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#3100976 - 12/30/12 05:51 AM Mossberg vs Remington
jas
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I have been shopping for the right deer rifle and right price. According to reviews, I need to stay away from the Remington 770. For a little more money the 700 series looks to be a little better. Has anyone seen or tried the Mossberg Deer Thug rifles?

Also, what are your opinions on buying uses guns?

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#3100983 - 12/30/12 06:08 AM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: jas]
stik
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personally, i have no use for anything mossberg. as far as used guns, as long as it has not been abused or neglected, you can buy some great used guns.
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#3101043 - 12/30/12 07:17 AM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
personally, i have no use for anything mossberg. as far as used guns, as long as it has not been abused or neglected, you can buy some great used guns.


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#3101062 - 12/30/12 07:30 AM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Look at a Savage Stevens. Savage quality without the Accutrigger.
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#3101100 - 12/30/12 08:12 AM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: vonb]
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Go get a used model 700. U will save money but not sacrifice the quality.
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#3101142 - 12/30/12 08:42 AM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
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I would much rather buy a good used gun instead of spending the same amount on a cheap new gun.
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#3101246 - 12/30/12 09:58 AM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: Nhill]
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In that price range for a new rifle, I would go with the Marlin XL7/XS7. My second choice would be the Stevens 200 simply because the marlin has a better trigger. I would definately avoid the rem 770, mossberg 4x4, and savage axis.
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#3101374 - 12/30/12 12:18 PM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: Nhill]
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 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I would much rather buy a good used gun instead of spending the same amount on a cheap new gun.



Absolutely. Plus if/when the time comes to sell/trade, the higher quality used gun will bring about the same $ you paid for it, the cheapo new gun will not hold its value.
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#3101545 - 12/30/12 02:59 PM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: Kimberman]
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If you get a Remington 700, make sure it was made before the mid-90's. The newer Remingtons are not good quality.
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#3101742 - 12/30/12 05:52 PM Re: Mossberg vs Remington [Re: 348Winchester]
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I have to chime in pro Mossberg. I've had 2 ATRs. A 308 & a 30/06. Still have the 06. It is my woods gun. Has the lba trigger (basically the same as the savage accutrigger). Puts 3 walmart 150gr corelokts in about 1.5" at 100yds. It and a Nikon cost me right at $400ish. I love it. Its a mauser. What could go wrong? It is also much better looking than a 770.
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