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#6930126 - 10/23/17 12:55 PM Need reccomendations
Rus10 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/09
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So I'm in the market for a nice deer rifle. Currently have a Mossberg 30-06 and my Grandpas Marlin 30-30. I'd like to stay in the 30-06 caliber but what brands should I research? Accuracy, brand quality, recoil reduction and nice wood are things I'm interested in. Browning, Savage, Mossberg - what else?

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#6930134 - 10/23/17 01:02 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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Registered: 10/27/16
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Loc: Austin Texas
You can pick up some nice older Winchester model 70's for a good price usually. Or anything that was made under a department store name brand like ted williams, glenfield, westernfield. All considering price as a factor

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#6930149 - 10/23/17 01:28 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
Rus10 Offline
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Forgot to put Price, I'd go up to $1,000 but would like to get a nice gun with a decent scope for $1000.

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#6930153 - 10/23/17 01:33 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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Loc: Austin Texas
In that range id look at sako, tikka, browning, and CZ

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#6930164 - 10/23/17 01:42 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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#6930168 - 10/23/17 01:47 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: hetman]
Jgraider Offline
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Originally Posted By: hetman
TIKKA for the win


This would be the easy choice for me.

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#6930195 - 10/23/17 02:09 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
HandyMan91 Online   content
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That's kind of a burn there brother-in-law lol

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#6930203 - 10/23/17 02:16 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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Originally Posted By: Rus10
So I'm in the market for a nice deer rifle. Currently have a Mossberg 30-06 and my Grandpas Marlin 30-30. I'd like to stay in the 30-06 caliber but what brands should I research? Accuracy, brand quality, recoil reduction and nice wood are things I'm interested in. Browning, Savage, Mossberg - what else?


Tough to beat a Browning for a wood stock. Sako is super nice but you aren't getting a wood stocked one for $1000. Tikka has a nice wood stock model and the Savage American Classic is pretty nice also.
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#6930206 - 10/23/17 02:20 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: hetman]
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Originally Posted By: hetman
TIKKA for the win


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#6930214 - 10/23/17 02:28 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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If buying new, I would stay away from Remington and Marlin. Their quality control has just about hit rock bottom the last couple of years. Savage and Tikka both have good reps for out of box accuracy with factory ammo. Bergara is starting to pick up some good reviews and Browning always makes a nice product.

I think the overall trend right now (and I agree with it) is towards shorter heavier barrels, detachable magazine feeds, and a more "tactical" type stock with some type of full length bedding block and a more vertical grip. A threaded barrel is also nice if you want to add a brake or suppressor later.
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#6930256 - 10/23/17 02:58 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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Donít buy anything until you pick up and shoulder a Winchester M70 Featherweight.

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#6930289 - 10/23/17 03:25 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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It is apparent that every responder only hunts deer at longer ranges and you have received some great suggestions. However, if your hunting might be at ranges under 150 yd (more deer are killed within 150 than farther out) the Marlin might be the answer, leaving you plenty of $$$ for ammo, some quality gear, etc. Heck, many an elk has fallen to the old 30-30 at closer ranges. If you doubt this, go to archery forums and look at ranges game are taken. JMO
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#6930301 - 10/23/17 03:37 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: Rus10]
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#6930445 - 10/23/17 05:09 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks


Walmart sells an almost identical Vanguard Series II for less than $700. Same high gloss stock and bluing, action, and sub MOA guarantee. Only difference is the thin inlays near the end of the forearm and stock knob.

Still, I consider my "nicest" gun to be my Winchester Model 70 Featherweight. However, the Walmart version of the Vanguard Deluxe Series II is the most accurate.
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#6930461 - 10/23/17 05:28 PM Re: Need reccomendations [Re: hetman]
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Registered: 11/25/10
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Originally Posted By: hetman
TIKKA for the win


They're ugly but I bought 2ea T3 light's 4 years ago and they are the most accurate guns Ive eve owned. I kept the 22-250 and gave the 243 to my niece. Paid $450 each for them. You won't find anything more accurate.

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