieds, I would start there and move to a 4x12 Zeiss from Cameraland NY....
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#2995420 - 10/23/12 03:09 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: leader]
Ahuntin1
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I recommend a Tikka T3 in one of the WSM with a Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14x42 with Ballistic Plex Reticle. Mine is a 300 WSM and it is a tack driver.The ballistic plex reticle will allow you to shoot much farther than a regular reticle scope once you practice.
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#2995509 - 10/23/12 04:02 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Ahuntin1]
CPerkins
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I still have the Tikka T3 30-06 that I listed for my Dad in the classifieds. Synthetic stock with blued barrel unfired. It would be mine if it was a lefty
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#2995548 - 10/23/12 04:26 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: CPerkins]
7mm08
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If you like Savage, I think these look awesome. I have been eyeing one in 7mm08 5.5# box magazine, and in comes in -06.
Model name Lightweight Hunter 11/111

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/111LH
http://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_11_lightweight_hunter.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkgkLIzxqnY


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#2995553 - 10/23/12 04:28 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Lawrence]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: Lawrence
Look at the model 70 extreme weather SS with fluted barrel

I looked at these last year when buying a .270 and ended up just going with the model 70 stainless and composite stock. Just couldn't justify the additional cost between the two although the extreme weather was sweet.

The other one I was looking at was the Ruger Hawkeye. I really liked it too but am partial to the model 70's and went that route.

As for scopes I put a Zeiss Conquest 3x9x40 on it. Gotta get to the range and dial her in soon.
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#2995576 - 10/23/12 04:37 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Gravey]
UTGrad
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Probably will go with Tikka T3
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#2995601 - 10/23/12 04:57 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Probably will go with Tikka T3


Not a bad choice. Jump on one now if you can. The prices are going up. The rifles that were selling for $400 4 to 5 years ago are now worth more. They are one rifle Brand that has actually increased in value over the past 8 or so years. I love the Hunter version. I cannot stand the plastic stocked Tikka's. You may also want to go and hold one and shoulder it. I do not like that the bolt locks when the safety is on. Other than that, I love mine.

Other rifles I would take a gander at would be a CZ , Browning Abolt, Ruger Hawkeye, Winchester Model 70, and Howa. The CZ would be at the top of my list with the Winchester Model 70 in second.
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#2995644 - 10/23/12 05:23 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Model70Man]
Kimberman
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I have a bunch of different bolt guns:
2 Sakos (.222, .243)
2 Kimbers(270WSM, 308)
2 model 70s(264 WinMag, 30-06)
and a Ruger Hawkeye in .358 Win.

You couldn't talk me out of any of them, and I would recommend any of them.
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#2996017 - 10/23/12 09:10 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: MUP]
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Ruger no1 or m 77
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#2996019 - 10/23/12 09:11 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Kimberman]
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I would try and find a used Sako 75
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#2996348 - 10/24/12 07:13 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: mr.big]
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They are all good, a remington has a reptation for being the most accuret out of the box.
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#2996415 - 10/24/12 08:03 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: KPH]
Lincoln Co Archer
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Browning abolt gets my vote.
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#2996896 - 10/24/12 12:55 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Lincoln Co Archer]
HenryCohunter
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Ruger Hawkeye all the way!
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#2997543 - 10/24/12 07:25 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: MUP]
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Several good choices have been mentioned. My recommendation would be the Ruger Hawkeye in .308-30/06 if you must. It is the best otc 'real rifle' currently manufactured IMO. My next choice would be a M70 I reckon. The Tikkas are nice, smoothe, and accurate but have a bit too much plastic for a classic rifle. PH
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#2997638 - 10/24/12 07:59 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Plateau Hunter]
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A lot of people talk about the plastic on tikka t3 but a gun to shoot that good right out of the box is awesome. They are tack drivers
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#2997724 - 10/24/12 08:34 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: pseshooter300]
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
Tikka t3 would be good

tikka t3 is an excellent rifle but in a 30-06 go with the hunter (wood} stock
the recoil with the synthetic stock is significantly worse
borderline unbearable and i shoot some of the big 375's

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#2997743 - 10/24/12 08:42 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: 1 good shot]
W.Seay
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I would get the tika with the wood stock, I own a synthetic t3 lite and it's a tack driver however my next will be a wood stock, they don't feel cheap.
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#2997748 - 10/24/12 08:43 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Gravey]
David
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Browning a bolt
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#2997824 - 10/24/12 09:19 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: David]
348Winchester
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Ruger #1, Winchester Model 70, Ruger 77, Remington 700 (pre 1985) new Remingtons are nowhere near the quality, or an older Remington 760/7600.

But if you want real class, get an 1895 Winchester 30-06. Fit it with a good peep sight.

Why be like everyone else and tote a bolt rifle with a scope.

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#2997933 - 10/24/12 11:46 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: 348Winchester]
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Browning A bolt.
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#3003196 - 10/28/12 09:45 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: WGK]
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Got the Tikka T3 Lite in .308


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#3003216 - 10/28/12 10:02 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
Model70Man
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Sweet! Congrats on your new addition.
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#3003217 - 10/28/12 10:02 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
280longshot
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Sweet
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#3003270 - 10/28/12 10:39 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: 280longshot]
280longshot
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One good thing about the tikka T3, if you ever get tired of that plastic stock, Stockys Gun Stock has a Bell&Carlson Medalist Stock/ full length Aluminum bedding for 219 dollars.
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#3003294 - 10/28/12 11:03 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: 280longshot]
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the Tikka barrels are made on the same equipment as the Sako and I have yet to shoot a bad Sako,,

Tikka is making a 308 Tactical rifle in 308 that has my interests up considerably.
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#3003645 - 10/28/12 02:29 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: mr.big]
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easy money

remington 700 bdl or cdl

send the zeiss back to them pay 115 have target turrets put on it

and if there is any money left put a good trigger in it like a jewell

set for life
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#3003711 - 10/28/12 03:09 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: Deer Assassin]
7mm08
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Sweet looking T3. I thought you were bound and determined to get a 30-06? I love those '08s!
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#3003815 - 10/28/12 04:30 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: 7mm08]
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Sighted in the 308

It's a shooter and a great caliber to shoot.

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#3003823 - 10/28/12 04:39 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
BigD_625
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Awesome. You'll love it. You weren't in Spring Hill today, were you?
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#3003884 - 10/28/12 05:10 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: BigD_625]
UTGrad
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I was at Charlie's range.
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#3004152 - 10/28/12 07:24 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
BigD_625
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Using a lead sled? I was on the end of the 100 yard slots with two muzzleloaders. Nice choice, by the way!
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#3004555 - 10/28/12 09:25 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Using a lead sled? I was on the end of the 100 yard slots with two muzzleloaders. Nice choice, by the way!


Yep, that was me on the first bench. I ended up shooting 20 rounds total. I did the whole "break in" the barrel process. I would shoot a group of 3 and then clean with Hoppes and a copper solvent then brush. Did this for 5 sets of 3 rounds. Good luck with muzzleloader. I got my CVA sighted in last week.

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#3004628 - 10/28/12 09:44 PM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: UTGrad]
BigD_625
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Hope you get a big one!! If I see you there again, I'll be sure to introduce myself.
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#3004984 - 10/29/12 07:14 AM Re: Recommend Me a Rifle [Re: pseshooter300]
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tikka t3 lite
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